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FLAC / Re: flac or mp3 or bad master?
Last post by kode54 -
FLAC only has the Nyquist cutoff of the sample rate it happens to have been recorded or mixed at before encoding. Being a lossless compression format, it has no other cutoff possible, unless someone or something applied a cutoff to the signal before encoding it.

Another possibility is a round trip through lossy compression before it was converted to FLAC. Some unfortunate people either source lossy backing tracks into their mixes, or even mix to a lossy format before sending said lossy files to their publisher.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Support for new id3 tags being used by iTunes?
Last post by pymatuning -
***** These seem to be existing foobar2000 tag mappings (v1.4.1 final) *****

foobar-field                     mp3-frame                              m4a-frame                              itunes-field (v12.9.1.4)
---------------                  ---------------                          ---------------                          ---------------
ITUNES GROUPING         GRP1                                       mean...ITUNES GROUPING     Grouping [mp3]
GROUPING                      TIT1                                         @grp                                       Work (name) [mp3}   Grouping [m4a]
WORK                              TXXX...WORK                           @wrk                                                                         Work (name) [m4a]
MOVEMENT                     TXXX...MOVEMENT                 @mvn                                     (Movement) Name [m4a]
MOVEMENT INDEX          TXXX...MOVEMENT INDEX      @mvi                                      Movement (#) [m4a]
MOVEMENT COUNT        TXXX...MOVEMENT COUNT     @mvc                                     of (#) [m4a]
SHOW MOVEMENT          TXXX...SHOW MOVEMENT       shwm                                     (show) Work & Name [m4a only]


***** Please consider these "highlighted" changes to foobar2000 tag mappings *****

foobar-field                     mp3-frame                              m4a-frame                              itunes-field (v12.9.1.4)
---------------                  ---------------                          ---------------                          ---------------
ITUNES GROUPING         GRP1                                       mean...ITUNES GROUPING     Grouping [mp3]
GROUPING                      TIT1                                         @grp                                       Work (name) [mp3}   Grouping [m4a]
WORK                              TXXX...WORK                           @wrk                                                                         Work (name) [m4a]
MOVEMENT                    "MVNM"                                  @mvn                                     (Movement) Name  [255 characters max]
MOVEMENT INDEX         "MVIN"  {before/separator}     @mvi                                      Movement (#)  [integer only 1-999]
MOVEMENT COUNT       "MVIN"  {after/separator}         @mvc                                     of (#)  [integer only >= movement (#)]
SHOW MOVEMENT          TXXX...SHOW MOVEMENT      shwm                                     (show) Work & Name  [to show set to 1]

   "add a check box" in 'Advanced->Tagging->MP3->ID3v2 revision and quirks' to
   'Map TIT1 to Work and GRP1 to Grouping (more compatible with iTunes)'

ITUNES GROUPING        "TXXX...ITUNES GROUPING"    mean...ITUNES GROUPING
GROUPING                     "GRP1"                                     @grp                                       Grouping [mp3]         Grouping [m4a]
WORK                             "TIT1"                                       @wrk                                       Work (name) [mp3}   Work (name) [m4a]

   "an alternative check box" for greater tag control would be to
   'Map TIT1 to iTunes Work not Grouping (more compatible with iTunes)'

ITUNES GROUPING         GRP1                                       mean...ITUNES GROUPING     Grouping [mp3]
GROUPING                      "TXXX...GROUPING"                @grp                                                                          Grouping [m4a]
WORK                              TXXX...WORK                          @wrk                                                                          Work (name) [m4a]
ITUNES WORK                "TIT1"                                       mean...ITUNES WORK             Work (name) [mp3}


These changes will allow, across most devices, the new use of Work, Movement, etc for classical
 song identifications and the previous use of Grouping for album identification, such as Studio,
 Live, Other, Compilation etc, which was done with <contentgroup> and <content group>.

Thanks foobar2000 for all that you can do, it is the best thing out there, everyone keep supporting it.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Hi-Bitrate ASIO playback
Last post by Larryg49 -
By "..play all bitrates", aren't you referring to FLAC sample rate not bitrate (you mentioned 96k)?  In any case, good luck with this and I'm sure someone here will post a helpful reply.
        Yes,   and thank you for replying to me.

Actually, WASAPI-Exclusive DOES bypass the Windows mixer;  WASAPI-Shared does not.  Foobar uses Exclusive mode in event or push when using the foo_out_wasapi plugin. 
   
      Just to be certain, I re-tried this again:
   Using the latest (3.3) foo_out_wasapi plugin,   Either WASAPI mode definitely does not bypass the Windows audio. 
 The Windows volume control is working in either mode, so it is not being bypassed - when using ASIO it has no effect.

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Audio Hardware / Re: Replacement for Sandisk Clip+
Last post by JFS -
I have been looking at the Xduoo X3 on the Net. How does a person tell the difference between version 1 &2?
I would like to put Rockbox on the player, but not sure which version the build on Rockbox.org is for, or is it for both?

Joe
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Problem with mixed playlists
Last post by Nejiro -
Tomorrow I do a test but I think I understand what you want to tell me, I had a dsd512 to try and my system did not reproduce it, I had to change the output module from [DSD-ASIO my dac] to [DSD - DoP / Native] using the transcoder dsd, tomorrow I try to replace the output module that I used before and see if the problem is solved.
Thank you so much
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Hi-Bitrate ASIO playback
Last post by sveakul -
       I've tried all the WASAPI modes available in Foobar - all use the Windows mixer, so not sure what you're saying about that.
And, as I said above, another player (AIMP3), will play all bitrates - and it uses the same ASIO driver

I'll have to leave it to others to comment on Foobar's WASAPI performance, I just know that the API itself allows bit-exact output when in Exclusive mode.

By "..play all bitrates", aren't you referring to FLAC sample rate not bitrate (you mentioned 96k)?  In any case, good luck with this and I'm sure someone here will post a helpful reply.


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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Hi-Bitrate ASIO playback
Last post by Larryg49 -
Actually, WASAPI-Exclusive DOES bypass the Windows mixer;  WASAPI-Shared does not.  Foobar uses Exclusive mode in event or push.  Shared mode can be added with Case's foo_out_wasapis plugin.

As far as your problem with ASIO, are you using your card's own ASIO drivers or something like Asio4All?  Does your card itself support all the rates your files are using on a hardware level?  I'm not familiar enough with ASIO to offer advice, just asking some preliminary questions that will help others who are and hopefully they can provide further suggestions.
       I've tried all the WASAPI modes available in Foobar - all use the Windows mixer, so not sure what you're saying about that.
And, as I said above, another player (AIMP3), will play all bitrates - and it uses the same ASIO driver
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Hi-Bitrate ASIO playback
Last post by sveakul -
Actually, WASAPI-Exclusive DOES bypass the Windows mixer;  WASAPI-Shared does not.  Foobar uses Exclusive mode in event or push when using the foo_out_wasapi plugin.  Shared mode can be added with Case's foo_out_wasapis plugin.

As far as your problem with ASIO, are you using your card's own ASIO drivers or something like Asio4All?  Does your card itself support all the rates your files are using on a hardware level?  I'm not familiar enough with ASIO to offer advice, just asking some preliminary questions that will help others who are and hopefully they can provide further suggestions.
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