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General - (fb2k) / Re: 6db Hard Limiter
Last post by sveakul -
I "believe" the original author of the Advanced Limiter was/is Kode54, who supplied this technical description of it that frankly goes over my head:,113491.msg934305.html#msg934305.

He also made a more concise post about it here:,77154.msg674643.html#msg674643.

I use a VST limiter/compressor that is user-adjustable and came with documentation I "grok" (latter attached FYI).
Support - (fb2k) / Re: foo_dsp_std advanced limiter
Last post by Case -
I'm not Peter but I can answer that the concept of "True Peak" is much newer than all these DSPs. There is zero code to deal with True Peaks other than the optional feature in ReplayGain scanner.

While adding support for such feature would of course be possible, I highly doubt there is any will to do so. foobar2000 isn't a mastering studio and the feature adds very little value for playback.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist-Tools-SMP
Last post by paregistrase -
With latest changes, the situation is much better.
Still stop after foo ID, Chroma Print scan and need manual intervention to continue, but all scans finish without errors and write the tags except audio md5 that pop up a window to confirm (just like when it is launched from menu).
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Possible bug on last song
Last post by Case -
With what version of foobar2000 are you seeing this? And what output component do you use? If playlist looping isn't enabled I only hear playback stopping as it should.
Listening Tests / Re: Great killer sample, easy to ABX on most codecs
Last post by synclagz -
@shadowking, I tried the settings you suggested for WavPack, up to -b4.55x5s.5, and I still hear that hiss. Aggrrrhh! Since this sample sounds more like regular music than a proof of concept, I have a panic at the thought that other music could be compressed in such a low-quality way. So I suspend the use of the hybrid WavPack and hope that @bryant will be able to fix it.

Hi @Kraeved,

Look at my ABX tests in this thread. I've managed to ABX Wavpack up to -b576x4s0.5
If you want peace of mind with wavpack lossy, 450k range is not enough for this sample.

As @shadowking said, this sample raises suspicion on how it is recorded/mastered so it could be artificialy created.
No one knows... I would say that this sample is good to "calibrate" other lossy encoders and listen how they work on this sample but
it shouldn't be of any concern in real life music IMO.

If you want really strong setting (and peace of mind) for wavpack lossy for this sample you need something like -b550hx4s0.5.
Anything lower is ABX-able (at least for me). for faster encoding you could try -b576hhs0.8 but this high bitrate defeats purpose of economical encoding to save space.
It's up to you which way you want to go.
General - (fb2k) / Re: 6db Hard Limiter
Last post by Kraeved -
@Case, I already have a rough idea of the impact of Foobar2000's Hard limiter by looking at the waveform in the audio editor, but the impact of Advanced limiter is still a mystery to me, which is why I even asked the developer about it. I read a dozen threads here and realized one thing: these components clearly lack a more accessible documentation, as people continue to ask the same questions about pros and cons, suitable use cases, and comparison with ReplayGain.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_vis_spectrum_analyzer
Last post by pqyt -
BTW, since I have the version of this component, would the configuration of this component be reset if I upgrade this to the latest version (currently v0.7.2.0) as it might have breaking changes down the line since the old version of this I've have?
I took care to provide upgrade paths and conversion routines along the way. It's not pretty code but it should work.
General - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 for mac
Last post by vr2sch2 -
I think you can inherit the settings and playlists by backing up the ~/Library/foobar2000 folder and also backing up the com.foobar2000.mac.plist file in ~/Library/Preferences.