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General - (fb2k) / Re: Album List: any way to make it MORE RESPONSIVE
Last post by anamorphic -
Hi AndreaT,

Which view pattern do you use and how many multi-value tags in your library? Some default views for Album List split multi-value tags with %<artist>% for example, maybe that adds more processing?

The reason I mention as quoted in Album List Title Formatting wiki -

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Beware that gratuitous use of branching expressions can noticably prolong the time needed to generate the album list tree. There should be no significant performance loss, if you have mostly single-value tags.

(Though perhaps this does not apply to basic default views, or this document is out-dated with current foobar, who knows)

One other idea. Do you have classical music? Have you considered dividing your library into two portable foobar installs? - two separate libraries would cut down the amount of tracks indexed on each? Could have one install just for classical. (Obviously not ideal, just an idea)

Edit: Also, what type of drive is the music stored on? A 5400rpm HDD for example might slow everything down, especially for loading album art. Perhaps hardware upgrades would help in such case. (Although I guess the library index is loaded in RAM so might make no difference)

Cheers
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Audio Hardware / Re: Non-Audiophile Portable Player for Ogg Opus
Last post by saratoga -
``Oh and balanced wired headphones, should be able to use those on it.''

Before I get jumped on for that, want to first concede that I don't believe balanced headphones inherently sounds better, but sometimes what is available at local consumer shops w/o waiting for shipping, the balanced headphones have better build quality.

From my point of view, a typical mp3 player headphone jack output is balanced (it is a differential signal floating with respect to ground).  I'm guessing however that by "balanced" you probably mean something else?
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_midi
Last post by JexuGarrido -
Works, but in patched midi files. The feature that i say is, to be more specific, e.g Vanbasco and FSMP have a feature that can reset the S-YXG50 to GS, GM2 and by default XG, and the same player send a sysex message to the device. It will be possible that the plugin have that feature? That the plugin send a sysex to the synth as do it Vanbasco and FSMP? Is a feature that i have wished for years for my fav player... foo_midi is awesome but only missing that feature... specially for the S-YXG50 compatibility for play midi files. I hope I don't ask too much ...
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Audio Hardware / 5.1 Soundcard recomendation
Last post by Erratic -
Getting fed up of a mixture of Creative's dismal driver update(ie none) and non-existent support for my Soundblaster Zx. 
Add to the mix M$ screwing about with driver support in almost every version of Windows 10 and you get a total disaster of  Sound channels disappearing/appearing at random on wrong speakers, rear sound not playing at all or only playing on front.  Also add interface crap like SB software set to 5.1, one part of Windows saying 2.1 and yet another part thinking its 2.0 (but unable to change as the device is "not supported" when only days ago it was).

I'm looking for a cheap alternative to run 5.1 sound (I'll only be running though the 3.5mm jacks not digital) thats fine for games, reasonable sound quality (I'm no audiophile but even I can how bad motherboard audio is with my low end 5.1 system) and most importantly has decent long lasting stable driver support (windows).
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Audio Hardware / Re: Non-Audiophile Portable Player for Ogg Opus
Last post by Pipfrosch -
``Oh and balanced wired headphones, should be able to use those on it.''

Before I get jumped on for that, want to first concede that I don't believe balanced headphones inherently sounds better, but sometimes what is available at local consumer shops w/o waiting for shipping, the balanced headphones have better build quality.
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Audio Hardware / Non-Audiophile Portable Player for Ogg Opus
Last post by Pipfrosch -
Many portable players (like FiiO X3 mkiii) claim Ogg support, but by Ogg support, it seems the vast majority actually mean Ogg Vorbis only.

I'd like a dedicated portable music player with Ogg Opus support.

It seems most of dedicated players these days are targeting the pseudoscience of bizarre sample rates and bits per sample that I know for a fact are meaningless to my ears (I'm slightly hard of hearing, makes for some funny misheard lyrics stories) and I suspect are meaningless to everyone's ears.

If I can't find a dedicated audio player, one route I can go is a refurb 128gb Pixel 2 where I just don't use the phone part - they can be found for under $200, can run Android 10, have fast charging via USB-C, and play opus just fine (e.g. with jetAudio which is what I use on my phone) but I'd rather have a KISS audio player that is just an audio player with a simple interface - Bluetooth aptX would be nice but not a must, USB-C fast charging would be nice but not a must, removable media card would be nice but not a must if it has 128gb internal.

The only musts are Opus support, ability to play by Artist, by Album, by Genre, or by Playlist (m3u or whatever). Oh and balanced wired headphones, should be able to use those on it.

Does such a device exist, or have streaming services for phones completely killed the offline player market to the point where audiophiles with their 192kHz/24-bit files are the only market left?
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Support - (fb2k) / 1.5 BSOD
Last post by Erratic -
Since upgrading to 1.5 I've been getting seeming random hard lockups (if I wait long enough I get a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSOD) of the PC while playing any music in FB2K.  It seems completely at random while playing music, sometimes I can go for a couple of days without problem, other days it typically crashes after a only few hours many times a day.

System never locks up if FB2K isn't running.

I've removed a number of plugins (vst, logitech_g15, Discogs_tagger) and the troubleshooter identified as problematic but its appeared to make no difference.

System is

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
i7 4790K
16GB
1070Ti GPU
Soundblaster ZX Soundcard

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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Album List question
Last post by randal1013 -
Is it possible to show only branches that have more than 1 subitem, or sort the branches by subitem count?

Actually I'm not sure if this a third party component or if it's native now.
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