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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist Organizer (aka foo_plorg) replacement on Jscript Panel 3
Last post by iridescentaudio -
@iridescentaudio can you please check if you still have the (auto Collapse) issue, i dont on my side but i'm not sure i solved it.

Sadly not :( no change from before on my end. Hopefully it is an idiosyncratic usage case in my setup as I haven't seen anyone else report similar problems so far. I may experiment with renaming folders and playlists and see if anything changes.
General - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar doesn't update media library
Last post by lt2023 -
I should say it's both .mkv and .mp4 files with the audio only, that I put in this folder, however they play back fine and show the meta data I enter.

In the media library error log it says
Unsupported format or corrupted file (moov box not found)
for the .mp4 files

MP3 - General / Re: Keeping 128-level quality
Last post by ThaCrip -
I have a slew of lossily compressed, non-mp3 files on my device that I want to transcode to MP3. I have read that transcoding between lossy formats, but my car device only accepts MP3. Some of the files I have are from games, some are from ripped CDs, a variety of different sources. Because of this, some of them are .aac, others .m4a, .ogg, .opus, and perhaps even others. What they all have in common is the bitrate, 128 kbps.

My sole question: If I transcode these files to 320 kbps (Or even V0) MP3, will the resulting files still manage to sound as good or better than if they were originally 128 MP3s to start with?

I just want to make sure they will sound at least as good as 128 kbps .mp3 files.

I think I get what you are saying here...

-Example A) Lossless(FLAC etc) to MP3 @ V5 (130kbps).
-Example B) Opus/AAC etc @ 128kbps (or so) converted to MP3 @ V5 (or whatever bit rate is sufficient for decent sound quality).

you are basically asking whether the sound quality of 'Example B' will be 'at least' as good as 'Example A' or thereabouts.

I would say most likely 'yes' overall assuming your current lossy files are of more than high enough sound quality to start with, which chances are they are, especially given you are playing them on a typical car stereo as I figure when just sitting back enjoying the music I would not expect to be able to hear any obvious sound quality drop offs.

p.s. chances are you won't need 320kbps or anything close to this for car stereo usage as I would try V5 (130kbps) or not much higher than this as chances are that will be good enough and is efficient to.