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General - (fb2k) / Re: If you're sick of unnecessary forced updates...
Last post by kode54 -
They already explained it. They're using a component that someone forcibly designated for 1.4 or newer. I know two other developers who release components with such settings. One of them does it for unknown reasons, and the other, @mudlord , has released a single component update that requires new SDK features to properly reconfigure DSPs from Default UI element inserts in real time.

I also made some changes to some of my inputs, to support the new priority control, and thus also removed previous code which would detect redundant inputs of the same format and disable certain inputs automatically if multiple components were installed. Now, if you lack the 1.4 update, the redundant components will just fight each other depending on the randomized order on program startup.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_volsync 0.11
Last post by kode54 -
What is the purpose of low latency, "bit perfect" output if you're going to ask the sound hardware to munge the bits anyway by lowering the volume? May as well use DirectSound, in that case.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_midi
Last post by kode54 -
Done. And I also slip in my own modifications, which are published in the foo_midi repository. Only one simple modification: A special register to allow panning of the (up to) 18 channels of the chip.
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Polls / Re: 2018 Format poll [Lossy Formats]
Last post by ThaCrip -
in short, I voted for... Opus.

Was AAC (AAC-LC) until very recently as I had a old phone laying around (Huawei y336-a1) which with Foobar2000 mobile it works great for Opus which I generally use in the 64-96kbps range since that's one of the major points of using Opus is strong sound at lower bit rates as once you hit the 128kbps+ range your probably better off using Apple AAC.

while I realize MP3 is a safe format, because of wide hardware support, it's outdated mostly because Opus/AAC are superior especially at lower bit rates. basically AAC makes MP3 mostly outdated because it's more efficient (quality sound at lower bit rates (96-128kbps)) and still a widely supported format which is the only thing going against Opus is lack of wide hardware support like MP3/AAC. but assuming your only going to use your lossy files on hardware you know Opus supports, then Opus is best simply because it's the best lossy format straight up when you put aside hardware support.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: If you're sick of unnecessary forced updates...
Last post by jazzthieve -
OP, why are using beta in the first place? You haven't yet explained that part. You comment you're sick of no noticeable improvements but still continue to use beta versions? That's what beta does, tiny incremental improvements until Peter is satisfied for a stable release. I bet if you switched from 1.3 stable to 1.4 stable you'll notice it. All of what beta releases are seems to be not for you yet you stick with them and complain about it.
You're sick of being forced? Nobody is forcing you, it's your choice. I don't think  you have any right to complain about it.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: If you're sick of unnecessary forced updates...
Last post by lvqcl -
I might indeed replace the beta expiration thing with something you can dismiss if you really don't want to update *now*, but I will have to make it reappear once in a while

Several times now I've been in the middle of doing other things and I attempt to pause or switch tracks (through the executable /pause switch (bound to a hotkey (linux...))) and instead I get the update warning, which means I have to drop everything I'm doing to deal with foobar2000 stuff.

Maybe it's better to disable update check if foobar2000 instance just sends a message to the main foobar2000?
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General - (fb2k) / Re: If you're sick of unnecessary forced updates...
Last post by Xenolith0 -
Why hello there, this is Mr Dev Person speaking.
...snip...
That said, I might indeed replace the beta expiration thing with something you can dismiss if you really don't want to update *now*, but I will have to make it reappear once in a while, for the above reasons.

Hello Peter,

I understand the desire from a developer point-of-view about wanting all users running latest versions for support reasons. At the same time, from a user's perspective, purposely breaking software that otherwise, was working perfectly ten minutes ago because some timer rolled over, leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

For the beta's I can understand a repeating update nagger, but it would be really nice to not be forced to update immediately.

Several times now I've been in the middle of doing other things and I attempt to pause or switch tracks (through the executable /pause switch (bound to a hotkey (linux...))) and instead I get the update warning, which means I have to drop everything I'm doing to deal with foobar2000 stuff.

To the other posters: yes, updating is easy, but it totally breaks my focus on whatever else I happen to be working on... Hence my dirty clock hack, it was just one-interruption-too-many that day and I decided I didn't want to deal with the problem again.

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