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AAC - General / Re: Which encoder to use today?
Last post by Porcus -
correct me if i am wrong, but ain't the only drawback to 8 over 5 is initial encoding time?
You are right. And encoding is done only once. I use -8 because there is no other reason not to.

(Except some very odd issues - wasn't there a Squeezebox generation ages ago, that was buggy with -8? It doesn't happen with stock players which use the reference decoder.)
FLAC / Re: Issues with playing FLAC files in a Mazda
Last post by Roseval -
The only thing I can conjecture up is different "compression" levels.
Maybe 5 does play and 8 don't.
It is a rare but I know in the past some streamers had difficulties with 8
Guess I should stop reading stuff half asleep. For some reason I read that as OP already had this problem before and has adjusted the settings then. My bad.

With that said, this (people not adjusting the component settings for v1.3 playlists) seems to be recurring problem. Perhaps the best course of action would be to put out a warning at the component download page suggesting people to make said changes?
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_discogs
Last post by forestasia -
Just a tip here in case anyone was getting this error.

(FATAL) Error: Authorization Failed (401) [Is OAuth working?](url:

[ESCAPE to close]

Make sure that your system time is set correctly. I dual boot Mint and Windows 10, foo_discogs was working fine in Mint, but not in Windows 10. I realised that there is some conflict between the two OSes on my system, where the Windows 10 time gets set 2 hours off every time I boot it after being in Linux Mint, which causes this error in foo_discogs.

Fix the system clock time and OAuth works. (I found this fix only because foo_audioscrobbler was also giving a message in the console suggesting to ensure your system time isn't off).
So yeah, I guess foobar overwrote all the actual data inside the playlists with 0x00 bytes upon the crash.......nice
thanks guys.
You can try opening one of your zip files (most likely located in foobar2000/autobackup) and overwriting your existing installation with the contents.
This won't help. As @spaceploit already pointed out his playlists were not considered for backup by foo_jesus.
there were those playlists, but not empty files
Actually they are empty. They contain no information at all, only 0x00 bytes. So, there is no chance to get your playlists back, if you don't have a backup.
You can try opening one of your zip files (most likely located in foobar2000/autobackup) and overwriting your existing installation with the contents. Presumably you have multiple zip files with different dates, try all of them. If that doesn't work your settings (things that were set to be backup up) were most likely inadequate and need to be tweaked.

If your job/hobby/whatever relies on these files, you should make more effort towards securing them. Consider using a portable installation and backing that one up as a whole (or the corresponding directory for a regular install). Use a software that mirrors it/backs it up to a separate drive. Maybe a separate PC. Maybe back it up online at regular intervals. Storage space nowadays is fairly cheap so it's better to just go slightly overkill with backups so you can thank yourself later when things go bad.

Speaking of that, you should research why things get corrupted in the first place.
More screenshots and nice updates

I added screenshots to most (all?) graphical programs in ReallyRareWares. Some are bland, some are amazing, several are just horrid. Have fun perusing them!

Besides the screenshots, these are the novelties:

  • A page for FhG MP3 Sourround (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • A page for FhG MP3HD hybrid compressor (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • A page for the super obscure ALF2 CD codec (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • Lots of old Foobar2000 versions (thanks to Thundik81)
  • SoundApp player and converter for classic Mac OS
  • LTAC/LPAC lossless compressors
Can you please make changing volume with mouse wheel (when pointer is over DeskBand Controls) not affect other programs including foobar2000?
Not a deskband issue. You can test by scrolling when hovering over start button for example...

OK! Fair enough but can you make Deskband Controls bring back focus to whatever it was on before after I right click on Deskband Controls toolbar and choose something like Stop after current from context menu?
Clicking on any Deskband Controls toolbar buttons (stop, play, next) doesn't take away focus from whatever it was on, so I thought it would be great if selecting something from context menu (right click) also didn't take away focus from what it was on before right clicking on Deskband Controls toolbar.