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Support - (fb2k) / Foobar 2.1.4 Crash
Last post by jakedean22 -
Hi All,

i was using 2.1.3 after upgrading my portable installation from 1.6 i thought it was time to try the newest version. My music is stored on a network drive and whenever i was changing tags or moving files it would randomly crash. i could never figure out what specifically. i ignored it, updated to 2.1.4 and within 5 mins crashes again. i have had about 4 tonight. i want to stay on 2k but i can only stop the crashes when using 1.6.

i updated over the top of my existing installation but also tried a completely fresh one, that didnt work either. i searched other crashes and saw turning off hardware acceleration was an option, turns out mines already off. please see attached crash, if someone can interpret the violation i would be very appreciative. i also send the logs within Foobar.
MP3 / Re: Low bitrate MP3 (+ unsupported bitrates)
Last post by Kraeved -
Now i tried GXLame and Helix but they did not give ~12kbps.

gxlame.exe --abr 12 -h in.wav out.mp3

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CPU features: MMX (ASM used), SSE (ASM used), SSE2
Using polyphase lowpass filter, transition band:  5379 Hz -  5513 Hz
Encoding history.wav to history.mp3
Encoding as 11.025 kHz single-ch MPEG-2.5 Layer III (14.7x) average 12 kbps qval=0
    Frame          |  CPU time/estim | REAL time/estim | play/CPU |    ETA
   324/324   (100%)|    0:00/    0:00|    0:00/    0:00|   56.994x|    0:00
  8 [169] *********************************************************************
 16 [138] *********************************************************
 24 [ 13] ******
 32 [  4] **
 40 [  0]
 48 [  0]
 56 [  0]
 64 [  0]
   kbps       mono %     long switch short %
   12.3      100.0        90.1   5.6   4.3
Writing LAME Tag...done
ReplayGain: -0.2dB
Ogg Vorbis - Tech / Re: Vorbis 1.3.7 aoTuV and Lancer patches
Last post by john33 -
Quick update. I believe the RareWares builds are slightly out-of-date. I found more recent source that appears to fix a bug relating to low samplerates. I'll look at this in more depth when I am able. The broadband connection where I am visiting in Spain is slow and intermittent!
MP3 / Re: Low bitrate MP3 (+ unsupported bitrates)
Last post by Klymins -
@Kraeved Now i tried GXLame and Helix but they did not give ~12kbps. GXLame gave ~16kbps and helix gave ~20kbps + helix gave 22050Hz. MP3ENC looks like not free and looks like it's payment system is down. What can i do?

hmp3.exe -V12 hmp3.wav hmp3.v12.mp3
gxlame-t5.3.exe -b 12 -h gxl.wav gxl.mp3
Site Related Discussion / Re: keep getting: An Error Has Occurred
Last post by fooball -
I have to use a VPN for privacy / security  reasons -- banking, crypto security .

What better way to harvest information as a man in the middle than set up a "VPN" and make it free to use?!

IMO there is no need for a VPN if the people you are dealing with take their security seriously – I mean, everyone uses HTTPS for anything critical, don't they?  The security reason to use VPN went away with HTTP... and what's left is if you want to conceal your own IP address for nefarious reasons.