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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Installed on Ubuntu MATE 20.04, it won't see my drives
Last post by paregistrase -
I see...is there just some way to install it with a amd64 deb, a PPA, the classic way?

Yes and no  :D .

First you have to instal WINE. You can find it in the ubuntu repositories or in a ppa like the winehq one.

winehq

The ubuntu repositories version is a bit old and the wine hq ones have more up to date versions and diferents flavours (stable, devel and staging)

In the link there is also instruction to do a correct install.

Then you must install foobar.

Download the windows installer and open a terminal in the same folder.

with a simple
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wine foobar2000_version.exe
you will be in a normal windows instalation: next, next done.
If you choose standar instalation at the end you will have an icon in the desktop to open foobar2000.

Also are my assumptions that foobar will be applying the RG tags without needing to tweak em like with the Rhythmbox and Banshee RG plugins?

Foobar can scan, apply and play files with replaygain out of the box.

I find it strange that installing this way creates it into a sandboxed wine that is not even installed yet (I'll just install CrossOver for Linux 19, it's better than Wine, bought it dirt cheap at the beginning of the year too.

The snaps are designed for sandboxing.
The foobar snap is in fact a foobar installed in wine sandboxed in a snap.
It have some advantages but some limitations too.
If you do like i explain you foobar2000 will work like a normal application.

I'm pretty intrigued with getting RG to play right, and all signs point to foobar to play RG tagged files the way they should be automatically, even if not scanned by the player itself (like I said I did it with metaflac for Rhythmbox and others but it doesn't sound right to me).

Don't worry about that. Foobar2000 will cover all your needs and works pretty well with WINE.

In normal use is like it is a native application.


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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Installed on Ubuntu MATE 20.04, it won't see my drives
Last post by indiawasphone -
I see...is there just some way to install it with a amd64 deb, a PPA, the classic way?

Also are my assumptions that foobar will be applying the RG tags without needing to tweak em like with the Rhythmbox and Banshee RG plugins? I find it strange that installing this way creates it into a sandboxed wine that is not even installed yet (I'll just install CrossOver for Linux 19, it's better than Wine, bought it dirt cheap at the beginning of the year too.

I'm pretty intrigued with getting RG to play right, and all signs point to foobar to play RG tagged files the way they should be automatically, even if not scanned by the player itself (like I said I did it with metaflac for Rhythmbox and others but it doesn't sound right to me).
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_discogs
Last post by da yuyu -
I haven't been following & don't have any time for this right now, but nice work da yuyu. If you make a MR on bitbucket some time I would review them and merge into the main release, once they are stable.

Did you ever fix the issue of it being very slow (at least under wine)? That seemed like a major issue.

Hi zoomorph, great to see you back. I'll be glad to MR at some point in the future of course.
The thing about the poor performance is going well. The filtering is not as awful as it was last week and there is a new option to cache on disk, nice for big artist collections. I believe it is getting better.
The throughput in the connections is not so good, but that seams like a limitation at Discogs. Idk maybe something to do with the protocol, the load balancing... is hard to tell. All in all your component does a fantastic job for my needs. Looking forward for that MR at some point in the future. All the best.

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FLAC / Re: FLAC, volume leveling dynamics of classical and rock
Last post by Porcus -
For ReplayGain to work, your in-car player must support ReplayGain. Any idea if it does?
It is easy: find a LOUD rock track, make two copies of it, RG scan one of them, listen for the difference.

If not ... FLAC for your hard drive at home, transcode to lossy for in-car use.
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Other Lossy Codecs / Re: EAC3 vs AAC
Last post by IgorC -
EAC3 to AC3 is the same as AAC to HE-AAC.

If  an original source is EAC3 it's recommended to not transcode from lossy to lossy (from EAC3 to AAC).
If  an original source  is lossless then go with AAC(medium and high bitrates) or HE-AAC (less than ~180-200 kbps for 5.1) for better quality.
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