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Other Lossy Codecs / Re: EAC3 vs AAC
Last post by j7n -
E-AC-3 is only a slight improvement over conventional AC-3, and still carries an overhead of loudness, compression and checksum data. It requires a relatively high bitrate. AAC is more efficient and compatible on the personal computer. Maybe that is not true on h/w receivers.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: wav 32bit fixed-point to FLAC
Last post by kode54 -
I don't see how using only 24 bits of precision to store the coefficients, this does not preclude using a larger precision numbers as the intermediate products of multiplication, then adding them together and truncating or possibly rounding them.
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FLAC / Re: FLAC, volume leveling dynamics of classical and rock
Last post by Porcus -
OK. and I see from https://neutroncode.com/player that it can handle both ReplayGain and peak normalization.
If they have done it properly, they will prevent that clipping thing. (Which in any case would only happen on "quiet" material.)
On most material, ReplayGain will turn the volume down. Some classical material - like flute - will often go the other way around.

Here is the first thing to learn:
ReplayGain is a tag, kinda like track title is a tag. It does not change the audio itself, it only says to the player "reduce this one by 7 dB". But beware: careful about applications which say things like "Apply" etc., that might signify to change the audio.

That means, you can try it and it does not change more than changing the track title; if you are dissatisfied, you can wipe the tag (or change it manually ... not on hundreds of tracks I suppose).

Do you have a Windows pc? Foobar2000 is your friend. (There is also an Android app available, but now you have already paid for a player that does pretty much the same.) You can select to make an oversample-based scan (theoretically a potential point, does no other harm than the extra time taken), see https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Preferences:ReplayGain_Scanner for settings.

For more info ... search! Or I will spend half an hour copying/pasting.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Installed on Ubuntu MATE 20.04, it won't see my drives
Last post by paregistrase -
I see...is there just some way to install it with a amd64 deb, a PPA, the classic way?

Yes and no  :D .

First you have to instal WINE. You can find it in the ubuntu repositories or in a ppa like the winehq one.

winehq

The ubuntu repositories version is a bit old and the wine hq ones have more up to date versions and diferents flavours (stable, devel and staging)

In the link there is also instruction to do a correct install.

Then you must install foobar.

Download the windows installer and open a terminal in the same folder.

with a simple
Code: [Select]
wine foobar2000_version.exe
you will be in a normal windows instalation: next, next done.
If you choose standar instalation at the end you will have an icon in the desktop to open foobar2000.

Also are my assumptions that foobar will be applying the RG tags without needing to tweak em like with the Rhythmbox and Banshee RG plugins?

Foobar can scan, apply and play files with replaygain out of the box.

I find it strange that installing this way creates it into a sandboxed wine that is not even installed yet (I'll just install CrossOver for Linux 19, it's better than Wine, bought it dirt cheap at the beginning of the year too.

The snaps are designed for sandboxing.
The foobar snap is in fact a foobar installed in wine sandboxed in a snap.
It have some advantages but some limitations too.
If you do like i explain you foobar2000 will work like a normal application.

I'm pretty intrigued with getting RG to play right, and all signs point to foobar to play RG tagged files the way they should be automatically, even if not scanned by the player itself (like I said I did it with metaflac for Rhythmbox and others but it doesn't sound right to me).

Don't worry about that. Foobar2000 will cover all your needs and works pretty well with WINE.

In normal use is like it is a native application.


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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Installed on Ubuntu MATE 20.04, it won't see my drives
Last post by indiawasphone -
I see...is there just some way to install it with a amd64 deb, a PPA, the classic way?

Also are my assumptions that foobar will be applying the RG tags without needing to tweak em like with the Rhythmbox and Banshee RG plugins? I find it strange that installing this way creates it into a sandboxed wine that is not even installed yet (I'll just install CrossOver for Linux 19, it's better than Wine, bought it dirt cheap at the beginning of the year too.

I'm pretty intrigued with getting RG to play right, and all signs point to foobar to play RG tagged files the way they should be automatically, even if not scanned by the player itself (like I said I did it with metaflac for Rhythmbox and others but it doesn't sound right to me).
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