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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by eurekagliese -
Hi there Marc, sorry for unrelated Jscript post. In some of your post, I see your foobar actually use a different shade of dark RGB(19, 19, 19) background as seen on
toolbar header background, window background and also the stacked tabs. May I ask how to do that? Thank you.

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General - (fb2k) / Foobar2000 v2 Resume Playlist suggestion
Last post by loohop -
I noticed that foobar2000 v2 already saves your position in playlists without any additional plugins. It would be nice if it were easier to resume a playlist after playing a different playlist. Highlighting the last played track in playlists would be very helpful, and a "Resume Playlist" context menu command as well. Right now, the only way to resume a playlist after playing a different playlist is to select the playlist, close foobar2000, reopen foobar2000, and press play.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist Organizer (aka foo_plorg) replacement on Jscript Panel 3
Last post by etip -
New version :
Playlist Organizer (Jscript Panel 3)

Version changes :
- if the option to not show the active song sign is chosen then the list starts closer to the left side of the panel.
- implemented a tooltip with the total length of the hovered playlist.
- Code fixes (hopefully)

@iridescentaudio can you please check if you still have the (auto Collapse) issue, i dont on my side but i'm not sure i solved it.

General - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 v2.0 bugs
Last post by dore.moni -
Sorry for that. I asked you personally because you are professional developer and can diagnose this problem.
Porcus is incorrect. When volume in foobar is at max 0dB, foobar does not do internal processing and must output bits as they are in file. (if the intput of dac can accept it)

When  volume in foobar is at max 0dB and the file is 24bit it outputs bit-perfect as in file.
But if the file is 32bit integer foobar outputs it as 24bit simply by trunkating last 8bits. And the output is not bitperfect then.
So my question why it is so?

JRiver Media Center outputs 32bit integer as is at 32bit.

Porcus is correct, you're wrong.  foobar2000 converts everything to 32-bit floating point in 32-bit versions of the application where 64-bit versions (2.0 or newer) convert everything to 64-bit floating point.  foobar2000 does internal processing at all times regardless of the volume setting.  It's just at 0 dB that this processing is simply a lossless passthrough of sorts for most formats up to 24-bit integers (i.e. reversible) in 32-bit versions.  I know I'm repeating what has been said, but maybe you need to hear it from somebody else.

I understand that internal processing is 32-bit floating point or 64-bit floating point. But the input of my DAC is 32bit. So after processing foobar have to convert the data from 32-bit floating point to 32bit integer. Or to 24bit integer for DAC with 24bit inputs. There is even an option "Output data format" 16/24/32bit to choose.

So i have 3 questions:

1. Why foobar outputs data in 24bit, even if i choose Output data format as 32bit? (My DAC internal test indicates that it is 24bit)
2. If the volume is changed and not 0dB, foobar will process and convert the data from 32-bit floating point to 32bit integer or to 24bit integer?
3. How can i play in foobar 32bit files on a 32bit DAC bit-perfect? Other programs can do this a long ago.

Movie/Multichannel audio / Re: What is the effect of converting multichannel movie Atmos/DTS to AAC?
Last post by DVDdoug -
Dolby Digital and DTS are already lossy compression.   Generally you should avoid lossy-to-lossy conversion because it introduces additional losses, even at the same bitrate.     But you may not hear any quality loss.    Conversion to AAC would only be an advantage if your player needs AAC or if you need smaller files (lower bitrate).

Converting/compressing the lossless files is probably "OK" but make sure the decoder/converter is handling Atmos downmixing correctly.

Of course, a soundbar doesn't really give you sound from behind or from the sides, and even the left/right separation isn't usually as wide as speakers.

If possible, I would recommend archiving the original format.      ...I have some 4TB hard drives with copies of all of my DVDs (and a couple of Blu-Rays) in their original format, including the video.   I use PowerDVD or VLC to play them.   (VLC doesn't properly support Blu-Ray).   I can play them on my computer or plug the HDMI into my home theater system.

Support - (fb2k) / Re: Unrecoverable playback error
Last post by anamorphic -
It usually means the output device you selected does not support that stream configuration - maybe the device expects 48000 Hz sample rate (?)

Did you select an output with '[exclusive]', or ASIO? What happens if you leave foobar on 'Primary Sound Driver' and change the device in Windows? (speaker icon on taskbar)