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  1. According to the Latest Software page on the Brennan site, as of 11 March 2019 the miniDLNA UPnP/DLNA media server can be installed via Settings->Maintenance->Get DLNA, but it appears to be an experimental function for "tech savvy users" only for now: https://www.brennan.co.uk/itemcontent.php/content/latestSoftware
  2. Yes, sorry I meant network stream your own files - it's likely that for efficiency the Melco's internal UPnP/DLNA media server (ie, Twonky, or optionally MinimServer) network addresses for the files get redirected to allow the files to be played directly from the Melco's storage drive(s) & so its player actually avoids streaming the files from its own UPnP/DLNA media server (via the Melco's internal network stack). So it'll mean setting up another UPnP/DLNA media server (eg the free version of MinimServer) on a computer with a copy of some those files, to test streaming them over the network from and seeing if you get the same problem. Ok, progress - excellent! Remember this is a workaround and you have lost gapless playback support. The next thing to test is to see if it's a gapless playback problem with the Melco's player network streaming in general or if it's just a problem with it streaming from Qobuz.
  3. It may be worth trying TIDAL anyway, or even your own music files, as it may be a general (hardware?) problem with your Melco's internal player rather than have anything to to do specifically with Qobuz. Have you tried disabling the gapless playback support on the mconnect Player controller app (by switching off the Gapless to Renderer setting)? The Melco has to pull in the next track while the current one is still playing in order to cue it for gapless playback, so stresses its hardware more than if gapless playback support wasn't being implemented. The burst of static could be an indication that the fetch & decode the beginning of the next track for gapless process failed for some reason.
  4. Oh the irony - perhaps if the MQA renderer were renamed to 're-modulator', he'd finally see through MQA's 'explanation'.
  5. My point wasn't a suggestion as such, only to steer you in the direction of the actual internal workings of the MPD/DLNA renderer Enhansu service and therefore the reason why you can't get it to perform your requirement of getting the sMS-200ultra to provide a UPnP/DLNA media server for audio files accessed from an attached USB drive or networked shared folders.
  6. Indeed, plus perhaps more significant than the difference between bits and bytes, a misunderstanding of what the Roon Core server's basic function is - to decode & play everything that it receives, ie, its output is always going to be uncompressed decoded audio (not the original potentially compressed encoded audio coming in). Whether the Roon Core server internal player's audio output is compressed in preparation for network streaming would depend on the protocol being used, eg, no for its native RAAT supporting endpoints, yes (using lossless ALAC at 16bit/44.1kHz) for AirPlay devices and (going by the numbers) it looks like no for HQPlayer.
  7. Pretty niche, but not unheard of, eg the foobar2000 player has a well established set of visualisation plugins (projectM appears to be the latest & is open source based): https://www.foobar2000.org/components/tag/visualization How about making MQA signal detection a special case, with some devilish blue effects?
  8. It may be worth putting on your IT hat here and investigating MPD & the sMS-200's Eunhasu firmware a bit deeper. You appear to be under the misconception that it provides a UPnP/DLNA media server - it doesn't even (natively) support UPnP/DLNA streaming! The only reason why you can even use it as if it were a standard UPnP/DLNA renderer on the sMS-200 is because it comes bundled with the upmpdcli specialised MPD client application, which emulates a standard UPnP/DLNA renderer by translating standard UPnP/DLNA controller commands into MPD ones. Bear in mind, that upmpdcli can also be configured to emulate (in parallel with its standard UPnP/DLNA renderer) an OpenHome (aka UPnP with Linn extensions) renderer and therefore be controlled by OpenHome controller apps (OpenHome controllers cannot be used to control standard UPnP/DLNA renderers). However, SOtM have instead opted to use the BubbleUPnP Server on its Eunhasu firmware to provide the OpenHome renderer emulation, as it natively supports the TIDAL & Qobuz online music service accessing mechanisms used by TIDAL & Qobuz supporting OpenHome controller apps such as Linn Kazoo. So your choices as far as controller apps are concerned are either MPD clients that provide that functionality for MPD (such as the Rigelian & Ncmpcpp app you were looking at) or any app that can be used as as a standard UPnP/DLNA controller or an OpenHome controller. I've very little experience natively controlling MPD, but I know most apps that can be used as UPnP/DLNA controllers in combination with other controller & non-controller functions (notably the BubbleUPnP Android app) and unfortunately I can't think of any that can also be used as an MPD controller. To summarise, MPD on the sMS-200 should: - be able to access your music files on the attached USB drive or from a NAS network shared folder but only for its own native internal music cataloguing database (and not as a UPnP/DLNA media server) searchable by MPD clients only; - be able to be natively controlled by any appropriate MPD