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Support - (fb2k) / Re: "Could not update tags"
Last post by misterlister69 -
That worked perfectly, thank you!
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Ubuntu support!
Last post by sanskrit44 -
with a native linux port of foobar2000 only, the biggest step is definitely taken. no one can tell if your favourite 3rd party plugin will be ported over too, or if there even will be alternatives for it. you will never find out without doing so.

maybe it is a bit like what happens to firefox users at the moment, waiting for their favourite addon to be reincarnated as a webextension ;)

the most important part is, that a starting point is being made. but is this a good enough reason for the programmers?

speaking for myself, i could live with a non fancy core version of fb very well and simply wait for what features brings the future.
Support - (fb2k) / Re: "Could not update tags"
Last post by TuNk77 -
Please try to remux the files in question with mkvtoolnix. I've had problem with certain files, but after I remuxed them, they work just fine in foobar2000
Support - (fb2k) / "Could not update tags"
Last post by misterlister69 -
I have a fairly large music collection that I've assembled through youtube-dl that has downloaded in various formats, including OPUS inside of .webm files.  When I go to apply replay gain to a playlist I've made from this collection though, I'm met with the following error when I try to update file tags only on certain files:

"Could not update tags (File can't be retagged, please re-mux it with up-to-date Matroska tools) on: $FILENAME.EXTENSION$"

I've tried googling around for a week or so now but couldn't find any answers that made sense to me, so I'm hoping that somebody here can help explain what I'd need to do to properly apply replay gain to these affected files.

Things worth noting are :
- This collection is predominantly in .webm and .m4a files
- This collection doesn't have any write permissions associated with it
- This only happens for a few files apparently at random, as others can properly have replay gain assigned to them.
- This also only seems to have affected some .webm files so far, so I think it may have something to do with some of the containers.

Any help is appreciated, and thank you very much for your time!
You compare foo_ui_hacks (just a plugin which uses an unofficial API) with marijuana, and it seems that you're serious. Really funny. But I'm not going to discuss it, sorry. foo_ui_hacks exists. Period.
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Ubuntu support!
Last post by EpicForever -
There is no doubt, that foobar2000 is a great and useful app just as bare program, coming straight from an installer. However it is obvious, that one of its main powers is plugin based, open architecture. We can suppose, that it would be carried over to Linux version. But I suppose that all 3rd party plugins would require to be rewritten, due to changes in SDK and OS environment. I don't doubt in amount of skilled programmers targeting Linux, but it may be problematic to have all biggest plugins to be ported to Linux. It all depends on private interests of programmer. This may be factor that on Linux platform could limit usability of foobar known from Windows.

This leads me to serious question to all Linux based foobar users and Linux prospective users:
What do you think about 3rd party plugins development if foobar would go native on Linux? Should we expect limited coverage of what is now possible on Windows or should we expect that Linux community would blow away what we have now on Windows?
If anybody would like to answer, please take into account not just input plugins, equalizers, convolvers, waveform seekbars, etc. but also heavy GUI customizations, like WSH panel mod, JScript panels, Columns UI and its various dedicated extensions and all other highly graphic modifications that are available under Windows.
Audio Hardware / Re: need good cable for line out ->amply
Last post by jjb70 -
I am amazed that stereo magazines still persist in joining the great cable scam, reinforcing the idea that spending $$$$$$$$'s on cables will transform sound. As has been pointed out, there are valid reasons why you may need to consider gauge for some cables. Personally I do think it is worth paying for cables with decent connectors and insulation but that is about durability and reliability, not sound quality and the cost uplift is trivial. I've found Belkin cables to be more than adequate, the Belkin cables I've bought have never had to be replaced and have been good, solid cables bought for modest cost.
I do wonder how some hifi journalists can sleep at night, one of the HiFi mags on sale in the UK this month reviews a £500 power cable and recommends it, yes the thing that comes free of charge with electrical equipment with a plug at one end and connector into the equipment at the other end of a short cable. Not once have I ever needed to replace one of the cables that has been supplied with equipment, in fact I've accumulated the things as I have an awful habit of keeping the cables when I throw out kettles and what not when they die. The idea that this item can transform sound is ludicrous, and the idea that paying £500 for it is completely bonkers yet magazines are still not only swallowing this nonsense but have the nerve to recommend them to readers. These people must be shameless.
I don't discuss if plugin is good or bad. It is banned and recommending such plugin, especially in this forum is a bad idea. No matter how useful it might be. So within a range of non banned solutions, using ESC for minimalization is not available.
You know, we can also discuss marihuana. It has several positive aspects, several negative, it is better solution than alcohol in most cases, but it doesn't change its official status - marihuana is illegal. In practice no one can stop you from using it, but you shouldn't recommend it in public and you shouldn't publicly declare that you use it. Same applies to banned plugins.
General - (fb2k) / Re: Feature Request - Audio Captions
Last post by EpicForever -
As far as I get here there are no flags that topic is solved :-)
Regarding desktop version of foobar I think you are partially wrong - you can try it on Linux using Wine 2. There are users in this forum, that report that foobar works great under Linux with Wine.

yeah, double-click on panel changes from "bio %artist%" to "album-review %artist% + %album%" and reverse.
if not possible, then an extra script

first, a way to overwrite %artist% (remap %artist%) would be very good. with this you could correct different spellings.