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Boris,
Just wanted to say thanks for the VST version of your plugin also!  Made my life a lot easier when I found that the Case Meier Crossfeed VST would not load in a particular player--went looking for an alternative, found this equally great piece of work.  I encourage you to keep development for the foo and VST versions at the same level, both are needed and appreciated.  Best wishes.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_wave_seekbar
Last post by GoaLitiuM -
I just tried the Minibar version of the seekbar and I quite like it more than the original one, but one thing that bothers me is that the seekbar itself is causing some minor stuttering with games and while dragging any windows in main screen when the foobar window with Minibar seekbar enabled is on my other monitor. Windows 10 task manager also shows elevated GPU usage when the window is active, and it goes down the instant I minimize foobar.

EDIT: I think the main cause of this is that the Minibar seekbar is constantly rendering and updating its view even when the playback is paused. Zao's seekbar also seems to cause some stuttering when D3D9 or D3D2 frontend is selected, but GDI is stutter free. Would it be possible to add some kind of setting to limit how often the seekbar is being updated to avoid this?
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"REM COMPOSER" is valid.  "COMPOSER" is not.  "REM" is a comment, remark, or something that's to be ignored by the burning application itself.  The reason it fails to load after "REM" is removed is that's no longer a valid cuesheet.

You can change "REM COMPOSER" to "SONGWRITER" and the cuesheet will still load, but foobar2000 won't map it to composer.

"PERFORMER" is treated the same as track artist (or album artist if it's before the album title) by foobar2000 when it's reading cuesheets.  It will always show the track artist if the field is filled in.  A workaround is put the composer in the artist field but if this already filled, it may require some re-wording of the value itself.

How foobar2000 shows "artist" metadata by default ">" means that the field before it is empty so it goes to the next one.
Normal file: Track Artist > Album Artist > Composer > Performer > ?
Cuesheet: Track Performer > Album Performer > ?
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General Audio / Re: Advice on transformer hum
Last post by Chibisteven -
My advice is to get rid of that DAC, it's poorly made garbage.  It seems to be far more trouble than it's worth.  I can understand if it was antique or a collectable that is worth something then it maybe worth fixing but this doesn't appear to be the case here.  DACs are a dime a dozen and shouldn't be causing this much grief.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: OpenMPT Module Decoder
Last post by kode54 -
Enjoy the real configuration dialog (you'll need to change your settings from defaults again), and enjoy the new pattern visualization, whose renderer was carefully ported from the official OpenMPT XMPlay plugin, to a UI Element of my own design, based on the foo_gep SPC visualization's design. It takes system colors, or foobar2000 Default UI colors, based on background, selection, and text colors.
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General Audio / Re: Advice on transformer hum
Last post by Atmasphere -

However, pressing on the  top of the DAC (avoiding the tubes or at least the tube holes if the tubes are removed) does not seem to alter the hum at all. What does appear to alter the hum somewhat is removing the chassis altogether (i.e. leaving only the base and the front plate). When this is done, the hum is less and possibly below the threshold of being a problem. If the casing were then to dampen this sound further it would likely be OK. The problem is, the casing appears to worsen the hum.

Whilst I remain keen to address the root cause of the problem, if there is anything that can be done casing-wise then of course I would be keen to try it! As mentioned earlier, I tried putting a rubber washer in-between the 2 screws that fasten the chassis to the front panel, though this did not alter it. I considered putting washers in-between all the smaller screws that hold the casing to the base panel, though this would be extremely fiddly to do.


OK- if you are alright working with the unit while the case is off, if it were me I would be using a plastic straw and probably also a light metal rod, each pressed against the power transformers in the unit, with the other end at my ear. IOW, using them as a stethoscope to see which transformer is making the noise.

Once you've done that, report back with any findings.

Have you contacted the manufacturer regarding this issue?
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Code: [Select]
REM DATE 1978
REM DISCID 85084809
REM COMMENT "ExactAudioCopy v1.3"
PERFORMER "The Cars"
TITLE "The Cars [UDSACD 2162]"
REM COMPOSER " "
FILE "The Cars - The Cars [UDSACD 2162].flac" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "Good Times Roll"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "My Best Friend's Girl"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 03:46:21
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "Just What I Needed"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 07:30:52
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    TITLE "I'm In Touch With Your World"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 11:14:58
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    TITLE "Don't Cha Stop"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 00 14:45:69
    INDEX 01 14:47:04
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    TITLE "You're All I've Got Tonight"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 17:50:67
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    TITLE "Bye Bye Love"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 22:05:02
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    TITLE "Moving In Stereo"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek;Greg Hawkes"
    INDEX 01 26:17:73
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    TITLE "All Mixed Up"
    PERFORMER "The Cars"
    REM COMPOSER "Ric Ocasek"
    INDEX 01 31:02:33

Removed REM from composer but then the CUE didn't read.
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General Audio / Re: Advice on transformer hum
Last post by DVDdoug -
extracampine,

If the hum is really annoying to you, I suggest you cut your losses and buy something less exotic.    You bought something exotic and you got exotic problems.   :(  

Seriously...  vacuum tubes have been obsolete since the 1960s (although guitar players still like tube distortion).    It's super-silly to put tubes in a DAC.   There are DAC chips that don't need any additional active electronics in the signal path, although you might want an op-amp buffer on the output.

I don't have a separate DAC but I've got a $20 USB soundcard and a $300 AVR and there are no "sound quality" issues.   I've got a couple computers with no sound quality problems but they do have audible fans and that might annoy you as much as the hum .
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From the SimPlaylist Documentation section Column colors: "Note that text in parentheses "(...)", brackets "[...]", and braces "{...}" is dimmed automatically."
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Anyone Have a Layout To Share?
Last post by eahm -
Nah, no offense taken of course, this is just a forum, I was trying to make a point.