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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

iTunes does support 24 bit.  Supporting flac is no big deal, just convert into wav or other lossless formats.

Sure but why not just use a more convenient player? Many support FLAC natively or via extensions that are easy to download. Apple forces you to either convert to WAV or use their ALAC...

post #5822 of 18332

I use foobar2000 with the HiFoo skin, and organize my library manually via folders. No complaints really.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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oh dude we use the same interface!

 


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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

I'll throw my Foobar setup out there also.  These are my two views I use in Foobar.  The first is all out full screen, the second is my minimal view.  I really like the waveform seekbar I can see how bad songs are brickwalled when I play them.

 

 
post #5823 of 18332

I use OSX for the most part and only Windows for gaming.  I also don't download anything that's Flac, as the majority of my songs are ripped from CDs.  I see no reason to use anything other than iTunes.

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

I use foobar2000 with the HiFoo skin, and organize my library manually via folders. No complaints really.








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oh dude we use the same interface!


I'll bite. How do I get that interface?
post #5825 of 18332
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

 

oh dude we use the same interface!

 

 

Nice!

post #5826 of 18332
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


I'll bite. How do I get that interface?

http://br3tt.deviantart.com/gallery/29497701#/d41l5mf

post #5827 of 18332
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I'll bite. How do I get that interface?

 

I followed these instructions.

 

 

http://br3tt.deviantart.com/art/HiFoo-Installation-Notes-244713051

 

Edit: lol Jerg beat me to it.

post #5828 of 18332

I generally organize all my music manually by folder and use mp3tag for file details and album art.  I used winamp for a long time, but recently gave songbird a try when I re-installed windows.  Not really liking it as much as winamp, but I think I'll give Foobar a try today.  HiFoo looks nice, I'll have to add that as well.

post #5829 of 18332
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

iTunes does support 24 bit.  Supporting flac is no big deal, just convert into wav or other lossless formats.

Sure but why not just use a more convenient player? Many support FLAC natively or via extensions that are easy to download. Apple forces you to either convert to WAV or use their ALAC...

I use iTunes as it is a 'system' for me - I have all my CDs ripped in lossless format, and use it it on my iPhone/iPad or from my PC here in my office. For listening in my main listening room, I use wireless home sharing to have all my music avaialble via iPad/iPhone anywhere in the house, - and with my iPad I use the CCK>Schiit Modi which works really well.

 

The Windows version on my PC is definitely not the greatest interface, but I'm not too anal about it and for the devices I have it works pretty good.

post #5830 of 18332
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Originally Posted by sbtruitt View Post

I use iTunes as it is a 'system' for me - I have all my CDs ripped in lossless format, and use it it on my iPhone/iPad or from my PC here in my office. For listening in my main listening room, I use wireless home sharing to have all my music avaialble via iPad/iPhone anywhere in the house, - and with my iPad I use the CCK>Schiit Modi which works really well.

 

The Windows version on my PC is definitely not the greatest interface, but I'm not too anal about it and for the devices I have it works pretty good.

Fair enough, if it works well for you everyone is happy gs1000.gif Cheers!

post #5831 of 18332

This is what I do on Foobar ... very minimal, mostly because I have over a terabyte of music and I need quick access to all of it. Always make sure I set my folder hiearchy to be artist > album > songs. I always rename every file in my collection to fit a proper scheme (track number track title), etc.

 

I really, truly hate the skinning process for Foobar. Trying to install one can be a headache, switching to another is even more of a headache, making your own is a nightmare and finding one that isn't totally counter-intuitive in ever way is a chore. That being said, it handles a ton of music well (WMP can't), has tons of plugins and doesn't lock you into its own user environment like a certain company (Apple/iTunes), doesn't force you to use idiotic file types (ALAC) and has stood the test of time. Have nothing against Winamp or most of the others, though.

 

 

post #5832 of 18332
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

There's a major dip in most people's hearing around 9kHz. It's the quietest frequency below 15kHz aside from the bass. That's probably why so many headphones have a peak right there.

 

 

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Originally Posted by sbtruitt View Post


Yeah, our ears don't hear the same frequencies proportionately thoughout the audible range:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal-loudness_contour
There a paragraph on headphones in that which is interesting.

 

That is all interesting... when I was following the EQ thread and using sinegen - I had a real hot spot at 9.1k and EQ'ing that down a bit really helps with sibilance.

post #5833 of 18332

Sweet, got it working.

Very simple... just how I like it, and looks nice.
post #5834 of 18332

u2 :)  - I've been surprised using the iPad>Modi DAC sounds so good, I've blind A/B'd it with the original CD and could tell no difference.

post #5835 of 18332
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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

 

I followed these instructions.

 

 

http://br3tt.deviantart.com/art/HiFoo-Installation-Notes-244713051

 

Edit: lol Jerg beat me to it.


I can't get that theme to work following those instructions. I get to the step where it tells you to select columns UI but it only shows the default columns UI when I select it, the HiFoo one is nowhere to be found.

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