from one foobar2000 fan to another ...
Now that I have Trout to use with SpecLab and don't need to find a way to configure foobar to play with SpecLab
I never thought I'd see the day when I could post and say that
I seem to have found the /a configuration to run foobar+SpecLab on my PII ... without
the same problem I posted previously/elsewhere about running foobar with SpecLab. foobar+PM/SL will be running fine at around 50%±10% for a while; then for some unknown reason at some unknown time, CPU usage will spike to 100% - and I'll have to kill foobar+ ... I still would like to find out why that happens.
but I seem to have found how to kill off the CPU usage spike to 100% ...
not only that but I can use the Peak Meter with foobar+SpecLab.
The Peak Meter (PM) seems to use the most CPU usage of the three
The VU meter seem to use less CPU usage than the Peak Meter when NOT running SpecLab,
but the Peak Meter seems to use less CPU usage than the VU meter when running WITH SpecLab.
What is the technical difference between the VU & Peak meters?
Not only that - I have found a way to nicely configure WinAmp to play multimedia playlists (with avi & mp3 files) on my PII
I find that it is better to use WinAmp with the Classic Spectrum Analyzer for low bitrate mp3s (less than 96/32) because there just isn't enough frequencies for a nice display in SpecLab ... I can also run a slideshow while WA plays audio ...
All of a sudden I have multiple very nice options for audio/video/multimedia playback on the PII