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General - (fb2k) / Re: Can foobar can remain partially off screen when switching from Clone > Extended?
Last post by kode54 -
What I meant was, a single application could fix the issue for just itself, by keeping regular track of where its windows are, and tracking through system messages when the desktop layout changes, and resetting window positions after the desktop settles back into a familiar configuration that matches its previous layout.

Otherwise, when the virtual desktop (all screens) changes size, windows just maintain their relative position on the new configuration, even sometimes crossing onto other screens. And frequently, they'll be forced to be back onscreen instead of partially offscreen.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Playback Statistics (foo_playcount)
Last post by Zhelkus -
Playlist items have the date added attribute locked, can't be changed.

I have some songs that I want to organize and group together according to the added date. But some are far apart, date-wise. So I want to bring them together by modifying the date added attribute from the library by changing the ADDED_TIMESTAMP, right-click, Playback Statistics, and then Import statistics from file tags.

The problem is that this doesn't work with all of my files. For example: I have an album of 30 songs, I change the filetag so that they have the same added date, import tag statistics to library, but not all of them are updated. Some remain unchanged and no matter how many times I perform this process, they don't change, they remain locked. The files are all in the same folder, no program is accessing them, there is no song being played...

I don't know what to do, and I don't know why this is happening. Why won't the foobar library take the update from the file tags?
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General Audio / Re: Why wasn't there ever a VHS based consumer audio format?
Last post by polemon -
The only "out of the ordinary" tapes I've seen where very expensive "ceramic casing type IV" tapes, but I suspect these were just BS. I guess these were the "gold HDMI cables" of their time :P
The highest quality tapes I've seen, were some programs for the C64, released on Datasette. Even though the C64 wasn't really breaking into offices and professional markets, there were some pro-sumer stuff available for it, both hardware and software. One of the programs I've seen was some sort of program for bookkeeping. The cassette was made incredibly sturdy, with parts of the case made of metal, and it had little felt flaps where the tape left the case. It was a Type IV / Metal tape, and had a running length of only 15min. It also had little guides for the tape, making sure the tape doesn't stick to the reels (called BASF Security Mechanism).

But cobalt, never heard of that one.
Yeah, hence me saying it's damn elusive. I've heard of it for the first time in Techmoan's and other retro-AV youtuber's videos, and I can't remember for the love of god if I've ever encountered them back in the day. To me, Metal / Type IV was always the highest quality, but there were also differences between manufacturers.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Searching for a tube amp / compressor
Last post by oo131193oo -
ok just in case i wrote it not clear:  i already own the two jbl monitors...
And so a tube amp just can add warm sound and distortion ? Is there a hearable difference to VST ?
Seems like i better stay with my jbls and my behringer equalizer..
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Can foobar can remain partially off screen when switching from Clone > Extended?
Last post by MaxDread -
Hi kode54

Thanks for the reply.  OK, so it is a Windows thing...  But I don't fully follow what you say in the second half of your reply.  Are you saying that an application can get passed the Windows behaviour by "saving" where the windows are on the screen as a configuration (or possibly two separate configurations; one for cloned and one for extended)?  Or have I totally misunderstood?  If I am right, is something like this available in foobar, or perhaps via an additional component?   

If none of that's a goer, can anyone think of another way around it?  I've been look at some freeware apps that manage dual/multi screens.  Things like Dual Monitor Tools and MurGeeMon.  Can't quite get to grips with them yet, and I think they do A LOT of stuff which I wouldn't need.  But what might help is if you can have window layout configurations with a hotkey shortcut assigned.  At least then when I switch between cloned and extended I can just hit the relevant hotkey to have all my windows magically jump back to where I want them.  Not sure if that's possible though... 

If anyone knows anything about any of this - please chime in! 

Cheers!
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