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General Audio / Re: How to identify MQA decoding?
Last post by ajinfla -
Despite the criticism MQA must be doing something right
Yes, they have convinced the studios there is more money to be made with yet another remaster, this time of everything, including wax cylinder music (straight from BS mouth).
I guess "right" has many meanings.
And "artist intent" is no longer relevant...except for the $$$
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Hi!

I'm re-encoding all my ape and flac images to single flac tracks.

I'm doing this using libFLAC with best compression (-8) and the following switches:

-e -m -P 4096

These switches save about 100kb on every single flac track, but unfortunately I have not been able to add these commands to CUEtools.

Thus, I'm splitting my images with cuetools first using the lowest compression rate and then I'm re-encoding the single tracks again with FLAC Frontend and libFLAC 1.3.1 using the switches mentioned above.

Can somebody tell me if there's a way to add these switches to CUEtools?
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General Audio / Re: High distortion
Last post by Arnold B. Krueger -
... Just for curiosity: to the left of the spectrum frames there's some information about the WAV files. For both I can see Stereo, 44100Hz, 32-bit float, but right clicking each file in Windows Explorer I can see 16bit. Could be this related to that distortion?

No. Audacity converts the samples as it reads them in, by default to 32-bit float format. This allows performing more precise operations on them - for example, if you have a sample value of 499, and you reduce it by half, if you were working in 16-bit integer format your answer could only be either 249 or 250. With floating point the answer is 249.5. It doesn't matter too much for simple operations, but when you daisy chain multiple operations - level change, filter, mix etc - the errors soon add up.  

Correct and agreed. However as a practical matter, floating point provides an audible benefit when there are fairly large errors in gain staging, or the business of getting audio levels properly adjusted to exploit the dynamic range of the hardware.
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General Audio / Re: How to identify MQA decoding?
Last post by Arnold B. Krueger -
Despite the criticism MQA must be doing something right (news from 16/02/2017):
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Music technology company MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG) announced today that the companies have entered into a multiyear agreement that will encode UMG’s extensive catalog in the Hi-Res Audio format.
source URL

Yup, they are doing what they have always done well - marketing and selling.
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axone.jar does the job when you're trying to associate the frame-id with a tag, but cumbersome when you need to look at several files.  A way to see this in FB2K would be extremely helpful.   it has been requested before:  Feature Request - display ID3 Frame names in Properties dialog
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General Audio / UMG adopts MQA
Last post by Kees de Visser -
Despite the criticism MQA must be doing something right (news from 16/02/2017):
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Music technology company MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG) announced today that the companies have entered into a multiyear agreement that will encode UMG’s extensive catalog in the Hi-Res Audio format.
source URL
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_youtube
Last post by torteusz -
Yes, but only in this particular case - and how does it look to you?
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General Audio / Re: High distortion
Last post by splice -
... Just for curiosity: to the left of the spectrum frames there's some information about the WAV files. For both I can see Stereo, 44100Hz, 32-bit float, but right clicking each file in Windows Explorer I can see 16bit. Could be this related to that distortion?

No. Audacity converts the samples as it reads them in, by default to 32-bit float format. This allows performing more precise operations on them - for example, if you have a sample value of 499, and you reduce it by half, if you were working in 16-bit integer format your answer could only be either 249 or 250. With floating point the answer is 249.5. It doesn't matter too much for simple operations, but when you daisy chain multiple operations - level change, filter, mix etc - the errors soon add up.  
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_onewaysync
Last post by fohrums -
# SUGGEST

* Encoder
  + Define defaults for encoder settings
    - ofcourse we only want the basics for lowest size possible for portable devices
    - reason being, I don't know how to set this up and all my files are really large .flacs


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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Spotify for foobar (foo_input_spotify) New!
Last post by MaCs -
The local appdata folder is not created correctly when username has accented characters. For example it creates:

     C:\Users\Utilis�\AppData\Local\foo_input_spotify

while it should be:

          C:\Users\Utilisé\AppData\Local\foo_input_spotify