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General Audio / Re: Need Advice To Replace iTunes mp3 with FLAC
Last post by Porcus -
I really am perplexed here. I just checked, and that is verbatim what it says on their Terms of Use page. What excuse did they give when they refused?

(Of course, I copy/pasted the Terms.) They refused, quoting the following:
 'If we are required by law to deny access through the Service to previously purchased Content, including by removing access to Content from a user’s personal collection through any mobile application, then Company and Artists will not provide the user who purchased that Content with a refund, except as required by applicable law. Users bear all risk from the denial of access to any Content purchased through the Service.

It was two items:

#1: One of the items had in the meantime been re-uploaded by the same label, who solved it by just mailing me a download code. The item is still available. (Note the "release date" in 2017; an archived version has a 2013 date.)
Sounds like Bandcamp feels they are obliged by law to remove it, eh?

#2: I wrote to the band who released the other album. Their manager got back to me and confirmed that there is no piracy case.


So Bandcamp has become just another record industry shark who pulls the anti-piracy excuse for not giving their paying customers what they paid for.
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General Audio / Re: Need Advice To Replace iTunes mp3 with FLAC
Last post by blurry_light -
As an experiment today, I decided to try to re-download my purchase of 2 yrs back and all went well [flac].

I have never had any issue with anything that appears in my collection. But they can cut the cable at any time (including before you have downloaded it), and so they did. I wrote to them, referred to the term "A user that has a Fan Account will also be permitted to redownload any previously purchased Content from an Artist.", and they refused.

I really am perplexed here. I just checked, and that is verbatim what it says on their Terms of Use page. What excuse did they give when they refused?
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FLAC / Re: SACD to FLAC
Last post by blurry_light -
No dice but thanks for idea. I can't remember if command prompt has a mode to write everything to a text file. I know for Lame, FLAC and robocopy for example, the .exe file itself has a "logging" option.

I noticed that if you just run it silent, then errors are quite obvious - so I'll do that I guess.

Hm, I just tried it and it doesn't seem to work. However, if you remove the "pause" at the end and have it write both standard output and standard error from the command prompt or PowerShell, you can have a log file.

The batch file would be

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for %%a in ("YourInputFolderHere\*.dsf") do sox -V3 -S "%%a" -b 16 "YourOutputFolderHere\%%~na.flac" rate -v 44100

And in the command prompt or PowerShell, you'd invoke it as

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PS DirectoryHere> BatchFile.bat > log.txt 2>&1

Now log.txt will have all the output that was generated (but there's no console output in real time; this is why the "pause" part was removed, so when you get back the command prompt, you know it's finished).
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General Audio / Re: Need Advice To Replace iTunes mp3 with FLAC
Last post by Porcus -
As an experiment today, I decided to try to re-download my purchase of 2 yrs back and all went well [flac].

I have never had any issue with anything that appears in my collection. But they can cut the cable at any time (including before you have downloaded it), and so they did. I wrote to them, referred to the term "A user that has a Fan Account will also be permitted to redownload any previously purchased Content from an Artist.", and they refused.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Griffin iMic or similar hardware for recording from tape
Last post by AndyH-ha -
If you are recording from any kind of tape player you DO NOT want to use a microphone-in connection on the ADC. Only a straight line in, or one with an analogue front end containing an analogue level control, has a chance of reasonably capturing the best signal.

There are no other significant considerations for the ADC (anything but the cheapest junk will do a good job) but there can be a number of complications/requirements for the tape playback device. These days, however, just finding something that will play tape at all can be enough of a challenge.
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FLAC / Re: SACD to FLAC
Last post by bmcelvan -
No dice but thanks for idea. I can't remember if command prompt has a mode to write everything to a text file. I know for Lame, FLAC and robocopy for example, the .exe file itself has a "logging" option.

I noticed that if you just run it silent, then errors are quite obvious - so I'll do that I guess.
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Scientific Discussion / Re: Objective evaluation of SBC and aptX codecs using music-based audio metric
Last post by Serge Smirnoff -
Well the main problem of your test setting is that it's not "objective" as you think.
Objective in my post means measurable (not subjective).
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A bigger difference in wave forms doesn't necesserily mean that the difference to the original sound file is more audible. So aptX and SBC(loudness) may look similar in your analysis but one might outperform the other in listening tests.
Your "doesn't necessarily" is correct. It means that in some cases the relation holds, in some - doesn't. And this is the subject of my main research - to discover in what cases bigger (measurable) differences in waveforms necessarily lead to their better audibility, and in what cases such relation is absent. Proposed method of artifacts' comparison aimed at discovering such useful cases when the size of differences in waveforms correlate well to results of listening tests.

At this stage of the research I use the following selection criteria for the useful cases: if distances between artifact signatures are less than 0.3 within a group of devices under test, then their perceived sound quality can be judged by the size of their waveform differences.

The above criteria I used in this small SBC/aptX research.
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Support - (fb2k) / Can't access music on an Android phone from PC.
Last post by TheAlmightyGuru -
Since dedicated digital audio players seem to be going extinct, I'm trying to transition from my old MP3 player to using my phone as my primary portable music player. I've been holding off for years because I couldn't find a decent jukebox program for Android, but since foobar2000 mobile has been released, I've been transferring to it. I've been using foobar2000 desktop for years, and all my music has been optimized for it, so this has been a fairly painless process.

However, one thing I loved with my old MP3 player is that, when I sit at my desk, I can plug my MP3 player in to my PC and still have all my music at my fingertips through foobar2000 desktop. This is great because I only have to maintain a single collection of music where ever I go. Unfortunately, a problem has arisen now that I've switched to my Android phone. My old MP3 player used MSC which gave foobar2000 desktop full read/write access to all the files, but my phone uses MTP which is far more limited.

My question is, is there anything I can do, either to my Android phone, Windows, or foobar2000 that will give foobar2000 desktop full access to all the music files on my phone (play the music, alter the meta tags, change album art, etc.) or is this just another one of the constraints of using Android?

Thanks!
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