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Support - (fb2k) / Re: "Bad Allocation Error" and strange artifacts in Windows panel ...
Last post by Case -
Your OS shouldn't start bugging out even if foobar2000 runs out of memory. Since you have 4 GB of RAM you would still have 1 GB of it left when foobar2000 maxes out (large address aware programs can use at max 3 GB there).

I don't think hardware is at fault if the problem disappears on restart of anything.

Apart from memory being leaked it sounds like GDI objects or some other limited global handles are leaked. We can be pretty sure foobar2000 is not the cause but a third party component.
You can probably find out what causes it by enabling Task Manager's Details/Processes tab to show Working set (memory), Handles, Threads, User objects and GDI objects. Right click on the header line to get a context menu where these can be added.

Now play something in foobar2000 and observe if anything keeps growing under the two Memory columns or the other new fields you added. Remove components until the growing stops.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Bit-perfect Player for Android
Last post by gagorial -
I don't know if these play bit perfect but the following are the best I tested. Poweramp and foobar2000 for Android. Both are great, but use FFmpeg so I don't recommend for formats that don't provide free or open source code as wma, Dolby…

If you need to know how configure the resampler for Poweramp, I guess that it refer resampler functions from FFmpeg, I suggest: SOX, 96.8% and Shibata dithering. I tested up sampling and down sampling between 44.1 kHz and 768 kHz with FFmpeg and It create a file without clipping and preserving correctly the audible spectrum.
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General A/V / Re: Audacity - file formats i can edit ?
Last post by HA-User -
how about this for some fancy editing !!!  i mainly wanted to experiment.  so i had this irritating electric guitar on the channel.  luckily, it is usually only one 1 channel.  so in audacity, i split the stereo track.  this gives me access to one track at a time.  i also can adjust the playback, so i only hear 1 track.

in this particular instance, the guitar is on the right track.  so i select each of the irritating places, and do a negative amplification, bringing the volume way down.  i then make a mono track out of it.  re-amplify the quieter sections.  and boom, i have a mono track, and can't hear the irritating parts at all, while on my computer.  will have to test it out on earphones.  but i am pretty sure if i can hear it at all, it will be too low to bother me.

some stereo mixing sounds good.  but i do not really like it too much when one sound is only coming out in 1 ear.  especially with sounds that i am not too crazy about.  i am mostly interested in the melody.  and unless the frequencies are really close together, i dont need stereo to hear the various instruments.  so very often, i prefer mono.  and there are some times that i have to hear it in mono, as the stereo mix is irritating to my ears.
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: MAC (APE) lack of streaming feature - what does it mean?
Last post by saratoga -
Hi again folks,

Sorry about this dumb question, but why is it not right to believe that APE does not have streaming feature although I do stream the APE files from a SMB share all the way to the VLC application (using ATV4K box).

That isn't streaming, you're just loading the file from your network drive, so doesn't apply to you. 
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Lossless / Other Codecs / MAC (APE) lack of streaming feature - what does it mean?
Last post by krafty -
Hi again folks,

Sorry about this dumb question, but why is it not right to believe that APE does not have streaming feature although I do stream the APE files from a SMB share all the way to the VLC application (using ATV4K box). Does anything happen in this process that VLC transcode on-the-fly the APE into PCM and, with FLAC, it would pass-through directly? If VLC is in fact passing-through the APE file, is it the counting time lag (it delays and updates the timing progress bar each 6 seconds or so) that is bugged so this is not to be considered as a true stream as FLAC or ALAC? Or is it because it might be considered somewhat able to be streamed but not to the point of selling this idea to every and each hardware, because it's quite CPU consuming?

I'd like technical views on this.

Thanks a lot!