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Audio Hardware / All DAC use PDM, even for PCM?
Last post by tehabe -
Audiophiles confuse me again. In the 1990s Philips and Technics used 1 bit or 4 bit DAC designs, and IIRC this was because it was easier to build than 16 bit DACs. Now I hear even today, an external DAC for $20k uses this design. Are native 16 or 24 bit DACs still hard to build?

I mean, a DAC should just make out of the 1 and 0 an analog audio signal which can be played on my crappy notebook speakers and I'm sure, the ones Apple are putting in their devices are just fine for this job. I'm also glad that the ridiculous pricing of these audiophile devices are preventing me from buying one.

I'm just very confused. Maybe someone knows a good source or explaination how this works. Because I'm interested in how it works.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by marc2k3 -
3.6.0-Beta.3

https://github.com/jscript-panel/release/releases/tag/beta

This does break the included Last.fm Bio + Image script for existing users. Simply use the samples button to update it.

This update adds a new gr.WriteText2 method which supports $font parsing natively. Because of that, I removed DrawStyledText from helpers.txt. If this breaks any custom script, a simple replace is all that is needed. See here for an example..

https://github.com/jscript-panel/component/commit/b70153819683325c839dcb899bf9d39a2febd0f5

Full changes:

https://jscript-panel.github.io/docs/changes/
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar can't transcode OGG to MP3
Last post by Porcus -
If tags don't come out right, try to go by way of WavPack instead.
I was about to suggest FLAC, because it uses the same tagging scheme as Ogg Vorbis, but floating-point may clip when converted to an integer format. WavPack can carry float. You don't need any good compression, so use -f.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: [bug] Foobar shows files with M4A extension as "MP4" files in Windows 10
Last post by foodoom -
Also, when the manager I use sorts files by type, it displays the program assigned to handle that particular file type in the registry, so I have a number of extensions which get listed as VLC (for example).

The content type of a file being identified by the file extension (ie after the dot) is a hang-over from MS-DOS 8.3 file names, and increasingly irrelevant.  Yes, Windows still launches handler programs based on the extension, and by default it hides the extension (stupid idea, it exposes the user to exploits), but the dot has become almost meaningless since they became permitted characters in file names.

In the non-Windows/DOS world, there are no extensions and file contents are typed by the first few bytes in the file.

Who asked? And how is this relevant to the issue? How does it help in fixing it?

I predicted you'd prevail in being an unhelpful and self-important smirk in the replies. The issue and its practical hindrance was blatantly pointed out to be in the Windows OS and its native File Manager, with screenshots and how no other program does this so no such issues arise.

sorting by file-type-name isn't the same as sorting by file-extension
I understand that you really need to win this petty nothing internet argument that doesn't exist in a help-post to solve an issue to reign as the technical jargon champion and make yourself feel better but I literally pointed out the difference and how windows always specifies the extension in the file type name so that multiple file extensions of the same file type doesn't get jumbled together while sorting with file-type in the >Windows< File Explorer.

Good day to you, You go on typing some more words of irrelevance so that you come out as the rightful right-man.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar can't transcode OGG to MP3
Last post by KthugS -
If nothing else, you can go OGG > WAV > MP3 without additional degradation.

Interesting
192kbps MP3 > WAV > 192kbps(q6.0) OGG
I didn't mean there will be no degradation, only that there will be no additional degradation than going directly from one lossy format to another lossy format (because that involves an intermediate decode just the same).

Yes, I understood
I've tested some files and found some cases where the loss is noticeable.
I've never thought of converting to a WAV file first and then converting it back to another format, so I was just excited for a very short time.
Thank you.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: What components does fb2k (64-bit) need to play high-res files?
Last post by GeorgeNJAudio -
In case anyone is interested, I'm guessing the reason why there were more choices under fb2k \Preferences\Output when I turned my laptop on this morning is because maybe the updated iFi drivers I installed needed another sistem reboot, or perhaps more time, before they showed up.

In any case I am really happy! Things are working as they ought to! Thank God for this forum!
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: [bug] Foobar shows files with M4A extension as "MP4" files in Windows 10
Last post by fooball -
I think the fundamental problem might be that the OP doesn't realise file extension is not the same as file type.  Any listing of file type will show it as MP4 whether the extension is .MP4 or .M4A.  A listing of file extension will of course make the distinction.  Also, when the manager I use sorts files by type, it displays the program assigned to handle that particular file type in the registry, so I have a number of extensions which get listed as VLC (for example).

The content type of a file being identified by the file extension (ie after the dot) is a hang-over from MS-DOS 8.3 file names, and increasingly irrelevant.  Yes, Windows still launches handler programs based on the extension, and by default it hides the extension (stupid idea, it exposes the user to exploits), but the dot has become almost meaningless since they became permitted characters in file names.

In the non-Windows/DOS world, there are no extensions and file contents are typed by the first few bytes in the file.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar can't transcode OGG to MP3
Last post by fooball -
If nothing else, you can go OGG > WAV > MP3 without additional degradation.

Interesting
192kbps MP3 > WAV > 192kbps(q6.0) OGG
I didn't mean there will be no degradation, only that there will be no additional degradation than going directly from one lossy format to another lossy format (because that involves an intermediate decode just the same).