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General Audio / Re: Upscaling MP3 to DSD
Last post by probedb -
,maybe the mistaken, assumption that as the processor will not be working as hard as it would converting 'on -the-fly' there would be more chance of good sound

There's no maybe about it. Yet another audiophile myth. Same as people who seem to think that playing files from different locations on a HDD gives a different sound.

But we all have to learn somewhere :)
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General Audio / Re: Upscaling MP3 to DSD
Last post by Mitch66 -
Rollin told you how to convert everything you play in foobar2000 to DSD on-the-fly. But if you don't have DSD capable DAC you'll need to convert DSD back to PCM. Note that the audio will still not change though, it's just resampling and good resampling has always been transparent.

I do have a  DSD capable DAC which plays my DSD files perfectly.  I had hoped to be able to convert the mp3 files 'off-line' , so to speak, into DSD files in ,maybe the mistaken, assumption that as the processor will not be working as hard as it would converting 'on -the-fly' there would be more chance of good sound.  However I am grateful to Rollin for this - I have the plug-in and will try to work out how it can do this conversion - I know I should not expect any improvement, but at least, hopefully, I can try it for myself.

thanks Mitch
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Nisto -
I think it would be better if the edit menu was disabled if there are no external tags, and have an explicit "create external tags" menu instead.
What benefit would the wording difference give? Or do you mean creation would not open properties so you'd have to open properties separately if you wanted to make changes?

The real issue here is that external tags aren't removed when you cancel out of the Properties window. If you unintentionally hit "create external tags" by accident, then you know you need to remove them first in order to get to the source tags, but currently, the behavior is kind of implicit, so you wouldn't know you were editing External Tags if you subsequently went into a regular Properties window. Sometimes you may actually want to modify the source tags even if External Tags exist. As an alternative, maybe you could add an explicit "edit file tags" menu? That would be really sweet, actually. The idea is to primarily edit external tags if they exist, but the source tags should still be editable by some means.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Case -
I think it would be better if the edit menu was disabled if there are no external tags, and have an explicit "create external tags" menu instead.
What benefit would the wording difference give? Or do you mean creation would not open properties so you'd have to open properties separately if you wanted to make changes?

Case: please, look the crash report in attachment. Thanks.
I can't do anything with this as it doesn't show any stack trace or call path where external tags is involved. But I saw some crashes in the crash logger for which I can download memory dumps.
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General Audio / Re: Upscaling MP3 to DSD
Last post by Wombat -
Funny how some attribute a sound to mp3. There were listening tests people prefered the mp3 over the original not because it was harsh suddenly. What mp3 surely does is softening transients so it is likely the other way around.
One should try to build up a simple comparison on his own before doing stupid upsampling because someone said so.
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General Audio / Re: Upscaling MP3 to DSD
Last post by Case -
Rollin told you how to convert everything you play in foobar2000 to DSD on-the-fly. But if you don't have DSD capable DAC you'll need to convert DSD back to PCM. Note that the audio will still not change though, it's just resampling and good resampling has always been transparent.
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General Audio / Re: Upscaling MP3 to DSD
Last post by Mitch66 -
Thank you for taking the time to reply.  I understand what you say to some extent, although I would not know how to go about setting up the listening test you mention in your final para.

Primarily I am a 'vinyl -man', and so I am well aware of the difference between good and bad recordings on vinyl (not why they are good or bad you understand - just that some sound a whole lot better than others), this is why I have been collecting early Decca SXL recordings for many years.  I have had a CD/SACD player for a long time, but when it comes to choice of listening medium, it has always been vinyl.  Now however I am trying to understand more about digital audio. 

I have always preferred SACD to CD, because I felt, that in general, the quality of the mastering and recording were more consistently good, and the sound was a little more like vinyl I suppose.  I have a fairly decent collection of DSD128 and DSD64 files (the 64s are mainly ripped from my now redundant SACD collection) and if not listening to vinyl it is these DSD files I tend to play - I have not listened to a CD for quite a while. 

I also have a large collection of mp3 and ripped CDs which I do not listen to at all -  and so when I saw the iFi Technote saying that by converting the mp3 to DSD it removed some of the harshness I thought it might be worth a try. 

All the comments above seem to suggest that this may not be so - but that is academic, because I still do not know how to convert them and give it a try!

Thanks again

Mitch

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Movie/Multichannel audio / Re: Sample formats: fltp (lossy) to s16p or s32p (ALAC)
Last post by FLX90 -
I only want to preserve the possibility to get back to the beginnig condition.
And I‘m not sure about the in-depth technics and algorithm the encoders use.

But when ffmpeg shows me a depth of 32 bit for the floating point algorithm and for the s32p algorithm also 32 bit. I see with my limited knowledge to stick with the s32p algorithm should be the best.
Am I right?
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