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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist-Manager-SMP
Last post by regor -
Just updated the pdf readme, with full documentation for the XSP format and advanced tips to create queries and use Smart Playlists as 'Pools'. Check on the repository.

It should hopefully help users to use all capabilities of those playlists.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Georgia-ReBORN - A Clean foobar2000 Theme
Last post by TT -
Hey guys,

I hope you like the last final update, I am interested in your feedback and opinion.

Are you satisfied with the new logo, what do you think about disc art placeholders and what are your favorites?

I also want you to post some of your favorite screenshots ( colors ) of your Georgia-ReBORN when using the Reborn theme.
How fast is the color refresh when playing a new album? I've tested it on a very slow CPU and it refreshes less than 500ms.

Here's a showcase of the new Reborn theme, plus some in Artwork mode layout:

























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MP3 - General / Re: Pulling MP3 from MP4 video?
Last post by Porcus -
There is a variety of apps which gives you the possibility to convert mp4 to mp3.
There is a variety of applications that will transcode - converters usually do - and that was not the question at all.
The question was to extract the stream.

Multimedia container formats have separate video and audio, so you can take out the audio part and save it into a new file without encoding.
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Other Lossy Codecs / Dolby Digital (DD) and Digital Theater Systems (DTS) - Transparent?
Last post by channel -
Shockingly hard to find a decisive answer on this. Just about every Blu-Ray in the last decade comes with Dolby Digital Plus (DD+) or DTS-HD MA (Digital Theater Systems High Definition Master Audio). You would think these usually-lossless formats would ace their older versions (DD and DTS) in a blind listening test if they went through all the trouble of a new format and new receivers.

So where are those tests? No smoking gun on Google Scholar. With 480p -> 1080p video the difference was obvious. If there was a difference from lossy to lossless here you'd think they would market based on that. I didn't do a blind test but DD sounds fine on my system. I doubt I could pass an ABX. There was no part of the audio that felt distorted or wrong. Nothing on the HA wiki either which surprised me.

Note p22 here. https://tech.ebu.ch/docs/tech/tech3324.pdf

EBU – TECH 3324
EBU Evaluations
of
Multichannel Audio Codecs
Status: Report
Source: D/MAE
Geneva
September 2007
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