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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Georgia-ReBORN - A Clean foobar2000 Theme
Last post by Azemoth -
hello, i really love this design but i have encountered a bug when using it with m-tags (not sure which extension is causing it)

if i use m- tags on native the problem doesn't seem to appear

when used with ReBORN the bug is the following:

the album artwork shows correctly in the top thumbnail but the first track doesn't show it



the problem doesn't extend to the rest of the subsequent tracks



but i did notice this change of background colour which i don't know if it's r related



if i check the song that doesn't show the artwork when playing another song it shows the album art as attached



however, if i check it while playing the song it shows it empty



i tried manually readding the artwork for the first track but it didn't work.

browsing the m-tags thread someone mentioned this problem and how to fix it. my problem remains because like i said i didn't encounter this problem in native and unfortunately in ReBORN the fix causes additional problems (it shows the artwork but it considers it part of separate album)

did anyone else encounter this problem? or have any idea what might be causing it?
Maybe you could use MP3Tag for tag all your music collection. It's easy and fast.

For artwork i'm using one image into album folder called: Cover.jpg and there's no problem with Georgia-ReBorn

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General Audio / Re: 16 bits is more than enough
Last post by Porcus -
Oh, why settle for 32-bit when there is 64-bit float that both subsubes 32-bit float and 32-bit integer and is in actual use? You know ...
Aaaand, I was not at all aware until Bryant mentioned it, but ... 80-bit float with AIFF for over thirty years? Oh they should have known, those who were touting AIFF as superior to WAVE only ten years ago, when when ... hm, B&W had a download service that offered AIFF but not WAVE. 

... but float is inherently inaccurate, right? No high fidelity about that, at least not compared to vinyl.
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General Audio / Re: 16 bits is more than enough
Last post by bennetng -
* Sampling rates in the six-figures - current record (?) 768k, to capture the degradation when running a 352.8 DXD through an analog tape.   Sure this is always 24 bit, but 24 bits isn't enough to impress anyone, so ... that other number must increase. (Of course the "third" number - channel count - would make an audible difference!)
* DSD. Just an impressive bit-rate and file size, but quite a useless format for audio that has been processed.
Looks like my prediction in 2016 was not too far from the reality. One thing I could not predict is the "fourth" number: the SINAD pissing contest. The EMU products I mentioned only have about 101-105dB SINAD.
If you talk about price, E-MU 1212m with 115dB SNR (loopback) and 24bit 44-192khz support only cost $200 in 2004, in 2005, X-Fi XtremeMusic, unlike Audigy which supports native 44/48/88/96khz with 109dB DAC and 102dB ADC only cost $128, in 2007, Asus Xonar DX with 44-192khz support and 117dB SNR (loopback)...

Audio formats like 24/96 and DSD already have more than 10 years of history (as stated by other members in earlier discussions in this thread). Nowadays placebophiles already talking about 32-bit 768khz PCM and DSD512.

Maybe ten years later people will talk about 64-bit 2.8mhz PCM or DSD4096, or some other new formats. 24/96 will become pure crap. Who still cares about Lavry's theory? "Engineers" will write some new papers about why Nyquist's theory is flawed, how the dots are connected, how the XtraFidelityMastaXD format override the difficulties in the past 30 years and so on. Are you prepared to argue with those people and say 96khz+ can cause distortion?
The last paragraph... MQA was announced, but not commercially available to consumers yet, IIRC.
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MPC / Re: MusePack support on Android (foobar2000)
Last post by Porcus -
very shitty move

Don't know if other manufacturers have made the same move with their flagship phones etc.

All but Sony? (Big edit #2, this database didn't flush queries)
Checked a local database for $1000 or more phones with Android 11/12 and such a slot, and in addition to the Sony phones, I only found the Honeywell rugged "handheld computers".

... iPhone is the king of "very shitty move", obviously, but the disease is spreading.
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MPC / Re: MusePack support on Android (foobar2000)
Last post by NetRanger -
The problem these days is that many of the latest Samsung phones these days doesn't have the option to use a microSD card any longer and that sux big time. It was a very shitty move from Samsung to remove that possibility to extend the storage space that way.

Don't know if other manufacturers have made the same move with their flagship phones etc.
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General Audio / Re: 16 bits is more than enough
Last post by Porcus -
We have to re-educate each new generation (10-12 years) eh?

16 bits are already enough...

I am not sure if the grand misconceptions are "at the 17th bit". Rather I suppose that what makes the quacks rich would rather be
* Sampling rates in the six-figures - current record (?) 768k, to capture the degradation when running a 352.8 DXD through an analog tape.   Sure this is always 24 bit, but 24 bits isn't enough to impress anyone, so ... that other number must increase. (Of course the "third" number - channel count - would make an audible difference!)
* DSD. Just an impressive bit-rate and file size, but quite a useless format for audio that has been processed.
* The MQA scam. Tidal has put their CDDA FLAC streaming at mid-tier, but it touts above-CDDA to be from the "Master". Yeah they still tout bit rate, but that is now a secondary marketing spin. And MQA isn't the master, it is a lossy damn lie.
* Old fashioned gear alchemy. $10 worth of components in $100 wrapping (= painting the components black, and putting them in a low-run custom-made shiny enclosure) to sell for $1000.


(What I am waiting for is an artist to offer their 352.8/24 DXD with the explanation "I know you cannot hear the difference, but this is the file I produced on my workstation and sent off. If you kinda want what left the artist's hand, then this is it."
Optionally "For an extra charge, I can downconvert it for you and add a signed PDF saying 'This file created from DXD on the orders of [your name]'." More honest than selling the bitrate itself.)