client app as a music file player of the files referenced by its internal database; - be able to play your music files provided by any UPnP/DLNA media server by effectively being controlled by any standard UPnP controller (via upmpdcli) or any OpenHome controller (via upmpdcli & the BubbleUPnP Server). If you really want to use the sMS-200 as a UPnP/DLNA media server to provide the music files from an attached USB drive and/or from network shared folders, then your only choice is to use the built-in Logitech Media Server provided by the Squeezelite / Logitech Media Server Eunhasu service (as opposed to the MPD / DLNA renderer Eunhasu service). However, bear in mind LMS is not a native UPnP/DLNA media server, being designed primarily for (UPNP/DLNA streaming incompatible) Squeezebox type streamers, so its UPnP/DLNA media server is a bolted on function that doesn't support most of LMS's native features and isn't enabled by default. Note; the MinimServer (native) UPnP media server is available on Eunhasu, but only for the sMS-1000SQ devices Additional reference: https://www.sotm-audio.com/sotmwp/english/eunhasu-firmware-history/ Eunhasu firmware history Version : V0.5.1 – Date : 12-08-2020 – Changed to GnuDb.org server of CD ripper tag information server address for sMS-1000SQ – Fixed USB disk auto mount feature bugs – Fixed wrong free disk space report bug of samba shareVersion : V0.5.0 – Date : 11-02-2020 – Fixed and enabled MinimServer 2.0 installation – Added debug logging on/off feature to make faster operation speed – Added display Kernel version information on System upgrade page – Upgraded install/uninstall feature Version : V0.4.91 – Date : 04-28-2020 – Upgraded Roonready to the version 1.1.38 – Upgraded GNU C library with needed few tools for OS system to the version 2.28-9 – Fixed Upgrade GNU C library bugs for x86_64 architecture in Eunhasu V0.4.9 – Fixed display methods of Eunhasu version information in System config page – Upgraded below apps by uninstalling and installing in Eunhasu -> Logitech Media Server to the version 7.9.3 -> MPD to the version 0.21.21 -> Upmpdcli(DLNA renderer) to the version 1.4.7 -> HQplayer NAA to the version 4.1.1 -> Shairport to the version 3.3.5 -> LibreSpot to the version 1.1.0 -> BubbleUPnP Server to the version 0.9.update3737
  9. My personal issue is I don't have/use Macs. I have tried often enough on Windows & Linux machines. For example, the Windows version of LMS installs a very old version of Squeezelite built for Windows when you enable the localplayer LMS plugin, so requires a manual install of the latest version SqueezeliteWin to replace the one provided by the localplayer plugin. Also the configuration of the localplayer plugin to select the audio output device, exclusive mode, etc, can be a bit temperamental. So not quite so straight forward. No idea if any of this applies to Macs!
  10. Isn't the OP's requirement for some software to make the Mac mini itself the headless network player? Not sure what some other network device such as a Raspberry Pi (with either the ROPieee XL or the PiCorePlayer distro) as the network player has to do with that. I thought you would have some experience/recommendations configuring Squeezelite to run on Macs, given the subject of this thread and that you originally recommended installing LMS, (the native media server for Squeezebox players like Squeezelite) on the Mac mini. Unfortunately, I have no experience of installing & configuring Squeezelite (or even LMS) on a Mac - so cannot help.
  11. Stefano, LMS installed on its own on the Mac mini doesn't play anything, unless you are implying the OP should also enable LMS's localplayer plugin (to provide Squeezelite). Is that what you are proposing or some other method of getting a Squeezelite player or similar installed on the Mac mini (configuration details would also be useful) for headless network player operation?
  12. Indeed - especially as the MQA streams are actually the even more pointless MQA-CD ones and sourced directly from the RP's CD Quality streams to boot!
  13. Ah, excellent! I did originally intend giving you that info straight away, but in the end thought it best to at least check that it was necessary for you to do the update in the first place - I didn't want the possibility of an unnecessary failed firmware update on my conscience. That internet search of yours scuppered my 'cunning plan' to provide you with the info in my next post 😀 Just in case someone else comes across this thread, I should give the link to the relevant page on the Pioneer Japan site anyway (if required, Google translate works pretty well on the page at providing an English version of it): https://jp.pioneer-audiovisual.com/support/download/home/n-50_n-30/firmware_download.html BTW, how do you intend using the N-50? My recommendation would be to use it with the Logitech Media Server (with the UPnP/DLNA Bridge LMS plugin suitably enabled & configured for the N-50) to both control the N-50 and provide it with music (supports internet radio & online music services such as Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify, etc, as well as your own music files).
  14. The last firmware produced for the discontinued Pioneer N-50 was version 1.038, way back in July 2014! What firmware version is installed on yours (it may already be up to date)?
  15. By the end of the year: http://jplay.eu/forum/index.php?/topic/3764-jplay-ios-app/#entry56370
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