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General - (fb2k) / Re: Rating
Last post by anamorphic -
No everything mentioned above is Default UI. You can only rate things by clicking the stars with SimPlaylist component (and I think EsPlaylist can as well but I'm not sure).

Do you know how to install components? Here is the quick guide.

After you download the component and install, you have to add it to your layout. Here is the guide for that.

Basically, you replace the default Playlist View with SimPlaylist. Go View menu > Layout > Enable Layout Editing Mode > right-click the Playlist Viewer > Replace UI Element > choose SimPlaylist > OK.

(Then switch off editing by clicking View menu > Layout > Enable Layout Editing Mode)

Now you can add columns you want by right-clicking the column titles, etc. Read the SimPlaylist documentation for help and screenshots.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Choosing the right amplifier (Rotel vs Primare)
Last post by ajinfla -
A wide bands equalizer applied on loudspeakers designed to sound flat in an anechoic chamber will unbalance the spectrum amplitude of your direct singal.
That makes no sense. No one designs loudspeakers to "sound" flat in an anechoic chamber. No listening is done there. They are usually designed to measure "flat" in an anechoic chamber, at least on axis. The better ones off axis too.
So there would be no need to apply EQ to the "direct signal" in this case, since the "direct signal" has a flat onset, regardless of room effects once placed.
Now if you are referring to non nearfield EQ of sound power as affected by room, then yes, this cannot be done without affecting the "direct" onset sound, so there are arguments against that. Especially >500hz or so. Below that, the room dominates the sound power/modal interaction, so there is an argument for EQ there, judiciously. Cut peaks only, don't attempt to boost holes.
I would argue for not putting excess power there to begin with, but that is another story.
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General Audio / Help me on PEAQ standard
Last post by Rediet -
Hello brothers and sisters

  Can you please tell me where to find the references and test audio files and their corresponding
SDG values from the subjective listening tests for ITU-R BS.1387 standard. I want to compare my ODG value with SDG values, but I couldn't find the SDG value.

            Reference File           Test File                             ODG                       SDG                                              
1            arefsna.wav   acodsna.wav                             -0.467                       ?
2            breftri.wav   bcodtri.wav                                 -0.281                       ?

Thank you in advance
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Media Library not working since I switched to portable instalation
Last post by anamorphic -
Do people drag and drop their whole library every time they launch foobar? That would be weird...
No it should work exactly the same as normal install. You did not have to uninstall your original foobar, you can have as many portable installs alongside as you like.

If you have a System Restore point from before, you could try to roll back.

No idea why you are not seeing files. I can only suggest to make sure you have the right path.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Rating
Last post by Skreaxy -
In that case I have to use columns UI right? Can I rate music on the columns instead of right click or any other way?

Do you have the way you explained? because I couldn't view it in my head or to do it
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Rating
Last post by anamorphic -
The other thing to consider is if you want to store your (manual) ratings in the media file tags or in a seperate database. If you install the above Playback Statistics (PS), it takes over the %rating% field and stores them in its own database. You might prefer this if you share music with other family accounts so they can have their own ratings, and just because ratings are subjective - your three star might be someone elses five star. ;)

In any case with PS installed, you would access database ratings with %rating%, and file tag ratings with $meta(rating).

If you want easy convenience to actually rate files, instead of using default playlist viewer, you might try SimPlaylist which has custom columns for ratings where you simply click the stars. Very useful. You can use either the 'Rating' column to tag files, or 'Rating DB' column to tag to PS database if also installed.

Then to sort tracks by rating, you would simply click the rating column. You could also make a grouping pattern to show tracks in a 5 star group, 4 star group, etc.

Otherwise ignoring all the above advice, you can use the old-fashioned method - just add a new column yourself, something like -
Code: [Select]
$if(%rating%,$repeat(★,%rating%),☆)

Then you would have to add the %rating% field to your files as well, with a value of 1 to 5. If you are not using PS, this could be automated using Masstagger component instead (available for keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons) ...

There are lots of ways to do stuff in foobar :D
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Opus / Re: Do you set different bitrates for different genres of music?
Last post by Nikaki -
I am converting these "electronic music" genre files @ 128k but the encoder was going as high as 150k consistently. Is the encoder struggling?
No. It just tries to stick to your target bitrate on average. It analyzes the audio and decides where to subtract bits from and where to add those extra bits in so that the whole file has a consistent audio quality.

So for 128k, it might encode some parts at 100k, and then use those now available 28k to encode another part at 158k for example. If you were to specify a higher bitrate like 192k, then you'd find the encoder would do the same thing there. It would encode some parts at a lower bitrate, and then use those extra bits to encode other parts at a higher bitrate.
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