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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / 'Audio MD5' component (foo_audiomd5) != 'verify integrity'
Last post by roc -
Using 'Audio MD5' component (foo_audiomd5) v0.6.5. Resulting MD5 checksum calculated on a FLAC is different to the in-built FB2k 'Verify integrity' option.

I understand the FB2K in-built utility checksum is based only on the audio samples.
Is the Audio MD5 component not? - I tried to determine by changing tags in the file, but the Audio MD5 component's checksum did not change (and it was still different to the 'verify integrity' MD5 checksum)
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: iPod manager
Last post by nfsking2 -
Hi there.

I have a function request which may sound strange: is it possible to add a function to transfer music files to certain drive letter with manually specified iPod model and then rebuild the iTunes database automatically?

The reason I desire this feature is that I have an iPod 2nd Gen from 2002 with a 10GB hard disk. The hard disk had some bad blocks so I replaced it with a CF card.

I managed to restore the firmware to the CF card and the iPod could recognize it as a HDD, but for some complicated reasons, the flash card/SSD modified iPod 1nd~3rd Gen would not sync with iTunes by FireWire connection.

Some of these FireWire-only iPods users have discovered that iPod mini can be used as a CF card reader, so they can sync their music files to iPod mini and then put the CF card back into their FireWire iPods, but this method involves disassembling both iPods and rewriting the firmware every time.

I know that iPod Manager automatically recognizes iPod device and it's model, and then transfer the music file to the iPod disk, then create or rebuild the iTunesDB and iTunesControl database files.

Is it possible to have iPod Manager perform this series of operations on a manually specified drive letter? In this way, I can simply put the CF card into the normal card reader and transfer music files.

CD Hardware/Software / Re: How do I dump Enhanced CDs?
Last post by MrRom92 -
It is a shame that there isn’t a better/more standardized way of doing this, considering how many discs there are out there with more than just data tracks.

Simply copying the files across should NOT be considered a true preservation/archival-grade copy of the disc any more than ripping a standard audio CD to WAV with iTunes should be considered a proper rip of that disc.

Can one recreate a completely identical copy of the disc by burning from said “copied” files? No? Case closed.

My current method for discs with data tracks is to use ISObuster to rip the raw data track as a .bin file, after already having ripped the audio portion of the disc with EAC.

Since the cue sheet can point to this .bin for the data track in its appropriate location, theoretically there should be a way to properly burn the full set of audio+data .bin track back to disc, offset corrected with proper gaps, indexes, emph flags if necessary, etc, however I have not gotten so far as to find a way to actually do that.

In my perfect world, EAC would already handle ripping this correctly with little effort needed on the users behalf, instead of completely ignoring the data track as it currently does.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Upmixing stereo audio to 5.1 audio - channel upmixer
Last post by pineapplepen -
Ok I think I figured it out and it was definitely just me not understanding how foobar worked. I was under the impression that the DSPs and foobar2000 would take audio output to your audio device (headphones/speaker setup) and make whatever transformations to the audio but I guess it's just to audio files played in the program.

I found this forum thread that talks about getting "foo recorder" and creating a virtual audio cable so you can use the DSP live on your desktop audio which, as it turns out, works exactly as it should! The only issue is there's like 1/3rd of a second of delay so watching youtube or twitch is kind of horrible. I could probably delay the video with some firefox extension but honestly I'm not sure if it's worth the hassle. The goal imo would be to find a solution that instead of doing it in two steps, recording then playing it back, you would just reroute the audio channels you want to the surround.

I did fiddle around with the settings on my sound bar (vizoi m51a) and it does have a setting to upmix stereo. (in case anyone has the same soundbar finds this in the future) If you're playing stereo audio while you're set to an EQ that isn't direct (direct plays the audio as is) and you have surround set to dual, it will copy the audio from R and L to RR and RL, respectively as well as directing some bass to the LFE (subwoofer)

Thank you all for you help thus far!

So, I'm satisfied for now but it would obviously be nice to do all this with software on windows instead because I'd have more customization over exactly how it gets upmixed.