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#31 elenarie

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 14:06

Perhaps not for you, but as long as I have the space why not? The Surface tablets have Wolfson DACs and 24/96 FLACs sound good with a nice pair of headphones.

 

 The question is, will you have the high quality headphones that can reproduce the correct sounds?




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Posted 13 April 2014 - 14:08

And even in a double blind ABX you won't hear the difference between a 320 MP3 or other high quality compressed audio and the FLAC. 



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 14:12

And even in a double blind ABX you won't hear the difference between a 320 MP3 or other high quality compressed audio and the FLAC. 

Some manage it,  you know, with very particular examples. But I'd just prefer to give up (an keep my flac :laugh: )



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 14:36

 The question is, will you have the high quality headphones that can reproduce the correct sounds?

 

I do (ones that work for me and my setup).

 

And even in a double blind ABX you won't hear the difference between a 320 MP3 or other high quality compressed audio and the FLAC. 

 

Perhaps, but that's not the point. Not to sound curt but I didn't ask for your opinion on my file format choices and it's not up for discussion (I'm guessing you're not the target audience for the Pono either, which I'm waiting eagerly to try out as soon as they deliver mine). I don't like to go on converting for various devices I own and don't like to bother with multiple copies of files either. Have already pre-ordered a couple of 128GB microSDs and if Metro Foobar for Windows Phones and tablets ever comes about I'll definitely pitch in.



#35 elenarie

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 14:39

If Metro Foobar for Windows Phones and tablets ever comes about I'll definitely pitch in.

 

You can scrap together a FLAC player for WP in a few days, if you have some C# knowledge. I remember seeing a blog post somewhere on MSDN that had all the code needed.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 14:46

You can scrap together a FLAC player for WP in a few days, if you have some C# knowledge. I remember seeing a blog post somewhere on MSDN that had all the code needed.

 

I'm using MediaMonkey right now. Was wondering if there's something better available, especially since those guys have pi**ed people off something fierce by constantly promising a Win8.1 compatible version (their app broke with 8.1) and not delivering anything in the last six months.

 

Edit: I see you mentioned WP. For that I'm using MoliPlayer Pro since I got tired of waiting for VLC which I donated to. Again was wondering if people recommend something else.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:29

For me Foobar is really nice once you configure it all up.

However, if like me you had it reset itself once every 2-3weeks at random. You quickly get fed up having to re-do and re-install stuff.

I,ll stick to VLC android



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:11

I immediately thought of PowerAmp - the first app I ever purchased.

If a lone programmer can produce a player of the quality of PowerAmp and eventually recoup his costs by selling it for $3.99, what the hell do they need $200,000 for?

 

200k for the Android version? I'm sorry, but no thanks!

There are more than enough free and good players on the android market. Not to speak about the non-free ones, like Poweramp (which is way cheaper than the minimum 50$ that you have to pay to get the player on your device... if it's going to be supported at the end).

 

edit: $25 and not $50. Sorry.



#39 Romero

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 19:45

So now they've canceled the Kickstarter entirely ("due to projections of this Kickstarter being 2/3rd short of its goal" - what a surprise) and switched to their own site for fundraising. Besides the bad presentation, I'm confused now:

 

1) Why not revise the goals on Kickstarter itself, which is a far more reputed site for crowd-funding?

 

2) Do those who contributed on Kickstarter have to do so again on the Fb2k campaign site?

 

3) Now that Fb2k's directly in charge of the campaign, like Kickstarter do people get refunded their full pledge amount if even the base goal is not reached?

 

4) What's with the frequent and confusing changes that are no doubt losing them valuable contributers? Now Windows Phone seems to be back in action?

 

5) The base funding goal lists only "Windows Phone" and not tablets, but scrolling down a bit more the page says "Windows Phone 8 and Tablets (Windows 8.1), ARM and Intel". The Delivery Schedule again lists only Windows Phone. I'm interested in all three versions (phone and x86/ARM tablets) so which line is correct? Given the frequent page updates one can hardly be sure, and I think the guy in charge is getting confused too. :wacko:

 

I must say these are not things that make people confident about the project in the least. They needed to involve someone who knew how to properly run a crowd-funding campaign right from day 1, but the situation now just seems way too fluid and ad-hoc. Monetary and platform goals keep changing, the reputed crowd-funding platform has been dumped for some reason and people aren't 100% sure about their funds. The three guys are great developers no doubt but they really, really need a capable pro to run and market their campaign. In this day and age even seasoned pros (no matter what they create) whose very name is sufficient to make people line up ready to toss bundles of cash at them ensure that they have well-run campaigns with maximum visibility to maximize contributions. Here I don't even see any great promotion being done by the people behind the project, with fans taking it upon themselves to submit the news to various sites. Looks like no study of previous successful campaigns was carried out either. Is it any surprise then that we are on the third goal revision already (that I know of) in less than 5 days? :/



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 19:54

Short answer is that, they're going to make all these versions anyway, this is just a way to get paid for it. 



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 20:14

For me Foobar is really nice once you configure it all up.

However, if like me you had it reset itself once every 2-3weeks at random. You quickly get fed up having to re-do and re-install stuff.
 

 

It doesn't reset itself at random for me, and I  can easily export my "theme", to re-use it in an other computer.

I  use "default UI" as I  don't like "columns UI".



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 21:50

For me Foobar is really nice once you configure it all up.

However, if like me you had it reset itself once every 2-3weeks at random. You quickly get fed up having to re-do and re-install stuff.

I,ll stick to VLC android

o_0 reset at random? I've definitely never heard of anything like that happening... Sounds like there is something wrong on your end to me if thats happening, perhaps a misbehaving third party component or something.

 

Anyway, regarding this kickstartr, I love foobar but they handled this whole thing so very poorly. Their users didn't really want this (most of the requests I've seen for foobar on other platforms have been requests for metro/linux/osx versions, not android or ios). And on top of that their kickstatr page was way too vague and fluffy, and they kept changing their mind about various things and changing the funding goals. Seems like they just didn't think this through very well.

 

I may have donated if they had thought this out better and had a more concise proposal.