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General Audio / What's the difference between these two versions of the same song?
Last post by threemilk -
There is a song called "The World Spins" by Julee Cruise which was played on Twin peaks, and I notice the version on the show is different from the one on the album -- the version on the album sounds slightly flatter and more artificial. Is there any way to discern why this might be the case by listening to the music? Is it because the version on the show was recorded live in studio as opposed to recorded using tracks? Is the TV version less compressed? I was hoping someone more knowledgeable than me about music production might be able to listen and come up with an answer.

TV show version, song starts at 2 mins 10 sec (big spoilers in this clip in case you were planning on watching the show):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QBl-BuEIV8&t=2m10s

Album Version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA4heQsi5yQ

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General Audio / Re: What lossy format to use for Bluetooth transfer?
Last post by molnart -
i am aware of aptx, but to me it still just proves how shitty today‚Äôs standars are. we already have opus. if aptx is better than opus then i want to encode my audio to aptx and listen to in even on my phone with wired headphones AND bluetooth devices WHITHOUT trancoding. if opus is better than it should be supported in a2dp. afaik opus was created especially with low latency streaming in mind.  bringing in aptx which is also heavily patented (i suppose) is pointless from technical point of view and is just a way of making money by qualcomm
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General Audio / Re: What lossy format to use for Bluetooth transfer?
Last post by Aldem -
AFAIK the only codec used both for music and BT A2DP in any significant way is AAC. Usually speakers and headphone manufacturers will advertise it if they use a non-SBC codec, it's selling point. Most modern Sony speakers and headphones use AAC at the very least, with higher tier ones using also LDAC. I know MP3 also can be used for BT, but no one that I know uses it, especially not any mainstream devices. In contrast, AAC over A2DP is supported in AOSP since Android 8.0, so probably all devices with 8.0 and above will support it. I think Apple also supports AAC on Bluetooth. Now if the devices will or won't reencode the AAC stream is up in the air, who knows.

Don't forget aptX and aptX-LL
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Files could not be written (bad allocation) ERRORs
Last post by davideleo -
If you have a huge number of files I suggest trying to lower the numbers in the LargeFieldsConfig.txt file. You could try for example
basicMetaMax=256
defaultMetaMax=128
infoMax=64

I tried halving all the values in the LargeFieldsConfig.txt file and now foobar2000 is using over 3000 MB of memory (5 times more than usual). Does that make sense?
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