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FLAC / Re: FLAC decoder testbench
Last post by ktf -
I've recently uploaded a new version of the testbench, revision 6. It can be found on FLAC decoder testbench page on the wiki.

4 files have been added, all mono. The first is simply mono (that wasn't already in the testbench), the three other test predictor overflow handling. The last file could not be decoded by ffmpeg until recently, so it is likely ffmpeg-based players not using the very latest git will fail this test until updated.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist-Tools-SMP
Last post by regor -
I found a lot of readme on how to make playlist but do not see anything about creating a playlist of a fingerprint, with the button "Playlist Tools" I see a lot of different options but nothing about the fingerprint, and right clicking to make a new button i also only see options like moods/search by distance, etc.
So I pressume I have to enter a kind of dynamic query to make this work, For ex. want to test out if I can select a song and find other songs relating or getting close to the same fingerprints.

Thanks for the extra info in the last post!
That's because I have not shared it. There is no documentation about it for a reason ;)

Already created the code and framework to search by ChromaPrint (and FooID) fingerprinting -and works fine!- BUT foobar2000 is currently limited by RAM to do it. In my system I have 70K tracks and when foobar tries to cache the raw fingerprints it uses +1.5 GB of RAM. On the search process sometimes it reaches +3GB of RAM and crashes. There is no workaround for that since the tags are always cached, so any ram the process takes is on top of +1.5 GB of fingerprint data cached.

Therefore I stopped development on that side until foobar2000 becames a 64 bit software (its 2022  ::)) or SMP includes a method to read tags directly from files (like this one at JSP).

I could share the FooID button though, since that works fine (the fingerprints are much smaller). Will have it in mind on the next release. FooID method is much slower though and less reliable, that's why I put all my energy on the ChromaPrint framework, I managed to find "duplicates" in 70K tracks in less than 10 seconds (while it takes minutes in FooID).

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Note in any case that tool is only meant to look for duplicates or live versions (not for track similarity in musical terms), if you want that to create playlist by similarity -like spotify- use "search by distance".
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Validated News / Re: freedb.org to close
Last post by Supermansaga -
So how can someone change the source of freedb within foobar 2000 v1.6.11? Can we add more sources? Can we refresh the existing tags?

After ripping a very old game CD, I was told the tags may have been incorrect from freedb. Can everyone edit freedb or whatever its successor is? Does freedb have newer songs/music? Thanks.
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Off-Topic / Watch Jane’s Addiction And Smashing Pumpkins Play Together
Last post by soundping -
Last week, Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction announced that they would be heading out on tour together later this year. Billy Corgan and Perry Farrell went on The Howard Stern Show to make the announcement together, and while they were there, Corgan and Farrell got some of their bandmates to come together to cover Jane’s Addiction’s “Jane Says” — perhaps a preview of what’s to come when their show rolls through arenas in the fall? Before they started, the pair joked that they bounced around names for this lineup like Jane’s Pumpkins and Jane’s A Pumpkin Now. Watch below.

https://www.stereogum.com/2186965/janes-addiction-smashing-pumpkins-jane-says-howard-stern/news/

https://youtu.be/K9qXNJtWYGg