Last post by Foobar3030 -
Recently tried to re-encode a soundtrack album stored in individual FLAC tracks, some of which have the same title. Under the 'if file already exists...' option, I always have 'Ask' selected. For file name output/formatting, I just use %title%.
As is often the case with soundtrack albums, several tracks had the same title (and thus file) name. The output was missing several tracks: After doing some experimenting, I've concluded that Foobar is now automatically over-writing earlier tracks with later tracks of the same name, whereas older versions would 'ask' me what to do in each instance. If I change the output track name to something like '%track% - %title%', it of course works fine and I do not lose any files.
tl;dr: I can only assume that the converter tool's 'ask' option is no longer functional, and it is instead defaulting to 'overwrite'.
Last post by wcs13 -
Just a quick word to say that I'm sorry but I won't be addressing any questions focused around my GF's interests, abilities or whatever, based on I-don't-know-what empirical experience. That is not only off-topic but also inquisitive. If personal experience had any value, I could say "in my experience, foobar really needs this feature" and get away with it. So I'm moving on from such questions. Thank you.
Side info : I have dozens of tags and custom tags, and I can't/won't display all their contents on my main screen, so the Properties dialog is quite common use, for me or for anybody else. Say I'm listening to an audio file and I want to know not the artist but the composer. Or the source album name for a given song in case of a VA album. Or just some comments. All those things and more are accessible via Properties and nowhere else.
Actually "in my experience" (lol), it's often the same here when somebody makes a feature request : there are people trying to change the subject by not focusing on the feature itself but asking questions about the user instead : "why would you want to do that ?" / "why go through all this trouble ?" / "why don't you do this other thing instead ?" / etc.. Now I understand that good intentions may be involved, and I thank your for your interest. But just because some of you don't have any use for a given feature doesn't mean that everybody is like you. And just because some of you don't understand why somebody else would have any use for it, doesn't mean that those who would have a use for it need to justify themselves and explain to you in detail why they would.
I am only making a feature request here. I'm not really asking for help with the current foobar, nor for workarounds (I'll still make good use of some of the mentioned ideas, but only as a temporary solution). And I'm not allowing questions about our (= me and my GF) personal life and habits, to try and dissuade me from making that - reasonable - feature request. I didn't invent safe modes : they exist in a variety of software for a good reason. And a software as rich and powerful as foobar (with the ability to alter or delete thousands of files or tags at once) DEFINITELY deserves a safe mode.
Last post by Case -
People suffering from crashes with 1.0.15 should update to latest version. It will no longer attempt to access the decoder after it's gone. Curious that the crash logger only has entries for this issue with 1.0.15 even though the problem has always been there.
Here's a test version for Nisto that won't tag anything with Edit tags feature unless one edits tags. There is no automatic refresh for the changed info as foobar2000 doesn't see them automatically. Not sure it can be added.
And there's additional context menu command to force-bypass External Tags and edit file tags directly.
Last post by Algwyn -
Many thanks for this Foobar2000 version for Mac! I have also waited for a long time for Foobar to come to Mac.
It's already great, but please continue to improve it! While we don't need the level of customisation of the Windows version, a few more features would be very useful: - enable custom fields as columns of the list view (key feature for Classical music, where Composer is a key tag for example). The custom fields are already well integrated in the properties dialog. Adding them to the column chooser should hopefully be not too complicated - select scaling of UI (when using a high resolution display) - "Browse" UI from the IOS version (could be very nice if can be ported easily, each level of browsing may be displayed in a new column, similar to how the Finder displays folder levels) - "Now playing" panel from iOS (could be displayed at the bottom of the left panel of the window)
Last post by magicgoose -
a format only dictates the upper limit for quality. it doesn't dictate a lower limit. they could publish a really crappy version of audio in any format, and it would not follow that the format is therefore bad. for example I can add some noise and then encode into any format and it will sound bad because it has a lot of added noise.
MQA though is pointless as it doesn't solve anything that was not solved before, but creates some artificial issues (AFAIK it's a closed and patented format). There's already FLAC for lossless coding and Opus for lossy coding and MQA is worse than any of these: it's not lossless, and it's less efficient than Opus on the lossy coding merits.
> Yet all the on-line reviews I read about MQA talk about how great it sounds
I think it would be better if the edit menu was disabled if there are no external tags, and have an explicit "create external tags" menu instead.
What benefit would the wording difference give? Or do you mean creation would not open properties so you'd have to open properties separately if you wanted to make changes?
My take on this would be that if a file or stream currently has no external tag, the context menu should show "Create External Tag" as an option for those entries, and open the Properties window for editing the new external tag. If an external tag does already exists, then the context menu choice for those files/streams would only show the "Edit External Tags" choice (and Remove of course) when changes need to be made, which would also open the Properties window.
Last post by Pok_Madui -
Okay, I have tried to limit the conversion threads to 1, and it didn't help... I think something is messing with my temp folder but I'm not sure what. I will try to configure my temp folder to another drive and try again, and will report back. Also I have attached the debug info from foobar's log (password protected - sent you a PM with the password) If it's any help.