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Thanks for the package!

I also had some problems with the beet config -e command and in the end I just edited the config.yaml file in the beets folder. Also the plugin wasn't recognised by beets until I moved it to the beetsplug folder instead of the beets folder.
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Let's just take look at how Adode and Autodesk do preset dialogs. I'm pretty sure the UX and UI designers in those companies have it sussed and know what works and what doesn't.

3 examples below. All trigger the preset upon selection.
These are just a handful of the programs I use as part of my job but a lot more are the same.

Edit.
Notice in the photoshop dialog all buttons are nicely grouped together relating to the saving, deleting and execution of preset and cancellation of dialog.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_youtube
Last post by 3dyd -
In the search with the integrated UI element it still shows in the %title%-column (within NG playlist) the search item ('melissa etheridge'), and not '...get more'.
That reflects metadata construction changes introduced in v2.

Is it just me or foo_youtube is currently broken? Receive "Timeout was reached" errors on any track I try to play.
Maybe proxy or firewall settings?
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I don't know if you realize that CD players are the worst way to play CDs because they don't do retries if they encounter read errors like a proper ripping program does, but instead just try to cover the mess up?
With all due respect, error correction aside, is it possible some CD players may sound "better" because they output higher signal levels and can drive systems to louder volumes, therefore the perceived quality may seem greater?
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What does everybody else do?  Should I try looking for a really old external CD drive?  Find some special software (I can't find any)?
Is there any sites where you can tweak the firmware somehow?

You might try looking for a Plextor drive that supports PowerRec or VariRec

"Plextor's new DVD writer also features their VariRec, or Variable Recording, technology. This technology not only improves the quality of recorded audio and data by minimizing jitter and reducing error rates, it also allows the user to manually adjust the drive's laser power." ~ http://www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/plextor-px-716a-16x-dvdrw/features.html
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by Wallinder -
I got it working!  :) I installed English (United States) (again) and restarted Windows.
Thanks for your help @AlexVallat
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by Wallinder -
Something weird going on. It appears that your windows language/culture settings are set to a non-existent language (0x2000). Could you check in the "Clock, Language and Region" control panel setting that there is a sensible Language and Region set?

Language is set to English (en-SE) and region is set to Sweden.

Edit: I tried to install English (United States), but I still get the same error.

Thanks for taking the time to help me!
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Hi there,

I have a (Hi-Fi) CD player that is fussy about the quality of the audio CD's it will play without skipping, stalling etc.  Regular, purchased music CD's play fine, just burnt CD-R's.  The manual says they should be 8X or below. 

I've just bought an LG GE24NU40, because in the specs on the website it listed 4x, 8x and 16x, etc as supported write speeds for CD-Rs.  Now I've tried it and it seems just the same as any other drive (I've now ended up with three) in that around 14-16x is as slow as it goes even if I select 8x.  I've got some special CD-Rs that are designed for slow speed burning, but it's the same.

What does everybody else do?  Should I try looking for a really old external CD drive?  Find some special software (I can't find any)?
Is there any sites where you can tweak the firmware somehow?

I know I could just listen to the music from my computer but it doesn't sound as good, plus I don't want my computer on all the time whirring away when I'm listening to music.

If I had a CD player that wouldn't play some CDs, I'd pitch it because good CD and DVD players that are perfectly good are so cheap and so readily available (and also so inherently inferior and useless).

I'd also be concerned that I'd be tolerating audible defects out of sentimentality for the old girl.

Your claim that there is this magic CD Rega player that uniquely sounds good is unbelievable without better evidence. You may perceive that, but it takes more than an unsubstantiated exceptional claim based on a sighted evaluation to be acceptable around here. You know, around here we don't mess with kid stuff, right?

Frankly, its been years since I've actually listened to a CD played on a CD or DVD player.

I have a number of optical disc players stashed, but only one of them, the Panasonic BD player is actually hooked up and will power up if you try to turn it on. I only use it to play BD-videos.  Its only connection to the rest of the system is HDMI.

I rip every CD I obtain and play the resulting files on one of my digital audio players.

I don't know if you realize that CD players are the worst way to play CDs because they don't do retries if they encounter read errors like a proper ripping program does, but instead just try to cover the mess up?
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by AlexVallat -
Something weird going on. It appears that your windows language/culture settings are set to a non-existent language (0x2000). Could you check in the "Clock, Language and Region" control panel setting that there is a sensible Language and Region set?