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Lacinato ABX is the only cross-platform ABX and shootout blind testing software for audio. It allows double-blind ABX testing of audio files (seeing if you can tell which file is being played), as well as “shootouts” (picking your favorite from a shuffled, anonymized list). Or you can just use it as a convenient way to switch between files (maintaining the current play position, if you like.
Some players display, or play files, in the order that the file was originally copied to a USB drive or stick. YAFS (Yet Another FAT Sorter) allows the order to be changed to whatever you prefer. YAFS is a multi-platform, open source, freeware, command line utility with a GUI (Graphical User Interface).
gnudb.org ~ a new home for the freedb database
How to use gnudb.org:
Configure your CDDB or freedb-aware software to point to gnudb.gnudb.org as your CDDB / freedb-server.
All official gnudb servers are running cddbp at port 8880 and http at port 80
The path for http-access is
Access a xmcd file directly when you know the genre and discid at:
Source: gnudb.org CD database
Clearly, the available literature prescribes balanced interconnection as the absolute best way to interconnect audio equipment. The use of entirely balanced interconnection with both ends of the shield connected to chassis ground at the point of entry provides the best available performance.