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General - (fb2k) / Re: DATE does not show YEAR tag
Last post by EpicForever -
Add all trhose files to a single playlist. Then you can mark all affected files on the playlist, right click on them and choose "Tagging -> Reload info from file(s)".
Listening Tests / Re: Unexpected results from ABX test
Last post by bennetng -
That's why people have hopes in all kinds of gambling because the chance is not zero.
However, it is not an excuse to dismiss the importance of blind tests.

For those who think retesting similar things are waste of time, those lengthy flame wars, circular reasoning and unlimited excuses to avoid blind tests in this and other forums not only time-wasting, but also disgusting.

I'd be happy if HA adopts the Bayes approach as the new standard though, but of course, it is useful only if people are honest, or the test design is hard to cheat. For this reason I am also interested in learning spectrogram faking techniques :))
General - (fb2k) / DATE does not show YEAR tag
Last post by _johnny7 -
I am new to foobar2000 and happy to have finally made the step. I am currently adding year-tags to my mp3 library of classical music. However, foobar does not show them. At first, I tried to substitute the date-column with a year-column until I realized the year-tag of mp3tag corresponds to the date-tag of foobar. Now, after a restart and re-initializing the media library, foobar still does not show the year in the properties dialogue or a column.
What am I doing wrong? Any help is very much appreciated.

EDIT: Okay, this is strange. For mp3-files I've just added to the library, the year is displayed perfectly. I edited the tags with mp3tag and chose to let the "last modified"-date intact. So foobar apparently does not detect new tag fields from files that do not have a newer "last modified"-date. How can I force it to re-read the whole library?
EDIT2: Can I remove/delete the library, restart foobar, add it again and my statistics are preserved?
Listening Tests / Re: Unexpected results from ABX test
Last post by eagleray -
If we always got the expected result, we wouldn't have to test anything. 
Listening Tests / Re: Unexpected results from ABX test
Last post by board -
A while ago I posted a string of ABX tests (here:,113949.0.html), and although my score wasn't quite as good as yours, then I did score 9/12 when just pressing A or B randomly. I then did the exact same thing 20 times more, but never got as good a result as this.
So like others have said, statistically speaking, there will be 24/24 if you try long enough. Derren Brown (who you should look up if you don't know him, as his TV shows are amazing) flipped a coin and got 10 heads out of 10 eventually.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Columns UI
Last post by musicmusic -
No, it's not possible to change the font or style of just the active tab. The playlist tabs uses a standard Windows tab control and so appearance customisation is limited. The control does have a mode where the tabs are custom-drawn, but that mode is quite limited and results in all tabs being the same width. So, implementing that would most likely mean writing a custom control (which many other elements of the UI already are),
Support - (fb2k) / Re: CD Ripping Problems
Last post by Rizado96 -
Whaddaya know, that fixed it. I had tried to designate a subfolder with the album name as the destination, and somehow messed up the file names. Thanks for the help!
General - (fb2k) / Add pane for Recently Played?
Last post by 80sMetalForever -
Howdy, I'm familiar with Library > Playback Stats > Show Recently Played and also familiar with adding a playlist based on this per this posting:,78558.msg686484.html#msg686484
HOWEVER after using it for a bit it doesn't suit my needs as anytime I view the recently played playlist then shutdown the computer, it becomes the active playlist unless I click back on my "entire collection" playlist.
I would like to add a pane just like any other pane that would just show like last 25 more or less dock the Library > Playback Stats > Show Recently Played popup so that info is always visible.


Is it too low? How much volts should it be?
If you do not intend to replace your active speakers, you could maybe check their specs?

Active speakers tend to have -10 dBv inputs which is about 0.3 volts nputs, and that would work with the OP's processor.
Support - (fb2k) / Re: CD Ripping Problems
Last post by Rizado96 -
Only explanation I can think of is that your converter is set up in such a way that all tracks use the same name. When you are in the CD ripping dialog you can pick an existing preset at the bottom right corner. You should use settings that ensure unique names. And paths if you rip more than one CD at a  time.
I recommend making a custom preset for use with ripper, Under Destination configure the target directory with the "Specify folder" setting and for file name use for example this: [%album artist%\][%album%\]%tracknumber%. %title%

Save the preset with a descriptive name so you can find it easily in the ripping dialog in the future.
Thanks for the reply. I'll take a look at the destinations and see if there isn't something I messed up.