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General - (fb2k) / Re: Compare two libraries' tagsets (... and overwrite)?
Last post by regor -
Gosh ... will have a look at it :-)

I can always get the search down to the recently-modified files, save as .m3u, edit with H:\ replaced by J:\ as appropriate, load the new ones, kill dead items, and I will have two that match in paths.

(By the way, I missed that m-tags could commit to file - the then-absence of such a feature was the reason I never used it. foo_external_tags can commit to file, actually.)
The thing is the script needs to delete 'J:\' and ' H:\' parts, not replace them  ;) If you do what you wrote, you still have the same problem.
The script compares tags file (which has 'H') to selected tracks ('J'). Therefore you need to delete paths internally when comparing paths or change the pats of the tags file. If you replace paths of selected tracks editing the playlist, you are simply pointing the files to the original tracks again. Thus comparing the tags file to the tracks they were originated from!

Either you adjust the script args with the right paths as written OR you edit the tag file (*.json):

- Omit step 1.
- Do step 2.
- Do step 3.
- Open tags.json file and replace all 'H:\' (current tracks path)  with  'J:\' (backup tracks path) and done.
- Do step 4.
- Do step 5.
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General Audio / MusicSync - sync your music library between devices with advanced filters
Last post by serpest -
Hi everybody!
I'm a young software developer and I created a tool called MusicSync that, in my opinion, would be useful for someone in this forum.

Do you store your music library locally on your PC or on your hard drive? If the answer is yes, you know that selecting which songs to sync with your phone or with any other devices is difficult and boring.
MusicSync helps you in this task doing all the boring stuff automatically, you only have to select which filters to use! Two of them are minimum rating and minimum year.
Is your music library still too big for your device? Don't worry, you can select custom format and bitrate to shrink the size!
If you want to see more, check out MusicSync on GitHub!

P.S. I've just registered to this forum, although I've already used it as guest a couple of times, so I don't know if this type of posts is permitted here. Let me know if I have to delete this post, thanks!
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Compare two libraries' tagsets (... and overwrite)?
Last post by Porcus -
Gosh ... will have a look at it :-)

I can always get the search down to the recently-modified files, save as .m3u, edit with H:\ replaced by J:\ as appropriate, load the new ones, kill dead items, and I will have two that match in paths.

(By the way, I missed that m-tags could commit to file - the then-absence of such a feature was the reason I never used it. foo_external_tags can commit to file, actually.)
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General Audio / Re: Vorbis better than opus?
Last post by Brazil2 -
Anyway, nobody is using Vorbis anymore. It is dead format.

Personally I still use it for lossy because it has bettter gapless playback support than mp3 and Opus, and because it has better compatibility than Opus.
Same for me.
And it's far from being dead especially with Android running on ~80% of the mobile devices.
But I agree that MP3 is the best choice for best compatibility.
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FLAC / Re: Order of apodization functions
Last post by ktf -
I was intrigued by this post and tried to replicate. I found that indeed the order matters. However, in my tests, the difference was much smaller than in yours. I have a (untested) hypothesis that this is because of the way FLAC decides which frames to use.

FLAC calculates a pretty accurate guesstimate of which apodization will result in the smallest framesize, but it doesn't calculate the exact size the frame will be during the evaluation stage. If the guesstimates of the sizes of two different attempts are exactly the same, the frame that was evaluated first is taken. While the guesstimates are the same, this doesn't necessarily result in the exact same framesize. This framesize is only calculated as the selected frame is actually output by the FLAC process.

The chance that two guesstimates are the same is fairly small, and if it happens, usually the frame size difference is pretty small too. In my case, usually about 2-5 parts per million. However, in your case, this 1,6% difference is somehow 'lucky', or something else is at work here.
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General Audio / Realtek Digital Output Using WASAPI Exclusive Mode Requires 24-bit Padded
Last post by jesseinsf -
This is for people who don't know. For people who do know, please skip this, or add to it. Thanks.

Many Realtek drivers using a digital output require 24-bit Padded when using WASAPI EXCLUSIVE Mode (not WASAPI shared mode or DirectSound Mode). How 24-bit padded differs from 32-bit is: 24-bit padded is a 24-bit digital signal wrapped in a 32-bit package. So, going into your system settings and changing it to 32-bit is different from 24-bit padded (It's not the same).

With my Realtek driver (using digital output), I can use 24-bit integer using WASAPI. However, I must use 24-bit padded if I use WASAPI EXCLUSIVE MODE (Bit-perfect Mode). Amazon Music HD uses WASAPI Exclusive Mode, but it is not Bit perfect, which means 24-bit padded is not needed for digital outputs. Whereas JRiver WASAPI Exclusive Mode is Bit-Perfect. Which then, 24-bit padded is needed for digital outputs.

Also note that In WASAPI Shared Mode, WASAPI Exclusive (non-bit-perfect) mode and Direct Sound Mode, Windows up-convert all audio to 32-bit float and will down-convert if the hardware doesn't support 32-bit. The frequency and bit-depth are converted to what is set in Windows sound settings. So, it would be wise to set the Shared bit-depth and frequency accordingly in Windows sound settings. WASAPI Exclusive (Bit-Perfect) Mode bypasses all of this.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_youtube
Last post by SergPuh.68 -
meemosafaji, playback should not stop.A warning window should pop up(which can be disabled in the advanced settings)and switch to the next track while continuing to play.It is advisable to use the latest versions of ALL components involved in the process of playing videos from YouTube, and it is desirable to get an API key.
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Site Related Discussion / Re: Hydrogenaudio IRC channels
Last post by Peter -
I am personally warning everyone against using the "new" Freenode.

Apparently nick/channel registration info has been wiped, for reasons that only mr. Lee knows.
Hydrogenaudio staff NO LONGER uses Freenode. If you try to contact us there, via our well known nicks registered since early 2000s, you might end talking to some troll, but not one of us.
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