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Opus / What OPUS bitrate for Bluetooth 4.2 (AptX) streaming?
Last post by UK_DUDE -
Hi.

What is the lowest OPUS sample rate I could use with Bluetooth 4.2?  Obviously it is not worth encoding at VBR192.  The headphones are not much cop either but I need to put my entire library on my phone for use with these headphones for a short while.

Thanks.
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by AlexVallat -
Hmm. Could you try running the command line version with the listSources parameter:
Code: [Select]
aad.exe /listSources

Does it work with any other scripts - is it just Discogs that doesn't appear, or no scripts (other than local files)?
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Configuring Foobar2000 Layout. (moved from AAC - General)
Last post by Sergey77 -
I know it's not the right place to ask this question but i know a lot of people here love foobar2000. I have been using Musicbee for the past few years and looking forward to use foobar2000. I am having a hard time to selecting a layout for a better look.

Can you guys please share your foobar layout. I would love to see how other people are using foobar2000.

Thanks!
Hi!
did you see examples?
Default UI Gallery
Columns UI
My Foobar screenshot
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General - (fb2k) / Configuring Foobar2000 Layout. (moved from AAC - General)
Last post by iloveopus -
I know it's not the right place to ask this question but i know a lot of people here love foobar2000. I have been using Musicbee for the past few years and looking forward to use foobar2000. I am having a hard time to selecting a layout for a better look.

Can you guys please share your foobar layout. I would love to see how other people are using foobar2000.

Thanks!
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by Fiatt -
No problem, thank you for your help.

I've updated dotnet framework, now aad open fine (meaning, no compiling error with only the 2 scripts) but the source don't appears at the right side. There is only local files. The compiling is really fast, i don't have the time to see what's happening.
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Scientific Discussion / Some embassment about a few of my demos.
Last post by jsdyson -
After some review by some pros (and re-review by me) -- we finally determined that a few of my demos are not DolbyA encoded -- that is one of the troubles, because some kinds of material are difficult to detect either way (believe it or not.)  The recordings either had significant amounts of treble boost and/or HF compression effects.  The songs were by Dionne W and Nat King Cole.  The rest of the material (mostly during/after 1960's pop examples & Mancini) are encoded.  I was really embarassed, but got caught up in the 'fix everything with a screwdriver' syndrome.  I am still wondering a little about DionneW, but I am erring on the side of caution.

One positive item of note -- the decoder has LOTS of enhancements from the basic 'theme' -- still being able to accurately decode DolbyA -- it also avoids creation of distortions resulting from dynamic range expansion.  SO - the typical distortion artifacts from gain expansion are incredibly well suppressed.  Pure/simple expander distortions are not able to be used for indicating a lack of 'hand in glove' expansion, but one has to listen very carefully for stereo image problems, gating kinds of behavior or very muted HF sound.  These just didn't happen on either of those two albums.  Usually, like on my Mobile Fidelity Supertramp (Crime of the Century, AFAIR), there are several bad artifacts when trying to decode material that isn't in the state of being encoded.

I would NOT suggest using the DA compatible decoder as a GP expander or single ended NR (esp because I have better technology in the pipeline), but it does sometimes almost/weakly work.  Specifically the examples from those two artists had a 'veil' on the sound that kept on irritating me, and I suspect that I should have been more critical.  There was something wrong with them, but they generally sounded so good that I kept them.

The Carpenter's and other pop examples (the S&G example, however imperfect, even shows some of the LF distortion cancellation from DA decoding) still have the appropriate pre-decoding artifacts, and I carefully double checked the results.  In some cases, the examples might have been further compressed upon previous DA encoding, but the decoder is VERY GOOD at recovering the DA encoding in difficult cases.  (It isn't using any of my adaptive techniques, so will definitely sound bad when it is presented material that is far from encoded, esp totally uncompressed.)

It is just that Nat & Dionne sounded so good!!!  As I find where I have posted the examples, I have been removing them with a bit of embarassment.  The odd thing is that there was also a definite point where the so-called 'decoding' worked best...  Really kind of weirds me out, but gotta move forward, right?!!?

I don't have an infinite sized collection, and have only a few more recordings that I might try out -- hopefully I can find some more to replace the previous erroneous ones (and more carefully test next time!!!)   Buuuttt...  I so much liked the music!!!

John
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by AlexVallat -
Huh, you're right, the version there is incorrect. It's correct in the source (discogs.boo) and in the released installer/zip, but in the Updates.xml it's wrong. I've re-uploaded it now from the master copy, so once Sourceforge updates its caching it should work properly. Or you can download it directly attached to this post. Sorry about that.
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