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Support - (fb2k) / No album art for parent folders
Last post by Tribble -
I'm using the default user interface and the album art viewer pane. In the Preferences I have "Prefer current selection" ticked.

In my Album List, I sort by folder structure and when an album has multiple CDs, each CD is in a separate subfolder under the parent album folder. In the parent album folder and each subfolder I have a cover.jpg image.

I usually play the whole set by double-clicking the parent folder in the Album List, which I have set in Preferences to "Send to current playlist".

If I have the parent album folder selected in the Album List though, I get no album art displayed. Unless I defocus fb2k by clicking on another window, explorer for instance, or whatever. Then the album art in the currently playing subfolder is instantly displayed (which is good). If I click back on fb2k's title bar to give fb2k focus again, that image instantly vanishes.

I guess fb2k doesn't display the art from a selected folder that has no audio files in it, even though the subfolders have. That's unfortunate for the way I tend to use it.

This isn't a huge problem, I've just noticed it quite a lot and I miss my album art so I thought I would mention it  ;D
You can easily substitute "anything but idiotically pathological" for normal.

But then again, how could I dare say such a thing if I thought DACs had no noise floor?
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Also, all this pointless argument could have been avoided had someone said: "yes, noise can be audible but it doesn't matr for music listening", to which I'd have replied: "true".
Your example isn't only exaggerated but it's not accurate. No one agreed with me one bit but demanded proof of audibility.

Such falsehoods make Baby Jebus cry.

I replied to you with this on March 21:
"Lots of things 'can be audible' under extreme circumstances.   Cranking the volume during 'silence', for example.   That doesn't mean the noise matters *at all* during normal volume playback."

So  , right there  I 1)'admitted' that routinely inaudible noise can be made audible and 2) told you it didn't matter for normal listening

Version 3.2 is out.

  + Added tooltip delay option.
  + Added keep tooltip open on hover option.
  - Fixed tooltip crush when background color contains alpha channel.
  - Fixed issue with trackbar background color transparency.
  - Fixed issue where trackbar position could get less than 0.
  - Other minor fixes.
General - (fb2k) / Re: Monitoring the audio buffer
Last post by tedsmith -
In the past I've bought a USB network adapter for a laptop when I couldn't get network drivers for the builtin network hardware that didn't have too much latency.
FWIW I keep my audio buffering up at about 10 or 20 seconds, then I don't have problems when a drive needs to spin up, etc.
Thanks, I've managed to migrate my old profile without issues by copying values.

I want to report another small issue, I don't know exactly if it's old or happens only in the new versions:
When seeking the volume bar in the deskband controls to the left, volume level goes to 100% if mouse is right on the left edge of the bar or even outside controls on the left. Although it displays the lowest possible value (it's still filled a bit), if your scroll your mouse one step up you will get from 100% (0dB) to "Mute", then on the next step you will get to ~-45dB.
I think it's a bug and volume level should go to "Mute" (0%) in this case.
General - (fb2k) / Re: Monitoring the audio buffer
Last post by Cutter -
I've tried two things: doubling the audio buffer in foobar2000 (to 2000 milliseconds) and disabling the Ethernet controller.

Doubling the audio buffer didn't help. I still had audio artifacts when the hard drive and ethernet controller were heavily used (legal torrenting in the background). These artifacts also occur on Youtube and I have audio AND video artifacts with VLC as well (here is a video of this problem occurring, this is not my video but the "buzz" is exactly the same).

I've disabled the Ethernet controller and ran LatencyMon again. This time the results are OK, and I didn't hear any artifacts.
Uploads - (fb2k) / Re: foo_musical_spectrum
Last post by mstaggerlee -
Feature Request - in peak hold mode, I'd like to be able to set gravity to a very low value.  The setting appears to be limited to integer values, i. e., it will not accept a decimal point.

I listen to a lot of downloaded audience concert recordings.  I've been experimenting with using the Foobar equalizer along with your spectrum display with peak-hold as a rough tool for spectral sculpting.  (Have you noticed that the eq's  bands are all, effectively, at A & D#?)  I expand the amplitude to 80 dB, & the bandwidth out to D#10 (19.912 kHz - close enuff to 20 for gov't work, amirite?), and I put splitters in the display areas for the spectrum & eq to align A1 with the 55 Hz slider, and A9 (14080 - anybody wanna quibble?) with 14k.  This aligns the eq sliders very nicely with the the spectral display.  I enable peak hold, with a very long hold times (a minute or more!), and have been playing with gravity values.

The scheme would work ideally with a VERY slow peak decay - 1 is quite a bit too fast for this purpose, but 0 will hold the extreme peaks forever, so that's no good either.  I'm trying to tweak the peak decay, via hod & gravity, to work as a sort of an averager.  Not what they're designed for, I know, but I come from an applications engineering background, and finding new ways to use existing tools is sorta what I do.  Anyhow, a fractional setting would be an interesting thing to experiment with.

Just wondering of this is possible - thanks for a really useful tool, in any event.
CueRipper, mostly because the checking against CTDB is reliable enough for me to not having to deal with slow/paranoid read speeds of EAC. And because I use(d) CueTools (same download package) to periodically check my files for corruption, it's a no-brainer to just use CueRipper as well. I also faintly remember some unicode related issues with EAC, but that seems to be a thing of the past.

A side note about your planned backup format, there is really no reason to backup to wav instead of any lossless format like flac/wavpack/etc. Image vs split tracks is a matter of preference, on the other hand. I prefer to have split tracks + .cue because I use wavpack hybrid, so I just copy the lossy part to my phone - no need to transcode, worry about transferring all tags or having to manage a separate collection.