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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Option buttons - problem
Last post by musicmusic -
I found a bug (in the Columns UI buttons toolbar) – the 'Active selection' item group does not work when a track is playing. Not sure if it is the specific bug you are experiencing, but it will be fixed for the next version.
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General Music Discussion / Re: Can remastered CDs sound too different and modernized?
Last post by magicgoose -
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at least one that was previously released with the same dynamic range
That's specifically what I am excluding.
I were talking about the albums which were previously NOT available with the same DR.
I did not deny that a part of these series are nothing new, but some are something new.
Or at least I could not find any mentions on the Web that these 2 albums
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Carcass — Swansong
At the Gates — Slaughter of the Soul
were already available in full DR before they were re-released with "FDR" mark. (If I search these two on the DR database, there aren't any normal versions before "FDR").
If you read it carefully I never explicitly mentioned other releases under "FDR" mark as being an improvement — indeed some of them are nothing new.

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…without checking whether the "other" had any such processing
By the way, it's quite easy for the albums released before 1993: nobody was doing such extreme DR compression before that year. So, for example, I can tell even without listening/looking that "FDR" re-release of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altars_of_Madness was pointless.
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General Audio / Song Previewer and Playlist Info
Last post by Diwedd -
Hi,

I am a relatively new user of Foobar2000, so still finding my way around it.  I have the standard set up i.e not using any custom skins or interfaces. 

I would like to know if someone knows if it is possible to preview any songs.  I would like a component/plugin where a specific set time is used to preview a song. e.g. play only the first 45 seconds of each track on a playlist. 

Also, I have several playlists.  I would like to know if there is a way to get info about the playlists. i.e. total number of tracks on the playlist, length of playlist etc. 

Many thanks
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Option buttons - problem
Last post by Tropoje -
Did you remember to have some file(s) selected when you clicked the button? A context command requires a context to run on.
Yes I know about it.
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Put a song or songs in your Foobar2000 Playlist pane. Drag and drop from a folder you have of songs. Highlight a song or songs in the Playlist and right click with your mouse pointer over them. Select: Convert. Now either choose Quick Convert (This assumes that you have already setup the conversion options to your liking) or select: ... This opens the Converter Setup dialog......
Unfortunately, I do not know what the problem is that despite the correct configuration, the panel does not appear  :'(
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Support - (fb2k) / 1.4b11 bug - can't rename folders contained in ML
Last post by EpicForever -
I encountered very annoying bug in 1.4b11. It is related to folder/directory operations performed from Windows Explorer on subdirectories of foobar's Media Library. I tested it and problem for sure does not occur in latest stable version, 1.3.17.

So what is wrong:
I can't rename directories in Explorer, if they contain any subdirectory.
Let's assume I have a folder in ML - M:\Music. It has 2x subdirectories: M:\Music\Artist1 and M:\Music\Artist2. Artist1 has 2x further subdirectories - Album1 and Album2. Artist2 contains only floating music files. The problem is that while I can rename "Artist2" directory to let's say "Artist2-xyz", I can't rename "Artist1" at all. But I can rename "Album1" subdirectory to let's say "Album1 - bad music", similarly to "Album2" subdirectory. However, if I create "Disc 1" and "Disc 2" subdirectories in "Album1" (or Album2 - doesn't matter), then I would be unable to further change its name to "Album1 - bad album" or any other.
When I check hooks using Unlocker 1.9.2 it shows that foobar 1.4 b11 locks any directory that contains subdirectories. Foobar 1.3.17 locked only top directories added to ML (which was understandable).
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General Music Discussion / Re: Can remastered CDs sound too different and modernized?
Last post by Porcus -
some albums labeled as "FDR" (that's full dynamic range), when they were previously released only with a lot of compression:
Carcass — Swansong
At the Gates — Slaughter of the Soul
(for all of the above I ignored releases on non-digital mediums, of course)

Earache's "full dynamic range" series, well ... not all have higher DR. I have not scrutinized it, but I found that both Bandcamp downloads of Sleep's Holy Mountain have a DR of 13, which is the same as my 1992 CD.
So they have a "full dynamic range" remaster with no higher dynamic range ...
That's why I added "when they were previously released only with a lot of compression".
Of course some of them had no problem to begin with.

That is the wrong part. Even at least one that was previously released with the same dynamic range now is for sale in two editions from the same outlet: a DR 13 edition, and a "full dynamic range" with a DR of ... 13.

I would make the hunch that they just went back to all their files and did a "flat" transfer without any limiting, and without checking whether the "other" had any such processing, but arguably it looks a bit like audiophoolery.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Option buttons - problem
Last post by Case -
Such a button works fine here. Did you remember to have some file(s) selected when you clicked the button? A context command requires a context to run on.
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General Audio / Re: (Free) Software to analyze HD and DSD tracks?
Last post by magicgoose -
You can use ffmpeg to convert to PCM and then analyze PCM as usual.
Also why do you need anything above 22 kHz? Do you plan slowing them down?
If not, you can simply convert them all to 44100 Hz or 48000 Hz without even looking.
It's 100% okay for good records to have a cutoff at ~20 kHz if they aren't intended for further sampling/creative use, because ultrasonic content can only make the sound worse if there are nonlinear distortions somewhere in the playback pipeline, and otherwise it's just extra wasted power in amplifiers/etc.

…just make sure you aren't introducing clipping when resampling. AFAIK if you do the resampling with sox, it will print a warning if the maximum sample level was exceeded.
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