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General - (fb2k) / Re: Can't search by lyrics?
Last post by wcs13 -
Thanks @anamorphic for such an excellent answer! :D
That definitely did the trick.
I have now re-added LYRICS to the "Simple Search - Exclude Fields".
So now a simple search doesn't try to match any lyrics, but an explicit %lyrics% search works as intended.

I'm just puzzled with one more thing:
EDIT - Setting basicMetaMax to 5000 instead of 2000 did the trick :D
at least one song (so possibly others) still doesn't appear at all in %lyrics% search results, even though its %lyrics% field exists and matches the search.
Same problem as before: that song appears if I type "%lyrics% PRESENT", but it doesn't appear if I type "%lyrics% HAS "{whatever word or letter}". :o
I can see the song (it's a regular mp3), play the song, check its properties, check its %lyrics% field, display it in a lyrics viewer... but it refuses to appear.
I have rescanned my media library just in case. It just doesn't work. Beats me!

PS: I will upgrade to v2 in a few months, when building my new rig :)
FLAC / Re: Retune of FLAC compression levels
Last post by ktf -
Here's a x64 windows binary with the proposed settings

Also, I didn't notice the decoding graphs lacking an x-axis. The reason is that the differences are so small, the plotting software doesn't put any labels there (on a log axis it only places labels on multiples of 10, with sublabels on x2 and x5). The difference between the left and right side of the plot is only 15% for both 16-bit audio and 24-bit audio, meaning preset -0 decodes about 15% faster than preset -8.
General - (fb2k) / Re: Can't search by lyrics?
Last post by anamorphic -
I would guess (since I only save lyric files and not tags), probably because (at least in foobar v1 series), the lyrics fields are not cached in memory, to save foobar using huge amounts of RAM.

In profile folder see LargeFieldsConfig.txt -

# List of spam meta fields - rarely useful stuff that *never* gets cached
fieldSpam=accurate rip
fieldSpam=eac logfile
fieldSpam=unsynced lyrics

I guess (once again) if you remove the last two from fieldSpam= and put them under fieldBasic= then they would be cached, but only up to the amount of basicMetaMax=

Finally, I guess (since I have not tested much) this round-about way of settings would not be necessary in v2 series (?)
General - (fb2k) / Can't search by lyrics?
Last post by wcs13 -
Hi everybody,

I don't know why I'm unable to search by lyrics:
- My config has EsPlaylist and Facets
- If I type
Code: [Select]
%lyrics% PRESENT
it shows me a lot of tracks
- But if I type
Code: [Select]
%lyrics% HAS "{whatever word or letter}"
it doesn't show anything. Not a single track.
The problem is the same in both EsPlaylist and Facets.

I have been through prefs to see if something was disabled, but I can't find anything.
In Prefs > Tools > EsPlaylist > Behaviour > Typing Search, the condition is "Partial match" + "Search group headers"
In Prefs > Advanced > Tools > Search Filters, The "Simple Search - Exclude Fields" are CUESHEET;LOGFILE

What am I missing? Thank you.
FLAC / Retune of FLAC compression levels
Last post by ktf -
Hi all,

I'm considering retuning FLACs compression levels to work more like TAKs. Where TAK has p0, p0e, p0m, p1, p1e, p1m etc, FLAC will have its compression levels similarly grouped. levels 0, 1 and 2 will be the fastest decoding, 3, 4 and 5 will be slighly slower decoding, 6, 7 and 8 will be decoding the slowest. In each group, a higher levels gives higher compression and slower encoding. Beyond the grouping, material with a resolution above 48kHz will have presets 6, 7 and 8 go to lpc order 32, and presets 0, 1 and 2 change blocksize from 1152 to 4096, like the other presets.

A more thorough explanation of what exactly changes is here: There are also some links to results of comparisons.

The main reason for this change is that I think there are less 'useless' presets in here, presets are better differentiated.

CDDA input, encoding:

CDDA input, decoding:

Hi-res material, encoding. Colors are swapped, sorry for that

Hi-res material, decoding:

I'd like to hear some opinions on this change.
General - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 v2.0 bugs
Last post by Peter -
Converter in foobar v2.0 have 3 issues:

1. I have playlist with 32bit int files in wav or flac. If i want to export it to 32bit int wav without bitdepth change, just format conversion, there is no such option. Only 32bit, but it's floating. So the bits in files will be changed. Maybe it's wise to add such an option to choose 32bit or 32bit-float?
2. Even if i press convert, converter doesn't remind of lossy bits operation. I checked foobar v1.6.16, it does remind
3. After conversion there is annoying window 'Converter output'. And there is no option to disable it
1 + 2, looks like an oversight, fixing. Thanks for reporting.
3. Checkbox for this is shown in conversion progress dialog, I guess it's hard to see or click if conversion finishes near instantly.
General - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 v2.0 bugs
Last post by Peter -
I tried a fresh installation, and it didn't have the bug until I also installed and added foo_dsp_stereoconv and Resampler (SRC).

Thanks for the details, I'm investigating mitigation techniques for this.

Possible workarounds:
  • Increase output buffer length - smooth mode starts playing after 1/4th of the buffer is ready, that would be 250ms with defaults; if more audio audio doesn't arrive in time after that, glitch happens. Try 5000ms output buffer instead of the default 1000ms please.
  • Change automatic resampling behavior - by default, SSRC is used to resample played audio to match Windows Mixer sample rate. SSRC which isn't very CPU efficient, you can set Advanced Preferences / Tools / Automatic Resampling to "Resampler (RetroArch)", without the quotation marks, or to any other name of DSP which you wish to be used for implicit resampling.
Please report if either of the above helps.