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MPC / Re: Do Musepack's inherently fast decoding speeds still mean anything?
Last post by shadowking -
my guess with modern androids it means nothing. mp3 , ogg, musepack were developed on 90's pc hardware. On non pc cpu say 10-15 yrs back it may meant something and that also depended on platform optimisations. Take it forward to today cpus have nothing in common with 90's pc's. Moreover you can fit 100 albums lossless on a 32gb sdcard cost next to nothing .

On my old retired samsung from 2011 , APE played up smooth until high mode.
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Opus / Re: What is the deal with 5.1(back)?
Last post by Rollin -
Indeed 5.1 side is normal 5.1. See "Note 3" in header of column of table - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surround_sound#Standard_speaker_channels
Opus doesn't save waveformatextensible channel mask.  It only uses standard channels layouts as in vorbis specification - https://xiph.org/vorbis/doc/Vorbis_I_spec.html#x1-810004.3.9 As you can see there is no 5.1 side. Only 5.1 rear (which is the same as 5.1 back). So opus handle all 5.1 as 5.1 back.
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Opus / Re: What is the deal with 5.1(back)?
Last post by lithopsian -
I don't think I'd agree that 5.1 (side) is the "normal" 5.1.  Even ffmpeg has "5.1" and  "5.1 (side)" although neither of them match the Opus map.  I don't think it will map the channels the way you want for opus automatically, but can't you do it by specifying the channelmap explicitly to ffmpeg?  Or perhaps you could encode via FLAC or WAV with an explicit channel map?

Or do you know how to encode it, but just wondering why Opus isn't the same as everything else?  That one is easy, almost every codec has a different standard mapping for 5.1.  The Opus map is the same as Vorbis (ie. Ogg) and is FL, FC, FR, RL, RR, LFE (using the Ogg names for the channels).  AC3 5.1 is FL, FC, FR, SL, SR, LFE, which is almost the same as Opus, while DTS is FC, FL, FR, SL, SR, LFE.  WAV is different again, and don't even ask about AIFF, they seem to have deliberately done something dumb just to be different.

Whether you call the two sides or rears is somewhat arbitrary since they are neither.  They are "surrounds" and are not intended to be in the same position as either the side or rear speakers in, for example, a 7.1 layout.  DD originally tended to call them rears, while many newer surround systems call them sides.  It may matter if your system understands the difference (or doesn't understand, depending on your point of view) and doesn't send a particular channel to the speaker you have connected.
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General - (fb2k) / change directory of playlist items
Last post by FabPan -
I changed the folders where I have stored my audio files. Now the playlists don't work any more.

Is there any way to rename the folders in the playlists, apart from inserting again every single track in the playlist?

My playlists are in fpl format. Most of the audio files are multi-track flac file.
Convertion of the playlist into m3u cannot be used because m3u seems non able to address the single track in a multi-track file.

Thanks for any help



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Support - (fb2k) / Feature Request: Dynamic Playlist Files
Last post by MinorKey -
Hello,

It would be really neat if it was possible to save dynamic/auto playlists (playlists with filter queries) to files. Adding a new auto playlist file format shouldn't be too difficult as essentially the only thing such a playlist would contain is the filter query.

I have a pretty complex query that excludes all live recordings from my media library, but if I accidentally close the playlist I have to enter the query again into the filter box. I currently keep a text file with the query around for this scenario, but having a directly launchable file would be much better. If you don't think that introducing a new file format is a good idea, another option could be adding the option to make auto playlists unclosable (on a playlist to playlist basis) to the properties of auto playlists, but I guess that this would make things complicated, perhaps even unnecessarily so.

Many thanks and have fun! :-)
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General - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 safe mode ?
Last post by wcs13 -
Amazing. Great job @zeremy . That's all I have to say. ;)

Dumb question maybe : how to hide the File menu ? I thought menus couldn't be hidden with DUI. Is that why you bundled CUI with your package ? And how to hide it then ?
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