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4.0.2a has the same problem. I need to convert panel_yt.js and lodash.min.js file codes to utf-8 with BOM before I can use it normally.
The panel_yt.js file 884 line has full-width characters.
Still crashes when clicking on volume bar in Playlist Mode, PREPROCESSOR is still missing the timeout-shim.js file.
Damn, wrong .fcl uploaded...
Does adding BOM fix the crash in Cover Panel?
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General - (fb2k) / Re: New HDD and Mass lossless conversion
Last post by Porcus -
Rather than keeping the old library as a backup, I have backuped the new library (900 GB, including 34K FLAC 1.3.2 files and 13K lossy files) to a backup HDD.

If you are going to delete the old - and, assuming you have not already done so - I would have used a utility that deletes duplicates by name and/or by content, to see if there is anything left uncopied / unconverted.
If you do that a clever way, you could possibly detect if there were any files too corrupted for fb2k to even recognize as FLAC.  I took a lot of such measures when I got rid of 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.0 and 1.3.0. Paranoid? Well yeah ...
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Feature Request - Audio Captions
Last post by jazzthieve -
I don't have access to a Windows system right now (I use Linux on the desktop) so I don't know if the lyrics extensions would work.

I'd suggest you try. Here's one

The captions are essentially lyrics - but with time indications, as an SRT file - e.g.

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00:00:02,500 --> 00:00:04.750
This is a line of text that would display from 2.5 seconds through 4.75 seconds of the audio.

So, exactly the same as timestamped lyrics.

Sorry to hear plugins for the android version can't be made available, I guess Android users with hearing impairment will just need to either use VLC or not have the aid of captions.

What are we talking about here? Desktop or mobile because you seem to be mixing them up in one post. As I mentioned, this board is for desktop version only. If you want to talk about mobile version you can do so here.
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And while I revived that old thread... the formula from the first page:
Code: [Select]
1/ ( 2 pi bandwidth number_of_levels)
I wanted to make sure I got it right.
There’s a derivation of the formula here (with refinement in the following few posts).
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How is this any different, other than the translation aspect, than having lyrics? Lyrics components already exist for Foobar2000. I'm guessing you're talking about the foobar2000 desktop version here and not mobile since these boards are for the desktop version only.
You shouldn't compare a video player like VLC to an audio player.

I don't have access to a Windows system right now (I use Linux on the desktop) so I don't know if the lyrics extensions would work.

The captions are essentially lyrics - but with time indications, as an SRT file - e.g.

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00:00:02,500 --> 00:00:04.750
This is a line of text that would display from 2.5 seconds through 4.75 seconds of the audio

The the lyrics plugins for the desktop foobar2000 work with timed SRT files then everything is already golden.

Sorry to hear plugins for the android version can't be made available, I guess Android users with hearing impairment will just need to either use VLC or not have the aid of captions.
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4.0.2a has the same problem. I need to convert panel_yt.js and lodash.min.js file codes to utf-8 with BOM before I can use it normally.
The panel_yt.js file 884 line has full-width characters.
Still crashes when clicking on volume bar in Playlist Mode, PREPROCESSOR is still missing the timeout-shim.js file.
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Please don't use spectrum analysis to compare audio quality for lossy codecs such as MP3.
I've used WMP's MP3 encoder a long time ago and I wasn't impressed at all when I was using bitrates close to 128Kbit/s. Could easily hear annoying artefacts, while with LAME at that time I didn't hear any.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: New HDD and Mass lossless conversion
Last post by wcs13 -
Hey Porcus :) Yes, I used the most recent foo_bitcompare.
The 4 errors were indeed reported, I just had to search for the "Comparing failed" string within the huge log.

The errors had nothing to do with corrupted files. The "FLA.flac" files were most probably residues of a former operation which I don't even remember. Most importantly, they were duplicates (e.g. a given Track1.flac would have a Track1.FLA.flac duplicate), so simply removing them was the solution.

It fhere had been any corrupted files, I would have re-ripped the corresponding CDs, etc..

Rather than keeping the old library as a backup, I have backuped the new library (900 GB, including 34K FLAC 1.3.2 files and 13K lossy files) to a backup HDD.

I can report that all my tracks are safe now. I am happy. :)
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MP3 / MP3 license is expired?
Last post by novandroresonate2018 -
When i'm MP3 Patent License is expired before it's Open Format for Patent-Free...

That Probably is ACM...

Last MP3 License is expected to be expired by December 30, 2017

Check this link:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3#Licensing.2C_ownership_and_legislation
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A good reason to rip to FLAC is that if your going through the effort to rip all your CDs why would you want to do it all again if you need to change formats? There is also the added bonus of having perfect backups of your CDs in case of physical damage.  iI future you have the freedom to load your FLACs in to Foobar2000 + encoder pack and right click and make them MP3s or AAC or Vorbis or Opus or another lossy or lossless format.

Don't forget there are other rippers out there and ideally you would want a ripper that support acurrip  (which compares your rip to a database of rips which give you a higher confidence that the rip was clean).

Exact Audio Copy
Cuetools Ripper
DBpoweramp ripper

for MP3 encoder I personally would stick with LAME and keep to the standard presets. LAME has been around for ages, its mature and well tested.
http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=LAME