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Listening Tests / Re: Invite: MQA Core vs. Hi-Res Blind Test
Last post by Wombat -
From the second unfold on you add tons of mirroring because of lousy upsampling.

A very nice find that illustrates the effect in action at ASR while the discussion is pretty weightless.
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I must admit I am confused. I read a lot that headphones such as sennheiser HD800 are not suitable for DAPS like mine due to their high impedance (300 ohms).

High impedance is not really a problem, low sensitivity is. However, you have a portable player with unusually high output voltage, and high impedance headphones with low but not ridiculously low sensitivity.

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This pair of headphones has an impedance of 2k ohms but still they will be driven by my DAP? Did I misread your reply?

If the specs are accurate, it would be usable, but you might find some music types a bit quiet at maximum gain. The hd800s would be fine.

I don't think there is a good reason to buy weird impedance headphones though.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by IWSNX -
Thanks, you're right, I thought I already used the newest version but added it the wrong way. It works again. THANKS ;)
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Rating panel
Last post by marc2003 -
I don't think checking file attributes is necessary. Anyone using a script to write tags should take on the responsibility to make sure they're writeable.

Not tested but you could rewrite your function something like this...

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function setRating(){
if ((nrating != rating) && metadb) {
var items = plman.GetPlaylistSelectedItems(plman.ActivePlaylist);
if (rating_mode == 0) {
//fb.RunContextCommandWithMetadb supports handle or handle list so no need to loop
fb.RunContextCommandWithMetadb("Playback Statistics/Rating/" + (nrating == 0 ? "<not set>" : nrating), items);
} else if (rating_mode == 1) {
var value = nrating == 0 ? "" : nrating;
if ("UpdateFileInfoFromJSON" in items) { // JScript Panel 1.3+
items.UpdateFileInfoFromJSON(JSON.stringify({
"rating" : value
}));
} else if ("UpdateFileInfoSimple" in items) { // JScript Panel v1.0.6 - v1.2.4 support UpdateFileInfoSimple for handle lists
items.UpdateFileInfoSimple("rating", value);
} else { // must be ancient JScript Panel or WSH panel mod, we need to loop and use the handle method
for (var i = 0; i < items.Count; i++) {
items.Item(i).UpdateFileInfoSimple("rating", value);
}
}
}
items.Dispose();
rating = nrating;
}
}

You could remove the setMetaRating function.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by marc2003 -
Your version number is some way behind the latest. I'd try that first.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: New HDD and Mass lossless conversion
Last post by wcs13 -
Turns out most of the remaining problems have been caused by tracks with too long paths.
Some of them can't even by renamed by Windows ! (F2 doesn't work on them).
Yet they exist.
foobar can even access/play them, so I'm trying to convert/rename them at the moment.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by IWSNX -
hey guys, so I have a problem with the loading of artist pictures since about a month now.
Everytime I change to a new track from another artist I get this error. Is there any solution? (it says runtime error in JavaScript)
If I click on the right top corner (green circle) and click on reload it works just fine.



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I have posted some tangible results plus some hints about listening for improvements when using the da expander.  (It is NOT dolbyA, but it is da for its name!!!)   Remember:  the expander is fairly gentle, and when it is helpful -- it helps.   If it isn't applicable, it tends to be very obvious -- so it does undo moderate amounts of unneeded compression -- but it DOES NOT "REMIX" the sound!!!!  If this program was generally destructive, I would NOT be making it available.  Also, the same location below that has the two .flac examples, it also has the source code, Windows64 binary and Linux binary.   The processor is likely more reliable at 96k instead of 44.1k, but I did do the run at 44.1k -- most testing has been done at 96k and 48k, however.

I have posted the music output of two runs on the following site: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/bOPBXTkeeT
The file names are:  03.with-orig.flac  (the original version), and 03.with-da.flac (the processed version).

If you listen very carefully to the two even though the levels SEEM to be similar, the beginning noise is significantly less on the processed 'da' version.  Have to listen quickly for the noise.  Also, the voices peak significantly higher on the processed 'da' version.  There is less of the 'tight' compressed sound throughout the example also.

For tangible results below -- you'll notice that on the 'da' version the peak/RMS is significantly higher than for the 'orig' version.
Also, the crest factor is higher on the 'da' version.


jdyson@JDworkstation s0]$ play 03.with-da.flac stats

03.with-da.flac:

 File Size: 3.00M     Bit Rate: 800k
  Encoding: FLAC         
  Channels: 2 @ 16-bit  
Samplerate: 44100Hz     
Replaygain: off        
  Duration: 00:00:30.00 

In:100%  00:00:30.00 [00:00:00.00] Out:1.32M [      |      ] Hd:1.3 Clip:0   
             Overall     Left      Right
DC offset  -0.000711 -0.000711 -0.000104
Min level  -0.944031 -0.944031 -0.726776
Max level   0.885742  0.885742  0.852661
Pk lev dB      -0.50     -0.50     -1.38
RMS lev dB    -20.54    -20.54    -20.54
RMS Pk dB      -9.65    -14.02     -9.65
RMS Tr dB     -95.38    -95.38    -94.94
Crest factor       -     10.05      9.08
Flat factor     0.00      0.00      0.00
Pk count           2         2         2
Bit-depth      16/16     16/16     16/16
Num samples    1.32M
Length s      30.000
Scale max   1.000000
Window s       0.050
Done.
[jdyson@JDworkstation s0]$ play 03.with-orig.flac stats

03.with-orig.flac:

 File Size: 3.11M     Bit Rate: 828k
  Encoding: FLAC         
  Channels: 2 @ 16-bit   Track: 3
Samplerate: 44100Hz      Album: The Very Best
Replaygain: off         Artist: Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66
  Duration: 00:00:30.00  Title: With A Little Help From My Friends

In:100%  00:00:30.00 [00:00:00.00] Out:1.32M [      |      ] Hd:4.4 Clip:0   
             Overall     Left      Right
DC offset  -0.000790 -0.000790 -0.000140
Min level  -0.794220 -0.794220 -0.499115
Max level   0.732880  0.732880  0.599609
Pk lev dB      -2.00     -2.00     -4.44
RMS lev dB    -22.02    -21.39    -22.76
RMS Pk dB     -12.90    -15.25    -12.90
RMS Tr dB     -94.08    -94.03    -94.08
Crest factor       -      9.32      8.24
Flat factor     0.00      0.00      0.00
Pk count           2         2         2
Bit-depth      16/16     16/16     15/16
Num samples    1.32M
Length s      30.000
Scale max   1.000000
Window s       0.050
Done.

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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Rating panel
Last post by jazzthieve -
Small request, the ability to color code each rating value. I usually have my ratings color coded from cold colors to warm the higher the rating is (5 is red while 1 is dark blue and the rest is something in between those colors).
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Rating panel
Last post by always.beta -
I think it's better.
1. Click on the same location to cancel the rate mark instead of "db". 2. Add title artist Information Display 3.Highlight when the mouse hovers over the stars