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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:47 pm

Does anybody know of an app/plug-in that can do the same with Youtube?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Wonks » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:01 pm

I find some Amazon programs drift out of sync after a while. I have to exit the program and resume watching to get it in sync again. Never found that with Netflix.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:19 pm

Wonks wrote:I find some Amazon programs drift out of sync after a while. I have to exit the program and resume watching to get it in sync again. Never found that with Netflix.

Until about a year ago I had a TV that I bought in 2008. When watching pretty much any streaming content the audio would drift out of sync with the video and occasionally I'd get weird distortion on it as well. The solution to the distortion was to pause for 30 seconds, but the sync issue never went away.

Got a new TV early last year (a cheap but nice non-smart thing, as I use external devices for the smart part) and both problems went away and haven't re-occured, so maybe it would be worth trying a different TV if yours is getting on a bit?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Wonks » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:26 pm

It's a Sony and only 4 years old max. And it's only sometimes, and only on Amazon. Maybe it's the app on the TV, though I do try and check for software updates about once a month.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:59 pm

It's usually the decoding software which loses track of the time stamping between the audio and video streams, and often because of a change to the encoder software intended to 'improve quality'.

So a TV software update will often fix it, but only if software updates are still being generated for that specific TV. Panasonic seem very poor at supporting their TVs once they're more than about 5 years old... :(
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:16 pm

Chapter whatever: of progress and impediments...

Working on the wide diffusers for the back wall.
Step 1, cut, plane and sand wood:
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Step 2, cut to random size, tidy with rasp, and layout to confirm backplate size:
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Step 3, realise that you've forgotten to factor that you're creating two plates and have therefore only done half the requisite cutting, planing, sanding and rasping.

Step 4, buy more wood and repeat step one:
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18 meters in total, if you're interested...

Step 5, cut to size and split for two boards:
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Step 6, decide things are going too well so trap finger in car door and half-sever the tip.
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Step 7, glue blocks to back boards:
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Step 8, add a bit of trimming and mounting plate:
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Step 9, read wall diffusion complete:
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And that actually completes the main build and treatment.
I just need to build a cabinet for the computer now and then we're back up and running for recording and mixing. After that there are a few cosmetic jobs like some nice lights and the nameplate for the front, but a) they don't affect the use of the room and b) I can clear all the tools out of the room and do that work in the garage.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Folderol » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:19 pm

Yay!
So when is the grand opening?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:35 pm

Well, the cabinet build will probably take a couple of days - longer since I've decided to paint it actually. And I've got a couple of weekends coming up that I can't dedicate to this (shocking I know), so I'd guess we're still a month away. Allow time for me to balls things up again a couple of times, and Life to stick its oar in, say, end of March?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Wonks » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:51 pm

Do the diffusers make any obvious difference?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:05 pm

blinddrew wrote:Step 6, decide things are going too well so trap finger in car door and half-sever the tip.

Yikes - given my primary instrument this sort of thing terrifies me. Lovely work on the diffusers but more to the point, be careful Drew! I hope it heals well and fast :wave:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:07 pm

Wonks wrote:Do the diffusers make any obvious difference?

They look lovely, so from an aesthetic viewpoint I'd say yes :lol:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:34 pm

No idea on the diffusers. When I was reading the audio handbook and doing the maths it was borderline with a room of this size. But I've probably got about 24 square feet of diffusion there (counting the rest of the bookcase and the diffuser/absorber bit) so it should be enough to make a difference, if only slightly.
I've not yet done any kind of critical listening in the room as it's still more like a carpenter's workshop than a music studio so we'll wait and see.

But yes, I think they look nice. :)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:27 pm

Oh most tasteful diffusers - like a pair of miniature skyscraper cities.

Bravo that man!


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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:41 pm

I think they're the only thing I've made that my other half actually likes the look of. :)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:17 pm

blinddrew wrote:I think they're the only thing I've made that my other half actually likes the look of. :)
be careful... they may disappear :lol:
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