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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar can't transcode OGG to MP3
Last post by Case -
Source audio codec is irrelevant but Vorbis is probably the only source format you tried that produces floating point output. Is it possible you didn't install the Free Encoder Pack to the same location where your foobar2000 v2.1.5 is? Or have you perhaps made foobar2000 use custom encoder paths? Only explanation I can think of is that you are actually using some decades old lame.exe that didn't yet support floating point intput.

Check that there are no wrong paths at Preferences -> Advanced -> Tools -> Converter -> Additional command-line encoder paths. By default it should be blank.
News Submissions / Exact Audio Copy v1.7
Last post by Thundik81 -
Exact Audio Copy v1.7 released



- Standard setup now using AccurateRip meta instead of for metadata retrieval
- AccurateRip meta does not yet support submissions, but will be in the future
- Updated the Musicbrainz Metadata plugin, for better CD information, more covers & lyrics
- Removed freedb integration completely (including genre selection, etc.)
- Updated flac and CTDB applications in the EAC setup
- Fixed and new command line parameters
- Fixed problem of using the wrong browser when opening a link
- Found a problem with communication with AcoustID via the plugin
CD Hardware/Software / Re: Which drive should be preferred?
Last post by Lazlo Nibble -
However, a drive may be able to rip faster than another or may be able to extract better data from damaged CDs using C2 info for instance.
Here’s something to complicate it further: one of my drives (TSSTcorp, DVD-ROM TS-H353B, D500) doesn’t report C2 errors according to EAC. But a couple of weeks ago, three of my most troublesome CDs were ripped to by that drive the point where CUEtools could repair the rips, which none of the other drives I’ve tried have been able to do.

I don’t know what EAC does with C2 errors during a burst-mode rip, but based on the results above I theorize that in some cases the “raw” bad block of data may be closer to correct than what whatever EAC is spitting out.
General - (fb2k) / Re: How to display embedded artwork or artwork file
Last post by Kontrarian -
I have foobar2000 set to prefer embedded art, and if that's not there it will look for cover.jpg, folder.jpg, etc (the usual), none of that is the problem.
The problem is showing individual tracks embedded art when they are part of an album.
Imagine an artist releasing a digital album and embedding unique art for each individual track.
Then when playing it in foobar2000 the image would change when it goes from track 1 to track 2, etc.
BUT it doesn't, it just continues to show the embedded art in track 1.
Now, if I have two tracks with different embedded art and they don't get grouped together in the playlist because they are from different artists and different albums, then foobar2000 will change the art when the song changes.
BUT, if they are grouped together in an album foobar2000 just shows the embedded art from the first track the whole time.
Support - (fb2k) / File Operations: Truncated Presets
Last post by Kontrarian -
I have recently been reorganizing my files and foobar2000's file operations are a huge time saver!
BUT, I find it difficult to select my presets since their names get truncated and there appears to be no way to widen that part of the dialog box.
No matter how big I make the dialog box, the presets don't gain any screen real-estate.


Is there a way to widen this or should I submit a feature request?

Thank you!