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Support - (fb2k) / Re: [1.4 b3]
Last post by eagleray -
Then it appears the url doesn't return an actual audio stream or playlist. I'm guessing it's actually a web page with a player on it? What is the address?


It's a web page with a player on it. 
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[Thanks a lot! This is the kind of starting point I'm looking for, and thanks for pointing me to the utils interface which for some reason I always fail to take into account. I still can't figure out a reasonable way to determine the character code, though. The combination of keycode and utils.IsKeyPressed is actually enough, but do I really have to go through all possible combinations one by one with a switch statement? Isn't there something like a keyboard mapping? Perhaps some array of values in the registry key?
on_key_down returns standard ascii character codes. So values 65-90 correspond to A-Z (you need to check if VK_SHIFT is down for upper/lower though). If you want to output the key pressed to the screen you can do something like:
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var str = String.fromCharCode(65);    // str now contains 'A'
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar 1.4 beta 1 - couple of comments
Last post by -MM- -
Thanks for screen reader improvements in beta 3.
Would it be possible to add something like Add to active DSPs / Remove from active DSPs to the DSP Manager context menus? I figured out that Enter and Delete works but it might be perhaps more user friendly for some users relying on keyboard-only operation.
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Is there a kind Foobar developer in the vicinity ? :)
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: "Enter" plays previous song
Last post by fabiospark -
I've been experiencing this behavior for a long time now.

Plugins:
CUI
Columns UI
ColUI ext
DUI
OSD
Popup panels

Album list
Facets
Library Tree (component, not script)
Quick search

Active DSPs: Skip silence / SoundTouch / tempo shift

Playlist organizer
Scheduler
Bookmarks
BPM analyser
Jscript panel
Liric show 3
Navigator
One way sync
Playlist attributes
Random pools
Run services

Tipical use is to create a playlist with mostly Library Tree or Facets or Quicksearch (no Albumlist and no Search)
or dragging files directly from a folder into a playlist.

Problem encountered only in playlist.
Sometimes, when pressing "play" button or even double clicking on a track,
won't start the track shown as selected but it starts a track even from another
playlist. I will check this better but it seems that the track started is the last one
played in the previous "session" of Foobar. I say session but in fact I never shut FB down
so it's always on. Many times it seems to happen when I go and use FB after some time
nothing has been played.

It happens regularly on two PCs with two similar FB installations and configs.
One on Seven and the other one on XP.

If you have any other hint that would help to find the culprit I'll be glad
to do some testing.

From now on I will try to pay attention to the actions taken right before this happens
so to be able to write them down.

Thanks.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Electrostatic speaker myths
Last post by JabbaThePrawn -
Also the sound doesn't come from a point like regular tweeter speakers, it "shoots" from the whole surface of the panel, so I think (and others can correct me if I'm wrong) that volume should fall off with distance differently than a regular speaker.
I'd guess that a speaker of the shape of a Martin-Logan might have the same properties as a more conventionally-driven "vertical line array" speaker like the ones made by Townshend, Scaena. or even the Grateful Dead's legendarily humungous 'Wall of Sound'. At least when it comes to volume/distance matters.
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Vinyl / Re: 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by Atmasphere -
I've seen 45 rpm LPs with the same playing time (30 minutes- raga played by Ali Akbar Khan on sarod) as the 33 rpm version. OTOH, the same version of the album on 45 rpm might take two disks as seen with some reissues.

When we are mastering 45 rpm projects, we try to cut it has hot as possible so that it takes up the entire side of the project (be it 7, 10 or 12"). Cut hotter means more impervious to ticks and pops. It does not mean more bandwidth, as that is determined by the cutter (which is limited to 42KHz). I imagine that the speed does have an effect on bandwidth, but you would have to have a cutter than can go higher than ours to find out.

45s on 7" usually have the same groove spacing as at 33 rpm, but 10" and 12" can have wider groove spacing and therefore a hotter cut (which involves more amplitude in the groove modulation). There is an upper limit though- and that is the ability of the playback apparatus to track the groove. If the cartridge is not loaded properly (and most moving magnets cartridges in use are not) they can ring and make harmonic distortion; its my surmise that this has a lot to do with the idea that 45 rpm records have a hotter sound. IME they do not, other than the S/N ration is better because you usually have more signal to work with.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Electrostatic speaker myths
Last post by 2tec -
"Why the Quad ESL is able to do so is simply because of the moving part of the Quad ESL, the electrostatic diaphragm, which is a thin layer of stretched Mylar, ten times thinner than a human hair and so light that it approaches the mass of air to which it is coupled." - http://quad-hifi.co.uk/product.php?cid=5
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Audio Hardware / Re: Electrostatic speaker myths
Last post by Atmasphere -
I got a pair of the less expensive ML's that I got a good deal for years ago. The thing that most jumped out at me is not exactly the sound per se, which is just fine, but they have very narrow dispersion, so much so that moving your head just above the speaker panel's height, at fairly far away, will drop off treble noticeably. Just moving your head a few inches up and down you can easily tell the difference. The base even is angled like a wedge, and you can rotate it 180° to angle the speaker upwards a bit because of this. So, if I'm walking around the apartment, I don't use those speakers for music, they're my home theater mains.

Also the sound doesn't come from a point like regular tweeter speakers, it "shoots" from the whole surface of the panel, so I think (and others can correct me if I'm wrong) that volume should fall off with distance differently than a regular speaker.

The sound pressure falls off slower.

Some ESLs have curved panels (like the Quads) and so have less of that 'head inna vice' thing going on. The Sound Labs are so tall its a non issue; they are curved though so the radiation pattern is fairly wide.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Electrostatic speaker myths
Last post by 2tec -
As a Quad 57 owner, I found these speakers to be the best I've heard for acoustic music. They lack power and do better in smaller rooms and have a small "sweet spot". If the felt from the rear of the panels is removed, they are louder, but they then need to be placed further from walls or corners to maintain the bass. The midrange seems lifelike, subjectivily speaking. As for the mass, my unprofessional understanding is that when the panel is electrically charged, the mass / force ratio is the best of any driver, however, I have no reference for this info.

As well, I have had to replace arced tweeter panels on several occasions.