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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: CaTRoX (QWR Edition): fb2k theme
Last post by MordredKLB -
No, of course. Like I said, I went for the simplest solution at the moment. Doing it my way, I miss out on collapsible/selectable functionality which would be great to have... and it's much uglier if you want it disabled or if you're already grouping by discnumber.

I also ultimately decided that this early in my theme development I didn't want to drift too far from your main branch if I could help it :)

Just now though I did have another idea of how to approach this as it's own item when the groups are being created, so I might give this another pass and see how difficult it is.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: CaTRoX (QWR Edition): fb2k theme
Last post by TheQwertiest -
Well, I didn't think this thoroughly yet, but I wanted disc sub-header to be something like grouping header, i.e. selecting entirety of one disc, when clicked on, maybe collapsible and surely 100% optional. The actual implementation idea is yet to form, but we'll see how it goes...
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General Audio / Re: Why wasn't there ever a VHS based consumer audio format?
Last post by JabbaThePrawn -
Wouldn't the vast majority of cassettes be the ones we made ourselves? Back in the day (when the turntable was the prime music source) I used to wonder who actually bought commercial tapes.
I occasionally did buy commercial cassettes, when there was no alternative format available in the few, small shops available to me (before I moved to London from the countryside and spent ruinous amounts of money on records).
Two I recall buying were Zappa's 'The Best Band you never heard in your Life' (partially mangled when I lent it to a friend) and Paul Kelly's 'So much Water, so close to Home'. I'd have loved to have bought both of them on LP or CD, but with limited choice, I had to get my music by any means necessary.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_onewaysync
Last post by theroelr -
Hello,

I seem to have run into a problem when syncing a larger number of files. Yesterday I transferred a bit over 1000 songs. Today I noticed 2 or 3 songs were missing, but at the same time about 2 or three songs appeared as duplicates in my library. But these duplicate songs would have different file names. For example, I have SongA.mp3 and SongB.mp3, but both files contain SongA (and its metadata) and SongB is nowhere to be found.

I may have identified what the issue could be, but I am not 100% if this is really what is happening:

Before all the songs are copied they are converted and temporarily stored in the Temp-folder. Each file seems to get a name of the shape
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OWS<4-digit hexadecimal number>.tmp.<extension>
Is this number randomly generated or is there some structure behind it? And if it is randomly generated, is there a check for collisions? Because what I think is happening is that two different songs get the same file name after conversion, which means one song will "disappear" and one song will appear twice.
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General Audio / Re: Why wasn't there ever a VHS based consumer audio format?
Last post by Nikaki -
Wouldn't the vast majority of cassettes be the ones we made ourselves?
Yeah. But... from what? FM radio recordings were going to sound crap anyway. And if you had a CD player, then you wouldn't bother with cassettes to begin with. And almost no one I knew was buying metal grade cassettes anyway, only normal and chrome. Which I why I believe that the majority of people don't actually know how good cassette can actually sound.

I found a video about exactly this subject. "Cassettes - better than you don't remember":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVoSQP2yUYA
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: TAK 2.3.1 Beta 1
Last post by [JAZ] -
CoRoNe:

The AMD chips got support for SSE2 quite later than Intel (Mostly since Athlon 64), but sure that PC of yours has more than 10 years (and possibly more than 12).

While it always feels bad that some software that you use stop working, in this case I would consider this the natural course of events and not try to stop this change. More so when this change does not stop it working, but only make it work slower.


( MMX and SSE code does not work well together. Also, SSE (non-2) cannot do integer arithmetic like MMX, so it's either MMX or SSE2 )
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Audio Hardware / Re: Subwoofer advice needed
Last post by Fairy -
Thank you DVDdoug,

Good to hear 1 sub is a good option. 2 subs would be a serious hassle to fit because I have a huge fishtank that is situated with the CM10's footprint in mind and a little extra space around them, so fitting one sub is already a challenge.

The living room is quite large, but I just cannot lift the aquarium and shift it some inches to the left. It weighs around 1500 kilo's.

PS, my amplifier (C388 NAD) does have stereo subwoofer pre-outs. So that is taken care of.
Every quality subwoofer I know has stereo inputs so that is not a problem.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Columns UI
Last post by musicmusic -
I just haven't released a new version yet, but as you may have seen there is a fair amount of changes pending release.

The next version will be 1.0.0 alpha 1. There are a few things I'd like to tidy up before releasing it, and I'd prefer for foobar2000 1.4 to be out of beta.

So you'll have have to wait a bit longer for a new release, but if you're curious enough there are compilation instructions in the repo's readme.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Subwoofer advice needed
Last post by DVDdoug -
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For some reason putting 1 sub in a pure stereo setup sounds wrong to me, but maybe I'm mistaken.
Deep bass is "non-directional",  it's usually bass is centered in the mix (identical in both channels), and typically there is only one subwoofer output from your receiver (or computer, etc.).    However, it looks like those subs have a built-in crossover so you may have a bit more flexibility. 

With multiple woofers/subs there is more opportunity to minimize the effects of standing waves but there are (almost) always compromises and most home systems use only one sub.

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They sound fine, but I somehow I like the port on the back closed....

...I deliberately opted for a sealed enclosure because I like the sound more.
Of course you should go with the sound you prefer.    But, you can make a good speaker either way and there are lots of design factors & compromises and lots of ways to make a good speaker (and even more ways to make a bad speaker :D) ).    
 
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