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Soldering is not the issue. If it had come unsoldered then it would no longer work. The traces have pulled loose from the board, so you need to apply a lump of glue to keep the jack from wiggling and tearing the traces.

The contact points are soldered, but they are not meant to keep the connector in place. This is normally done by some thicker soldering points just connected to the ground on the PCB, or just connected to nothing but the PCB. In some cases the metal is just a flat piece of metal that is twisted at the other side of the PCB.

If you choose to resolder, first remove the old cracked solder and apply new solder. That keeps the connection secure for a longer time than just reheating the old solder.
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General Audio / Lossless Podcasts
Last post by gary1001001 -
Does anyone know of streaming or hosting service that provides FLAC podcasts? I'm mainly thinking of the common dance/EDM related stuff, however, I image any cast could be in high quality.  It seems odd that you can stream Hi-def content through service like Tidal however podcasts as left out.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Hanging at close
Last post by zeremy -
Maybe the component's debug log can give you some more information.

You can enable it at

File > Preferences > Tools > UPnp > Server > Basic Settings
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by Case -
Rollin reported that converting DSD to PCM through WavPack is gapless. I recall you're a foobar2000 user so you could use it to do the conversion. Compress DSD to WavPack, load the .wv files in foobar2000 and use its converter to resample and convert to target format. Just make sure that foo_input_sacd isn't installed for this step or you won't get PCM output from the files. The SACD component does unallowed things and overrides the native WavPack decoder with its own DSD outputting version.

And the conversion is transparent unless intentionally done wrong. Good resampling introduced noise is over 100 dB below the signal and no organ in human body misses the lost ultrasounds.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Hanging at close
Last post by Case -
Buffer overflows are normal. It just means a buffer didn't initially have enough space for the data and its size needed to be increased. Typical use in programs is to query data size with zero length buffer and then allocate space once size is known.

I wonder if the hang is triggered by some change in your network, perhaps there's a bug in the abandoned foo_upnp that is now exposed by the client software you use it with.

If you can't find a way to make the component work again I have heard Asset and MinimServer are good alternatives.
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Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I seem to have a duplicate set of ports A and B, and the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth is now missing. Not sure how this happened.



After setting Port A or B as the default MIDI device and restarting the computer the Microsoft GS Synthesizer tends to disappear for good.

Duplicate set of a and b ports means you reinstalled the application without uninstalling the old one first or you did a feature update for Windows 10 without uninstalling the application first and reinstalled it when it didn't work after the feature update.

In hindsight they're all bugs.
Thanks for the reply. I can live with not having the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth, but the duplicate ports thing kind of bugs me. Is there not some registry value somewhere that stores the contents of that drop-down box which could be edited or deleted? Because obviously, something is hanging around.

Furthermore, out of curiosity, is there no way to correct the missing Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth bug, short of reinstalling Windows? Surely whatever was done can be reversed?

Honestly I do not know.  Uninstalling the application will result in no default MIDI devices at all on the system (no sound or music in all applications that use the default MIDI synthesizer such as games).  As for the duplicate problem I have no idea how that is fixed.  I'm aware of the bugs and how to avoid them.  The Microsoft GS Wavetable Synthesizer is still there as some applications can actually still access it directly, it just can no longer be set as the default MIDI synthesizer.
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Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I seem to have a duplicate set of ports A and B, and the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth is now missing. Not sure how this happened.



After setting Port A or B as the default MIDI device and restarting the computer the Microsoft GS Synthesizer tends to disappear for good.

Duplicate set of a and b ports means you reinstalled the application without uninstalling the old one first or you did a feature update for Windows 10 without uninstalling the application first and reinstalled it when it didn't work after the feature update.

In hindsight they're all bugs.
Thanks for the reply. I can live with not having the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth, but the duplicate ports thing kind of bugs me. Is there not some registry value somewhere that stores the contents of that drop-down box which could be edited or deleted? Because obviously, something is hanging around.

Furthermore, out of curiosity, is there no way to correct the missing Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth bug, short of reinstalling Windows? Surely whatever was done can be reversed?
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Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I seem to have a duplicate set of ports A and B, and the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth is now missing. Not sure how this happened.



After setting Port A or B as the default MIDI synthesizer and restarting the computer the Microsoft GS Synthesizer tends to disappear for good.

Duplicate set of a and b ports means you reinstalled the application without uninstalling the old one first or you did a feature update for Windows 10 without uninstalling the application first and reinstalled it when it didn't work after the feature update.

In hindsight they're all bugs.
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by apastuszak -
I depend on them quite regularly:
12AX7, EL84, EL34, 6L6

What do you use them for?
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by greynol -
I depend on them quite regularly:
12AX7, EL84, EL34, 6L6