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foobar2000 mobile / [Feature Request] | *[All Tracks] Button In Genre View
Last post by bababooey -
I'm sure it's been requested before but I figured I might as well shoot my shot here, if there's already a way to do this I haven't found it yet.

When browsing an Artist listing with multiple albums, there's an  *[All Tracks] button at the top, the console displays this location as
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Browse: entering: Genre|Jazz|Bill Evans Trio| [All Tracks]

It would be amazing if there were a similar button at the genre level, or even just some way to manually browse to the location
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Browse: entering: Genre|Jazz| [All Tracks]

I love fb2k on my phone, nearly returned a FiiO M6 because the pre-bundled player was so crappy until I found out I could just install fb2k on it, and this is literally the only function I miss when using it.
I know I could technically just create a playlist for each genre, but in some cases that would require going through hundreds of artists, and then also manually maintaining the playlists when I add or delete songs from my library. Having a way to just play all tracks within a genre on the fly would be so much more convenient.

Thanks for reading
MP3 - General / MP3 Factory - a shell script for processing music files on *nix
Last post by hydroplane -
i'm building what i think is a fairly comprehensive bash shell script for transcoding and processing MP3s on Linux (or any OS that supports Bash, which apparently Windows 10 now does ???) - basically the script is a wrapper that depends on quite a few 3rd party tools to get the job done, including eyeD3, exiftool, ffmpeg, flac, loudgain, mediainfo, mp3gain, mp3guessenc, mp3info, mp3splt, mp3val, rmlyrics3

i'm building the script largely for my own purposes so i'm not too interested in incorporating features i don't personally require, but i do want to share it and hopefully get some feedback from you fine folks, as well as coding critique if possible since i'm just becoming familiar with bash scripting - note that it's very alpha-ish at the moment ... there will be bugs

\primarily it handles transcoding to mp3, integrity checking, rudimentary tagging, optimization and repairs (where possible) and it runs in one-by-one or batch mode - there is a huge emphasis on integrity checking which consists of more than 25 tests at the moment, most of which are configurable

the script is hosted here:

perhaps the best way to really understand what the script does is to read the configuration file:

following are the current functions...

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 1) Tag To File Name
 2) Integrity Check 1
 3) Spectral Analysis
 4) Clean File Name
 5) Convert To MP3
 6) Clean Metadata
 7) File Name To Tag
 8) Write A Tag
 9) Auto-Tag
10) Optimize
11) Integrity Check 2
12) Play Audio File
13) Collection Stats
14) Trim Silence (!)
15) Repairs (!)
16) Add Log Entry
17) View Log
18) Edit Config
19) Load Config
20) Documentation
21) Quit
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_musicbrainz
Last post by MordredKLB -
You are right, it's not reproducible. What I have seen is that if I use the album ID it always works, if I use the tag by TOC on an album with only a few releases it works almost first time - if I retry I would normally get a result. The worst case is where there is an album with 20+ releases and I use artist+album. If I retry, sometimes upto 5 times, I mostly get results to choose from (if foobar doesn't crash!).

It seems like a time-out problem as it's not  reproducible but it has only recently started and I cannot correlate it with any software/component updates. As you say, it may be a change on their server.
The crash is the worrisome part. Do your crash dumps seem to indicate it was in foo_musicbrainz when it died?
Polls / Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]
Last post by For Serious -
Haha, funny you should say that. I also started with Poweramp player too.
I would probably just start using the Foobar2000 mobile app instead...
Foobar2000 mobile does not do play counts. GoneMad meets and exceeds the bar set by the Creative Labs Zen Vision: M player. (Maybe it doesn't play movies.... but that's the only thing.) In fact, most dedicated mobile music players and music player apps, fall pretty short when compared to standards set by mobile music players from back in 2005.
Polls / Re: Resampler usage
Last post by kode54 -
Cool, and bumping a poll from 2016, whose creator was banned almost that long ago.
AAC - General / xHE-AAC: Transparency Rate?
Last post by br441 -
Since xHE-AAC is supported in the m4a container, which makes it compatible with the stock iOS music player; I'm thinking of switching my 256kbps AAC collection with xHE-AAC. I'm hoping to get similar quality in the 90-128kbps range, however I'm not familiar with the format considering how new it is. So like the title says, is there a known transparency bitrate for xHE-AAC? Judging by the press-releases on the Fraunhofer website, the codec seems to be more geared towards TV and movie audio at low bitrates. However, the page for the Exhale encoder states that it preforms well at medium-to-high bitrates. So which is it? Am I going about this all wrong? Should I just use HE-AAC? If only iOS supported Opus I would be using that.
foobar2000 mobile / Re: Sorting Asian Characters
Last post by bababooey -
This has been an issue for me going back to the Sansa Clip days, it's not perfect but my workaround is for instance to leave the Artist tag "原田郁子" as normal, but use the romanized version "Harada Ikuko" for the Album Artist tag, that way it's alphabetized properly for browsing but will still display the proper Artist name in the player view. Also useful if you use or something, which also uses the Artist tag.
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