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Support - (fb2k) / Converter over-writing files with the same name [1.4.1]
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'.
General - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 safe mode ?
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.

Thanks for your understanding. :)
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
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.

General - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 for mac
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)
General - (fb2k) / Re: Detected As Malicious Program
Last post by Case -
Very false positive. Virustotal has those few engines that mark absotely everything as malware. Including Windows binaries such as rundll32 and cmd.exe.

Hybrid analysis shows:
Accesses potentially sensitive information from local browsers
foobar2000 can read proxy information from IE, that should be it.
Contains ability to open the clipboard
Properties dialog allows filling tag data from clipboard
Found a string that may be used as part of an injection method
No idea what they mean by this. Can't anything that runs be used as injection method?
Modifies auto-execute functionality by setting/creating a value in the registry
Only thing written to registry is install location and file association info. No autorun stuff.
Spawns a lot of processes
Installer calls the foobar binary a couple of times to write registry info. More times if it asks old instance to close.
Writes data to a remote process
If they try to suggest non-local process it's simply untrue.
Reads the active computer name
Not sure where this is used but wouldn't surprise me if they saw some ability in NSIS installer to do this.
Marks file for deletion
Installer has to delete its temporary files. Also several features will delete temporary files when done.
Opens the MountPointManager (often used to detect additional infection locations)
Reading drive letters is pretty much needed if one allows selecting which drives to add to media library.
General Audio / Re: MQA (at least on Tidal Masters) sounds "muddy" to me. Am I nuts?
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

Oh of course there will be those reviews.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by sveakul -
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.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_onewaysync
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.

Thanks a lot :)
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