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General - (fb2k) / Radio station playlist and "Codec" column data handling
Last post by sveakul -
I have a radio stream playlist with one of the "built-in" display column choices being "Codec."  I've noticed that on FLAC and Opus stations with a URL that doesn't end with a *.flac/*.opus extension, the Codec value is never kept, but reverts to "?" when the stream is changed.  However, the Codec value DOES correctly appear while that stream is actually playing.  Examples:

A FLAC stream with the above problem: http://89.223.45.5:8000/space-flac

A FLAC stream without the problem: http://rod.frequence3.net/frequence3.flac

Is there a reason that the value never "sticks" for the cases with the URL issue, even though Foobar does find and display it properly for them during actual playback?
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Opus / Re: Can you ABX this song?
Last post by Deathcrow -
Is that something that would be acceptable for a studio recording?

Oh you sweet summer child... lol. Yeah, that's pretty normal for any modern metal mastering. And I say this as a pretty big metal fan myself - I have just resigned myself that it will usually (there are some rare exceptions) be crap in terms of loudness, but don't get me started on a rant.

The only thing "odd" I noticed about the flac is that it is 48khz, which means that it may have been upsampled.
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Opus / Re: Can you ABX this song?
Last post by anita22 -
Thanks for your detailed answer. I agree with you on all the points. I also didn't pass the flac through Audacity (doing it just didn't come to my mind), but looking at it, I wonder where does the FLAC come from. Is that something that would be acceptable for a studio recording? It seems to me the file has been manipulated, may it be?
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