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General Audio / Re: What is a "high resolution audio system"?
Last post by cid42 -
That makes sense, I can get that to happen sometimes but it's not consistent. Scroll-wheel/mouse-movement is UI and the OS prioritises UI to feel snappy. My best guess is that the prioritisation ramps CPU frequency up and down quickly, this draws more power briefly which increases PSU interference and that's what can be heard. Subjectively it seems worse on laptops which have larger swings and more interference as everything's crammed in.
Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: How important is being syncable?
Last post by Porcus -
bad assumptions about why ALS took so long.
For one thing, the code isn't well optimized. I don't know how much one can speed up by improving, but I remember seeing test runs when FLAC was in its infancy - whether it was before or after 1.0 I don't know - where encoding would be much slower than Monkey's. Like, a factor of two or three. Fast forward a decade and you could flip that ratio. I guess the big part of it is that -e wasn't anymore necessary; I don't remember the exact details, but some are still around early HA threads and I think others I found by wayback machine versions of
General - (fb2k) / Re: $meta(rating) or %rating%? Please explain like I'm five.
Last post by anamorphic -
Do I have to change the ReFacets Filter to $meta(rating) IS 5? [EDIT: No, $meta(rating) IS 5 doesn't work. So what do I do?

Yes, but it should be "$meta(rating)" IS 5 or rating IS 5 ... like regor said above, these point to tags.

(In query syntax, any title formatting functions starting with $ need to be in quotes)

What I don't get is that the Rating bit in the tracks Properties panel is listed as Field name: RATING, but it shows my $meta(rating) ratings just fine.

Yes, the Properties > Metadata tab will always show file tags. The Properties > Details tab is where it will show database info under the Playback Statistics heading.
General - (fb2k) / Re: Download song-writer(s) information
Last post by da yuyu -
There isn't much consensus regarding that term.
People, online music databases, musical genres... seem to define songwriting in different ways.

If you are willing to spend time on this, the Discogs Credit List (Writting & Arrangement section) is quite handy helping to define your own song-writer's meaning. If you do, please share it here. Maybe someone could then provide a ready-made script.