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CD Hardware/Software / Re: EAC: Defeat audio cache - Yes vs No
Last post by pinkyy -
I read the guide multiple times, if I understood what it meant I wouldn't be asking this question :)
The ripping engine has not changed since long before 2005.

Be happy you have a drive that doesn't require cache flushing.
Thank you! Can you please tell me what does cache flushing mean?
Will a rip be more accurate if a drive doesn't have cache flushing?
Audio Hardware / Re: How to monitor the output band to external DAC
Last post by DVDdoug -
That's not correct. A 24 bit file has 8 additional low-order bits, not high-order.
Yes and no...

If you look at the raw numbers, no...   You can't add more lower-order bits to a 16-bit integer because they would be to the right of the decimal point.    

If the DAC only supports 16 bits then the upper 16 bits are played
If everything is scaled properly, yes...  The maximum is 0dBFS in both cases and with 24-bits the additional resolution is on the low-end.

So my point was...  I think ASIO and WASAPI exclusive will  alter the data to scale the bit-depth properly to match the hardware, even if they won't alter the sample-rate.

The "regular" Windows drivers will alter everything...   I can play that 24-bit 384kHz file with WMP on my cheap motherboard soundchip.
General Audio / Re: Removing Spaces or Gaps between Tracks
Last post by boweasel -
If burning silence cleaned files to CD you may have the files not alligning to CD frame boundaries. The burning process will readd gaps in that case.
You may check your files fit CD boundaries and correct this with a tool like Traders Little Helper.
I'm sorry to be so technically ignorant, but I have little idea what any of that means.  If you're trying to say that the process of burning a CD is causing the gaps, then I've done a poor job of describing the problem...
  • The files come into my PC with these gaps already there.  I can play the unedited music file through any player and the gaps between tracks are noticeable, almost like a pop or a click on vinyl
  • I can remove the gaps with Wave Editor.  Once I do that I can play the now edited track using Wave Editor and it plays correctly.  However, once I save the track the gaps are returned.  If I write down the edited length of the track before saving, it might be 9:58:368.  After I save it the track might be 9:58:668
I have been emailing support at Wave Editor.  I think English is not their primary language, so I may have done a poor job of communicating with them as well, but here is their latest response:
 Ok, I understand what do you mean. It's MP3 format issue.
We are using Lame MP3 Encoder and it will add silence at the beginning and end of each song.
Here is a technical explanations:

This is also Greek to me (sorry if that phrase is now Politically Incorrect).  But I think the gist of it is that I cannot use their editor to remove gaps in MP3 files that already have such gaps.  It also seems to intimate that their editor will create gaps between tracks that previously did not have them.  That is not true.  I have numerous recordings that I've downloaded where track one blends into track two and the unedited tracks play perfectly.  And if I then use WE to edit that track - remove some vocals - and save it, Wave Editor does not automatically add any gaps.  The problem seems to only occur when someone creates an MP3 file with gaps.  I then seem to be powerless to both retain track integrity and remove gaps with Wave Editor.
Support - (fb2k) / Toolbar editing - big annoyance when dragging anything
Last post by EpicForever -
What happens when I unlock toolbar and try to edit it by dragging is a big disaster. I left my toolbar untouched for many years, but recently I rearranged it few times (new dropdowns available, new business laptop layout, new layout for my wife's laptop). And that was a big hassle!
Why when I drag something it always resizes? Why can't it be pulled out and float over other elements till I move it and release mouse button?
Why when I push something maximally to the side it never moves over squeezed element (it never pulls out and floats over, it never simply switches with that squeezed element)?
Why I have to drag an element to the down (making toolbar double height) and then painstakingly target it before other element to finally switch them in place? While targeting I need to do many retries, before moved element really hits its place before other element, and not after it, where it was before I moved it down, to temporary second toolbar line.
In a single question: why it can't work as in other programs, like Nero Wave Editor, like GoldWave, AutoCAD?

Toolbar rearrangement it is not something that you do on a daily basis. But when you need to, then it really hurts... Could it be fixed somehow?
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