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Old 2005-01-27, 02:08 AM
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Question best version of win amp?

Hello peoples! I was trying to figure out the best player for flac files and Shns.
the more I get into trading and finding live music, the more I keep hearing about leaving the Flac files and Shn alone. meaning not converting to wave. So I gues that means I need a player.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Also, any advise on storage and archiving would help also.

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Old 2005-01-27, 02:33 AM
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Re: best version of win amp?

I still use WinAmp v2.81 (see the config link in my sig for details).

Foobar2000 is the best and easiest (also linked below).
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Old 2005-01-27, 07:45 AM
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Re: best version of win amp?

I'd go with any 2.9x or 5 lite (only basic functions).
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Old 2005-01-27, 09:16 AM
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Re: best version of win amp?

Yeah, if you're getting into playing with SHN and FLAC files (and I absolutely agree that they should be left alone), you need to get yourself foobar2000. It's a somewhat utilitarian design, and it may take you a few days to get used to the huge range of customization options that it comes with, but once you get used to it, you'll realize that it blows Winamp out of the water in terms of functionality.

http://foobar2000.blogsite.org/
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Old 2005-01-27, 09:43 AM
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Re: best version of win amp?

i agree with the foobar seniments. After finding out that nullsoft was dropped from AOL and that they may not bother to even continue with winamp, and feeling that they really have been lacking since the v3 plus era, I switched to foobar and havent turned back since.

But the latest 2.x should be the one you use if you use any, or the early 5 series.
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Old 2005-01-27, 09:52 AM
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Foobar all the way.
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Old 2005-01-27, 10:17 AM
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Re: best version of win amp?

winamp v2.09
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Old 2005-01-27, 03:44 PM
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Re: best version of win amp?

So if I want to burn an audio CD for the car or something, Convert the Shn of Flac to wave with out deleating the input file, burn the wave files , then delete the wave files. That conversion will not have any effect on the origional files , right?
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Old 2005-01-27, 04:07 PM
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So if I want to burn an audio CD for the car or something, Convert the Shn of Flac to wave with out deleating the input file, burn the wave files , then delete the wave files. That conversion will not have any effect on the origional files , right?
Don't have to use WAVs, really. If you leave them as FLAC and get the Nero 6 plugin for FLAC, you can burn them directly (Nero converts to WAV for you). Really convienient. I like to use Winamp V5.x with the flac plugin for my stuff. I use foobar every now and then to convert an SHN directly to FLAC, etc...

Install Winamp 5 first from here: http://winamp.com/player/free.php
Then install the FLAC Frontened from here: http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html

The FLAC frontend includes the winamp FLAC plugin.

Here's a tutorial for using FLAC frontend to decode / encode / check your files for SBEs: http://wiki.etree.org/index.php?page=FlacFrontend
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Re: best version of win amp?

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So if I want to burn an audio CD for the car or something, Convert the Shn of Flac to wave with out deleating the input file, burn the wave files , then delete the wave files. That conversion will not have any effect on the origional files , right?
Correct.
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Re: best version of win amp?

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So if I want to burn an audio CD for the car or something, Convert the Shn of Flac to wave with out deleating the input file, burn the wave files , then delete the wave files. That conversion will not have any effect on the origional files , right?
Actually, the depends. If you plan on trading the files in the future, back the original SHN/FLAC files up to a CDR or DVDR, as burning to audio CD and then re-extracting can cause unwanted errors. Once you backup the original, unaltered data files, you can then proceed with the above.

The conversion from SHN/FLAC > WAV will not cause any changes in the audio, but unless you're very careful to use EAC and a reliable burner, the transion from WAV > CDR > WAV may, which is why we request that traders keep the unaltered files for passing on to otherse.
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Old 2005-01-27, 05:18 PM
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Re: best version of win amp?

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Yeah, if you're getting into playing with SHN and FLAC files (and I absolutely agree that they should be left alone), you need to get yourself foobar2000. It's a somewhat utilitarian design, and it may take you a few days to get used to the huge range of customization options that it comes with, but once you get used to it, you'll realize that it blows Winamp out of the water in terms of functionality.

http://foobar2000.blogsite.org/
RainDawg,
As I can't help but notice, you are a big fan of Foobar2000. I saw your thing on how to create a data base and all of that. My question for you is whether or not you store all of your shows on your hard drive? If you don't, what is the use of creating such a database? I am just curious. Also, is there any way to get a volume control to show up in Foobar?

-Phil
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Old 2005-01-27, 09:29 PM
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Re: best version of win amp?

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Don't have to use WAVs, really. If you leave them as FLAC and get the Nero 6 plugin for FLAC, you can burn them directly (Nero converts to WAV for you). Really convienient. I like to use Winamp V5.x with the flac plugin for my stuff. I use foobar every now and then to convert an SHN directly to FLAC, etc...

Install Winamp 5 first from here: http://winamp.com/player/free.php
Then install the FLAC Frontened from here: http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html

The FLAC frontend includes the winamp FLAC plugin.

Here's a tutorial for using FLAC frontend to decode / encode / check your files for SBEs: http://wiki.etree.org/index.php?page=FlacFrontend


Is there any quality loss when converting Shn files to flac?
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Re: best version of win amp?

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Is there any quality loss when converting Shn files to flac?
none whatsoever. follow the link in my signature for a tutorial on how to make 100% secure conversions.
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Old 2005-01-27, 11:29 PM
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