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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by WilB -
@paregistrase

I'm glad you now have it sorted.

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...possible to merge the artist photos

I use the feature & in my case there are duplicates between the folders & I didn't want them merged. I checked a few discogs vs lfm ones and there seemed to be some duplication of images in those two sources as well. You can always merge them yourself into the lastfm download folder. I can understand you might not want to do that, but at least there is a solution. If you decide to try, I suggest using a back-up copy in case it doesn't work out. Make sure 'Image Filter Lastfm' in panel properties is off else the discogs images won't display.

@pIv
isTrackRevAvail should be fixed in the next version

It's used to set the grayed status of "Track review" on the load menu.

Also fixed for the next version is a regression in set language.
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MP3 / Re: LAME -V3 vs -V4?
Last post by LAMEv -
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There is only one person that can determine whether any setting is transparent for you, and that is you yourself.
I have also read this template reply so that's why I had to ask, because it's not reliable enough as you yourself say:
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Whether a setting is transparent depends on your taste in music, your ears, your listening equipment, whether you are hung-over or well-rested etc.

Maybe time to remove this template reply? ;)
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MP3 / Re: LAME -V3 vs -V4?
Last post by ktf -
after reading here in the forums, I think -V2 might be transparent enough. But what about -V3 vs-V4 vs -V5?
There is only one person that can determine whether any setting is transparent for you, and that is you yourself.

I'd say pick a few music tracks from your collection, convert them to V5 and perform an ABX test. Are all tracks transparant, then you're done, V5 is your setting, or you can try V6. If not, do the same thing with V4 etc.

Whether a setting is transparent depends on your taste in music, your ears, your listening equipment, whether you are hung-over or well-rested etc.
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MP3 / LAME -V3 vs -V4?
Last post by LAMEv -
Hello,
after reading here in the forums, I think -V2 might be transparent enough. But what about -V3 vs-V4 vs -V5? The wiki only says:
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[...] while -V 4 should be close to perceptual transparency.
I'm about to encode my FLAC 24/96* classical music collection to mp3 (should be good enough, no need for Opus or something else at same bitrates, right?), but need to decide whether to go with -V2, -V3, -V4, or maybe even -V5?

* After I have learned that 16/44.1 is all it really needs.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: How to search for just one word in a title.
Last post by Alexxander -
I'm no expert on this, but this comes close:

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%title% HAS " all "

Note the space before and after the word all.  Search expressions are not case-sensitive.

However, this would not capture titles ending with the word all like "I Want It All". The Query Syntax Help (click on ? at the right of the query bar) doesn't seem to have a solution for this, unless all capabilities are not documented in this Help page.


Edit: this post can be removed. I saw in grimes' reply * can be used which isn't mentioned in the Query Syntax Help
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General - (fb2k) / How to search for just one word in a title.
Last post by SeasideC -
Hello

I am trying to search my library's titles and return results with only the requested exact word within that title.  For example, if I search for the word 'all', I just want a list of titles with that exact word in them - 'ALL or nothing', 'Love is ALL', 'Let's ALL chant' etc, but not - 'SALLy', 'Off the wALL', 'Cindy IncidentALLy' etc. I've tried enclosing the search word in single and double quotations, used the terms IS and HAS, without success.
Is there a way to do it please?

Thanks.
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: Lossless codec comparison - part 3: CDDA (May '22)
Last post by ktf -
Also offering the fastest encoder, with -p0, but we knew that.
Of note when comparing FLAC and TAK: in this comparison FLAC does MD5 summing (as it does this by default) and TAK does not (as it does by default), if I'm not mistaken. I didn't check, so if default behaviour of TAK recently changed, this is untrue. Calculating an MD5sum at these speeds is about 30% of the work, so it makes quite a difference.

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* Why Monkey's has to decode slower than it encodes ...? (TTA does that too, and refalac "fast")
I am unfamiliar with the inner workings of these codecs, but I would conjecture that it has to do with the bitreader being dependent on the rest of the decoder.

In FLAC for example, the residual can be read without knowing anything about the predictor except its order. So, most FLAC decoders first read an entire subframe before actually calculating any sample values.

If this is not possible because the way the residual is read is dependent on something this means the decoder has to switch back and forth between reading bits and calculating sample values. These context switches can be rather expensive, especially when it messes with the CPU's branch prediction.

The encoder does not have this problem, because it already knows all sample values so it can defer writing bits until it is done creating a frame. I read something about Monkeys Audio having an adaptive predictor, so this explanation would make some sense at least.

TTA also has an adaptive predictor, I don't know about ALAC.

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* In line with the previously posted results, WavPack -x4h and -x4hh decode faster (if only slightly so) than -h and -hh. Less data to wvunpack?
Considering WavPack's -x4 modes decompressing faster, @bryant was surprised so see that too. Because of that, I won't dare give an hypothesis :)