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AAC / AAC made with EAC/QAAC won't add to iTunes library
Last post by floogs -
Subject line sums it up: I'm ripping some old CDs with EAC, using QAAC as the encoder (with these command line options).

The files come out playable, but trying to add them to my iTunes library produces... absolutely nothing. No error message, no files in the library, just nothing. The tags also don't show up in Windows File Explorer, for what it's worth. I've also encoded plenty of FLACs from the command line with QAAC and those get tagged and will add to iTunes just fine, but something about the files coming out of EAC seems to be incompatible.

Any ideas why? I've googled for information to no avail.
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General Audio / Settings suggestion on Windows 7 64Bite
Last post by squirtmph -
Hello Guys I hope I am in the right tab for question nor suggestion I have, Any help or guidance will be appreciate it
Equipment:
Toshiba Cosmio x505-Q894
Fiio E17K DAC
Audio Technica ATX-M50x

Software:
Equalizer APO
APO EQ
Peters EQ APO Configuration Extension (peace) v1.4.50
Interface Equalizer APO

Audio format:
Flac
Wave
320Kbps MP3

What setting would suggestion would you say I need base from the component I have, VLC have better sound but before Install APO I use to have rich & deep sound sound.
I can post any other information you might need, Thank you for helping me out to gain the best sound from from foobar2000...
since I plan to use same setting to Android note 4, because I could attach Fiio E17K DAC. But first I would like to focus on windows 
Thank you very much!



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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Beginning of track cut off about 1 sec, please help
Last post by Simon_ Thunder -
Here:



Oh, and that Continuator thing is a DSP that hasn't been updated since 2004, and whose author stopped coming here in 2006. I would remove it.
It works not bad at all. Just think about how to configure foo dsp continuator properly. I think the last version is 0.61 was released in 2009...
You not have to remove it, just configure this plugin.
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General Audio / Re: Toe-in vs only tilting backwards
Last post by DVDdoug -
I don't know anything about those particular speakers.   

You can certainly try it!  They are your speakers and your room and your sound system is for your enjoyment and you should do whatever you like!

Typically, you want to "aim" the tweeter at your ear which means positioning the speakers with the tweeter at ear-level or tiling up or down, and angling them in.   But, it depends on the design of the speakers and the acoustics of the room.

Since those speakers are tall, tilting them up probably won't help (assuming a seated listening position).   It's hard to know...  Maybe bouncing more sound of the ceiling will make it sound better.  

Is that tweeter on top adjustable?   Or can you modify it without damaging the speaker?    Tweeters are more directional than mids & woofers, so it's the tweeter that's most important.
 
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and I saw his video about imaging and creating a larger soundstage.
Those can be conflicting goals.   For example, if you space the speakers farther apart or aim the speaker for less-direct sound you'll get a "bigger" soundstage, but you'll get less precise location ("imaging") of the sounds within the soundstage.    Since there are only two speakers and all of the sound comes from those two locations (plus reflected sound) the stereo soundstage is an illusion in your mind and different listeners will experience it  differently.
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Opus / Re: Opus frequency notching at 15.5 kHz
Last post by quadH -
Note that Opus splits audio into frequency bands and distributes bits along those. I imagine those bands to be "buckets" that bits can be allocated to.

The complete range from 15600 to 20000 Hz is coded in one "bucket" - band 20 to be more precise (c.f. table 55 in https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6716). Apparently the psychoacoustic model in Opus determined that while some energy is needed in this band, the detailed structure wasn't of high importance compared to the other bands. Thus the band was filled  somewhat uniformly, which is why things from 15600 to 20000 Hz look somewhat flat.
"9600 Hz |   12000 Hz"
That explains why 24000 Hz is better than 22050 Hz (sample rate) for low bitrates.
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General A/V / TV audio and compression. (Or lack thereof.)
Last post by Artie -
Back in the old days of television, programs were broadcast with extreme audio compression. I assume due to RF transmission limitations. But now that we're trying out Hulu, programs are played with full dynamic range. So, if I want to watch Kojak, for example, late at night, I have to literally ride the remote so that the music, car chases, and gunshots don't blast at full volume while being able to hear normal conversation. Upon further investigation, I see that many people are having this issue. The biggest complaint being the difference in volume between commercials and programs. Which brings me to the point of this mini rant. Since DSP is as common as hamburgers, I'm surprised that soundbars and such aren't made with built-in compression, or other DSP affects. There seems to be a market for it.

I've got a little stereo Alesis Nanocompressor that I'm going to try and connect between the TV and a soundbar. But a dedicated TV compressor, (optical or HDMI connections), would be ideal. Has anyone else dealt with this problem? If so, what kind of solutions have you come up with?

Thanks;
Artie

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