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General - (fb2k) / Re: Tag sort order
Last post by Case -
Where do your files sort incorrectly?

All Media Library viewers I know of show the files in alphabetical order using the same strings for sorting that are used for displaying the names. New files added to playlists are sorted by default using the "Sort incoming files by" string found in Preferences -> Shell integration. Autoplaylists by default sort like regular playlists but have the option to let user type a sort string that is enforced at all times. Playlist views allow sorting the views by clicking on the column headers. Columns UI allows configuring custom sort strings for each column so you can sort by entirely different strings than what is displayed.

I suggest starting your sort fixing by adjusting the sort string under that Shell integration preferences page first. The tag mapping documentation you saw are correct but I want to clarify that using %artist% will return the contents of ARTIST tag first. Only if it's missing it will try the other fields. If you wish to only get the contents of the ARTIST tag bypassing the mapping you indeed use $meta(artist). Capitalization for the tag field doesn't matter. The default string here is %path_sort% which means your tracks get sorted purely based on their folder and file name. Replace it with the default sort order you want. For example $meta(artist) | %date% | %album% | %discnumber% | %tracknumber% | %path_sort%.
General - (fb2k) / Re: How do I permanently make foobar2000 my default audio player in Windows 8.1?
Last post by Case -
The dialog you see should only be presented if a new program registers itself as supporting the format, or some program edits the registry associations manually in the Win9x way. You don't have something like Winamp agent re-registering filetypes to itself?

I have never seen issues with the feature but you can remove current associations and start fresh by deleting the associations entirely with regedit. For example to return .ogg to unassociated state remove .ogg key from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts.
Support - (fb2k) / Media Library crushed after indexing flac from NAS
Last post by u2nian -
I'm trying to build media library from my music folder in NAS (My Cloud home - WD).  I'm dealing with lots of flac files over 3T..
It takes days to complete indexing and after that it loses index file over and over and shows nothing in my library.  I tried different version of fb2k and related components and I'm pretty sure I have very secure wifi and fast enough to handle this.

I also have 5Mb index-data file from autobackup folder which was made by foo_jesus but I can't load them up by overwriting config/index data folder.

I need to know how it can be loaded up in case indexing large amount of file from NAS is not a good idea and can be crushed due to many reasons....

Thanks for your help in advance

Last post by kode54 -
macOS High Sierra as well, but only if you pack it in a CAF container instead of Ogg, and the means to do so is undocumented, and the only tool on the OS that supports producing or encoding CAF Opus files only supports mono, and doesn't necessarily guarantee gaplessness.

I produced a patch against FFmpeg that supports encapsulating Opus into CAF containers, but it doesn't generate all of the headers that Apple's tools do, but the files decode nonetheless. The fact that it doesn't produce all the unknown headers, and that said headers are unknown, is why the patch was not accepted.
Ogg Vorbis - General / Re: Car Radio - OGG Vorbis Support?
Last post by sanskrit44 -
@o-l-a-v: yes, that seems to be the only way to go. i guess a car stereo featuring 'Android Audio Modus AOA 2.0' is simply not enough to playback ogg files from an usb-stick or sdcard. you either need a device inlcuding a screen (definitely not after it) and/or a smartphone connected to your car stereo, right?

@2814-6890: flac would be an option indeed, but i listen a lot to spacious audiobooks and many devices are still limited to an absurd low storage capacity + big capacity sticks/sdcards are much more expensive in europe. another downside, syncing flacs to sdcards is much more time consuming than compact ogg files are (q 0.0 is just ok for audiobooks).

anyway, if you know of a device with ogg support, please let me know.
General - (fb2k) / Tag sort order
Last post by ednewtonsv -

I'm new to Foobar and working my way through understanding how to us it.
I have mostly classical music where there is a clear distinction between the composer
the performer and the orchestra.  I tagged some rips from my old vinyl LP's and they
don't sort right. I'm using Columns-UI.
Instructions say that %ARTIST% will also check these other tags:
as well as ARTIST
This causes much confusion.

How do I cause it to check ARTIST only and ignore the others?
I tried $meta(ARTIST) and also $meta(ARTIST) but apparently that's not where the checking is done.

Thanks for any help !!!
General - (fb2k) / How do I permanently make foobar2000 my default audio player in Windows 8.1?
Last post by camartinez1229 -
I'm currently using 1.4 beta 9, but have observed the following issue in all versions I've used ever since I upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 to 8.1 a few months ago:

Every time I double click on an audio file in Windows Explorer, I get a dialog asking me, "How do you want to open this file?", and offering me to "Keep using foobar2000" as the first choice, under a checkbox (that is checked) to use this app for all files of the type in question (OGG, MP3, etc.). How do I make this dialog go away forever? It comes up every time I double click an audio file type I've associated with foobar2000. As far as I can recall, no other program has exhibited this behavior. This also never happened under Windows 7.

I was previously using foobar2000 in portable mode. But, in trying to fix this issue, I've since switched to using an installed version. No difference. The program already has all the defaults I want it to have in Windows' Default Programs in the Control Panel.

Is there anything I can do to fix this?
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