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General Audio / Re: MP3Gain Advice
Last post by Porcus -
foobar2000 has switched to the newer EBU gain algorithm. Not everyone was happy with that, it was better for some genres than others.

Bottom line is ... if you are satisfied with how loud they sound, then leave them as they are?
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Support - (fb2k) / No Equalizer plugin affectingfrequencies 8khz and above
Last post by JILost721 -
* Most recent foobar2000
* Fresh "portable" install, Full, not from Microsoft Store, no additional components
* All default settings in foobar2000
* Fresh laptop reboot
* Any input file format
* Any output device in foobar2000 (Preferences: Output)
* Windows 11, up to date
* "Enhance Audio" in Windows Settings turned on or off
* Any output format in Windows Settings
* Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones capable of high frequencies
* Built-in sound device with (Windows Settings says) up-to-date drivers
* All other DSP Equalizer components in foobar2000 exhibit  this behavior
* iTunes (most recent version, not Microsoft Store) equalizer affects all frequencies
* Winamp (most recent version, winamp.com) equalizer mysteriously affects no frequencies
* Goove Music has the same problem; adjusting "high" in the equalizer only changes overall volume
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General Audio / Re: Future of Audio Codecs and Acoustic Transparency Threshold
Last post by C.R.Helmrich -
Very good comments here, I'd say. Based on my experience as a lossy codec developer, see my previous 2 cents on this topic here:

https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=118888.msg1006908#msg1006908

Regarding lossless coding:
perhaps I am asking for a lower bound on the total number of bits needed to lossless express a large catalog of music while also keeping the size of the decoder < 1MB.
I think the performance of e.g. Monkey's Audio and OptimFROG at their slowest encoding speeds is a good indicator. Basically, it boils down to: who comes up with the most complicated audio signal predictors (for extracting a residual from the input waveforms) and entropy coding algorithms (for packing that residual similar to what Zip does). We've converged to very similar lossless coding ratios already around the turn of the century, and even if you'd make the lossless encoders try all possible options when encoding a piece of audio (which would make it 100 to 1000 times slower, I guess), the end result is unlikely to change by more than a few percent.

So sorry, I don't see us getting from 2:1 to 4:1 lossless compression.

Chris
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 v1.6.5 - v. 1.6.9 Album Art Viewer do not update Cover Art
Last post by Snowknight26 -
I'm not sure if this is related to any of the existing artwork loading issues reported earlier, so let's add this to the pile.

If you are playing a track in a folder where no folder.jpg resides, if you add a folder.jpg to the directory while a track is playing, the new artwork isn't displayed, even if you change the currently highlighted track to another one (that will show the artwork) then back to the currently playing track. Stopping playback and restarting it is required to reload the newly-added folder.jpg.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Georgia-ReBORN - A Clean foobar2000 Theme
Last post by marc2k3 -
You should be using try/catch as per the docs...

https://theqwertiest.github.io/foo_spider_monkey_panel/assets/generated_files/docs/html/fb.html#.GetQueryItems

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Note: use try/catch to handle invalid queries. An empty handle list will be returned if the query is valid but there are no results.

Obviously it's not necessary for hard coded safe queries like rating IS 5 but if you're accepting user input or metadata read from files, you should err on the side of caution.
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General Audio / Re: MP3Gain Advice
Last post by DVDdoug -
There's no harm in leaving them as-is.  You probably know that MP3Gain is a lossless change.    I don't know the exact details but it just changes some kind of "amplification" field in the MP3 header, leaving the actual MP3 audio data untouched.

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on newer MP3's the adjustment isn't the same (ie it's relatively louder)
It's also a "finer" adjustment (1/10th of a dB?).    MP3Gain can only make 1.5dB adjustments because of limitations of the MP3 format.

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General Audio / MP3Gain Advice
Last post by captainsensible -
I've used MP3GAIN successfully for a LONG time but given that it hasn't been updated in years I figure it;s time to change to something like FOOBAR2000 for REPLAYGAIN adjustment. My dilemma, I have over 90000 MP3's that I've modified with MP3GAIN and when I use FOOBAR2000 on newer MP3's the adjustment isn't the same (ie it's relatively louder).  So my question is, what's the best way to completely switch over to FOOBAR2000? Should I run MP3GAIN Undo on all my files and then apply FB2000 REPLAYGAIN on all of them? Or should I just apply FB2000 RG on them as they are right now?