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Vinyl / Re: SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1
Last post by bdunham7 -
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Would not a Laser turntable do much the same thing?

I never saw one, so I don't know what their capabilities were.  However, my very nice, very good Technics linear tracker turntable (with upgraded linear contact stylus) was generally sneered at by the audiophiles of the time, despite specs superior to almost anything  else at the time.  Even then, they were all convinced that belt drive, heavy platters, granite plinths, expensive tonearms and endless fidgeting with them, etc were all a necessary part of obtaining that perfect sound.  The rest of us bought CDs.  So I would guess that regardless of it's performance, the laser turntable would have been a flop in either segment of the market.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Dropouts and no gapless playback when using foo_upnp and foo_out_upnp
Last post by haggis999 -
I am running foobar2000 V1.4 on a Windows 10 PC. I have also installed the foo_upnp and foo_out_upnp components in the expectation of being able to generate a UPnP music stream with gapless playback capability. These components are at versions 0.99.49 and 1.0 respectively.

Unfortunately, when I try using BubbleUPnP with the foobar2000 renderer to play a couple of tracks which require gapless playback , I get occasional audio dropouts and a very audible click between the tracks. Where might I be going wrong?

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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Errors when trying to update foo_upnp and foo_out_upnp
Last post by haggis999 -
Press the Apply or OK buttons on the Preferences window, and it will ask you to restart the player to apply the updates.
As stated in my OP, I had already pressed the OK button, which is what caused that obscure error message to appear. However, I have just tried following that by either clicking OK again or an adjacent button (can't remember which) and this generated the prompt to restart the player. All is now well, but this update process would not win any prizes for clarity!

Unfortunately, these updates have not resolved my original problem, but I will raise another thread on that topic. 
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Vinyl / Re: SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1
Last post by The Irish Man -
Would not a Laser turntable do much the same thing?

remove pops and clicks from records in real-time.

& in the year 2018, why are there no cheap Laser turntables?

I remember them from the early 1980's, they were going to be one of the next big audio things.
But they were expensive (very) at the time.

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General - (fb2k) / Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Last post by snxxfuzz -
Combination of Album gain and Track gain
as already discussed years ago here
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,98042.0.html

Given a Replay Gain tagged file, at playback time there's usually the choice between applying the album gain or the track gain. Both have their pros and cons but in general neither strategy seems to be perfect.

If we consider album gain as the "natural strategy" because it preserves the loudness difference between an album's individual tracks we may consider track gain as some kind of "deviation" from the "natural strategy" aiming to correct some flaws of the "natural strategy".

Viewed this way the question rises why there shouldn't be a measure allowing us to control the "deviation" in a smooth way from 0% (album gain) to 100% (track gain)? The latest version with the FFSoX Player plugin for WA implements the idea:


What do you think about it? Do you find it useful?

I think it's a good idea, thought I think there are too many choices.  25%, 50% and 75% should be adequate, 20% steps will definitely be adequate.

edit: minor spelling
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