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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Waveform Minibar (mod)
Last post by grimes -
I want to report a bug.
In Preferences | Display | Columns UI | Colours and Fonts | Colours is in the Element dropdown list an random entry showing up twice. This is, because the component Waveform Minibar (mod) is not returning a name and one of the existing names ends up getting reused instead.
See the complete discussion on GitHub reupen/columns_ui, Issue #137.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: foobar DSD playback problems with AVR
Last post by tedsmith -
If you haven't already, check out DoP  (DSD over PCM.)  It doesn't change any of the DSD bits, but it wraps them in PCM and "smuggles" them thru a system that can handle 24bit/176.4k PCM.  Many (most?) DSD capable DACs support it.  It's what foo_input_sacd outputs for DSD by default.  To use DoP you need to have a bit perfect path to your DAC (no volume control, no DSP, no replaygain) both in in your player (foobar2000) and in the OS.  WASAPI, KS and ASIO can be setup for bit perfect playback relatively easily.


Also, if you haven't found it already, https://diyaudioheaven.wordpress.com/digital/pc-software/foobar-2000-for-dummies-part-3-new-experimental-sacd-plugin-v-0-9-x/  is worth a read.
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by vilsen -
I did believe that the encoding type was written in the metadata, so it could be prefetched just like pixel dimension and file size. If that's not the case, and you'd have to decode the whole file, it would be more difficult of course.

Maybe it could be a user request, i.e. when you have decided for a suitable cover candidate, you right-click on it to request a full download for analysis of the encoding type?

Just a thought, but maybe there's too much work involved to implement this idea.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Autosave & Autobackup (foo_jesus)
Last post by tipar -
Well technically foobar isn't backing up the tags you see in the property dialog, they're just stored in the files themselves, but yes, they wouldn't be lost if foobar got wiped somehow :)

I meant that I have Foobar showing those custom tags in property dialog—spoiler—and according to Autosave then it will back up my current configuration, and then it will be shown again. How I love having left iTunes and Windows Media Player, in those cases, you would have to rate all of your songs again one by one if anything went wrong. Regards.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

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Support - (fb2k) / Re: foobar DSD playback problems with AVR
Last post by sakujou87 -
I see. Thanks a ton! You probably saved me dozens of hours digging into the subject and testing different methods.

So are there any workarounds besides buying a dedicated DAC with a USB input and RCA output?

I understand that the Denon X3300 can accept DSD through USB as well, but there are some mentions a PC can't be connected directly, it has to be a USB stick or hardrive. Maybe with a LAN cable? I will dig online about some info, but wouldn't mind some help if someone is aware how it can be done. :)


Also - can foobar or Jriver convert those DSDs to PCM and downsample them to 192kHz (which is my AVR limit)?
I tried setting up foobar to output PCM only and use the Sox (mod2) DSP resampler to resample everything to 192kHz, but it doesn't seem to do anything.
When I try these settings:
Output data format: 24-bit
SACD - Output Mode - PCM
PCM Samplerate - 44100
DCD2PCM Mode - any of Multistage or Direct options

Foobar plays the DSD files, I guess they are converted to PCM 44100. But when I try to setup a higher samplerate of 88200 or 176400 I get this error:
"Unrecoverable playback error: Unsupported stream format: 176400 Hz / 24-bit / 2 channels"
I guess the bit-rate and samplerate do not work together.
But basically how can I at least get the max out of the PCMs? Like 176400 or something similar?
Again I would really appreciate help on this. :)


And another general question - even though my AVR says it reads DSD (I believe DSD128), it also has a limit of 192kHz I think. How would this be possible, when DSD 128 is way higher with 5,6mHz? Same goes for some USB DACs I guess, as I have seen a lot of them that say they support DSD 64, 128, even 256 or 512, but yet they have a max limit of either 192kHz or 384kHz. I guess I am missing something, but just wanna make sure if I invest in a separate DAC it would at least do the job.

Thank you once again for the help.

I see. Thanks a ton! You probably saved me dozens of hours digging into the subject and testing different methods.

So are there any workarounds besides buying a dedicated DAC with a USB input and RCA output?

I understand that the Denon X3300 can accept DSD through USB as well, but there are some mentions a PC can't be connected directly, it has to be a USB stick or hardrive. Maybe with a LAN cable? I will dig online about some info, but wouldn't mind some help if someone is aware how it can be done. :)


Also - can foobar or Jriver convert those DSDs to PCM and downsample them to 192kHz (which is my AVR limit)?
I tried setting up foobar to output PCM only and use the Sox (mod2) DSP resampler to resample everything to 192kHz, but it doesn't seem to do anything.
When I try these settings:
Output data format: 24-bit
SACD - Output Mode - PCM
PCM Samplerate - 44100
DCD2PCM Mode - any of Multistage or Direct options

Foobar plays the DSD files, I guess they are converted to PCM 44100. But when I try to setup a higher samplerate of 88200 or 176400 I get this error:
"Unrecoverable playback error: Unsupported stream format: 176400 Hz / 24-bit / 2 channels"
I guess the bit-rate and samplerate do not work together.
But basically how can I at least get the max out of the PCMs? Like 176400 or something similar?
Again I would really appreciate help on this. :)


And another general question - even though my AVR says it reads DSD (I believe DSD128), it also has a limit of 192kHz I think. How would this be possible, when DSD 128 is way higher with 5,6mHz? Same goes for some USB DACs I guess, as I have seen a lot of them that say they support DSD 64, 128, even 256 or 512, but yet they have a max limit of either 192kHz or 384kHz. I guess I am missing something, but just wanna make sure if I invest in a separate DAC it would at least do the job.

Thank you once again for the help.

EDIT:
OK, managed to solve one of the problems - when trying to resample the PCM files, I hadn't specified a sample rate for Sox mod2 to resample to 192kHz.
So first in the SACD settings I set the output to 352800 and then I put the same value in the Sox mod2 "Resample ONLY frequencies" field. And it works - my AVR is now receiver is now playing 192kHz PCM! A small win. 
But the other questions stand, I guess. Even though I wonder is all the trouble worth it. And would I even be able to tell the difference between a bit-perfect DSD and the resample 192kHz PCM I am playing...
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Audio Hardware / Re: Replacement for Sandisk Clip+
Last post by antz -
The statement about the V2 is wrong! Only the housing is different, the internals are the same.
Not sure - there's a X3II which I believe is not Rockbox-able, though I may be wrong. It has such things as Bluetooth, which the original does not, so it can't be the same internals. Maybe we're not talking about the same thing?
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