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General Audio / Re: Is it all bull**** now?
Last post by Lionheart.H -
... Then the only demo track they seem to play is some shitty old horn or string music from the Stone Age.  ...

And... Hotel California

AAAaaaaarrrrrgh!

(I think I used to enjoy that song before I met audiophiles)

It's ironic that these "audiophiles" love Hotel California so much since the song is all about self-indulgence, excesses and the vices of (then) modern America. Of which they're pretty much the poster boys.

That's something I've noticed about "audiophiles", it doesn't seem like the music is actually their priority. They often have a cliché taste in music and tend to play the same songs over and over again (and lots of Jazz of course, it's all about image with these folks). They're like car collectors who never go on a roadtrip.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: 1.3.17 has "lost" files
Last post by Questioner2018 -
Disregard the above. I downloaded and ran an application called FolderSizes 8 (an interesting utility) which gave me a report on files by type. After running FolderSizes, for whatever reason Foobar then saw everything from the playlist view.

I have no idea WHY this fixed it, but it is fixed.
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General Audio / Re: Fake 24-bit FLAC?
Last post by greynol -
Pretty basic stuff.  Why links have been taken out of context in an attempt to prove an incorrect point is anyone's guess (or not anyone's, IDK).
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General Audio / Re: Fake 24-bit FLAC?
Last post by probedb -

Guess this is what i keep from this OT ramble, thanks.

Indeed, the full quote was from a question about Ogg-FLAC:

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What is the difference between (native) FLAC and Ogg FLAC?

You can think of an audio codec as having two layers. The inside layer is the raw compressed data, and the outside layer is the "container" or "transport layer" that splits and arranges the compressed data in pieces so it can be seeked through, edited, etc.

"Native" FLAC is the compressed FLAC data stored in a very minimalist container, designed to be very efficient at storing single audio streams.

Ogg FLAC is the compressed FLAC data stored in an Ogg container. Ogg is a much more powerful transport layer that enables mixing several kinds of different streams (audio, data, metadata, etc). The overhead is slightly higher than with native FLAC.

In either case, the compressed FLAC data is the same and one can be converted to the other without re-encoding.
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General Audio / Re: Downsampling Vinyl-Rips to CD
Last post by FLX90 -
Thank you for the answers.
My command looks like this now:

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ffmpeg -i input.flac -af "aresample=44100:resampler=soxr:precision=33:osf=s16:dither_method=shibata" -acodec alac output.m4a

Still two questions:

1. dither_method: Why shibata? What are advantages and disadvantages of the others?
2. precision: What does it do? More precisions means bigger file size? And according to FFmpeg Resampler Documentation a value of 28 gives SoX’s ’Very High Quality’, so 28 is max or not? Why a value of 33?

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Audio Hardware / Re: Help me build my first serious music (stereo) system
Last post by DVDdoug -
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Klipsch F-30 tower speakers.
I don't know anything about those but Klipsch has a good reputation.    There's probably nothing "wrong" with them, but it might be a matter of taste.

I'd suggest you either take your speakers to the audio/video store so you can A/B them with other options.  Or better yet, see if you can take one or two pair so you can compare at home.   When you compare, make sure to match the volumes as best as you can!  

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5) To the extent you can tell, is the harshness in the upper-midbass region 150-250 Hz or midrange 1-2Khz?  Or elsewhere? Highs
Have you tried simply turning-down the treble?   I don't know anything about the EQ/tone controls on your receiver but that would be a good place to start and it costs you nothing..

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General - (fb2k) / Re: Reading codec info in some video files
Last post by wcs13 -
Thank you zeremy. :) I have just tested your script on some test files. It works... but not as it should  :D Maybe you don't know how the m-TAGS component for foobar works, so here it is :

1. All the .tags files generated by the m-TAGS component have the same exact name : "!.tags". Litterally, with an exclamation mark. Not "[nameofthevideo].tags".

