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General Audio / Re: Dare I start another vinyl topic?
Last post by Audible! -
There's many CD systems out there with lots of pixie dust.

"This tray is 9lbs. It's made of a zinc alloy and the reason they do that is to keep as minimal as vibration as possible so you can have a perfect read. And one of the things we don't want in music on a CD is jitter."


Frankly, IMO anything below a 200lbs tray is not good enough. That jitter really ruins my CD experience.
Well sure. It is pretty massive pixie dust though; Tinkerbell definitely needs to cut back on the bacon wrapped, beer battered, deep fried, honey glazed pork chops.

Seriously, what's with these plebians and their commodity hardware? Multi CD changers? Talk about a compromised listening experience!

It's well established that the greater the moving mass of the transport, the better the bits sound ;)
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: WEBM radio streams not supported?
Last post by 3dyd -
Alternative using current foo_input_ffmpeg. Could not make it simpler unfortunately.

1. Create dummy file:
ffmpeg -i http://s1.euer.tv/erdehq.webm -to 1 -f webm radio.s1-euer-tv
2. Add this file to playlist - it will represent this radio station
3. Add new config in FFmpeg Decoder Wrapper:
  - Format name: any, e.g. s1.euer.tv
  - File type mask: *.s1-euer-tv
  - Additional args: -i http://s1.euer.tv/erdehq.webm -i %s
4. Play this file!

So it requires one config per station + existing dummy file for this station.
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Wow. Someone still using links! Impressive; maybe let Roberto know if RRW displays properly :D

I'm simply not going to be able to avoid Netflix, and my recent experiences have cured me of the delusion that OO.o or Libre are acceptable drop-in substitutes for Word when it comes to the formatting requirements of publishers, and I refuse to be a victim of Apple's profit margins. Publishing obviously can be done with free options, just not always with someone else's template.

Happily for science (and to some degree, engineering) types, Mendeley desktop is available for Linux. For Molecular types in particular, SnapGene is also Linux friendly, which is fantastic if you're doing Cas9/cpf1 editing on the regular.
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General Audio / Re: Dare I start another vinyl topic?
Last post by ajinfla -
All I wanted to find out was whether this perception of mine about their attitude was correct.
It isn't.

...but I can't speak for Arny.
Right, he may actually be that hater Clive thought existed.
TT/vinyl owning me, not so much. Except classical (maybe some big band and occasional jazz with 20hz bass) on vinyl, yep, admitted dynamics/deep bass limited, noise, pops, etc. hater.
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General Audio / Re: Dare I start another vinyl topic?
Last post by Nikaki -
Which is a shame, since I'd hypothesize that it would be easier to fart directly into a record sleeve than a CD case, given the dimensions of the intergluteal cleft.
There's many CD systems out there with lots of pixie dust.

"This tray is 9lbs. It's made of a zinc alloy and the reason they do that is to keep as minimal as vibration as possible so you can have a perfect read. And one of the things we don't want in music on a CD is jitter."

https://youtu.be/vd-9_f9YgsE?t=18

Frankly, IMO anything below a 200lbs tray is not good enough. That jitter really ruins my CD experience.
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General Audio / Re: Dare I start another vinyl topic?
Last post by greynol -
All I wanted to find out was whether this perception of mine about their attitude was correct.
It isn't.

...but I can't speak for Arny.
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I can tell you how this works for Converter (I never used file ops in foobar): while files are converted, you need to uncheck that "show output files when done" checkbox. The next time when you run Converter it is unchecked (last state is remembered) and you don't see that small popup window when converting process is finished. I suppose this should work the same way for file ops...

It doesn't work that way on the portable version of v1.3.4, it is checked every time regardless of what I set it to previously.
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General Audio / Re: Dare I start another vinyl topic?
Last post by Audible! -
nobody tried to claim that only LPs contained angel dust and the farts of real musicians.
Which is a shame, since I'd hypothesize that it would be easier to fart directly into a record sleeve than a CD case, given the dimensions of the intergluteal cleft.

Finally! An unambiguous advantage for records!

That being said, it's an open question whether the cardboard sleeve and PVC disc would better adsorb the stench of the odoriferous compounds (principally H2S and methyl mercaptan, with likely some dimethyl sulfide; the relative composition will vary depending upon both diet and intestinal microbiota, which are of course interrelated) of flatulence than would a polycarbonate disc with a paper insert and polystyrene packaging. Unfortunately I don't have remote journal access to check and see at the moment; the individual rates for ACS in particular are easily as extortionate as NPG.

This seems like a far more productive avenue for investigation than most of those undertaken by LP 'purists'. Do original Charly Parker LPs still smell of heroin and the national disgrace of the Jim Crow segregation era? Perhaps Hank Williams Sr LPs still retain the scent of whiskey and infidelity? Do Liberace records reek of the the pungent odor of right wing bigotry borne of closeted homosexuality and stimulant abuse?

I expect to see noses shoved into sleeves, and elaborate verbiage describing the nuances of early sausage and amphetamine-fueled Hamburg Beatles versus the curry and transcendental meditation driven White Album. Obviously, this kind of thing would only be apparent with the first pressing ;)

Get to it, vinyl heads. :))
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Isn't that what the volume control is for?
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General Audio / Re: Dare I start another vinyl topic?
Last post by Wombat -
OK, here you go. The ZIP file contains 8 FLACs and a readme file.
Ok here i go. I only listened with foobar and write down my honest impression after short listening. No science.
No hunt for samples from my side happened. This means no comparison or abx.

Kevin Ayres, scratch ~6sec, vinyl
Tchaikovsky, clean and fresh, digital
Saint Saens, lowres unpleasent, vinyl
Gordon Giltrap, slow transients for such a guitar recording, vinyl
Queen, crackle ~13sec, sibilence vinyl
King Crimson, old fashioned sound but clean, digital
Eberhard Weber, precise bass vs sax but crackle ~28sec, vinyl
Franky i don't know. I guess digital as the pop recordings back then were not so good