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CUETools / Re: Cue Ripper and pre emphasis
Last post by jacobacci -
Thanks guys
Detect indexes = true is turned on. However the disc is not listed as having pre-emphasis. Where on the screen would I see if it was?
Luckily the highs were so overly bright, that it was obvious.
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General Audio / fb2k's foo_hdcd not as good as hdcd.exe?
Last post by ManInTheDark -
Recently, I got a CD that has HDCD on it. I decoded a track from it using the HDCD decoder (foo_hdcd) in foobar2000. And...nothing happened. In fact, it had the same Replaygain level as the 16bit source file. But with hdcd 0.2? The total opposite happened! Here's the stats:

01. -8.28 (16bit) Whenever It Rains.wav
02. -8.28 (24bit) Whenever It Rains.24bit.01.wav (foo_hdcd)
03. -2.26 (24bit) Whenever It Rains.24bit.02.wav (hdcd.exe 0.2)

WTF? Obviously, foo_hdcd isn't working, and hdcd.exe 0.2 is I guess I'm better off creating a folder with BAT file, putting all my HDCD files into it and converting everything that way.
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Vinyl / Re: 192/32 needed for digitized vinyl to sound as analogue as possible
Last post by The Irish Man -
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[Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Genesis, Alan Parsons, The Band, Fleetwood Mac, Manfred Mann's Earth Band and all sounds are way beyond the full scale (0 dB). Is this a CD standard?

It should not matter, but could you give us the year of these CD's were released, or code on the CD.
So someone here with the some CD's can double check to see if you are not doing something wrong.
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Vinyl / Re: 192/32 needed for digitized vinyl to sound as analogue as possible
Last post by greynol -
I can't help myself thinking that such things happen deliberately for the purpose of creating a "problem with digital".
They definitely can, though not if we confine the discussion to what it is necessary to digitize vinyl per the initial claim.  The 80dB SPL would be the next limiting factor.

Vinyl needs 14 bits, tops.  The OP is welcome to prove otherwise.
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Vinyl / Re: 192/32 needed for digitized vinyl to sound as analogue as possible
Last post by Porcus -
I can imagine that 32 bits floating-point is good for those who notoriously mess up their conversions ... and I can't help myself thinking that such things happen deliberately for the purpose of creating a "problem with digital".

Although there is even well-reputed software which cannot convert reliably from floating-point to integer.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Porcus -
OK, I found the "issue" with the "/", and it seems "independent of" External Tags: If I force MP3 files into ID3v2.3, it seems that Tom / Dick / Harry becomes a multivalue field. So if fb2k
- has Tom / Dick / Harry
- creates External Tags out of that
- commits to files
it does sometimes happen that it comes out as multivalue and reads Tom; Dick; Harry.

But, I provoked the same to happen by "Rewrite file tags" without invoking External Tags. @Peter , is this expected behaviour?


Test version with a new context command for finding tracks edited since external tagging. If it finds such tracks it will create a new playlist and place the findings there.

All testing for this post done with that. Seems to work.
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