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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Case -
For local files there's no difference once a file has external tag and decoder priorities are set correctly. For streams there is. Unless the stream link is wrapped opening normal properties dialog won't call any tag saving routines. All edits will just be ignored.
General Audio / Re: The difference between Windows and Linux
Last post by magicgoose -
The main gripe of GNU/Linux is that pulseaudio took over but it's not production ready yet. It often decides it's time to get out of control and starts glitching, sometimes even completely obliterating the sound when only harsh noise comes out. (Or maybe it's also caused by bugs in drivers for my card; damned vendors care about Windows first and Linux support is an afterthought if done at all, afaik most drivers are reverse engineered by community)
But when all this drama doesn't happen, there should be no audible difference at all. The only thing that could cause audible differences (without completely breaking stuff) is resampling and both (can) do it good enough to be transparent.
Audio Hardware / Re: Best earphones for Death Metal
Last post by magicgoose -
> I don't hear a difference between mp3 and flac with them.

You aren't supposed to, anyway. At least if you are listening with level matching so that the mp3 version doesn't get clipped after decoding. And if the mp3 is encoded from the same source, with recent LAME version, by someone who isn't trying their best to fail at this simple task.

Either way, try something like audiotechnica ath-m50, they are (in my experience) producing neutral sound with no audible distortion (unless you go for really painful loudness levels) and only a little of bass amplification which is actually a good thing if you ask me (I still had to turn up the bass when I used them).
AFAIK everyone who tried these agreed that they sound accurate and work for everything.

> Too much bass is deadly for metal at all because you only hear wrrrrrr.
There's no such problem; if you only hear wrrrrr it's probably because of nonlinear distortion?
I listened to all kinds of metal including "extreme" and "rough" varieties like Venom, Dissection, Deicide, early Sepultura, Bethlehem, Elysian Blaze, etc. etc. with increased levels of bass and everything was 100% clear and legible.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by sveakul -
Thanks Case for the explanation.  As I understand it then, the changelog entry meant that the reload info call was just eliminated in cases of initially creating the external tag, not when going back to it later to change/add data and using the "Edit External Tags" menu selection.

This leads  me to a related question.  So when editing an already created APEv2 external tag for a stream, is there any difference/preference in doing so via the "Edit External Tags" choice which first does a reload info prior to bringing up Properties, or by just selecting "Properties" right off?  Is the first choice really only needed when the tag is being initially created?
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_midi
Last post by betr -
Sorry if this is an old topic, but I'd really love foo_midi to provide a separate volume control for MIDI output - at least a volume slider on the Preferences page.

There are two reasons: 1) the various MIDI playback methods can be drastically different in volume, which means our MIDI playback may be significantly louder or quieter than normal, and we may want to adjust the volume at the same time we select our MIDI options. 2) Unlike PCM audio, we can't batch-adjust gains on MIDI files.

Personally, I find Secret Sauce (my main playback option) so extremely quiet I need to turn up the system volume for certain songs to be sufficiently loud. I would prefer being able to mix MIDI and non-MIDI files in a playlist without having to worry about volume.
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