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General Audio / Massive Attack encode Mezzanine into DNA using Opus
Last post by jaybeee -
Thought this might be of interest:

From here

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Massive Attack encode Mezzanine into DNA to mark album’s 20th anniversary

Massive Attack have encoded Mezzanine into DNA to mark the 20th anniversary of the seminal 1998 album.

Using technology developed by scientists at Swiss university ETH Zurich, the digital audio of the album is to be stored in the form of genetic information. The audio will be compressed using Opus, coded in DNA molecules – with 920,000 short DNA strands containing all the information – and then poured into 5,000 tiny glass beads.

A collaboration with the Zurich-based company Turbobeads and US-based CustomArray, the beads are stored in water and the DNA can be removed at any time. This means the album will be archived for hundreds to thousands of years.

Although music has been encoded into DNA before, this is the first time an entire album’s worth of music has been stored in this way. In 2015, visual artist Charlotte Jarvis and British scientist Dr Nick Goldman took a piece of  music from the Kreutzer Quartet and stored it as digital information in synthetic DNA molecules. In 2016, Microsoft wrote OK Go’s video for ‘This Too Shall Pass’ to DNA.

Massive Attack have often tried to steer ahead of the curve. In 1998, Mezzanine became the first album to be made available as a free online stream using RealAudio player. In 2016, the Bristol band released new music as part of an iPhone app called Fantom, co-developed by Robert Del Naja.

Why not encode in a lossless format though?
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_uie_lyrics3
Last post by xapz -
It looks like you adjusted the DPI display settings and the component doesn't support that properly. Go to the Windows display settings, set the text, apps etc. scale to 100% and try opening foobar with the component settings again.

I haven't seen this other mention and solution, so I could be wrong, but your screenshot shows that stuff is being displayed really large on your display, hence my guess.
General - (fb2k) / Re: Can foobar can remain partially off screen when switching from Clone > Extended?
Last post by kode54 -
Sounds like typical Windows screen add/remove behavior. Various windows get screwed up every time a resolution or desktop count changes, it's pretty much standard fare for Windows. It basically has to be worked around on a per-application basis, ie. Every program needs to note down the unique displays they're running on, then restore settings when the configuration looks like that again.
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Crash in Beta 11 when using the ReplayGain scanner.
Last post by kode54 -
I did a debug analysis of some of the data.

This is the code executing from foo_rgscan:

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  624DDC37: DD 05 08 B9 03 10  fld         qword ptr ds:[6250B908h] ; (reading: -666000000)
  624DDC3D: D8 D9              fcomp       st(1) ; (contains: 1#QNAN)
  624DDC3F: DF E0              fnstsw      ax
  624DDC41: F6 C4 05           test        ah,5
  624DDC44: 7A 08              jp          624DDC4E

  624DDC4E: DD D8              fstp        st(0) ; CRASH

I don't know what to make of this. Peter will need to look at this now. I'll forward the PM to him.
General - (fb2k) / Can foobar can remain partially off screen when switching from Clone > Extended?
Last post by MaxDread -
Hi all

I don't know if this is possible, and if it isn't I don't know how easy it would be to make possible  :D  Or where I should request it...?

So I run two monitors and have over the years set things up just how I like them.  Here's a screenshot:;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_113613_8e103cbc4561f73eba50d147f18efee8;topic=0

I surf the net etc on the right screen.  Between Chrome and the Windows taskbar is the title bar of foobar showing me all of the info I want to know about the currently playing track (the rest of foobar is below it off screen).  When I want to access my collection or do anything in foobar, I can double click the title bar to give me a full screen of foobar.  Double clicking again returns it to base.  Lovely!  On the left screen I have the album artwork displayed.  I use Popup Panels for that. 

The trouble is that I've been using clone screens recently and when I switch to/from clone and extended desktop, two things happen: 

-  Foobar doesn't stay in the same place.  The part that was previously hidden off screen is now in sight, taking up just under half of the screen. 
-  The artwork doesn't stay on the Left screen (which is secondary in my set up) but  instead comes over to the right screen. 

And that totally messes things up!

Is there anything I can do to stop that behaviour?  Or any other workarounds that people can think off?  I love my set up but that really ruins it. 

Hope it all makes sense!!! 

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