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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Case -
(Speaking of which: would it break major functionality to insert linebreaks and have one line per track in folder.tags?)
It's binary data and the tag reader parses the file based on lengths stored before each string. If extra characters are added the parser will see wrong lengths and will stop parsing as soon as the data doesn't match expectations. If field lengths are fixed to account for the extra newline character(s) they will be read into a tag value by old component.

I wouldn't want to break compatibility especially as I'd also have to support reading the current format.
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MPC / Re: Do Musepack's inherently fast decoding speeds still mean anything?
Last post by includemeout -
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,82125.0.html

Musepack decoding speed is fast, but similar to codecs like vorbis or wma. I wouldn't say it's that different than anything else.
 

Decoding speed <---> battery life, and that is still a potential concern. Not sure how much it matters in practice, but if saratoga's post referring to the 2010 results are representative, seems that one should use lossywav/lossyflac ... :-o
 
But, as I innitially asked: do such speeds still matter now, 2018-19 (and henceforward), considering digital audio decoding makes up for just a small fraction of battery drainage?

Edit:
In short: should we still even bat and eyelid about such numbers?
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: WSH Panel Mod script discussion/help
Last post by aphelion -
i use: foobar (0.9.6.4), columns ui (0.3.6.4), wsh panel (uie) (0.7.2), wsh panel mod (1.2.1)

i couldn't find a sample script "status bar + volume.txt"

when mentioning "JScript", i was just trying to say that i add the code here:
right click -> configure -> WSH panel mod configuration -> script engine: JScript

samples from this page gave no help (as well as this topic)
the %_length% command is also not the solution
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Vinyl / Re: My first venture into Vinyl
Last post by old tech -
IMHO, half the fun of vinyl is messing around with the mechanical aspects of the turntable. Especially if you have a cueing mechanism, with good damping fluid, that works smoothly. Much more fun than dropping a CD into a tray, or "clicking" on an item in a playlist.
To me it is a PITA (and yes I still play a lot of records).  It gets in the way of just listening to the music, plus the regular distractions of having to change sides, getting up to move the arm for the inevitable crap track (or just having to endure it) and then the putting the record away, getting another out, cleaning it and so on, such a waste of time which could be better used for its intended purpose - listening to music.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Porcus -
when directory name changes

Oops, I did not think over that: yes I might have used Move and changed directory name. What I did when I discovered it, was to open folder.tags in Notepad++ and find that the old filenames (but not the new) were still referenced. But of course, as Move moves other files, including folder tags ...

(Speaking of which: would it break major functionality to insert linebreaks and have one line per track in folder.tags?)
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General Audio / Re: Upscaling MP3 to DSD
Last post by old tech -
No one here cares whether you can differentiate cd from vinyl or whether you prefer the vinyl version.


From 192/32 wav I can convert to 44/32 wav that looks interesting for me. Despite the double wav size, I can feel the differences between CD and vinyl. Perhaps more clarity, harmonics, tones and soundstage. As you said before, it's a matter of preferences. I am waiting for my Sumiko Pearl TT cartridge bought from U.S., with its great channel separation (30dB) and huge freq response (12Hz-30kHz) to get the full vinyl sound quality. I am not a "audiophile church" worshipper, but I like to listen music in high quality. And I know the analogue sound can be heard only at the concert hall or at the original master tapes, all other are digital for these new reissues or remastered items.
Been there done that.  I have tried many high end cartridges such as Dynavector, Benz Wood and so on.  The reality is that it doesn't matter how good the cartridge is as it quickly gets to a point where the vinyl records itself is the limitation.  There is no point of a linear frequency response when vinyl is incapable of being linear or such a wide frequency response when vinyl is increasingly inaccurate outside the mid range, particularly as the play progresses towards the centre of the record.

If you have a subjective preference for the more distorted vinyl sound (albeit a ephonic distortion) that is fine.  My CDs and other digital formats sound better than my vinyl records (and that is while it is played back on a high end turntable/cart/pre-amp combo, but then I am very choosy which CDs I purchase and will only go for the vinyl if it has better mastering or source material.

However, I don't get this "analog sounding' crap.  Apart from the obvious that what comes out of a DAC is analog, just a more perfect analog, I would get mad if my high quality digital mastering sounded like it was being played from a turntable, tape deck or other ancient and imprecise analog devices.
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MPC / Re: Do Musepack's inherently fast decoding speeds still mean anything?
Last post by Porcus -
On my old retired samsung from 2011 , APE played up smooth until high mode.
Meaning: that's where the CPU would drain battery as quickly as it possibly could.

Decoding speed <---> battery life, and that is still a potential concern. Not sure how much it matters in practice, but if saratoga's post referring to the 2010 results are representative, seems that one should use lossywav/lossyflac ... :-o
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