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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Porcus -
OK, I found the "issue" with the "/", and it seems "independent of" External Tags: If I force MP3 files into ID3v2.3, it seems that Tom / Dick / Harry becomes a multivalue field. So if fb2k
- has Tom / Dick / Harry
- creates External Tags out of that
- commits to files
it does sometimes happen that it comes out as multivalue and reads Tom; Dick; Harry.

But, I provoked the same to happen by "Rewrite file tags" without invoking External Tags. @Peter , is this expected behaviour?


Test version with a new context command for finding tracks edited since external tagging. If it finds such tracks it will create a new playlist and place the findings there.

All testing for this post done with that. Seems to work.
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CUETools / Re: Cue Ripper and pre emphasis
Last post by Porcus -
Unfortunately, not all CDs are made correctly ... what does CUERipper do if the TOC is flagged as pre-emphasis and the subcode is not? Obey the subcode?

But listen to it. Is it overly bright?
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Vinyl / Re: 192/32 needed for digitized vinyl to sound as analogue as possible
Last post by DVDdoug -
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If I take a look closer to my new Cds (EAC accurately ripped and so on), I can't understand why the "factory default" CD sound is likely flat, louder and way beyond the full scale (0 dB).
The "sound" is determined by the producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer, etc.    Don't blame the CD format if you don't like the sound.

And CDs don't go "beyond" 0dB.   They hard-clip at 0dB.   There are commercial CDs that are clipped, or just hard-limited and compressed to death.   That's the modern-popular constantly-loud style...  Don't blame the format!

Sometimes the amplitude is decreased after limiting & compression (to match the perceived volume the various track on a CD) so a hard-limited (or clipped) recording may not hit 0dB on the CD. 

BTW - If you make a vinyl recording from a clipped file the wave shape changes and you won't see flat-topped waveforms and the waveform "looks better' when you digitize it..   The crest factor will also increase which can give a better measured/calculated dynamic range and a better looking  waveform and that makes some people think vinyl record has better dynamics, even if the record and CD are made from the same master.    But making/playing a vinyl record doesn't remove the distortion or increase the sound of the dynamics.

Of course the vinyl recording will sound different  because of it's limitations and some people may prefer the sound of the vinyl.

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have to de-amplify to -12dB and then to make some compression and normalization to -3dB to get an acceptable sound from CD. I tested CDs from various artists, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Genesis, Alan Parsons, The Band, Fleetwood Mac, Manfred Mann's Earth Band
And ,I like to use the "Hall" effect when I play music on my home theater system.    Some people like to crank-up the bass...    (I've used my speakers in a dance hall a couple of times, and I like the way they sounded in there too, without the artificial effects.)
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CUETools / Cue Ripper and pre emphasis
Last post by jacobacci -
I have some old Denon CDs that are described in various forums as having pre emphasis and CUE Ripper is supposed to detect pre emphasis flags both in TOC and subcode.
One of these CDs I have is Valery Afanassiev - Bach, das Wohltemperierte Klavier. The disc is detected as having pre emphasis in dbpoweramp, but not in CUE Ripper.
Do I have to turn on pre emphasis detection anywhere?
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