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MP3 / Re: MP3 file encoded by Google
Last post by j7n -
Not in headers but in unused space. Lame is also the only encoder that fills this space with alternating bit pattern 101010.
General - (fb2k) / Re: Running Foobar in Linux
Last post by paregistrase -
@John Pym You can workaround this limitation with a custom keyboard shortcut. For example in gnome. Going to settings-keyboard shortcuts. Scroll down and press +. Add a name "foobar2000 play/pause" in command add
Code: [Select]
env WINEPREFIX="path to your wine prefix" wine path to foobar2000.exe /playpause
in shortcut choose a key combination (ctrl+alt+p) for example.
You can also use the original media keys but you must disable default shortcuts and you will lose the gnome integration (mpris, etc)
With foobar2000 running this shortcuts works even if it is not selected. Problem is that if is not running the shortcut start the player instead of fails.
Same for the rest of foobar commands (/stop /exit etc)
Is not perfect but usable
FLAC / Re: FLAC v1.3.3
Last post by Porcus -
I think it's a WAV wrapped in a FLAC.  I could be wrong.
Yep, you are  ;)  I don't think that is even possible, but read:
Apparently the "uncompressed" FLAC cannot switch off FLAC's "wasted bits" feature. I.e. if you fit a 16-bit signal into a 24-bit WAV (or AIFF), it will pad up eight bits with zeroes; flac.exe will notice that the eight bits are "wasted" and treat it as a 16 bit signal (this is in each subframe header, the file will be flagged as 24-bit). Other codecs offer that as well, more in section 2.3 of . There seems no way to pass options to the reference flac.exe to force wasted bits to zero.

Quote from: soundping
Unsurprising. Whenever that guy sees a buzzword at dBpoweramp, he copies it - to the point of calling his ripping engine "AccurateCDDA" to leech on AccurateRip.
Just avoid.
General - (fb2k) / Apple AAC
Last post by botface -
I installed itunes some time ago just so that I can use Apple's AAC in the Converter. I don't actually use itunes at all for anything. I am wondering if it's possible to locate and move the relevant components of itunes to somewhere like the fb2k encoders folder so that I can uninstall itunes but continue to muse Apple AAC in Converter
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Get Covers (Artwork) radio logos
Last post by Mrakobes -
@kgena_ua Also, please make it possible to raise one level up, if a two-disc edition, to the folder with the artist

Dark Tranquillity
                        |2020 - Moment
                                                        |Dark Tranquillity - 2020 - Moment (CD1).cue

In general, study only the folder "Covers" and do not read other images
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by snotlicker -
I've been messing around modding the DarkOne theme by Tedgo and updating it for the latest version of JSP. I've removed lots of components that appeared on the foobar2000 troubleshooter and replaced ELPlaylist with JS Playlist. The old visualisations have been removed and replaced with foo_musical spectrum. Many view options have been removed and replaced with more JSP. If anyone wants to try it out, grab it here...
General - (fb2k) / Re: Running Foobar in Linux
Last post by John Pym -
Thanks Kode54, that's really helpful.
Of course I'm disappointed the hotkeys don't work under wine/ubuntu but at least I can stop banging my head against the wall trying.
All the best
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