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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: OpenMPT Module Decoder
Last post by deus-ex -
Almost forgot another essential Default/Columns UI plugin that I use. A lighter version was created by Case:

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Vinyl / Re: 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by bennetng -
http://www.endino.com/graphs/

According to this site a lot of tape machines tends to have reduced bass response when running at 30IPS, so I guess there there is an optimal range of ideal operation in such analog media.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: OpenMPT Module Decoder
Last post by Sergey77 -
This is up to libmodplug and its subsong detection capability. I could discard short subsongs, but then what if someone actually does want short subsongs? Please report this one to the OpenMPT project, as it is an issue in their library. I can report it for you, though.
Dear kode54,
I suggest to solve this problem, I think it is actual.
For example, there are several such MODs in my collection. I think others people also have such.
If you think that will help, please report to OpenMRT project about the issue.
By the way ZXTune Player http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_input_zxtune works correctly.

I can point you to some Columns UI plugins that I regularly use since many years without any issues:
Dear deus-ex, thanks for the support )

Best regards.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: [1.4 b3]
Last post by eagleray -
Thanks, Case.  Let me take a wild guess.  Is it under File->Location where one adds a network address to access the stream for playback in Foobar?
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Vinyl / Re: 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by KozmoNaut -
Could you expand on why this is the case, please?

I understand how more frames/samples per second in a digital recording would (Nyquist factors not-permitting) produce a more accurate representation of the full frequency range of the audio signal. But when analogue represents a continuous and interrupted signal irrespective of playback speed, why does spreading that recording over more tape have the effect of reducing noise or increasing resolution?

For example, is there something in the nature of recording to a physical medium that means more of its inherent noise is picked up if the medium is read slowly?

Apologies if I'm being dense here.  :(

Analog media isn't "continuous" as such, everything has a certain resolution, due to physical characteristics.

On tape it comes down to the size of the magnetic "grains". On LPs it is determined by the particle size of the vinyl, which again is influenced by the quality of feedstock used. If you use a lot of reground vinyl (old records or faulty pressings), that can affect the particle size, when compared to fresh "virgin" vinyl.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Electrostatic speaker myths
Last post by Porcus -
Placement in the corner? My Staxes do not sound too impressive when I put them i the corner, no. (To those who didn't catch it: they are headphones ;-) )
So obviously I am not going to fill this post with the hard science or measurements the OP wanted (and by the way I think the Wikipedia article suffers from even more [citation needed]'s than is even indicated in the text). But this part:

One thing which comes up with maddening regularity is the so-called "massless" nature of the driver.  Obviously, this is pure hype because even the thinnest, most flimsy LDPE or Mylar films have a density of tens to hundreds of times that of normal atmospheric air.  Combined with the fact that the force behind the ESL "motor" is lower than that of a typical electrodynamic driver, some of the claims about the system seem questionable. 

Is it really so relevant to directly compare mass density to that of air? One thing is "density" vs "total mass", I mean, if you had the same mass but just made it thinner, you would inflate density, and ... that would not matter to the argument, ceteris paribus.
And it is not the heaviness of mass either - you wish to accelerate the driver [film|cone], so it would be inertia? But not directly compared to air; if one attempted to ask whether the inertia of cone / inertia of air relation is troublesome, and the inertia of film / inertia of air is small enough for that problem to be practically solved - then one would make the error of presuming that we want to move a lot of air as if it were a rigid body. (Gases are not - air waves are generating by attempting to compress it, right?)

Connected to that: a cone is "driven" where it is glued to the voice coil, and relies on sufficient rigidity for the surface. Electrostatic film is certainly not much rigid, and is driven everywhere.
But of course, this consideration is a matter magnitude that should be measured: if cone speakers manufacturers have solved the rigidity/inertia trade-off to an insignificant order of magnitude, then the return on removing the issue would not be too great.
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AAC / Re: How can I completely remove ITUNESADVISORY tag?
Last post by Porcus -
foobar2000 users can also use the Tag Sanitizer to mass-remove lots of junk, including invisible atoms designed to invade your privacy:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,113911.0.html


Now on a less serious note, on a tag I did not even notice ...
Values to play with if you want to troll your friends:
0 = Off (no warning) (same as the tag not existing)
1 = Explicit Warning
2 = Clean Version
Haha, time to go back in history to when Zappa's "Jazz from Hell" got an "Explicit Lyrics" sticker. (It is instrumental.)  Or Savatage's "Fight For The Rock" (deliberately in order to improve their image).

But ... How does it work with a multi-value field? Giving it both 1 and 2? Or "1" and "Android-friendly music" or some other arbitrary free-text ... ;)
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General - (fb2k) / Re: UPnP MediaRenderer output | discussion
Last post by MaCs -
I have a Raspberry Pi with an Allo Boss DAC (https://www.allo.com/sparky/boss-player.html). It is installed with the Max2play operating sytem. I can see Max2play in the output devices but nothing happens when I try to play a file.

Fixed. The problem was on the Raspberry Pi side.
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Does anybody have or know of a fairly simple script for an input box?

I'm trying to replace the quicksearch toolbar with a jscript panel, but I'm not looking for a ready made script, which would probably have the same layout issues that the quicksearch toolbar has.  I've seen some configurations with a jscript searchbox, but they are far too complex to extrapolate the relevant code.
I thought I could build what I needed with the on_key_down and on_key_up events, but perhaps I've been a little too optimistic. What are the basic guidelines? Which callbacks should I use and, by the way, how do I get the proper character codes from key events?