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General - (fb2k) / One key shortcut to stop the playback and minimize foobar
Last post by ANDREW007CZ -
Hi, I've been using foobar for at lease 5 years and enjoy it the most.

One thing I miss is to hit just one button to stop the playback and minimize foobar at once. I use foobar for listening various short sounds like some sound effects, ambiences where I need playback of just a few seconds and then stop it and open another file from an explorer. I usually do it by quitting the foobar (mapped for a key "q") but then it takes time to start foobar again after a few seconds.
I didn't figure out how to make a single key hit to stop the playback and minimize foobar so it is already running to very quickly open another file to play.

Do you have any suggestion please?

3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist-Manager-SMP
Last post by Koshingg -
And another suggestion here, although maybe it can't be done with SMP. It's possible to automatically copy a tag (or more) to another tag when songs are added to library? (something that this old component can do , but it can only accomplish one task, not more)
So, let's say I want to copy the Date tag to another tag, Date2, and Artist tag to Artist2
I know it can be done with masstagger but obviously it would be easier like this, automatically
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist-Tools-SMP
Last post by Koshingg -
I have a suggestion if you like it and it's easy to implement. When using: Playlist tools - other tools - import track list - import from file \ url ...... It's possible after we import that text file with songs to have the results about tracks not found on libary, like this :

the buggles - video killed the radio star
peter gabriel - sledgehammer
culture club - karma chameleon
billy ocean - when the going gets tough, the tough get going
guns n' roses - sweet child o' mine

Currently we have this :

Line 0-> Artist: the buggles, Title: video killed the radio star
Line 2-> Artist: peter gabriel, Title: sledgehammer
Line 6-> Artist: culture club, Title: karma chameleon
Line 7-> Artist: billy ocean, Title: when the going gets tough, the tough get going
Line 10-> Artist: guns n' roses, Title: sweet child o' mine
This is useful for big playlists (I had a playlist with 1300 songs from spotify, and this behavior would be great ) , because the returned songs that are not found on the library can easily be imported for example in a playlist on youtube ( using this , and then played inside foobar  (or you can do something else with that playlist)
I'm not saying the old behavior must be removed, just if it's possible to add this too, the possibility to return only Artist - Title (for the songs not present in library).
AAC / Re: How do I know what encoder my M4A file has been converted to?
Last post by Markuza97 -
Wrong. They are using FhG not because of quality - but because of licensing.
Apple's encoder has highest quality. Apple is Google's competitor and there is no way Apple will allow them to use their encoder.
Other encoders like Nero, ffmpeg... are either lower quality / not actively developed / not properly tested.
The only other options are either FDK or FhG.
FDK has been optimized for portable devices and has lower quality than FhG so they had to choose FhG.

why you want to know it so badly?  Genuine curiosity only?

This. Do you plan to use files downloaded from YouTube Music for your library?
Not a single audiophile will use 128 kbit/s CBR AAC-LC for serious listening.
There are many different ways to get higher quality files.

Edit 2: Sample that you sent me has very bad clipping problem. They are not even properly encoding lossy files.

Stick to lossless and create lossy file by yourself.
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