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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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However I have noticed on cheaper T/T cart combinations there does seem to be a somewhat artificial widening of the sound stage.  It's hard to describe, almost like the fake surround sound some soundbars put out which of course, DSPs can emulate if that is one's thing.

I have never given this much thought but I presume it is due to phase shifts, which vinyl playback always has but more so with less well engineered or correctly aligned set-ups.  Any thoughts on this?
If the cartridge is wired wrong the left & right channels can be out-of-phase (one channel inverted).   You'll get the same "weird widening" effect if you reverse the wires to one speaker (or if you invert one channel in an audio editor).    You'll also notice a loss of bass as the bass soundwaves cancel, and if you mix-down to mono (electrically or digitally) you'll get a "vocal removal"  effect where the "center channel" information (the information common to left & right) gets canceled..
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Porcus -
I don't think I understand the question.

I am not sure if I understand the issue either, which was the reason for the vague "how is ... supposed to ..." question.
I'll do some more testing.


How would such info be presented? I imagine it would need a new dialog showing the track and differences between the two tag sets. It wouldn't be pretty with my skills.
From an end-user point of view, a query for files-newer-than-tags would do - but I have no idea whether that is implementable at all.


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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: SimPlaylist (foo_simplaylist)
Last post by Aurleach -
After upgrading to Windows 10 version 1809, the stars in the Rating column would show up as blocks.

To fix it, I had to change the font. Open preferences, then go to DisplayDefault User InterfaceColors and Fonts and change the Playlist font from Segoe UI to Segoe UI Symbol.

Hope this helps!
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Case -
Question: how is the component supposed to work with "/" in ID3 tags? ID3 was invented by someone who didn't know enough about music to think about AC/DC ...
I don't think I understand the question. Since the component doesn't parse tags itself but uses metadata provided by foobar2000 the slash is read as foobar2000 sees it. If foobar2000 interprets artist as AC/DC that's what external tag will contain. If it gets read as two fields AC and DC, external tag will include two artist fields.

Is there a way from within foobar2000 to check if the media file is more recently updated than the tags file - or has different tags?
How would such info be presented? I imagine it would need a new dialog showing the track and differences between the two tag sets. It wouldn't be pretty with my skills.
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Vinyl / Re: 192/32 needed for digitized vinyl to sound as analogue as possible
Last post by BrilliantBob -
and way beyond the full scale (0 dB).
  Measured how? What is your playback chain?
If you are making some strange stuff that runs your signals into digital clipping, then that should be easy to fix.

 This is how it looks in Adobe Audition 3.0 the original CD wav, EAC Accurately Ripped (this example does not clip; is up to 0.1dB from full scale):

My PC playback chain is cheap but output good sound:
                - Intel Skylake PCH-H - High Definition Audio Controller
                - HD Audio Codec RealTek ALC887 v6.0.1.8158 (default format 24bits, 192000Hz, Studio Quality)
                - Software Equalizer APO 1.2 with preamp and loudness correction
                - WMP 12 with all effects disabled
                - Microlab M 910 2.1 speakers with true frequency range: 30 Hz-20000 Hz, max SPL 80dB, room correction

If the wav does not clip in AA probably something is wrong in my playback chain (too much treble in equalizer).
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Support - (fb2k) / Possible error "Track information" database could not be written" since 1.4
Last post by Rollin -
Since foobar2000 version 1.4 i sometimes get error "Track information database could not be written (Acces denied)" when closing player.

If i press Retry (Повтор), everything is OK.
As i never seen this error before 1.4, i guess it is somehow connected with using of  transacted NTFS . Also, i should note that i never had any problems with saving fb2k's configuration and database if player was normally closed. And nothing was changed in my system.
So, is it possible that using of transacted NTFS not always works as expected?
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