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So, this was going to be a "how do I fix this bug" report, now it's just a regular bug report after a final hail mary attempt at a fix actually worked. So ignore the incorrect verb tenses in the first three paragraphs, I can't repro the bug anymore and it should all be past tense.

Across every song in my library (I've tested MP3s, OGGs, WAVs, and FLACs), WACUP's volume output is consistently lower than all other media players I have installed (original Winamp, MusicBee, Media Monkey, Windows Groove). Curiously, the volume mixer in Windows as well as WACUP's waveform seeker shows WACUP thinks it's actually being quiet loud. See attachment showing the waveform mixer and volume mixer in action, volume in WACUP is maxed, EQ is disabled.

If I turn on the EQ with the premixer boosted, I gain a bit of volume (still less than other applications), but the volume control of the DirectSound output kicks in and makes the volume warble all over the place because it still thinks its actually blowing my speakers out. Turning off the volume control on the output finally brings the volume up to match all other media players, but now the audio peaks and distorts constantly.

If this bug is affecting multiple media types then it's likely not an input plugin issue. I've tried using the WASAPI output plugin and restarting WACUP instead of DirectSound to no effect.

...oh, switching to WaveOut and restarting fixed it. And switching back to DirectSound (where I started in the first place) and restarting keeps the fixed sound output. Volume matches other players, no distortion from peaking. I... what? If toggling output fixes this, why did switching to WASAPI and restarting not do the trick? What's so special about WaveOut that it cleared this weird "play it loud at a low volume" bug?
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Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: Internet Radio
« Last post by Aminifu on January 26, 2022, 09:11:06 PM »
Ok, it's better to have some stations to check than nothing being listed. It also helps me find active stations faster by scrolling over to the "Last Seen" column and sort the listing by that, after selecting the genre and filter options.
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General Discussion / Re: Can WACUP Start & Begin ...
« Last post by MourningStar on January 24, 2022, 05:02:33 PM »
Were you suspending the system? If not I'm confused by what you're trying to describe.

-dro
Perhaps I should have made it a new post as I re-consider the relevance to this initial topic. Too late now, sorry ...Here is what I posted "
Quote from: MourningStar
... my scenario (NOW is) to minimize WACUP to the taskbar prior to (pc) shutdown and it would be in this minimized state after (pc) power-up.
Anyways, all is good now, my apologies
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General Discussion / Re: Can WACUP Start & Begin ...
« Last post by dro on January 24, 2022, 01:58:34 PM »
Were you suspending the system? If not I'm confused by what you're trying to describe.

-dro
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General Discussion / Re: Can WACUP Start & Begin ...
« Last post by MourningStar on January 24, 2022, 12:52:11 AM »
I have not exited it in weeks. An exit and a fresh open seems to have solved it. Thank you.
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General Discussion / Re: Can WACUP Start & Begin ...
« Last post by dro on January 23, 2022, 09:02:51 PM »
If it's been closed correctly then the last view state should be remembered between sessions unless you're using a modern skin (that's never properly worked with that behaviour & I don't have any plans to try & patch gen_ff to do it - it'll have to wait until I eventually make my own modern skin plug-in).

Alternatively if you're starting WACUP from a shortcut, the properties on that might have been changed & if you're always wanting it to start minimised (ignoring the modern skin issue) then you can set the 'run' action to minimised to try & force that.

Otherwise most likely the view state isn't being saved out either due to a crash on closing or it not having enough time to complete as can happen sometimes if other actions are being slow in the closing stage.

-dro
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General Discussion / Re: Can WACUP Start & Begin ...
« Last post by MourningStar on January 23, 2022, 05:59:05 PM »
I know not what I did.

Originally, my scenario was to minimize WACUP to the taskbar prior to shutdown and it would be in this minimized state after power-up.

NOW, for reasons I cannot understand/fix, WACUP is appearing full screen (non-minimized) after power-up.

Help!
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Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: Internet Radio
« Last post by dro on January 21, 2022, 09:41:25 PM »
Not really because that information is not known without re-querying everything at that immediate point in time. What's used is a snapshot that aggregates the services whereas in much older builds it was doing live updates from each client install but that was causing far too many issues from it taking a long time & not being able to complete that I changed it.

To account for delays in when the snapshot is obtained vs transient stations that are there but weren't at the time of the snapshot, it'll also give a few days wiggle room to better ensure something can be shown vs being super strict. This is about the only thing I can really do & may consider an option to only show those from the most recent snapshot (which would risk getting no results if things don't align nicely).

The other issue is that a station being reported via the services doesn't mean it's available or it's there but wasn't at the time of the snapshot & I really don't want to have to start pinging things as a) no one would like me doing it due to the bandwidth hit & b) it's a task that would never realistically be able to complete.

-dro
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Wishlist / Feature Requests / Internet Radio
« Last post by Aminifu on January 21, 2022, 09:15:43 PM »
Is it possible to only list the stations that are on the air and broadcasting?
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General Discussion / Re: Artist Separator ?
« Last post by dro on January 21, 2022, 09:05:34 PM »
Separate within what context? Local library search/filters or how things are stored in metadata tags irrespective of how they're displayed?

-dro
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