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General - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar track comparison question
Last post by Marin30 -
Nothing to worry about here.  The text at the top tells you everything you need to know:
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the tracks became identical after applying offset and truncating first/last samples.

...and, in particular:
 
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Extra leading/trailing sections contained only null samples.

In other words, if you discard any leading and or trailing null samples in both tracks, what's left is the same.  The technicalities are that a CD does not have tracks on it, just silences of a few seconds between bursts of audio data, and a separate block of index data telling the player where to find the beginning of each burst (ie "track").  A ripper uses that index data to split the rip into individual tracks, but it's not sample-accurate.

I also installed EAC but I found it too difficult to handle.
Why, what's wrong with it?  EAC is my go-to ripper (then I use MP3Tag to do the tagging).

I admit you have to set up your compression options, but there are tutorials for that (just google "eac rip to flac"), and then all you have to do is load the CD and click the "CMP" button.

Thank you very much for your answer :) I was a little bit unsure and wanted to confirm.
For the moment I am keeping Foobar2000, since I found a little bit hard to do all the configurations in EAC.
Anyway, at the end of the day both tools practically do the same thing, so it is just a matter of preferences :)
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_vis_spectrum_analyzer
Last post by pqyt -
Hi,
the peak meter shows wrong values now. When I play a track that has a true peak (calculated at 8x oversampling) at 0,3, the component shows more than 3. All other plugins show proper values (SPAN, built-in foobar peak meter and many others).
Now the componet alnmost always shows red (above 0) which is ridiculous. I have original pressings made in the 1980s that very rarely go above 0 and usually have DR12. Please reverse to the previous calculations that were correct.
I don't know what true peak and the impact of oversampling is. And multiple users who are, I assume, in the know confirmed the current results. The SOS test suite also shows that the dBFS values are correct.

Maybe there's an extra parameter that I don't know of (yet) but the current algorithm is correct.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar track comparison question
Last post by fooball -
Nothing to worry about here.  The text at the top tells you everything you need to know:
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the tracks became identical after applying offset and truncating first/last samples.

...and, in particular:
 
Quote
Extra leading/trailing sections contained only null samples.

In other words, if you discard any leading and or trailing null samples in both tracks, what's left is the same.  The technicalities are that a CD does not have tracks on it, just silences of a few seconds between bursts of audio data, and a separate block of index data telling the player where to find the beginning of each burst (ie "track").  A ripper uses that index data to split the rip into individual tracks, but it's not sample-accurate.

I also installed EAC but I found it too difficult to handle.
Why, what's wrong with it?  EAC is my go-to ripper (then I use MP3Tag to do the tagging).

I admit you have to set up your compression options, but there are tutorials for that (just google "eac rip to flac"), and then all you have to do is load the CD and click the "CMP" button.
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Other Lossy Codecs / Re: Microsoft ADPCM
Last post by Klymins -
Another note: I noticed MultimediaWiki actually gives all of the IMA ADPCM info but i did not understand it, so probably it gives enough info to understand MS ADPCM completely but i can't understand it. I think that's because my English is not very good... Can anyone help me?
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General - (fb2k) / Unexpected audio format change - strange output files created
Last post by cliveb -
I've been transcoding my library from FLAC to OGG (for mobile use).
And because I'm applying some DSP, I switched on "don't reset DSP between tracks" (to avoid glitches on gapless track transitions).

When the sample rate changes I get the error "unexpected audio format change", which is to be expected.
However, what confused me was the output files that got created.

Let's say we're processing files in this order:
Album A/Final Track  (44.1kHz)
Album B/Track 1  (48kHz)
Album B/Track 2  (48kHz)

The messages that report the errors are:
Source: "....\Album A\Final Track.flac"
  An error occurred while writing to file (Unexpected audio format change) : "....\Album A\Final Track.ogg"
Source: "...\Album B\Track 1.flac"
  Conversion failed: Unexpected audio format change

The output files that get created are:
Album A/Final Track.ogg - all good
Album B/Track 1.ogg - contains the content of Track 2
Album B/Track 2.ogg - very short containing no usable audio data

Now that I've discovered exactly what files get created, I know how to cope (re-transcode the first two tracks of Album B), but I was just interested if anyone can explain why the error messages don't identify the files that are actually affected.

(Using foobar2000 v2.0 if that's relevant).
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General - (fb2k) / Foobar track comparison question
Last post by Marin30 -
Hello everyone, I am new to the forum so I hope my question is being posted on the correct category. Please, forgive me if I am posting on the wrong category.

I am ripping some CDs and my ripping tool is Foobar2000 v2.1.2. I ripped my CD the first time in lossless (FLAC format) and I also re-ripped it once again (in FLAC) and was doing some checks for every track with "Utilities - Bit compare tracks..." function.

For some of the tracks, I received the message as in the image attached. May anyone please tell me if this is correct? Does it mean that both versions are lossless and if truncating extra leading/trailing sections they became identical? I want to know if I correctly ripped them and nothing is lost.

Thanks in advance for your answer.
I also installed EAC but I found it too difficult to handle.