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vladimirb0b
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Hello,

I would like to stream audio (WAV) from PLEX to a foobar2000 instance where I can apply replaygain and resample with high quality. I have a Kindle Fire that I would like to use as a remote.

 

Is that possible? I would like to know if it is before I start setting up PLEX.

 

Thanks,

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Hi

 

I'm not sure what the issue is here. Couldn't you just get foobar2000 to apply replaygain to your WAV file collection, which adds the appropriate tags to the files? Any UPnP/DLNA media server can be used to get foobar2000's foo_upnp renderer to network stream those replaygain tagged wav files from, so long as you're certain that the UPnP media server's transcoder (if it has one) will not be used, eg, the excellent music dedicated MinimServer UPnP media server can give you precisely that sort of full control over what it does:

MinimServer features

 

Just make sure foobar2000's playback config is set to the replaygain settings you want, before you press play on whatever Kindle Fire UPnP/DLNA controller app (hopefully the first-rate BubbleUPnP app, developed by the same person that produced the foo_upnp plugin component) you are going to use to control foobar2000's UPnP renderer.

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OK... The issue was that I didn't think flac or wav metadata would be streamed via UPnP, just the audio itself. If the tag info is transferred from MinimServer to foobar then that issue is moot.

 

As far as the remote app, is it as simple as selecting "foobar 2000 Renderer" in the remote app (BubbleUPnP) and play away?

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As far as the remote app, is it as simple as selecting "foobar 2000 Renderer" in the remote app (BubbleUPnP) and play away?

 

Turns out it is.

 

Would there be any benefit to switching to an iPad? I know that there exist Lumin and other apps but not sure what features they might offer that BubbleUPnP doesn't.

 

Anyone have preference for different Android or iPad apps?

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It's a user interface preference, essentially, if you are comparing other apps to the BubbleUPnP Android app. The Lumin app is only useable with OpenHome (aka UPnP with Linn extensions) renderers, as is the Linn Kinsky app. This means you'll have to run the BubbleUPnP Server helper software on the PC to get it to create an (emulated) OpenHome renderer for the fb2k UPnP rendrer.

 

OpenHome renderers own the current playlist, which means you can shutdown the OpenHome controller and the renderer will carry on playing, unlike a standard UPnP/DLNA renderer. Some OpenHome rendrerers also support OpenHome Streaming Services, which gives direct access to online streaming services, such as Qobuz & Tidal. The BubbleUPnP Android app is an OpenHome controller, as well as a standard UPnP/DLNA (& even Chromecast) controller.

 

The thing to watch for with standard UPnP/DLNA controller apps is whether they support gapless playback, as many don't. This isn't an issue with OpenHome controllers, since the OpenHome renderer owns the current playlist and therefore (unlike standard UPnP) doesn't require the controller to help it sort out gapless playback. Needless to say, the BubbleUPnP Android app supports gapless playback in standard UPnP mode (assuming the standard UPnP renderer does too).

 

One gapless playback supporting standard UPnP controller app for iOS that I've come across recently is the C5 app. It's produced by Spanish company Creation and its UI has certainly got a flamenco feel to it.

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