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Oh no!! I had not heard of the HDD one - not another audiophile myth I might succumb to!!
The trouble is, that like a lot of people with a life-time of 'fiddling' with turntables, I cannot help tweeking. Unfortunately, the technology of my Garrard 401 is a little simpler than the mysteries of digital.
I think it is time for me to give up and say thank you to all those who have tried to educate me - I am grateful for your time and I have learned a lot. I know that on forums like this as well as asking questions, one should try and contribute to the problems of others - I feel a little guilty about this, but it will be some time before I know enough to be confident to offer any meaningful inputs - sorry.
While I was typing this a post from Wombat came in telling me of of some software at Source Forge. So about that giving up........
Rollin told you how to convert everything you play in foobar2000 to DSD on-the-fly. But if you don't have DSD capable DAC you'll need to convert DSD back to PCM. Note that the audio will still not change though, it's just resampling and good resampling has always been transparent.
I do have a DSD capable DAC which plays my DSD files perfectly. I had hoped to be able to convert the mp3 files 'off-line' , so to speak, into DSD files in ,maybe the mistaken, assumption that as the processor will not be working as hard as it would converting 'on -the-fly' there would be more chance of good sound. However I am grateful to Rollin for this - I have the plug-in and will try to work out how it can do this conversion - I know I should not expect any improvement, but at least, hopefully, I can try it for myself.
I think it would be better if the edit menu was disabled if there are no external tags, and have an explicit "create external tags" menu instead.
What benefit would the wording difference give? Or do you mean creation would not open properties so you'd have to open properties separately if you wanted to make changes?
The real issue here is that external tags aren't removed when you cancel out of the Properties window. If you unintentionally hit "create external tags" by accident, then you know you need to remove them first in order to get to the source tags, but currently, the behavior is kind of implicit, so you wouldn't know you were editing External Tags if you subsequently went into a regular Properties window. Sometimes you may actually want to modify the source tags even if External Tags exist, but there currently is no way to do so. As an alternative, maybe you could add an explicit "edit file tags" menu? That would be really sweet, actually. The idea is to primarily edit external tags if they exist, but the source tags should still be editable by some means.