Jump to content
IGNORED

DSD to PCM conversion in JRiver


edorr

Recommended Posts

I am trying to get my new server to work with DSD and am running into problems. My Pink Faun server with I2S bridge appears to have problems with DSD converted on the fly to 192/64. The bridge uses a standard WASAPI driver. It produces music for a second, then pops and goes dead. The DAC still shows music playing and a signal, but no music.

 

I suspect the reason is the bridge and driver supports just up 192/32, so the 64 bits may be causing a problem. I am getting a "

"Not using enough bits to output input directly" message in the audio path in Jriver.

 

Does anyone know if there is a way to restict the DSD to PCM conversion to 32 bits in Jriver? I am hoping this may solve my playback problem.

 

Any other suggestions of what may be causing the problem and how to solve it welcome?

Link to comment

I converted DSD to 192/32 PCM and the converted PCM file still does not work. I get 1 sec sound, then a pop and soun disappears. DAC display still shows data coming in. Any suggestiogn what could be the problem? I suspect the pink faun sound card is the problem, but any suggestions of what I could change in Jriver setting to try to get it fixed are welcome..... Not happy.

Link to comment

I have mine set to do what you're asking, I think. I have several DSD files - some still will not play because the sample rate is not > 384 khz but is not listed in the DSP studio so JRiver doesn't know to convert it, but that's only one particular disc I think. I am using Realtek Digital out (for now) WASAPI; DSP studio is set to convert everything > 384 to a sample rate my Toslink can handle, with output encoding set to "none." If I go to my output device's advanced settings, I have the top option checked, as well as the third option, Bitdepth is set to automatic, and buffering is 100ms.

 

Do you know what sample rate shows up in JRiver for your DSD files? I had the exact same problem you are having on a different system and it took awhile to find the right combination of settings but if I remember one thing - it was a lot simpler to solve than I thought it would be.

Ryzen 3900x Roon Core PC -> Intel i9900k HQPlayer W10 machine -> iFi Zen Stream NAA

Holo May KTE, Benchmark LA4 preamp

SMC Audio upgraded DNA-125 Amp

Dynaudio Confidence C2 Platinum speakers

Vinyl rig - Schiit Sol, Nagaoka MP-500, Mod Squad PhonoDrive phono stage

Link to comment

Erik,

If you convert DSD to PCM in JRiver, and make sure convert options DSP is set to 192k in "greater than 192k" then your output is 24/192 (i.e 24 bit depth). You can check it in JRiver by showing bit depth column.

Link to comment
Isn't this something that would allow DSD playback in foobar? I need DSD to PCM conversion, either on the fly or in batch.

 

Although it was developed for Foobar2000, It can be used as standallone ASIO proxy with other players. It enables to do 3 things: PCM to DSD, DSD to PCM and DSD upsampling.

i7 11850H + RTX A2000 Win11 HQPlayer ► Topping E50 ► DIY headamp DHA1 ►HiFiMan HE-500

 

Link to comment
Guys, thanks for help. Problem solved. I had a corrupted DSD file (not sure how this happended). Works fine now. COnverting to 176 PCM.

 

Congrats on your solution.

My Dedicated 2CH System Gallery

 

Custom C.A.P.S. Reference Music Server with UpTone Audio JS-2 External Linear Power Supply > Bel Canto REFLink Asynchronous USB Converter > AT&T ST Optical Glass Fiber > Bel Canto DAC3.7 DAC > Pass Labs XP-20 Preamp > Pass Labs XA160.5 Class A Mono Blocks > Martin Logan Summit X Speakers

 

Powered By Balanced Power Technologies - UpTone Audio JS-2 Linear Power Supply - CyberPower Sinewave UPS

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×
×
  • Create New...