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If you are using the Replaygain processing option in the converter setup window, foobar2000 decodes the file, normalizes the decoded result, and re-encodes it to whatever format you selected. If you selected one of the lossy formats, this process is lossy.
In the results below, the xHE-AAC encoder, exhale, have undergone many improvements and updates since then. The other codecs, LAME, Apple, Vorbis, Musepack, and Opus are the latest as of 2021 September. As expected of modern codecs at 192kbps and higher, all of them offer very high fidelity.
What information does the database contain per each CD? CD TOC (Table Of Contents), i.e. length of every track (TOCID). Disc pregap length (HTOA) and/or CD-extra data track length stored separately (if any).
The TOCID is created from the length of each track. Some Titles are manufactured in multiple plants and sometimes under more than one label. The start position of one or more tracks may differ slightly at each plant (Engineer's discretion). A difference by one CD sector will change the TOCID. As an example I chose Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin MusicBrainz has 18 Disc IDs associated with the 1987 US release https://musicbrainz.org/release/6166b18d-6055-38e0-886f-b265dd1a980f/discids That's 18 unique CD TOCs so up to18 unique TOCIDs.
I see, thank you!
Sorry about the TOCIDs, here they are: - My CD: BPZ_LgmAPqowNhisVg0KJYgCmlQ- - My friend's CD: UPWcIVmMJ5H5tycwKLGJxFhS58E-
It's the first disc of a 3 disc compilation by Sam Cooke (the other two discs also have different TOCIDs when comparing my friend's CD with mine). I've looked on the CTDB site, and it seems that most of the tracks on my CD are longer than those on my friend's CD - especially the last track, which is seven seconds longer. I've also noticed that my CD has a pregap of 00:00:01, while my friend's CD has no pregap.
Is that common with albums that were manufactured in different plants?
1 Track 01 pregap (HTOA) and CD-extra data track lengths are stored elsewhere so it is possible to have more than one CD TOC per TOCID↵
Thanks for your fantastic work, time and all time dedicated to this project!
Thanks, you should try right clicking in the library > Show album art. When album art is active right click again and try Change layout to full width. Also if you have added your biography path ( see update post ) in File > Preferences > Display > Album art and the biography has automatically downloaded artist images ( if you click on biography ) you can try again right click > Show artists. Also try the flow mode in Options > Library > Design > Flow mode. There you can also switch fast to artists.
The library is really complex and feature rich, just saying, everybody should carefully read the instructions in the update post to get the full experience and try out the options in top menu Options > Library =).
what a bad start , I totally forgot to update the config files, thus old SMP properties values were still present, this also caused to not have the proper biography design. All should be good now. Please download again the master zip HERE. Old link in the update is the same as this one!
Thank you for the prompt reporting!
Yeah! Installed and working without problems until now!