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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Search-by-Distance-SMP
Last post by regor -
Then your installation is wrong, since you are missing the profile folder. Check my install instructions, the scripts must be at the profile folder for >1.6 portable installs. And 1.6 portable installs use a profile folder for its user data.


Anyway ironically the pre <1.6 fix may "fix" your problem too. But you have to fix your installation path or more problems will appear at some point (and that's why you have been noticing strange behaviors and crashes at multiple places!).

foobar2000 (2019)\profile\scripts\SMP\xxx-scripts\
General A/V / Re: Verify that a music file (mp3, flac, m4a, opus) has a replaygain tag?
Last post by ksynwa -
Are you learning how to write such a script, or are you just interested in getting the job done?

(Both Mp3tag and foobar2000 can do the job for you.)

This is more for a learning experience. Trying to get better at Python and Rust so trying to use those for it. Thanks for the suggestion though because I can use those to verify the result of whatever I come up with eventually.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Biography Discussion
Last post by WilB -
Sorry but I can't reproduce, despite trying to mimic want seem to be your settings. I assume you using bio v1.2.0 as there was a possible relevant fix since the betas.

Do you have any insight into how to reproduce? Is the device busy when it happens? If images can't immediately be read from disk, that could delay loading but they should still load after a while.

You could try resetting panel properties (ensure you create a back-up first) and server settings [.yttm\biography.cfg] (should automatically back-up).

If the problem persists, then you could post the problematical panel properties & server settings to see if I can spot anything.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Search-by-Distance-SMP
Last post by Koshingg -
No, it's not a old version, I have 1.6.6.
I know, it should have been foobar2000 (2019)\profile\scripts\SMP\xxx-scripts\presets\Search by\recipes, but it's not. It's foobar2000 (2019)\scripts\SMP\xxx-scripts\presets\Search by\recipes . I have this portable install since 2019, and somehow, this is how it remained, after every update.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Search-by-Distance-SMP
Last post by regor -
Yep.. that's the problem. I think that's because you are using an older foobar version, don' you? (pre 1.6)

I added relative path support to all plugins but they require > 1.6, with files being within the profile folder. Not sure I'm gonna change that since it's too complex to check for 2 different paths at all instances, but right now you may either update the portable install or create a profile folder yourself. Then copy all scripts folder into it and done (it doesn't matter at all if you left the folder "foobar2000 (2019)\scripts" too, as long as there is a "foobar2000 (2019)\profile\scripts" folder with all the files).

EDIT: let me check someting.

EDIT2: well the problem was using pre 1.6 portable installs since they don't have profile folders. Have added an additional check for it at the lines of codes I found giving problems (testing it at foobar 1.4 myself). Should be solved, can not guarantee it's bug free since I only test on >1.6 portable installs.
General Audio / Can Windows volume slider control hardware volume in USB DAC?
Last post by Rollin -
I have USB DAC that does mute its output when input is digital silence. In moment of muting and unmuting there is soft but audible pop.
Wnen using foobar2000 ans its WASAPI exclusive output, i can use DSPs (this or this)that add noise to least significant bit and thus avoid digital silence on DAC input ans avoid pops.
When noise is added into 24th bit and i lower output volume in foobar2000 more than 6 dB, obviously 24th bit is shifted down and lost. This is how software volume control works. So there is digital silence again and pops on muting/unmuting.
But if in the same situation i use windows volume control for my DAC instead of fb2k volume control, even if i lower volume more than 6 dB, there are still no pops. So it seems that 24th bit is not lost.
In this case windows volume control does not add noise by itself, i checked: if there is no active noise DSP in fb2k, then lowering volume with windows volume control doesn't change behavior of DAC - there are pops on muting/unmuting when digital silence occurs.
So, in this case behavior of windows volume control is not like software volume control.
Can it be that windows volume slider somehow controls hardware volume in DAC?
But my DAC (Dr. DAC2 DX) uses PCM1798 DAC and according to datasheet PCM1798 doesn't support volume regulation. There is no mentioning anywhere of any volume regulator for Dr. DAC2 DX except common analog potentiometer.
General Audio / Missing cue sheets - Seeking the final answer for tools or procedures
Last post by Mtnx -
Hello. I am new here. I read the FAQ and looked through various subforums. It seems General Audio is the right place for my question. If not, please let me know where I should post this question.

My question is a common one but after weeks (actually months) of searching other people's questions, I have not found a suitable or definitive answer. Or maybe I just haven't been convinced that the answer "it cannot be done" is the final or best answer.

My question is: how can I automatically split a single FLAC file into tracks without a pre-existing cue sheet?

I either need to find or create cue sheets, and I need an automated way to do it. I can do some simple programming, if needed.

Is there any tool that will generate a cue sheet from a single FLAC file? (For example, by detecting silence?)

Is there a large database of cue files? Seems like there should be, but I haven't found it yet. I did recently hear about, and I see it provides data that is similar to a cue sheet. Here's an example for an album I have:

Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door - 2015 Deluxe Edition-1979
I found it here:
Led Zeppelin / 2015 - In Through the Out Door
The track listing is here:

 I guess I could probably write a Python script to convert that into a cue sheet.  Is that my only option? I don't want to reinvent the wheel.

EDIT: OK, so I found an old post here from 2006. 15 years old. But maybe this is still the only way? It suggests:

- find the CD's entry on like I mentioned above (example
- click on the disc ID link (example:
- save the page it leads to as a plain text file
- feed the saved file into cddb2cue or freedb2cue or xmcd2cue ...

There seem to be several versions of xmcd2cue. Maybe this is the most current?

Is this the best approach? Is that version of xmcd2cue the best tool?


I have amassed a large collection of ripped music on my hard drive over the years. Unfortunately, when I started, I did not know anything about cue sheets or anything else. After moving, I no longer have all my CD's. Out of my thousands of albums, I have around 200 that I need to split into tracks but for which I have no cue sheet. I do not want to do the pure manual method for 200 albums.

So far, for learning, I have manually created a few cue files in a text editor. I learned how cue files are structured, and I have good tools for splitting the files into tracks.

I run Arch Linux and my favorite tool is currently:
~ft/unflac - sourcehut git

I also recently came across this tool:
Flacon - Audio File Encoder

I know about other Linux tools like shntool and cuetools and I use them if or when needed. But  unflac does most of what I need for this step in organizing my music.

After I have all my albums split into tracks, I will probably use Beets for ID3 tagging and further organization:

beets: the music geek’s media organizer — beets 1.5.0 documentation

Thanks in advance for any recommendations for splitting my flac files into tracks. I'm sure there are probably obvious things I am missing as I have not been participating in a good community like this previously. Maybe there's an obvious and easy solution that everyone (except me) knows about.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Search-by-Distance-SMP
Last post by Koshingg -
No crash now. I think I found the problem, this is from the console :
[19:02:14] Recipe file is not valid:.\profile\scripts\SMP\xxx-scripts\presets\Search by\recipes\LikeADJ (MusicBee).json

I didn't copied all because it's the same for all presets
It seems the path to the recipe folder is wrong, I don't know how that happened . This is what I have (I have no profile folder):

foobar2000 (2019)\scripts\SMP\xxx-scripts\presets\Search by\recipes

This is the problem, the path? If yes, where should I modify the path? I did right click on the button - Properties, but I'm not sure where to modify

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