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Other Lossy Codecs / Re: Descript Audio Codec (.dac) - 90x smaller than .wav?
Last post by magicgoose -
This is really impressive.
Although the provided samples are rather simple, and only in mono. On these samples I can't quickly tell where to focus to hear a difference.
(worth noting, the source audio samples have apparently already went through some sort of lossy compression - but that doesn't necessarily make it easier to mask further losses)

I'll try to install it, hopefully it doesn't require a huge GPU to work.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Input/Other decoders (special format) 64bit
Last post by nbisbo -
One VGM input can play .s98 two geting this error on the plugins from the first post
"Failed to load DLL: foo_input_2sf.dll
Reason: Not a valid Win32 application.

Failed to load DLL: foo_input_usf.dll
Reason: Not a valid Win32 application.

Failed to load DLL: foo_input_spu.dll
Reason: Not a valid Win32 application.

Failed to load DLL: foo_input_qsf.dll
Reason: Not a valid Win32 application.
General - (fb2k) / Re: DADA Auto-Rating (DAR) for foobar2000
Last post by Daeron -
Makes sense. DADA still works pretty well (has been using it a long time) and I doubt the addition of skips would significantly change the behavior so I didn't find it worthwhile to try to rework it myself, but asked just in case someone has more interest/time for it. I agree that tracking total time spent listening on a per track basis would be the way to go if we ever got that functionality.
General - (fb2k) / Re: DADA Auto-Rating (DAR) for foobar2000
Last post by carpman -
A long, long time ago (2008) the SKIP function was initially integrated in DAR (as the skip component worked with an unofficial playback-statistics component (CUI only?).  However, it was dropped and the reasoning, IIRC was reasonably sound:
and :,63287.0.html

A philosophical discussion on the meaning of hitting next.

Ultimately, all this would be moot, if a component recorded total listening time on a per track basis instead of playcount.  But that never happened.  DAR was really created in the hope that some day a component would record that, because then you get a good notional playcount by dividing total listening time by track length.  This then sorts out the penalty requirement for a skip (if there should be one at all).

This is all a long time ago.  I still use foobar2000 and DAR, but I'm so busy on other stuff - I'd only even think about going back to adapt the code, if we had a component that dealt with total track listening time.

Hope that helps,
Off-Topic / Radiooooo, The Musical Time Machine
Last post by soundping -
Radiooooo is a project born in 2013, dreamt up by a little family of friends, both djs and music lovers, who decided to share their record collections and the fruit of many years of research, for all to enjoy.
« Sharing and discovering » , « curiosity and pleasure » these are the foundations of this musical time machine.

It's free.