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What music player software do you use the most?

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32 minutes ago, beerandmusic said:

my understanding is that only deezer and flac subscription services support flac.

 

No Tidal today ?


Lush^2      Blaxius^2      Ethernet^2     HDMI^2     XLR^2

XXHighEnd (developer)

Phasure NOS1 24/768 Async USB DAC (manufacturer)

Phasure Mach III Audio PC with Linear PSU (manufacturer)

Orelino & Orelo MKII Speakers (designer/supplier)

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12 hours ago, Spacehound said:

I only voted because I can't resist 'quizzes' and similar.

 

Then I suggest you give MQA a quizzle. x-D


Lush^2      Blaxius^2      Ethernet^2     HDMI^2     XLR^2

XXHighEnd (developer)

Phasure NOS1 24/768 Async USB DAC (manufacturer)

Phasure Mach III Audio PC with Linear PSU (manufacturer)

Orelino & Orelo MKII Speakers (designer/supplier)

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XXHighEnd in main system. (Roon/HQPlayer in office.)


Phasure Mach III audio PC -> HQPlayer/XXHighEnd @24/705.6 -> Phasure NOS1 DAC -> First Watt F5-cloned mono amps -> Tune Audio Anima horn speakers

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other : media monkey free Ed.

 

Complete "player suite" is :

Minimserver on the NAS, transcoding all files to wav 24/192

then, Media Monkey plays the transcoded files

then, Equalizer APO with convolution file takes PC sounds (MMonkey for music or other softs when needed) and stream them to the DDC thru USB.

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  I have given up all except Pure Music.

1. Use the 64 bit crossover function to drive a four channel dac.

2. Use the integral  upsampler to the highest rate supported by the dac.

3. Less is More function is a playlist style. Improves sonic quality more than I can explain.

4. Playback from RAM. 

 

  There may be better playback software. But I seriously doubt it. Even 44.1/16 sounds glorious. 96-24 is amazing. 

  It does DSD too. All my DSD files are ISO rips. Does not do ISO playback. That is a feature Rob wanted to offer, not sure how many potential users.


 

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Clarett used as ADC for vinyl rips.

Corning Optical Thunderbolt cable used to connect computer to 4Pre. Dac fed by iFi iPower and Noise Trapper isolation transformer. 

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45% MusicBee

45% Squeezelite-X*

5% Tidal app

5% Qobuz app

 

*Local player + controller synchronizing Squeezeboxes and/or ultraRendu over LAN.

 

Apparently we're not including mobile/tablet apps.


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I use the Logitech Media Server feeding my Logitech Squeezebox Touch, exclusively. I have JRiver Media Player 23, but I use it only as a organizational/cataloging tool. The Logitech Server streams the files directly from my iTunes music folder (irrespective of format, bit depth, or sample rate) and doesn't use either iTunes (which I never use) or JRiver at all. When playing music from my desktop system, my source is JRiver, but only then. 


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40 % Linn Kazoo

40 % Auralic Lightning DS 

20 % Radio Paradise iOS App to listen to Internet Radio in CD quality by using AirPlay connectivity with my streaming devices.

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Audirvana for me. I have tried JRiver, Clementine, Vox (and a few others I do not remember/ doe not want to remember :)). I liked these players, but I keep returning to Audirvana. I like the UI, and the SQ is very good. 

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On 2/7/2018 at 5:28 PM, daverich4 said:

And as other people have commented, on the JRiver forums the bedside manner of JimH leaves a lot to be desired. 

 

After all these years I now should really give Roon a chance.

(... or Minimserver + BubbleUPnP Server + JPLAY - and iPad with LINN Kazoo)

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other: Daphile

a Linux all in one Version!


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Cpu-Fan+Music Hdd with 2 separate  LPsu. JLsounds Dac-Kit: USB-I2S XMOS-board+ AK4490 DAC+DVR603 FB+2 JLS LPSU. Player: wtfplay and Daphile

 

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FB2K. I have created four DLNA renderers using FB2K and the UPnP component. One is a native Windows device and the other three (Asus EEEpc 2g surf, Dell Fx160 thin client and Cenovo mini pc) are running various Linux versions in persistent mode on sdcard/thumb drives with WINE.

I also have two Chromecast audio devices and an Audiocast M5 (chromecast lookalike).

Everything is tied together with Minimserver (with minimstreamer enabled and transcoding performed by FFMPEG), BubbleUPnP server (to create Openhome renderers) and Linn Kazoo on a dedicated smartphone as the controller.

 

The FB2K devices perform flawlessly in this setup and play everything thrown at them including internet radio streams (incorporated in several M3u files separated by genre). The chromecast devices will play all static files served up by Minimserver but balk at the internet streams; some will play, while others will not.

The Audiocast M5 has DLNA built in, and plays all formats just fine, but volume control with Linn Kazoo is non-existent. I have to use the companion app to effect volume control.

 

rmel66.

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11 minutes ago, rmel66 said:

FB2K. I have created four DLNA renderers using FB2K and the UPnP component. One is a native Windows device and the other three (Asus EEEpc 2g surf, Dell Fx160 thin client and Cenovo mini pc) are running various Linux versions in persistent mode on sdcard/thumb drives with WINE.

I also have two Chromecast audio devices and an Audiocast M5 (chromecast lookalike).

Everything is tied together with Minimserver (with minimstreamer enabled and transcoding performed by FFMPEG), BubbleUPnP server (to create Openhome renderers) and Linn Kazoo on a dedicated smartphone as the controller.

 

The FB2K devices perform flawlessly in this setup and play everything thrown at them including internet radio streams (incorporated in several M3u files separated by genre). The chromecast devices will play all static files served up by Minimserver but balk at the internet streams; some will play, while others will not.

The Audiocast M5 has DLNA built in, and plays all formats just fine, but volume control with Linn Kazoo is non-existent. I have to use the companion app to effect volume control.

 

rmel66.

 

since you clearly intimate with FB2K I am curious if you do DSD also or not? 

Also is it possible to roll several addins into one easy to install addin with your desired settings, so that you could just add one addin that did it all?  I have played with FB2K in past, but every time i consider revisiting it, i hate having to research all the settings and addins i need to get it to a desired state.

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My Roon usage has decreased over the last few months due to frustration with classical metadata. Of course, this is not Roon's fault but the fiasco of how Classical music is tagged. Just tired of importing music and wasting time having their DB find it.

 

I am getting into using Spotify Connect and Amarra sQ+ which is offering surprisingly good sound.

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