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General - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar portable, playlists and relative/absolute paths.
Last post by yetanotherid -
You can save, delete, and import playlists back into fb2k on the other machine. If you hold down the shift key and click in the File menu you'll see a "save all playlists" menu item.

I've been messing around with saving playlists lately (as m3u files), mainly to use them on a tablet with the Android foobar2000. I'm not sure I've mastered that one yet, but when you save a playlist on a PC at least, fb2k only seems to save as much of the path as necessary.

As an example, if you have an MP3 buried a few subfolders down, such as
and you save the playlist somewhere outside that folder structure, fb2k saves the full file path.
If you save a playlist to FolderA, it'll be saved in the playlist file as
or if you save it to FolderB

The playlists need to be located in the same place in the folder structure on the second PC when you import them, or fb2k starts looking from the top. Can't find "F:\FolderB\FolderC\Song.mp3" etc.
General Audio / Re: Vorbis better than opus?
Last post by dalcinrafa -
Hey Igor, do you know of any tests with 256k? I really wanted to know how codecs perform at that bit rate, cause I always used at least 256k. Thanks for your participation so far!
General Audio / Re: Vorbis better than opus?
Last post by IgorC -
Its not entirely wrong. From the perspective of very high bitrate one may prioritize spectrum over efficiency.
Extra psy bells and whistles may be perceived as a liability . In the most tuned coders- mp3 lame, vorbis, mpc ; the higher the quality level the less psychoacoustics are used .

Will be nice to have some actual data on how these codecs work rather than intellectual theories.
You're too polite to  called it "intellectual theories", I call them what they are. BS.

All previously years they were crapposting all over the place (without any proof) how Opus or any other encoder can't compete with Musepack or LossyWAV , "king of transparency" at high bitrates.  "Opus/AAC/(put your codec here) are for low bitrates ...  bells and whistles .. b$$ b$$"
So I decided to perform actually test for this kind of people (you know, theorists ... $**t posters) and break every encoder in all possible ways with hard samples that I only could.

Ironically Opus did transparent in all of samples.  :P hahahahaha And a king of transparency Musepack was on par with AAC/Opus/Vorbis/xHE-AAC
Personal blind listening test – MultiCodec at ~192 VBR kbps

If anybody has a better proof that this, go on and post your tests ...  man I'm begging you to post your tests ...... but please keep your "perespectives and philosofical question of life" to yourself.  Because nobody gives a finger about them.
General Audio / Re: Vorbis better than opus?
Last post by bennetng -
People like you are the reason why we have stuff like MQA and 24-bit/192kHz downloads...
Those MQA believers/shills actually don't care about >20kHz performance.

They worship the so-called time-domain performance, and think audio files don't follow the "rule" of triangular spectral decaying trend are not music.

I don't know I've been listening to so many non-music for so many years, big thanks to those MQA shills teaching me what is music! LMAO.

Of course, after losing the debate and thread-banned mansr, Amir locked the thread again, and continue to publish MQA DACs reviews with nice looking APx555 measurements.

Also a recommended thread for spectrophiles. Three pages to expose a liar.
CD Hardware/Software / Re: EAC, Plextor Premium II & CUE Sheet
Last post by Porcus -
dBpoweramp - from the creator of AccurateRip - operates roughly this way:
* Burst first. Checks AccurateRip, stops if verified
* Secure passes.
* If still issues: starts reading troublesome frames.

Because AccurateRip is tracks-based and omits the beginning and end, yes there can be errors where it isn't even included in the checksum. But if you verify both the AR database and the CUETools database, then we can relax our OCDs :-)
CD Hardware/Software / Re: EAC, Plextor Premium II & CUE Sheet
Last post by Cynic -
"Secure mode won't save you" - nor will Burst mode. But of the two I'd go with Secure T&C.

Secure mode is:
1. more likely to be fooled by consistent errors than Burst T&C and AccurateRip are
2. significantly slower
3. more stressful on the hardware

There is no justification for it to be the default ripping method. EAC's author, Andre Wiethoff, uses burst T&C by default with caching drives.

When there are no AR records to check against, it is often faster to do a Burst T&C in EAC, then another full rip with CUERipper and/or another drive and bit-compare the 2, than to wait for a full Secure mode rip.

EDIT: let alone a Secure T&C, now that's a royal waste of time.
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