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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: why files dont match
Last post by .halverhahn -
Dither is random, thats why in section 2. file1 don't match file2
Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: why files dont match
Last post by hlloyge -
I would guess that there is more dither noise in 32 bit file than there is in 24 bit file (1) to begin with.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Columns UI
Last post by randomuser -
Everything is fine when playing local files, but when online radio is playing, %artist%, %title% showing only radio station name :(
Although if I enable status bar, there it works fine. That artist and title is everywhere - status bar, title bar, taskbar, scrolling and all, but in the skin it doesn't show up, only station name. What am I doing wrong?

Lossless / Other Codecs / why files dont match
Last post by agentt -
hi all. can anybody explain please why 2 files dont match after recoding (only if dither enable)?

1. (sox resampling only)
flac24/96 (resamp) to wav24/48  = file1 
flac24/96 (resamp) to wav32/48 to (without_resamp) to wav24/48  = file2
file1 (match to every byte) file2

2. (sox resampling + DITHER)
flac24/96 (resamp+dither) to wav24/48  = file1
flac24/96 (resamp+dither) to wav32/48 to (NOresamp+NOdither) to wav24/48  = file2
file1 ( DONT MATCH) file2  WHY ?
I can easily see a situation where these cables would make a difference! If you have a custom modded computer and the cable colors match everything else through your case window.  Still not worth $100 though.
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Change Text in the Title Bar
Last post by JohnTravolski -
Perfect, thank you so much!
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by redorb -
Thanks for the update, really appreciate the work you put into foobar biography!
General - (fb2k) / Re: Advanced Limiter
Last post by Case -
Changelogs don't always mention everything. The issue is fixed in the beta.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by tr0ner -
@jazzthieve The examples you quoted either don't have or have a very short actual biography. I had changed the detector for whether a biography existed & essentially if it didn't exist or was short, i.e. likely to be "We don't have a wiki here yet...", or something similar, it was rejected and none of the other extra info saved either.

Anyway I have changed it to a better detector, so very short bios should now be found, and it will also now include the extra info even if there is no actual biography. That will be in the next release. I probably need to test it further though...

@tr0ner. Are "Deluxe Edition", "Limited Edition" etc. part of your tags? The script already does some clean up of album names. I could add these to the list of terms that get stripped, so it always searches for the "core" name, which is more likely to find a cover. If there are any other terms worth including let me know.

Thank you very much for your reply and the update of course - I will test it tonight after work.
 There are some more I can think of now:

Mono (for some old bands like the Beatles for example )
Expanded Edition

I guess it would be hard to add too many terms without limiting the functionality.

Sometimes it also has problems with -feat / featuring or if it is a collaboration album: Artist1 and/+/&/,/- Artist2 for example.
What I noticed in that case is that often the Artist Bio is found and displayed correctly but the cover is not,

But dont get me wrong the script works absolutely fantastic for most of my albums.

yes, i mean the wxc-50
If i don't find a better solution i will have to plugin in a chromecast Audio dongle. I try to prevent such a solution: i need a stable connection and i would have additionally to plugin an ethernet-Adapter to the dongle. That should work but i really prefer a clutter-free way if possible.

@Arnold B. Krueger
As sundance already said: there is no hassle-free solution., i assume because there is no certification and the apps are hacks. But apart from that i think using a streaming-box and tv is a usability-nightmare. Ideally i should not use more than an app or a remote