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USING www.di.fm
« on: March 13, 2015, 10:31:27 PM »
hello again:

day two:  Breakaway seems to work ok with NFLX and RealPlayer (v10), but i have the same problem with almost everything - soft / muted treble levels..  in www.di.fm / techno (one of many many stations at the site - all music 24/7) the bass sounds great, there are almost constant levels of (db)gain; yet during the same some song bands 5 and 6 : treble, show the least (db) gain being applied....  what's going on ?  is it the source stream data ?  i've tried "eruption" preset and get somewhat better output (which is nearly at the maximum of the out L&R processed meters ) :o

same for movies on netflix..  i can hardly hear the conversations - no matter which preset i select..

other than that, life's pretty good, well sorta good, sometimes...  ;)

appreciate any comments, insults, advice, whatevas

~DBG~

ps. signing up for Breakaway forums was actually more difficult, time consuming, etc, than gaining access to the SpaceX website..  you'd think this way some sorta top secret mil site... jeeeeezz, lighten up, mr.edwards.

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Re: USING www.di.fm
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 01:17:50 AM »
di.fm have their own processing on the stream, what particular processing i don't know. the reason its difficult to sign up is to try counteract spambots

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Re: USING www.di.fm
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 07:43:56 PM »
di.fm have their own processing on the stream, what particular processing i don't know.
have you ever wondered why Leif's email ends with @di.fm ? ;)

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Re: USING www.di.fm
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 07:54:42 PM »
day two:  Breakaway seems to work ok with NFLX and RealPlayer (v10), but i have the same problem with almost everything - soft / muted treble levels..  in www.di.fm / techno (one of many many stations at the site - all music 24/7) the bass sounds great, there are almost constant levels of (db)gain; yet during the same some song bands 5 and 6 : treble, show the least (db) gain being applied....  what's going on ?  is it the source stream data ?  i've tried "eruption" preset and get somewhat better output (which is nearly at the maximum of the out L&R processed meters ) :o

same for movies on netflix..  i can hardly hear the conversations - no matter which preset i select..

For the problem with things being too quiet, make sure your default soundcard in Windows is set to be Breakaway Pipeline. Check the "Mixer" built into Windows to make sure everything using the Breakaway Pipeline for playback is cranked, including the far-left master fader. On your actual real soundcard output that Breakaway is outputting to, make sure there's no "Enhancements" going ("Sound" > "Playback" tab > "Properties" of the soundcard > "Enhancements" tab) by having "Disable all sound effects" checked.

For the problem with treble becoming muffled, make sure Breakaway doesn't have "FM Mode" enabled. You can find the option by right-clicking the title bar at the top of the window.

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Re: USING www.di.fm
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 11:27:48 AM »
bump

What exact audio processing does Digitally Imported use? I'd really like to know.

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Re: USING www.di.fm
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 10:07:12 PM »
Other than that Leif handles their sound, I would never tell someone more than that - in public, or in private - even if I knew. And I don't, because I've never asked Leif about it. :)

I've known and competed with Ari since the late 90s :) and we've always respected each other, as well as working in collectives to fight against SoundExchange and the music industry's attempts to control streaming. I wouldn't be surprised if he somehow knows how my audio processing worked back then, other than simply hearing the #1 sound of course. 8)

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Re: USING www.di.fm
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 10:16:50 AM »
Other than that Leif handles their sound, I would never tell someone more than that - in public, or in private - even if I knew. And I don't, because I've never asked Leif about it. :)

I've known and competed with Ari since the late 90s :) and we've always respected each other, as well as working in collectives to fight against SoundExchange and the music industry's attempts to control streaming. I wouldn't be surprised if he somehow knows how my audio processing worked back then, other than simply hearing the #1 sound of course. 8)

Thanks for your reply. I now use Breakaway One, it comes quite close :)