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General Audio / Re: Hardware recommendation
Last post by DVDdoug -
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probably due to DPC latency spikes.
I agree that it's probably not a lack of processing power (although a faster computer probably would help because it can finish-up the interrupting process faster).

Have you tried running LatencyMon?

There is a free online book about optimizing your computer for audio called Glitch Free.


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General Audio / Re: Hardware recommendation
Last post by saratoga -
You don't need a top end PC for music playback. I could be wrong here, but I think any 4 core or better CPU made in the last ten years would be more than enough. Also, 8 gigs of RAM and an SSD. Onboard soundcard should be OK, otherwise you can get a cheap USB DAC if you absolutely have too. The biggest investment would be a good pair of powered speakers or headphones.
ok, we have sporadic dropouts in sound on a new Celeron, probably due to DPC latency spikes.
Hence the question

I used to run foobar on a 700 MHz Athlon, so you don't need extremely advanced hardware.  If you're getting DPC latency, then some hardware device on your system isn't working right.  Buying a new computer is one solution, but troubleshooting your hardware is another.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Georgia-ReBORN - A Clean foobar2000 Theme
Last post by dwmartin0906 -
It doesn't happen with the original using the same image.  The only change I made to the cd art code was to display a default image if none was found, but I have this same change in Georgia without any issues.  However, I commented out my cd art code and copied in yours and it still happened, so it must be something else.  The only other changes I made, other than strictly cosmetic ones, were the ability to scroll album art, the ability to adjust the volume by scrolling anywhere on the panel, preventing colored band labels from being inverted and a popup menu.  All this code is also in Georgia without any issues.  I have added additional components, such as facets, foo_flowin, deskband controls, etc..  But again, I have all these in Georgia.

This is a very minor issue and certainly something I can live with if I can't fix it..  I should have tested with your original code before contacting you, but since all my new code was copied over from Georgia I just expected it to work the same.  I will be sure to test with your original code in the future if I find any other issues.  I am very very sorry for wasting your time.
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Support - (fb2k) / Clicks/gaps in DSD playback
Last post by alanbarcas -
Hi, I have a DSD capable DAC and I'm trying to play one of my SACDs that I have converted to WavPack. With the foo_input_sacd plugin through WASAPI, the DAC indicates properly "DSD64" and it sounds great, however there are very noticeable clicks occurring that I can't get rid of.

Initially it happened whenever I changed a track manually, used the seekbar, stopped the playback and so on, otherwise normal playback from beggining-to-end of an album is perfectly gapless.

I found out that enabling the fading option and reducing buffer length to a low value in Preferences > Playback > Output solved part of the issue, EXCEPT when I either pause/stop a track or when I start a DSD playback with nothing playing before, in which case the first 2 seconds of the track are cut off. 

So, checking my DAC when I pause a particular track, it goes back from "DSD64" to whatever PCM default sample rate it was playing before the current track (44.1, 96 kHz etc, depending of the last track), accompanied with a click sound, an then when I resume the playback, returns to "DSD64" mode accompanied with another click or two.
This happens regardless if it is a .wv or .dsf file, or if I select the "DoP for converter" option.
Maybe the problem is my DAC's driver?

Searching the forum I found this thread about, I think, the same/similar issue (though I don't understand completely the technical details) but I couldn't carry out any of the workarounds from there.

I don't know what else I can do, so any suggestion or comment would be helpful.
foobar2000 1.6.2 / Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 / SMSL SU-8 DAC
TIA.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Georgia-ReBORN - A Clean foobar2000 Theme
Last post by MordredKLB -
I just noticed something.  If I show cd art, then turn it off, it leaves an outline of the cd image until I do a reload or the track changes.  Has anyone else noticed this?
It's not a shadow is it?

Sometimes window.RepaintRect's need a little fudge factor to get them to completely redraw over old elements, but you wouldn't see a round outline on a cdArt that was no longer visible... at worst it would just be where the circle comes closest to the four sides.
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General Audio / Re: Hardware recommendation
Last post by NateHigs -
I had the same issues (DPC latency spikes and dropouts) when I upgraded my system from Windows 7 to 10. If you google the issue many people have problems with DPC latency on Windows 10 although their hardware is strong enough. In my case, Windows didn't like my USB DAC and kept connecting and disconnecting it. I solved it by using onboard sound (which TBH sounds as good). You could try buying a cheap usb dongle sound card to see if it makes a difference. 

This is why I don't run Windows. Imagine not being able to playback music on a modern PC... What an absolute mess.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Install FLAC.exe
Last post by kode54 -
Although technically, you can install the Encoder Pack literally anywhere, as long as you install the Converter component in foobar and point its converter tool search path to wherever you installed the pack.
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