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Opus / Re: Opus 1.3 is out!
Last post by jmvalin -
jmvalin:  Have there been any improvements on the decoding side of Opus 1.3?  I read through the changes since 1.2.1 on the Opus site but it's not clear to me if the changes were all on the encoding vs. the decoding performance.  Thanks for any info.

On the decoder side, only two things have changed since 1.2:
  • The minor spec changes in RFC 8251 are now enabled by default (they were there but disabled by default in 1.2), which slightly improves voice quality around 16 kb/s and makes mono decodes default to disabling phase inversions.
  • There's been security hardening improvements, which makes it even harder for someone to cause problems with malicious files. No change in quality.

In general, all quality improvements have to be in the encoder since decoders can't change for compatibility reasons. To give you an idea, the very minor changes I mentioned to the decoder output are the only ones we made since 2012 and required years of standardization work.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: iPod manager
Last post by TheEmpathicEar -
Sorry i messed up the previous steps

add "Playlist tabs" and "playlist view" in to your layout.

File > Ipod > load library. you should see a new playlist showing all the music on your iPod.

Make any changes to the metadata on the files in the iPod view playlist.

Select those changed files or all files and right click >  ipod > update metadata. This will update the database on the ipod as well.

You shouldn't actually need to use the rewrite database.
[I tried to do what you wrote above, but]
1. I could not figure out [in my setup] how to "add "Playlist tabs" and "playlist view" in to your layout."
2. This is why I listed all the steps I did.
3. How is this different? What I did compared to what you suggested?
4. Now, when I click on "Synchronize", usually I only have "Media Library" checked. But, after doing "New Playlist" multiple times, there are 9 additional different entries: "Playlist", "Playlist (2)", ... , "Playlist (3)". How do I remove all these entries?
Does this help you in helping me? Because, obviously, there is something I don't understand here, but I am trying... Remember, I don't use playlists and have relied on Facets all this time with Foobar. Anything I did in the past with a playlist was fumbling around and if it worked, it was probably from luck. Unfortunately, it seems as if I need to learn this in order to do these "Load library", "Update metadata", "Rewrite Database", etc. commands to work.
EDIT: Well, I found View>Playlist Manager allows the removal of all those "Playlist" entries in the iPod Synchronize dialog. Also, something in what I did resulted on their being no Compilations in device iPod>Music>Compilations whereas before there was one entry.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: iPod manager
Last post by A_Man_Eating_Duck -
Sorry i messed up the previous steps

add "Playlist tabs" and "playlist view" in to your layout.

File > Ipod > load library. you should see a new playlist showing all the music on your iPod.

Make any changes to the metadata on the files in the iPod view playlist.

Select those changed files or all files and right click >  ipod > update metadata. This will update the database on the ipod as well.

You shouldn't actually need to use the rewrite database.


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Opus / Re: Opus 1.3 is out!
Last post by sveakul -
jmvalin:  Have there been any improvements on the decoding side of Opus 1.3?  I read through the changes since 1.2.1 on the Opus site but it's not clear to me if the changes were all on the encoding vs. the decoding performance.  Thanks for any info.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: iPod manager
Last post by TheEmpathicEar -
add "Playlist tabs" and "playlist view" in to your layout.

File > Ipod > load library. you should see a new playlist showing all the music on your iPod.

From there you should be able to select all or individual tracks and rewrite database.
Here is what I did:
In my setup, at top left, below the File menu, is a drop-down list with just two items: Library and Playlist. It usually set to Library.
1. I changed this to playlist Everything looks the same. This is probably because I don't have any playlist other than the one that contains my entire library [default?].
2. From the File menu, I chose "New Playlist" or Ctrl-N. This seems to clear everything.
3. Now, File Menu, iPod, "Load Library". populates the playlist.
4. Now, File Menu, iPod, "Rewrite Database".
5. Eject
6. Go to the device, iPod, Music>Compilations and unfortunately, there is now nothing.
If U look back over my posts, U can see that I had one album appearing there before this action. Both of these albums in my library [media library on my hard drive] have the Compilation tag set to 1.  I deleted the mapping in iPod Manager, that was trying to set this tag. This is why I thought I need to do the "Load library" and "Rewrite Database"? Is there something else I need to do?
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_playlist_organizer (aka foo_plorg)
Last post by Sira Vista -
Greetings NEMO7538!

Great plug-in & Thanks!

One question... could you please add an option to turn OFF auto-scrolling of the playlists?  Every time I have my mouse pointer above (or below) the playlist, it auto-scrolls up (or down) and this behavior is driving me nuts. 

Even if Foobar doesn't even have focus, this auto-scrolling will persist and can be really irritating.  I have to scroll and scroll back to where I was to select the next playlist.

A simple option to turn off auto-scrolling would be the best solution.

Thanks
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