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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Mark recently added album as 'NEW'
Last post by anamorphic -
Hi again,

I've never used Album List Panel but the documentation has examples for adding sources. You could probably just use the same $if string from my first post above, something like -

$ifgreater(%_new%,30,,%date%)|%album artist%|%album%

- maybe? Change it depending on how you want the tree structure to look, just experiment.

Cheers :)
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General - (fb2k) / Re: reverse stereo channels
Last post by ragg987 -
Hi, first time on this forum. Long-time fb2k user just getting to grips with UPnP rendering. And many thanks to Peter for this plug-in.

I can confirm the stereo channel reversing issue with UPnP MediaRenderer Output 1.0. Using fb2k 1.41 on Windows 2008R2, my external music renderer is a SoTM SMS-200 Ultra connected to USB DAC built into my pre-processor.

To check, I have tried the following:
  • Logitech Media Server 7.92 to SotM renderer on same Windows server - OK
  • fb2k over HDMI using Windows 7 - OK
  • Playing direct on SoTM via a USB stick (i.e. by-passing the Windows servers) - OK

In all examples the audio chain downstream of the SoTM was identical. Pre-processor to power amp to speakers. And I used 2 identical music files to test this - a 44.1/16 and 88.2/24 flac stereo file.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: HDCD Decoder
Last post by kode54 -
I made a mistake. I hope I have sufficiently owned up to it. I failed to check my own variables properly.

The code snippet that I used verbatim contained a single open apostrophe / single quote, unterminated because all subsequent quotes were "smart" quotes. The resulting unterminated string was a parameter to an $if, so it was not emitted.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_discogs
Last post by fuffi -
So maybe if we fix this, the fine component wont be shown as as "bad" component any more?

So here are the steps to reproduce the crash and I would be very happy, if anyone could try and tell if f2k crashes on his system or not. 

(Please save your settings before testing: Press SHIFT and click on FILE-> RESTART to save you from trouble if f2k loses important settings/playlists)

- Now, just open the Find Release Window as usual.
- Try any Artist with more than 5 Master Releases, say Francis Goya.
- Let all Release load and than just mark the first one in the list.

- Now, press and hold the Cursor Down on the Keyboad and scroll to the bottom of the list
WITHOUT releasing the Curser Down Key.

After the fine component loads 3 or 4 releases, it crashes.
Will be fixed in the next version. Thanks.
The crashes are gone, thank you.
Now it seems, that some Master releases aren't opened on the fist activation with a keypress. I need to place the cursor a second time to open a skipped master release.

If you quickly scroll through the master releases, with tapping the CURSOR UP key from the last entry of the master releases list up to the first entry. every second master releases is skipped from opening and needs an extra tap to be opened. kinda strange.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_discogs
Last post by fuffi -
I found another release, where foo_discogs aborts and the user needs to restart f2k. Otherwise, the foo_discogs window is not closing and accepting any pressed buttons.

https://www.discogs.com/release/9456725

See the screenshots for the error: invalid map<K, T> key
The release date for that release on Discogs is invalid. The next release of foo_discogs will catch that error rather than crashing.
Thanks zoomorph,
I just wanted to try to fix the invalid date (now, there is a nice error description), but the date is empty?

Will the component now always show an error on empty release dates? This, I would love to silently be dropped and not shown as an error, because no date is no error, IMHO, its just no release-date.
Or am I missing something here?

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Vinyl / Needle Drop?
Last post by Artie -
I keep seeing the term "needle drop" used here, and I'm beginning to think it means something different than what I understand it to refer to. I think of "needle drop" as that time I hit my cueing lever, not realizeing that all of the damping fluid has seeped out of the cueing mechanism, resulting in the tonearm dropping like a rock, placeing a divot in my nice new record, that results in a permanent "pop". Or, I'm using a manual table, and while trying to gently lower the tonearm, (after eleventy-seven beers), it slips, and I get the same result.

Are you all using the term "needle drop" to simply mean "playing a vinyl record"? 

Artie
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Vinyl / Re: My first venture into Vinyl
Last post by Artie -
IMHO, half the fun of vinyl is messing around with the mechanical aspects of the turntable. Especially if you have a cueing mechanism, with good damping fluid, that works smoothly. Much more fun than dropping a CD into a tray, or "clicking" on an item in a playlist.
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