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General Audio / Re: A day of vinyl -- a reminder of inferior technology
Last post by polemon -
Dude did a needle drop with A Mic?
Let's just assume, it was a really good microphone, for well over $100. Probably some nice Condenser mic, with tube mic amps and everything, providing all the warmth and flavor for maximum veil-lifting.

I felt kinda queasy when I saw that microphones are placed in front of speakers on a live set for the first time. Then someone pointed out to me, that the speaker an electric guitar is connected to, is considered part of the instrument, technically. So then it kinda all made sense, eventually. etc.

So, maybe we should consider his amp and speakers part of the entire exercise?
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I've been using Chrome-dev and Firefox Nightly for years now. Both are considered to be "unstable". However, they're incredibly robust!

Especially Firefox Nightly is incredibly well made for what it is.

As of this writing, my version numbers are:

    Chrome-dev: Version 64.0.3269.3 (Official Build) dev (64-bit)
    Firefox Nightly: 59.0a1 (2017-12-16) (64-bit)

In all the years, I had Nightly behave weirdly on me twice, and Chrome had once a weird issue with displaying some fonts. So for unstable versions, they're pretty robust, if you ask me.

I tend to use both in tandem, Firefox mainly for textual stuff, as it has a better working font rendering engine, etc. Chrome on the other hand is better integrated with other Google products, so I use Chrome for Youtube, Google Drive, and Google Hangouts.

Firefox Quantum has been recently released with the latest release-version of Firefox. I've used it for quite some time, since I'm a Nightly user, but tbh. it offers only really marginal improvement, but it does put it on par with Chrome most of the time (except for the pages that Google intentionally cripples and/or slows down, if you don't use Chrome).
 
I also run Vivaldi every once in a while, mainly to try things out, etc. It's kindof a shame, they also use Blink, the same engine Chrome uses. I quite liked Opera/Vivaldi being the underdog and providing their own engine, which was also pretty good.

I've yet to try out Edge, as I don't use any Microsoft OS past Windows 7. My Win7 VM still has some Internet Explorer version, which I never bother using.
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General Audio / Re: A day of vinyl -- a reminder of inferior technology
Last post by Audible! -
Dude did a needle drop with A Mic?

After all that prevarication?

Are you fscking kidding me???
Unreal.

 
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FLAC / Re: script to update all music library to 1.3.2
Last post by polemon -
Vulnerabilities and/or bugs fixed, new features... You have to check the changelog and decide for yourself if it's worth the hassle: https://xiph.org/flac/changelog.html
It seems they just made the tool and library more robust with edge cases, that would otherwise lead to crashing or an undefined behavior. They seem to haven't changed really anything with the actual encoding, apart from speed optimization.

So, really, if the old FLAC files are OK, then there's no reason to reconvert them, I'd say. Just use the new version from now on, etc.
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That's quite interesting Arnold, I had not been aware of any such issues. The observation makes more sense with the FX chips, given their relatively poor IPC per core (although they did have reasonably robust ALU units, in contrast to sharing a single FPU between 2 'cores').

Nice to hear the issue has been resolved, and although I'm assuredly more of a Firefox guy, I definitely use chrome more than edge, however 😉
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Importing iTunes Library
Last post by alec.tron -
Foobar can't deal with iTunes xml files.
I switched over from solely using Foobar to using Foobar & MusicBee for that reason (although I never used iTunes, I just need it as middleware to transfer m3us to Serat/Traktor?Rekordbox... ) so I still use foobar for some things, MusicBee for others, depending on tools/tasks I want to have access to.
If you want to use Foobar with your iTunes data - you could use MusicBee as a middleware/tranlsator as well... i.e. set it up to import your iTunes xml, then export all content from musicbee's iTunes imports to m3u files, which you can then read into foobar.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_youtube
Last post by 3dyd -
@TheQwertiest @zeremy
Nice catch! Regression was introduced in v2.1. Fixed in beta2.

@MaCs
For now you can check checkbox in advanced preferences tree -> Analysis -> Process unknown URLs. I will make Google search URLs not to require this option to be set, since they contain URL inside query, i.e. do not require performing Internet request to resolve redirection.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: BBC radio new stream format not playing
Last post by kode54 -
My bad, I didn't realize you could add http:// masks to it now. Someone already answered this in another topic.
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In what form do you want to exactly show that BPM? Where, in which place? I created myself a custom column named BPM with code $meta(BPM) (Preferences / Display / Default User Interface / Playlist View) . Of course in my case in plugin config I have chosen to write BPM values to tag called simply BPM. If you call it TEMPO you just replace my BPM with TEMPO in code for column. You can try use also %bpm% or %tempo% but I am not sure if it will work or not. Reading tags (function $meta( ) will always work. You can put it also into your status bar or window title bar (Preferences / Display / Default User Interface / fields "Window title", and "Status bar").

But if you want just that manual tap button to be visible all the time, then I am afraid that you have no option to do that. Easiest way to access it would be to bind a keybaord shortcut to appear that button on request or to bind kb shortcut to execute automatic BPM calculation process (Preferences / Keyboard shortcuts, look for "[context] / BPM Detection" and its subsequent commands).

Remember that in Preferences / Display / Context Menu you can also edit commands that you have under right mouse button (choose them with checkboxes). You can remove those unnecessary for you and keep there only functions like manual and automatic BPM calculation (section "BPM Detection)...
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General A/V / Re: "Lazy" playback start from AV receiver
Last post by Bero1707 -
I found even better, simpler and smaller program for this. You helped me to find it by providing me key words (silent stream).
Here it is if anyone else needs it: http://veg.by/en/projects/soundkeeper/