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Support - (fb2k) / Request: Remember Equalizer settings on exit even when it is disabled
Last post by countach -

This "issue" is going on since always. You enable the eq, define some settigns... disable equalizer for some reasion, exit foobar, run it again and the settings are lost.

This is very annoying because, in my case, I use to have various listening modes: speakers or headphones, for example. Headphones (Etys ER4P) need a litte bit of tweak (mostly lower the 5 Khz band and raise some lows), but speakers doesn't need that.

So when listening with speakers, I simply disable de equalizer. When pluggin the earphones, I enable it.

But if I restart the app in "speakers mode" (eq disabled), the curve is lost, so I have to recreate it again or load the settings file, and I know that this is some sort of first world problem thing, but it will be great to simply make foobar remember the eq settings at exit even if it is disabled.

3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_discogs
Last post by vlad26 -
assuming it is not a multiple value field, you can:
select the files > get properties
right-click DISCOGS_FORMAT > Format from other fields...
pattern: $if($strstr(%title%,'7"'),'7"')$if($strstr(%title%,CD),CD)$if($strstr(%title%,LP),LP)$if($strstr(%title%,Cassette),Cassette)

thanks for the reply! but i meant , how to compose mapping for %DISCOGS_FORMAT% to leave only one value:

7'' or LP or CD or Cassette


currently mapping is next:
$zip2($multi_if($multi_greater(%<RELEASE_FORMATS_QUANTITY>%,1),$zip(%<RELEASE_FORMATS_QUANTITY>%,' x '),),%<RELEASE_FORMATS_NAME>%,$multi_if($put(D,$join(%<<RELEASE_FORMATS_DESCRIPTIONS>>%)),', ',),$get(D),$multi_if($put(T,%<RELEASE_FORMATS_TEXT>%),', ',),$multi_if2($get(T),))

so the result is:
CD, Album or Vinyl, LP, Multicolor etc.

I need to leave only one value: CD or LP or 7'' or Caseette
General - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 safe mode ?
Last post by zeremy -
The "concept" is to display only what is needed , and be able to access the Preferences Window only by entering a password as to "protect" any guest from modifying the layout.

The Context menu selections can be selected in the Preferences Window (Display > Context Menu).  - this is where I disabled the Properties option among others.
Be aware though that if you press the Shift Key ,this option is overridden and you are presented with the full expanded context menu.
There is no way to make it "read only" - you should hide it.
Consider using the JScript Properties script that is included in the samples that doesn't let you make any modifications to the files.

And also hide the File menu. Imagine a guest opening e.g Add Files... and selecting the files in the selection box and pressing delete..... 

Also remove any keyboard shortcuts that could compromise the "safe mode".

AAC - General / Re: Open Source Fraunhofer AAC Encoder (fdk-aac)
Last post by nu774 - :

An AAC patent license is needed by manufacturers or developers of end-user encoder and/or decoder products.

No. License fees are due on the sale of encoders and/or decoders only. There are no patent license fees due for the distribution of bit-streams encoded in AAC, whether such bit-streams are broadcast, streamed over a network, or provided on physical media.

It looks unclear to me whether the AAC patent license is required to freely distribute encoder and/or decoder product.
The second answer says "license fees are due on the sale of…".
So, what if you don't make money out of it?  You need license, but you don't need to pay license fees?

I've decided not to distribute fdk-aac binary myself because of this uncertainty and also because I know the history of MP3 patent troubles, but it's just my thought.

Anyway, there are Linux distros that distribute fdk-aac in the form of binary package, and I don't think they are paying license fees.
General Audio / Re: Upscaling MP3 to DSD
Last post by BrilliantBob -
Upscaling MP3 to DSD make nonsense to me

I usually record vinyls in DSD 5.6 Mhz 1bit format and then I convert it with TEAC/TASCAM Hi-Res Editor to WAV 192/32bit float to have the sound as analogue as possible and to make further optimizations with Adobe Audition 3.0 (denoise, remove clicks and crackles, Bass, Mid, Treble calibration, compression, normalization,...). Then, I use this 192/32bit wav "master tape" for archiving (wavpack) and for convert it to 48/32float WAV for auditions or for smartphone HQ mp3s. These are my best results so far and listening music from my PC or phone prolong the lifetime of my vinyls and the TT cartridge.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_discogs
Last post by mjm716 -
dear hydrogenaudio community, help me please

how can i leave in field DISCOGS_FORMAT only - 7'' or LP or CD or Cassette ? Only one value

Please help me

assuming it is not a multiple value field, you can:
select the files > get properties
right-click DISCOGS_FORMAT > Format from other fields...
pattern: $if($strstr(%title%,'7"'),'7"')$if($strstr(%title%,CD),CD)$if($strstr(%title%,LP),LP)$if($strstr(%title%,Cassette),Cassette)
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