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For fun -- I have some demos that I produced and downloaded to a site.   Most are ABBA oriented, but there is some Olivia Newton John and Carpenters. I have been getting VERY GOOD reviews as to the quality.  Had lots of breakthroughs and my face has been "RED" several times with embarassment.  ANY OF MY PREVIOUS DEMOS HAS SUCKED COMPARED TO THESE.  I also have a dolbyA decoder that really works well (there were continual bugs regarding the dynamics until recently.)   You are welcome to the source if you PROMISE to try to port to MACOS, but Linux binaries reside on the site below.  Will do Win64 if told that someone will really attempt to use it.

I am a good software person, but not really a DSP expert, and even less an audio expert (I know DSP and know a little bit about audio, but dont' claim total expertise like I do software.)

REALLY!!! -- HAVE FUN LISTENING:

https://spaces.hightail.com/space/bOPBXTkeeT

There are many 10's of MB of good sounding stuff in there.

PS:  the patent that I am avoiding is a more recent Sony patent that does some things that make it better for computer DSP.   I have the code really working well now, so no biggie.  Thanks for the feedback!!!


John Dyson
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(track info + seekbar + buttons) background color can be changed to automatically get the title bar or taskbar color? Like Groove.
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Polls / Re: 2017 Format Poll (lossy codecs)
Last post by IgorC -
That's true and all but personally i don't want to use a 'phone' for playing music.
I understand.

...and i could exclusively use 128kbps AAC-LC (Apple q63 TVBR).
You can't go wrong with Apple  LC-AAC encoder for 96 kbps and higher.
It was on top of all LC-AAC encoders in every public and personal test here in HydrogenAudio. All claims about superiority of any other LC-AAC encoder is simply not true ( always speaking of  96 kbps and higher)
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FLAC / Re: LEVEL 5 TO UNCOMPRESSED
Last post by includemeout -
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Play the two [compressed/uncompressed FLAC files] back to back, blind, however you want...you'll see what I'm going in about!
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I am happy to read about your experience as they parallel my own more or less.

An audiophool's empiricism is really something to tell the folks back home about. :o

Edit: missing '/quote' tag



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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_onewaysync
Last post by defiler218 -
First, thank you for this awesome plugin. It is just what I was seeking in order to sync my playlist with Android phone.

Strangely I cannot make it work completely. Since I don't need any transcoding, I set my encoder to simple `copy` utility in Windows 10.

Copying to MTP storage works perfectly until the plugin tries to copy .m3u file or near that time. Then plugin freezes so do Explorer if I try to look up MTP folder. After several minutes the storage disconnects. It is very strange because the plugin perfectly copies all files before that for pretty long time. Any idea what might be the problem?
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Polls / Re: 2017 Format Poll (lossy codecs)
Last post by finphil -
Now using opus on a clip zip with no issues. Rockbox 3.14. Grateful to all.
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FLAC / Re: LEVEL 5 TO UNCOMPRESSED
Last post by includemeout -
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I've heard the benefits of Uncompressed FLAC with my own ears...
Yeah! He heard it straight from the voices on his head. :D
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FLAC / Re: LEVEL 5 TO UNCOMPRESSED
Last post by eahm -
What a waste of time testing lossless codecs, but they are fun to read: flac vs wav on google gives gold results, for example from https://serato.com/forum/discussion/1541194
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To my amazement the WAVs sounded noticeably better! the stereo separation was better, the dynamics was better and the music just sounded better all round and not so dull sounding.
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After further investigation I can confirm you can now tag WAVs and add cover art too !

Problem solved... for the highest sound quality don't use FLACS

WAV files definitely have the edge, period.....
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Scientific Discussion / Re: Low frequencies correlation in recordings
Last post by jlohl -
Thanks Doug, but it is not about acoustic measurement, it is to try to measure how reverberation is decorrelated in recordings, measuring the content of the recorded wav file.
Please have a look at Dave Griesinger's papers ie here. If you directly measure L-R, you generally find quite nothing. I try to find a way to measure L-R of the reverb only.