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  1. k6davis

    HQ Player

    The Desktop 4 license will work for all platforms, if that's what you're asking.
  2. k6davis

    HQ Player

    Welcome Ernie. Should be simple to solve. Can you post a screenshot of your settings? You can paste in image right into the editor on this forum. I'm headed out for a while, but most of the experienced users or the developer @Miska should hopefully be able to spot the issue.
  3. I am using an naa. I suggest you try connecting the DAC directly first, if possible. That eliminates one point where something can go wrong. If you've already done that then.. there are two separate pull-downs for direct connection (ALSA) and naa (Network Audio backend). If you see your DAC listed in the Network Audio Backend section, that's probably good/the option you want - even though it doesn't say "naa".
  4. It doesn't matter what you've selected for "Network Audio backend" near the bottom as long as you've chosen "ALSA" (direct connection) from the "Backend" pulldown at the top of the screen.
  5. I use NAA too. You could try direct connection to the DAC first (Backend = ALSA), to eliminate one variable.
  6. You could try this for free too. Install HQPlayer client on another computer and connect it with the HQP OS Server. You can drag & drop music into the client and use its built in library. I've never done it, but it's designed for that purpose.
  7. Oh!! Sorry. You're right. That would be a problem. 🤦‍♂️ I run Roon on a different computer on the network. As far as I know, booting from the HQP USB Stick turns that computer into a single purpose HQP machine. You could try installing Roon (core) on a laptop or other computer and connecting it to the HQP OS. That would be free.
  8. k6davis

    HQ Player

    Jussi, Also, is it possible to get a DSD7EC modulator? Or is there no benefit to something like that? The "DSD" modulators sound warmer and more natural to my ears, but only the "ASDM" versions get all the love, with 7th order and optimization for 512+. 😄
  9. k6davis

    HQ Player

    Thanks for your support and explanations. I'm hoping someone is able try a powerful CPU and a powerful GPU with a DSD512 DAC and see what's possible. Something like a Core i9-9900K and an RTX 2080 for example. People have managed all formats in EC DSD256. I'm wondering if it's possible to go beyond that with the hardware that's available today.
  10. I don't know what you mean. Can you describe that in more detail?
  11. Roon -> Settings -> Setup -> Add HQPlayer -> Enter the address, which should be "hqplayer" Roon -> Settings -> Audio -> Scroll to the bottom -> Give your HQPlayer Zone a name Roon -> Bottom Right corner to the left of the volume icon -> Select the HQPlayer Zone you just created Play some music!
  12. k6davis

    HQ Player

    I have a Ryzen 2700x, no Cuda and no convolution. I bought because it has 8 cores/16 threads. I can upsample all formats to DSD128 with any EC modulator. But I can't play anything at EC DSD256. I like AMD chips. They offer value and great performance for certain tasks and perhaps most importantly, they push Intel to be better. I was planning to wait for the forthcoming 16-core Ryzen 3950x, but I've changed my mind. AMD's strengths (generally higher numbers of cores that run a bit slower than Intel's) haven't resulted in high performance for HQP. In fact, HQP EC seems to favor the opposite formula - it uses fewer cores and likes them to run fast. Jussi says he has some optimizations in mind for the future that may change that, but for now, that's the way it is. Others here using Intel chips have reported getting all formats to upsample to EC DSD256, even with an overclocked i7-7700K, which is only 4 cores and several years old!! So, that much is known. What I really want to know is: can any combination of Intel & Cuda upsample RedBook to EC DSD512? Jussi has said that the GPU handles the filters and the CPU handles the modulators. With that division of labor, it seems possible. That would allow for a huge amount of music to be enjoyed at a level beyond even what Jussi has heard. 😮😮😮
  13. You said you've used etcher/Rufus to create the bootable thumb drive. Beyond that you don't need to install anything from the PC to the thumbdrive. Were you able to change your server's BIOS to tell it to boot from the thumbdrive? This will bypass your internal hard drive completely and boot into HQP OS. I run mine headless and access the HQP server from a browser on a laptop on the same network by typing http://hqplayer/ into the address bar. That gives me access to all of HQP's configuration & options. By default, "hqplayer" is the address on the network for the HQP server. There are several ways of actually playing music, but I'm only familiar with the one I use, which is Roon. I go into Roon's settings (under "Setup") where there's an "Add HQPlayer" button. There, you enter the HQP server's network address: hqplayer. HQP then becomes available in Roon as a Zone to play music to. If you're not using Roon, perhaps someone else could add to my comment about other ways to play music with HQP OS/HQP Embedded.
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