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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Right options for downsampling with SoX Resampler
Last post by includemeout -
To @lvqcl‍ and others who may want to chip in:

Discussions on quality apart, I, upon using the FB2K SoX Resampler plugin for downsampling 24/96 FLAC files to 16/44.1 WAV,  was wondering whether I'm doing it the right way or not, as follows:

As I'm obviously not executing the resampler under the CLI, but on FB2K, I guess the only choice I have for reducing the bit depth from 24 to 16 bits, is by checking the "Output bit depth" on FB2K's converter's "Choose output file format dialogue box', right?

And...
At the same dialogue box, I should leave "Dither" unchecked for the sake of leaving up to Sox Resampler's discretion how to appropriately deal with it, correct?

Finally, those two questions are just that: question from someone whom is obviously doing that for the first time and wants to make sure they're doing the right thing - no implication whatsoever on whether dithering (which has been discussed ad nauseam here and elsewhere) is  a good thing or not.

Thank you.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by WilB -
New Version: Biography 1.0.0

NEW: Improved menu options.

NEW: Touch Control (enable: menu > layout > options)***.

NEW: Last.fm track reviews. In last.fm review mode there is now a choice of displaying album and/or track reviews (menu > sources > review > last.fm type).

NEW: Ability to cycle cover images: front/back/disc etc and/or those in designated folder (menu > sources > cover).

NEW: Theme options, e.g. Text: Show Summary First (menu > layout > theme).

NEW: Lock option (Middle Click: "More Items Button"). Stops track changes updating display.

NEW: Open containing folder (menu > sources > open containing folder).

NEW: Tag writer: Write Tag: "Locale Last.fm" [multi-value].
   First value: $meta(locale last.fm,0). Usually town/city, e.g. The Beatles -> Liverpool; Madonna -> Bay City
   Last value: $meta(locale last.fm,$sub($meta_num(locale last.fm),1)). Usually country, e.g. The Beatles -> United Kingdom or Madonna -> United States
   Whole value: %locale last.fm%, e.g. Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
   Library Viewers: see documentation for example patterns for View by City and View by Country

CHG: Tag writer: tags written can now be set from menu.

CHG: Require shift can now be set for the menu items: "Write Tags...", "Paste Text From Clipboard" (new default behaviour requires shift) and "Playlists" (panel properties ["Menu items..."]).

CHG: Requires Spider Monkey Panel - if you're unfamiliar with it, then it's based on JScript Panel but has a modern Javascript engine. Spider Monkey Panel can be run alongside JScript Panel, & so other panels can continue to run in JScript Panel if you don't have Spider Monkey Panel versions.

*** for an extra scroll experience, if you don't have a touch screen, enable touch control and drag with left mouse button down.

Updating
Panel properties will be reset as its a new panel. Export JScript panel properties or back-up layouts before updating if you want a record. Importing JScript panel properties isn't supported: panel properties have been overhauled & more key options are now on the menu. Server settings in biography.ini should update automatically if upgrading from a recent version, i.e. 0.9, 0.9.0.1, 0.9.0.2 and 0.9.0.3. If updating from an older version, biography.ini will be reset and the original backed up.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Library Tree Discussion
Last post by WilB -
New Version: Library Tree 2.0.0

CHANGELOG

NEW: Improved menu options (menu > options). Most key options are now on the menu, e.g. mouse & key actions, target playlists, themes, sub-item vs track counts, root node style, items to show and mode (e.g. remember tree state [expanded nodes]).

NEW: Touch Control (enable: menu > options > mode)***.

NEW: Nowplaying highlight option (enable: menu > options > show). If enabled, also adds "Show Nowplaying" to context menu.

NEW: Filter presets now support $nowplaying{%field%}, enabling filtering based on the nowplaying track, e.g.
         artist IS $nowplaying{%artist%} => tree displays tracks by nowplaying artist.
         Nowplaying views can be put in a second Library Tree panel, if required, to retain optimal access to normal views.

NEW: Invalid search expressions are now identified with a message.

CHG: Improved auto expand. Useful to auto expand search, filter & nowplaying results etc if below a certain size. Size is user-configurable. Enable & configure: menu > options > mode.

CHG: Keyboard Shortcuts: common are now inbuilt (see context menu). User configurable keyboard shortcuts have been moved to "ADV.Hot Key..." (panel properties).

CHG: Various performance enhancements, e.g. scrolling & initialisation of views (especially compared with v1.4.0.2 when first released).

CHG: Requires Spider Monkey Panel - if you're unfamiliar with it, then it's based on JScript Panel but has a modern Javascript engine. Spider Monkey Panel can be run alongside JScript Panel, & so other panels can continue to run in JScript Panel if you don't have Spider Monkey Panel versions.

*** for an extra scroll experience, if you don't have a touch screen, enable touch control and drag with left mouse button down.

Updating
Panel properties will be reset as its a new panel. Export JScript panel properties or back-up layouts before updating if you want a record. Importing JScript panel properties isn't supported: panel properties have been overhauled & many key options are now on the menu.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: YouTube Track Manager Discussion
Last post by WilB -
New Version: YouTube Track Manager 4.0.0

NEW: Improved menu options.

NEW: Touch Control (enable: menu > options > mode)***.

NEW: Selection Mode (set: menu > options). N/A in prefer video mode: videos can't follow selected track.

CHG: Playlists: now only created if required.

CHG: Requires Spider Monkey Panel - if you're unfamiliar with it, then it's based on JScript Panel but has a modern Javascript engine. Spider Monkey Panel can be run alongside JScript Panel, & so other panels can continue to run in JScript Panel if you don't have Spider Monkey Panel versions.

*** for an extra scroll experience, if you don't have a touch screen, enable touch control and drag with left mouse button down.

Updating
Panel properties will be reset as its a new panel. Export JScript panel properties or back-up layouts before updating if you want a record. Importing JScript panel properties isn't supported: panel properties have been overhauled & more key options are now on the menu.
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