2. Every "!.tags" file contains info for one or several video files. Like I said, here's an example when several video files are in the same folder (which is the case for the featurettes) :

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[
   {
      "@" : "Creating Nerve.mkv",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T15:51:50.000000Z",
      "DATE" : "2016",
      "DURATION" : "1606.3550000",
      "ENCODER" : "libebml v1.3.3 + libmatroska v1.4.4",
      "GENRE" : "Featurettes",
      "TITLE" : "Creating Nerve",
   },
   {
      "@" : "Player Profiles.mkv",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T16:03:56.000000Z",
      "DURATION" : "347.6030000",
      "TITLE" : "Player Profiles"
   },
   {
      "@" : "The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish - Outtakes.mkv",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T16:11:23.000000Z",
      "DURATION" : "168.1040000",
      "TITLE" : "The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish - Outtakes"
   },
   {
      "@" : "The Governor's Ball Takeover.mkv",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T16:24:23.000000Z",
      "DURATION" : "165.4590000",
      "TITLE" : "The Governor's Ball Takeover"
   }
]
What I need is for the WIDTH and HEIGHT info to be inserted into each "!.tags" file, but always at the right places in the file ! Appending them at the end of the file simply won't work.

Here's an example of how the previous "!.tags" file should be once the WIDTH and HEIGHT info are inserted at the right places :

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[
   {
      "@" : "Creating Nerve.mkv",
      "WIDTH" : "1920",
      "HEIGHT" : "1080",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T15:51:50.000000Z",
      "DATE" : "2016",
      "DURATION" : "1606.3550000",
      "ENCODER" : "libebml v1.3.3 + libmatroska v1.4.4",
      "GENRE" : "Featurettes",
      "TITLE" : "Creating Nerve",
   },
   {
      "@" : "Player Profiles.mkv",
      "WIDTH" : "1920",
      "HEIGHT" : "1080",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T16:03:56.000000Z",
      "DURATION" : "347.6030000",
      "TITLE" : "Player Profiles"
   },
   {
      "@" : "The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish - Outtakes.mkv",
      "WIDTH" : "1920",
      "HEIGHT" : "1080",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T16:11:23.000000Z",
      "DURATION" : "168.1040000",
      "TITLE" : "The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish - Outtakes"
   },
   {
      "@" : "The Governor's Ball Takeover.mkv",
      "WIDTH" : "1920",
      "HEIGHT" : "1080",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T16:24:23.000000Z",
      "DURATION" : "165.4590000",
      "TITLE" : "The Governor's Ball Takeover"
   }
]
Or this if you prefer, nevermind :

Code: [Select]
[
   {
      "@" : "Creating Nerve.mkv",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T15:51:50.000000Z",
      "DATE" : "2016",
      "DURATION" : "1606.3550000",
      "ENCODER" : "libebml v1.3.3 + libmatroska v1.4.4",
      "GENRE" : "Featurettes",
      "TITLE" : "Creating Nerve",
      "WIDTH" : "1920",
      "HEIGHT" : "1080"
   },
   {
      "@" : "Player Profiles.mkv",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T16:03:56.000000Z",
      "DURATION" : "347.6030000",
      "TITLE" : "Player Profiles",
      "WIDTH" : "1920",
      "HEIGHT" : "1080"
   },
   {
      "@" : "The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish - Outtakes.mkv",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T16:11:23.000000Z",
      "DURATION" : "168.1040000",
      "TITLE" : "The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish - Outtakes",
      "WIDTH" : "1920",
      "HEIGHT" : "1080"
   },
   {
      "@" : "The Governor's Ball Takeover.mkv",
      "CREATION_TIME" : "2016-10-16T16:24:23.000000Z",
      "DURATION" : "165.4590000",
      "TITLE" : "The Governor's Ball Takeover",
      "WIDTH" : "1920",
      "HEIGHT" : "1080"
   }
]
So, we're making progress, but we're not there yet :) Thanks !
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Audio Hardware / Re: Help me build my first serious music (stereo) system
Last post by LazyBorzoi -
So, a bunch more questions:

1) Do you have a carpet in the room? No carpet. But there is another smaller room that is carpeted that I could move my music system to.
2) Have you run the Audyssey room correction? Yes, and it does seem to help a little.
3) If so, do you have the option of viewing the results in a menu (it will look like a sort of rough EQ graph) and No, my AVR doesn't seem to have this option...
4) Do you use the Audyssey, Audyssey Flat, L/R Bypass or Off settings? (if you have them) Just Audyssey
5) To the extent you can tell, is the harshness in the upper-midbass region 150-250 Hz or midrange 1-2Khz?  Or elsewhere? Highs
6) Does it change if you get up and walk around, sit on the floor, etc? I don't know as I usually don't walk around while listening.
7) Lastly (for today), how old are you and do you have any hearing problems (tinnitus, etc) or are you exposed to loud noise?
Mid 30s, no hearing issues other than my ears are very sensitive - hence I prefer to listen to music at low to mid volumes :-)


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