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WavPack / Support for 64bit wav
Last post by kC_ -
Hi.. I've just upgraded from Steinberg cubase 9.5 to cubase 10... One of the new features is 64bit wav!! Now I can't hear the slightest change... But I did a test project and it hasn't caused any downsides either... Unsure I'll continue using it as I don't see any benefits to be honest!
The mix engine 64bit processing does seem to make a difference when using 64bit plugins (less CPU usage)
But using 64bit wav just seems overkill

When I came to archive this project I went to wavpack as I normally would and wavpack doesn't support 64bit audio... Is it on the cards?? Would be useful for future maybe!

Thanks!
Garry
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Vinyl / Re: My first venture into Vinyl
Last post by includemeout -
Hear! Hear!

We rarely see these days someone admitting to using vinyl but who hasn't anything but words of appraisal/adoration towards that format!

I remember when I used to listen erm, use them and was pissed off by exactly those same reasons you've mentioned. Of course, in comparison to the infamous cassette tapes (Doh!) ::) we we were still a relatively happy bunch - SQ and all - until the moment most of us realistic and down-to-earth fellas first heard what a CD was all about, that is...
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MPC / Re: Do Musepack's inherently fast decoding speeds still mean anything?
Last post by includemeout -
  Most devices can't lower the clock below 20MHz anyway."

How low do modern smartphones clock their processors today?
 
 

Hmm... that I didn't know!

Also, it automatically reminds me of the old 386SX PC of yore in all its 25MHz glory (I did encoded "Lame --r3mix" MP3s in one of those, if memory serves me well, back in '98!!) and how we had to use clock reductors to bring such "amazing" speed down to the XT PC's 4.7MHz(?) in order to run some old games on interpreted BASIC! :P

Boy, time most definitely flies! :))
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Request: Remember Equalizer settings on exit even when it is disabled
Last post by yetanotherid -
As a side note, there's also this EQ DSP.
https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_xgeq
In addition to being 31 band, it has a volume control. You can also type in values as well as using the faders, and left and right channels can be (optionally) configured independently.

The only downside seems to be the inability to add it to the GUI as a UI element as you can with the foobar2000 EQ.
I workaround that by disabling the EQ as a DSP preset and using the fb2k EQ for when I want to do some quick EQ fiddling in the GUI.

As another side note, that's probably where the DSP switcher could interact with the GUI elements a little better. For example, if I select my "No DSP" preset and enable the EQ in the GUI, the selected preset doesn't change even though the EQ is now an active DSP. It'd be better if the displayed DSP preset showed something like "No DSP (Modified)".
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MPC / Re: Do Musepack's inherently fast decoding speeds still mean anything?
Last post by arkhh -
I thinks it's irrelevant now... modern smartphones have many small cores running background apps all day long, the added cycles needed to decode lossless formats at normal playback speed shouldn't be noticeable.
As saratoga said in that codec performance post: "Wavpack is probably fast enough that you wouldn't notice much difference in battery life verses flac.  Most devices can't lower the clock below 20MHz anyway."

How low do modern smartphones clock their processors today?
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Case -
(Speaking of which: would it break major functionality to insert linebreaks and have one line per track in folder.tags?)
It's binary data and the tag reader parses the file based on lengths stored before each string. If extra characters are added the parser will see wrong lengths and will stop parsing as soon as the data doesn't match expectations. If field lengths are fixed to account for the extra newline character(s) they will be read into a tag value by old component.

I wouldn't want to break compatibility especially as I'd also have to support reading the current format.
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MPC / Re: Do Musepack's inherently fast decoding speeds still mean anything?
Last post by includemeout -
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,82125.0.html

Musepack decoding speed is fast, but similar to codecs like vorbis or wma. I wouldn't say it's that different than anything else.
 

Decoding speed <---> battery life, and that is still a potential concern. Not sure how much it matters in practice, but if saratoga's post referring to the 2010 results are representative, seems that one should use lossywav/lossyflac ... :-o
 
But, as I innitially asked: do such speeds still matter now, 2018-19 (and henceforward), considering digital audio decoding makes up for just a small fraction of battery drainage?

Edit:
In short: should we still even bat and eyelid about such numbers?
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: WSH Panel Mod script discussion/help
Last post by aphelion -
i use: foobar (0.9.6.4), columns ui (0.3.6.4), wsh panel (uie) (0.7.2), wsh panel mod (1.2.1)

i couldn't find a sample script "status bar + volume.txt"

when mentioning "JScript", i was just trying to say that i add the code here:
right click -> configure -> WSH panel mod configuration -> script engine: JScript

samples from this page gave no help (as well as this topic)
the %_length% command is also not the solution
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