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General Audio / Re: Spotify has new low-data mode
Last post by IgorC -
It's HE-AACv2 24 kbps

https://support.spotify.com/us/using_spotify/system_settings/high-quality-streaming/

"Low - Equivalent to approximately 24 kbit/s (HE-AACv2 format).
Normal – Equivalent to approximately 96kbit/s (Ogg Vorbis format).
High – Equivalent to approximately 160kbit/s (Ogg Vorbis format).
Very high – Equivalent to approximately 320kbit/s (Ogg Vorbis format).
Automatic – Dependent on your network connection. "

24 kbps is too low in my opinion. But I imagine it's the way to go on 2G/3G networks.
~36-48 kbps will be considerably better.  Parametric stereo is quite bad in headphones.
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General Audio / Spotify has new low-data mode (HE-AACv2 24 kbps)
Last post by IgorC -
  Spotify has new low-data mode for slow 2G/3G networks.

I suspect it's HE-AACv2 with its typical artifacts of SBR+Parametric Stereo. Or maybe it's xHE-AAC at very low bitrate. Quality is ok if You have bad connection.

Can someone confirm?

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FLAC / Re: FLAC compression levels 8 versus 12
Last post by unhappyrabbit -
Hi to everyone!

Sorry for asking about this here but I couldnt find anywhere else my answer:

How do you do to have FLAC option to transcode inside Handbrake or VidCoder? I do not have it in the options list. Only AAC, AC3, DTS, DTS-HD and MP3.

Thanks
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Waveform Minibar (mod)
Last post by Lucidae -
Do you mean default splitters used in the DUI? Default UI calls UI pieces "elements", Columns UI uses term panels and has third party panel splitter(s) available.
The component scales itself to any panel size it is given and doesn't resize anything. If you think there's a bug somewhere I need more clear instructions.

Yes I was referring to default splitters and elements, sorry for any confusion. I have sent you a private message with more details.
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