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Support - (fb2k) / Foobar2000 UPnP/DLNA does not work
Last post by maurice123 -
Hello,

I use Foobar2000 to stream music files to my blu ray player with the foo_upnp.fb2k-component. With my last desktop this worked perfect. It was a windows 7 pc. But with my new pc with windows 10 home it doesn't work anymore. I can't see foobar2000 in my homegroup devices. Also on my blu ray player (Marantz UD7007) I can't see the foobar2000 map.

At first I could see the map foobar2000 on my blu ray player, but I couldn't see the music files within it.  After that I deleted foobar2000 at the homegroup. Now my pc can't see foobar2000 at all in the homegroup. After that I reinstalled foobar2000 from my pc, but that doesn't work either.

Does anyone know how I can solve the problem.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

I'm hoping that someone can explain what is happening and perhaps offer a solution. Thanks for reading.

The problem:
When rates change: 24/192 to 24/96 to 16/44.1 each time there is a click, DAC switches and sound plays.
However, sometimes there is a problem switching mostly from 16/44.1 to 24bit, there is a click but no sound. I have to turn off the DAC and back on. This doesn’t happen every time but often enough.

My setup is Foobar 1.4 beta 2 on Windows-7 64bit. (The Wasapi issues were worse on lower versions of Foobar)
Audioengine D1 DAC connected via Optical to the Realtek® ALC1150.

The settings for WASAPI are as follows:
WASAPI (event): Realtek Digital Output (Optical) (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Buffer 440ms. Output format: 24-bit.
Advanced:  Hardware Buffer in MS – event mode: 25, (push set to 200); high priority process
The buffering up to 1,000,000
Advanced: Decoding Tone/Sweep rate: 44,100
Decoding priority: Tone Sweep; Silence; FLAC; MPEG
No DSP

The Realtek software is set:
Supported Rates by digital receiver: 44.1; 48; 96; 192kHz
Exclusive mode: applications take exclusive control and priority
Shared Mode: 2 channel, 24 bit, 192kHz;
DSP disabled
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Opus / Re: Opus 1.3-beta is here
Last post by Dynamic -
I was just wondering, and perhaps @jmvalin would know, with the music/speech detection getting near-perfect as you mentioned in another thread a month or two ago, is it good enough that there would scope to:

A. Specify a low bitrate for speech-only and a higher bitrate for music (or mixed music and speech) to optimize better for podcasts or radio shows, say. (For example 16 or 24 kbps during speech-only is very good quality, while 40-64 kbps CELT would be good for theme tunes and incidental music (and perhaps even applause and certain other non-speech sounds, especially if in stereo), and perhaps 96 kbps for music would be better if music fidelity was highly important - e.g. a music documentary playing clips. Perhaps a preset -podcast-low would be (16 speech, 40 music), -podcast-medium would be (24 speech, 64 music), and -podcast-high would be (24 speech, 96 music)

B. Output a signal or a file indicating the switching points between speech and music. This is probably a niche use case, but I listen to a number of podcasts at around 2.0x speed in PodcastAddict, sometimes 2.4x if the people speak really slowly. In some cases they play a piece of music which really needs to be at 1.0x speed. I could imagine a gradual slow down as the music is about to start then a speed-up after the speech resumes might work.
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The Pregap DSP you tested wasn't previously equipped to deal with your problem but I uploaded a new version that should be able to help. Version compatible with foobar2000 v1.3.7 can be downloaded here.

Since you are not using resampling or DS output you need to enable the "Add silence if audio format changes" setting in preferences.

Edit: the above setting also adds silence to the end of previous stream to prevent the end from getting cut off during sound card initializations. The end padding is currently hardcoded to 100 ms which was sufficient at least with WASAPI outputs at default settings.
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FLAC / Re: FLAC Truncated? (Audio Checker)
Last post by probedb -
"From a good source"? Legal good source I take it?
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I've been trying to figure out what's going on with themes since the latest update and still haven't found any fixes.

Is anyone else having theme problems like mine?

-Imported .fth files change the listed fonts and colors in the Preferences window, but don't have any effect on which colors and fonts display on the foobar2k music player itself
-Manually changing color preferences in the preferences window has no effect on the colors displaying in foobar2k
-Manually changing font preferences in the preferences window has no effect on the fonts displaying in foobar2k
-Changing which windows (visualizations, album list, etc.) should display in the quick setup window has no effect on which windows display in foobar2k
-Columns can no longer be split, although column sizes can be changed by drag and drop
-Resetting all preferences and settings does not change any part of foobar2k's appearance

No matter what I tried to change any part of the appearance of foobar2k, the last theme I created and used appears to now be foobar2k's permanent appearance.  Yes, I've hit Apply and OK, restarted foobar2k, and I'm considering wiping all my themes and playlists, uninstalling, and reinstalling to see if that makes any difference.

I figured I'd ask here first if there's a less drastic way of fixing this (or possibly, still not fixing this), as I'd prefer keeping my themes and playlists, as well as my ratings, play-counts, etc.
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by AlexVallat -
Can this file or list be manually edited?
Very strange. I can't guess what might be going on there, but yes, the file can be manually edited. In %localappdata%\AlbumArtDownloader look for the file: "AlbumArt.exe_Url_bunch of random characters\1.0.2.0\user.config". This is an XML file. You are looking for <setting name="Presets"
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Vinyl / Re: 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by bennetng -
This site is high on the sad truth about analog domain frequency response. The last plot tells the story by means of comparison.

Even scarier is a problem that I have seen personally, but have not seen a lot written about.

(1) Record a 10 KHz tone at a suitable level, say -10 or -20 dB.

(2) Play it back.

(3) Note that it is  typically modulated with a low-frequency random envelope

I don't know about this test method. Is this issue related to unstable capstan performance?
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FLAC / FLAC Truncated? (Audio Checker)
Last post by brandonluciano824 -
So I have been recently redownloading all my music to the FLAC format. I have used various programs such as Spek and Lossless Audio Checker to ensure they are a true FLAC file. I am also downloading them from a good source, some are even ripped by me.

I decided today to check the program Audio Checker and noticed the following errors for certain files.

C:\Directory...Pusha T - Drug Dealers Anonymous (ft. Jay-Z).flac   (TRUNCATED @ 4m 13s)

However, when I open the file, the file plays without any problems. The error shows that it's truncated at the end of every song.
 I'm not sure what to think of this error, should I replace all my FLAC files that have the same error with a TRUNCATED @ end of the song?

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Vinyl / Re: 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by Arnold B. Krueger -
http://www.endino.com/graphs/

According to this site a lot of tape machines tends to have reduced bass response when running at 30IPS, so I guess there there is an optimal range of ideal operation in such analog media.


This site is high on the sad truth about analog domain frequency response. The last plot tells the story by means of comparison.

Even scarier is a problem that I have seen personally, but have not seen a lot written about.

(1) Record a 10 KHz tone at a suitable level, say -10 or -20 dB.

(2) Play it back.

(3) Note that it is  typically modulated with a low-frequency random envelope