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I found the culprit - "Oscilloscope (Direct2D)"
Once removed, no more crashes.
Audio Hardware / Re: Headphone fit
Last post by JabbaThePrawn -
To be honest, everyone's head is different, as is their ears' sensitivity to pad pressure. As it is unlikely that any shop will allow you an hour or more on each headphone that fits your technical requirements, you may have to call in favours for a lend from anyone you know who owns a comparable pair of headphones.

As someone with a larger than average head, I must say that I've never had a pair of Sennheisers that wasn't comfortable, and that covers about six different models across the last 25 or so years. I also wear glasses, which adds its own problems when it comes to comfort.
Sound Forge and Reaper both follow the same style, one is intuitively usable if you know the other. Except that in the latter the save button is a small plus symbol. The current preset name is pre-selected in the Save offer. Maybe Foobar can't have new exclusive dialogs appear on top for technical reasons, then the current layout is understandable.
Audio Hardware / Headphone fit
Last post by athegn -
I suspect that there is no real answer to this problem i.e.  headphone fit.

By "chance" I have found that Sennheiser 180 phones are the most comfortable I have used. I did not come to these for comfort, that is something one can only find by hours of wearing, but by reading about its Kleer technology. I do think this is better than bluetooth and certainly has a greater range.

Problem is each of us have different size heads. My wife was pleased to learn that, when I had my head measured for a hat it was bigger than most; she always called me a "big head"!

So is there some metric one can use e.g. pressure applied to each ear on a "standard" head?

I am looking for some open back, wireless, (bluetooth would be fine in the required situation i.e. headphones would only be a short distance from smartphone with connected DAC) phones that are compact (the 180 and base are too bulky, and require AC power, for small backpacks). But must be comfortable.

In my hotel room I am wearing some Philips wired portable phones at present; sound is "ok" for direct connection to phones i.e. using phones DAC, but pressure on ears is not good.

Recharging would be a factor but this is so with the Sennheiser; I have a AAA charger with spare batteries at home for circumstances were I wear the phones for a long time. I could carry some rechargeable batteries with me; they don't weigh much.
I just installed it, works great for me. Thank you very much eldarien! :)
Undeleted wav files may be due to closing EAC before the external compressor is finished.
No, that wasn't the case. This machine has 8 cores, and they're speedy, so something was left behind in the middle of process (for instance, track 02 left a WAV).

So EAC stopped the secondary beep because now it waits fully the external compressor without being queued. I suppose.
CD Hardware/Software / Re: R.I.P.
Last post by apastuszak -
A number of companies used to make (probably some still do) "archival" CD-Rs that were gold and supposed to last for 100 years.

Anyone ever use these?  Were they worth the extra money?
Solved, In the above encoder settings change:

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--lfor 2

To (for verbose method)
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--lfor 3

Here's full switches:
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--output <filename> 	temp file name (this option is necessary)
--threads <integer> set maximum number active threads (max 8), default [0] - unlimited
--mode <integer> detect mode [0..40], default 0,
0 - slow and most accurate, 40 - fast, but less accurate
--tpath <path> temporary folder for wav-files (example: --tpath "d:\temp")
--priority <0|1|2|3> checking priority (0 - use converter settings, 1 - idle, 2 - below normal, 3 - normal)

--lfor <1|2|3> log format (1 - simple, 2 - normal, 3 - verbose)
--lenc <1|2|3> default log encoding (1 - ansi, 2 - utf16, 3 - utf8)
--autodel autodelete "saved" tracks

I've bought an old Teac IDE drive that writes CD's only that has the 4x and 8x CLV modes for less than £10, so if that improves things I'll post on that too. 
I think the smart thing would be to buy a new CD player (or a DVD or Blu-Ray Player).     You can buy an inexpensive one and continue to use the old one with commercial CDs if you wish.    And, of course, the new cheaper one will sound better with those hard-to-play burned CDs, since (hopefully) they won't skip.   And, it will probably sound identical to your old one with "good discs".  

If you need analog outputs, make sure any new player you buy has them.   My (inexpensive) Blu-Ray player can play CDs and DVDs, but it doesn't have analog audio outputs.   
General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by AlexVallat -
I got it working!  :) I installed English (United States) (again) and restarted Windows.
Thanks for your help @AlexVallat
That's great news, thanks for letting me know!