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AAC - General / Re: AAC for speech - as low as reasonable?
Last post by PupilsPet -
Thanks, I'll go with HE then. I'm on a Mac so I can use their command line tool, neat (unless anyone advises against / has a better suggestion). As per the "supported platforms / codecs" link above, I should offer AAC with OGG as fallback. Having read about OPUS yesterday I'm intrigued but I don't know if it does any good in the field. At least my web developer friend just talked about the other two. Nobody will install anything for their homework, that's for sure. But I believe there are ways for the browser to select which of my offered files it can play.

If one of your pupils is Richard Stallman...
Damn, I knew this wouldn't be easy ;)
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AAC - General / Re: AAC for speech - as low as reasonable?
Last post by Brand -
If you're targeting computers and smartphones, HE-AAC should work fine, because I think anything made or updated in the last 10 years should play it out of the box. The possible rare exception could be some GNU/Linux distro with no non-free bits, but I would expect the user to be able to install a 3rd party player/decoder in that case. If one of your pupils is Richard Stallman, you might just have to deal with that individually. :)
If you want to cover all the "dumb" devices like car stereos and old phones... you're stuck with MP3, I'm afraid.
Opus would give you better quality than HE-AAC, but it would probably make at least some users install new software.

So I'd go with HE-AAC. I don't know for sure which HE-AAC encoder is the best, I'll let someone else chime in on that. But I think Apple's (iTunes) encoder should be a safe choice, with something like 48-64 kbps VBR.
And I don't think HE-AAC v2 has any advantage over HE-AAC v1 for mono signals, but correct me if I'm wrong. When I try to encode a mono file with v2 in foobar2000 I get the exact same result as if I select v1.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Syntax for the total duration of a playlist
Last post by marc2k3 -
Normal title formatting is evaluated on a per track basis so calculating a total for a whole playlist worth of items is not possible.

You might consider add a playlist manager panel to your layout and then enabling the duration column like this...


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General - (fb2k) / Re: Context menu ordering of those populated with data from library/config
Last post by marc2k3 -
IIRC, foo_simplaylist_manager can sort playlists by name. For prioritising playlists, you might look at foo_plorg.

The JSplaylist and JS smooth playlist manager scripts included with my own JScript Panel component also allow sorting playlists by name. But these require at least fb2k v1.5.

As for playlist columns, you can can drag/drop entries in the main preferences under Display>Default UI>playlist view

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foobar2000 mobile / rebuild Artist, Album Artist, Genre, and Composer Browse lists
Last post by dei -
I've been using MP3Tag to modify Album, Artist, Album Artist, Genre, and Composer tags of my albums. After uploading the modified tracks to my phone, Foobar Mobile doesn't seem to see my changes immediately, even after rescanning the media library and/or restarting Foobar or the phone. It does eventually find the changes and update its respective Browse lists, but I haven't been able to figure out what triggers the updates. Is there a way to tell it to rebuild these lists?
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Georgia-ReBORN - A Clean foobar2000 Theme
Last post by TT -
Thanks TT.

I found another similar problem with scaling in the Details section. When I change the front cover to the back cover, the image enlarges so that the label's logo disappears and the tags on the right side shrink.

There is nothing wrong. Your cd back image width is just larger than your front cover, that's why it's larger.
Because of limited space in width, it will not show the label logo and the tag section width will be smaller...

I don't understand why you're using such odd player size proportions...

There's three things you could do:

1. Change your player size to have larger width or reduce your height. It's always the best to use the predefined player sizes in Options > Player size.
If you really want to manually resize, you should check that album artwork has the same height as playlist height ( this is the right proportion as all predefined player sizes ) and there is no vertical gap ( album artwork to playlist ) in between.

2. Change the font sizes for Details to smaller sizes. Can be found in Options > Font sizes > Details. I still think the label logo will not be displayed though...

3. You could resize the cd image back to have the same width as your front album cover, which is not ideal...

-TT
 
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General - (fb2k) / Context menu ordering of those populated with data from library/config
Last post by millzeyweb -
I currently use an embarrasingly ancient version of foobar 1.3.16, and it serves me well but I was wondering about an issue that often limits my configuration patience, and sadly I'm pretty sure of what the answer I'm looking for will be.

For context menus that supply all the playlists in the library (exclusive to user components I'm assuming) they are always listed in the order of creation. Choosing a desired playlist for actions when you have way too many playlists is virtually impossible. Same goes for components that display a dropdown for playlist selection of a configuration option. This presents itself as a frustrating issue using both the default playlist viewer and ESplaylist, as well as any component sending tracks to other playlists. Sorted alphabetically with a seperated section at the top that is manually ordered would be ideal for presenting both data.

Similar with the default UI, if you have many custom columns created, they are also listed in order of creation when toggling visibilty. Also the same when configuring custom columns, they are listed the same and can't be sorted to identify duplicates, or making higher priority or more frequenly toggled columns at the top. If the table was sortable the same way keyboard shortcuts is, with ability to move a selection up/down in the order would be quite helpful.

I'm guessing the only available solution is a scripted playlist viewer to replace both, but what I'd like to know before I bother migrating to the latest version, could somebody tell me has this already been addressed in the latest version, or the likelyness this configuration creativity drawback will be fixed someday?