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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by apastuszak -
Here it is:

The sell a FLAC version also, but it's a different remaster.

I'm kind of getting sick of  remaster and remaster of classic albums.

Before you tell me I am perpetuating the problem, I am buying most of this stuff used.  The only version I bought new was the Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs version, and they included two discs in the packaging.  I was able to sell one of the discs and make back a significant portion of my purchase price.

I don't have a modified PS-3, so I can't rip the SACD to DSD sadly.  But it really doesn't matter, because the disc has a CD layer.  I just ripped that to FLAC and then AAC.
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Hanging at close
Last post by devinthedude57 -
I haven't tried that yet, but I did take a look in Process Monitor to see exactly what was going on, and I did see a lot of "BUFFER OVERFLOW" when it was querying my library.
Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by apastuszak -
It's a specific remaster of I, Robot by the Alan Parsons Project.  The album was released on vinyl and then the remaster used to make the vinyl was released in DSD format.

I'm a big Alan Parsons Project fan, and own almost every remaster of this album. This download would allow me to "complete the set."

Let me go find you a link for it.
General - (fb2k) / Re: How to backup ID3 tags?
Last post by Porcus -
Wouldn't it be more sensible to restore ID tags by binding all metadate of each file to a unique key identifier. Masstagger can tag each file with a crc32 tag.

* You want a checksum of audio content only. And AFAIK, mp3 can in practice differ by roundoff in the -150 dB range without anyone bothering - except here it would matter.
* Audio checksums are not unique. Silent files for tracks N to 98 with an unlisted track 99 ...

I can use the above on my (lossless) CD rips though. The ACCURATERIP ID and audio MD5 give sufficient precision. I think.
General - (fb2k) / Re: How to backup ID3 tags?
Last post by Porcus -
That's not how to do high-frequent periodic backups :-p
(me looking for a file system that recognizes audio files, puts metadata in separate file blocks, with nightly snapshots and full version control)
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_random_pools
Last post by Romroll -

is it possible to get a playlist composed of 25%Funk, 25%Rock, 25%Electro, 25%World with tracks sorted randomly?
If yes, can someone explain me how please? (I already use Foobar, foo_random_pools is installed, my flac library is tagged)

Thank you in advance, I read twice thre 8 pages but I couldn't understand the way to give instructions to foo_random_pools (but I guess a big potential!).
Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by Wombat -
An album only available in dsd? May i ask what album that is? I stumbled only across very few offered in dsd only and imho these albums were mostly boring Jazz alike crap i'd never listen.
As for transparency there is no indication it is not transparent but the typical fluff of abductees.
The starts or ends of songs may have clicks from converting.
You may merge single tracks clean the beginning and end of the resulting big file then split again.
General - (fb2k) / Re: Mini Player on Taskbar FOOBAR2000
Last post by zimjo -
You're probably looking for foo_w7shell.
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Hanging at close
Last post by zimjo -
Did you try resetting preferences of foo_upnp?
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_musicbrainz
Last post by Neurot79 -
I think I've found a bug in this component. It looks like the component uses the title of the MusicBrainz recording for tagging, instead of the title given in the track list of the release.

For example, in this release:
track 6 is shown in the track list as "3 Olden Style Pieces: III.". But if you try to tag this release using foo_musicbrainz it's tagged as "3 Utwory w dawnym stylu (3 Pieces in Old Style), No. 3". This is the title of the recording associated with track 6:

Also, could I make a feature request? Is it possible to add an option to tag single disc releases with a disc number? Currently only multi-disc releases are tagged with a disc number.