The main problem with 64-bit build is that no existing component will work. Maintaining separate 64-bit and 32-bit builds of every single component would have created a huge mess, that's why I abandoned the idea.
There are other options for improving large media library search performance at cost of component compatibility, for an example replacing the ancient metadb design with a modern SQLite backend - which would solve slow search, slow startup, slow shutdown and large memory usage.
That said, every flavour of foobar2000 mobile does have a 64-bit compile available and even the experimental Mac version is 64-bit.
Couldn't boweasel use MP3DirectCut (freeware) to edit the beginning and end of his MP3s without decoding/recoding?Or mpTrim: http://www.mptrim.com/
You are likely editing and re-saving .MP3 or another lossy format. This involves opening, decoding, then re-encoding the lossy material to a new .MP3. Your "Wave Editor" also likely does not support encoding gapless MP3s, or decoding them, for that matter. So there may not be any gaps on your files to begin with, and your editor is adding them, and possibly destroying the gapless information already encoded into the original files.Couldn't boweasel use MP3DirectCut (freeware) to edit the beginning and end of his MP3s without decoding/recoding?
Stop re-saving MP3 files, you can't really edit them without losing more information than just the gaps. Save to FLAC, or WavPack, or another lossless format, but try to start with a lossless file to begin with, rather than any MP3 files.
foobar2000 still supports Windows versions as old as Windows XP - and that's not expected to change this decade
BTW, I will miss foo_jesus and foo_chacon.
Tbh sounds way to convoluted
It's actually rather simple. A GIF would explain it in a few seconds, comparatively. The playlist method is a lot more straightforward for the actual purpose though, absolutely.The editing of the m3u file sounds like a better idea because the music is synced via Create Synchronicity so the structures are very similar.
What's a good way to then do a 'Find & Replace', just use Word and edit the m3u file that way?
Whatever text editor can find and replace all matches of some text and save it back as m3u. I personally use Sublime Text for this.
Just to say thanks for this, I successfully created a playlist and used notepad's 'Replace' feature and it worked a charm. Thanks once again.