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General Audio / Re: Lossless audio - we have space on todays portables. Comparisons
Last post by saratoga -
Yeah, illustrates how FLAC was optimized for decoding efficiency.

Like, iPod Nano: FLAC decoding three to four times as fast as MP3 (... and Apple Lossless).
And a three-minute song of Monkey's Insane would decode in less than two hours, yay!

Even more impressive, take a look at my numbers here for FLAC:

7 MHz for real-time decode stereo at 44.1 KHz.  That is just 80 clock cycles per output sample.  That is so few operations you could actually sit down and start calculating FLAC sample values on pen and paper in a reasonable time frame, 
AAC - General / Re: Which codec Spotify started using on their latest mobile app?
Last post by Porcus -
According to , they use:
* Ogg/Vorbis (96, 160, 320 kbps)
* AAC (128, 256 kbps)
* HE-AACv2 (24kbps)

The only thing I found is a confirmation that they seem to be using AAC exclusively:
That one specifies AAC for the web player, and is silent on what format is used in the other clients.

I take it that AAC is the way they can get DRM into the web player?
General Audio / Re: wanted: damaged sample files (lossless, lossy)
Last post by C.R.Helmrich -
i'd need to know what's broken so i can test for the particular problem, however a fuzz tester may come in handy also - thanks for mentioning
Not sure if what I have here qualifies (since I don't know what's broken), but: recently I got a (previously valid) broken FLAC and MP3 file caused by some choking, or hardware cell damage, when I copied those files from an SD card. I can't share them here since they are more than 30 seconds long (and that would violate the forum's ToS), so I'll try to get them to you in other ways.

3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by mygen -

I have a issue with aritist photo display. Don't show from I have fresh install SMP 1.5.2 + Biography 1.2.0.

When i switch on cover it is but photo artist no.

I install fresh many times and not working. Reset to default not working.

Maybe on settings its wrong?

Some idea what should i do?

Thx for replay.