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  1. Just sent a google drive link to your email. Thx.
  2. Yes, but all other software, including MC27, can read the files just fine, and XLD can transcode just fine to FLAC as well, so this should not be happening. There's clearly some difference between the AIFF files from Qobuz - but I expect MC to deal with this properly like everyone else.
  3. This is what Yate reports on this corrupted FLAC file:
  4. @jriver, @Matt Ashland: In v26, when transcoding AIFF to FLAC, the album art would disappear completely. I reported this and provided examples, and they were verified. This was supposedly fixed in v27, where the art is now shown in MC. However, the file artwork is not visible anywhere else (tried Audirvana, Roon, Yate, Mp3tag, dCS Mosaic). So v27 it is still screwing up the artwork in the FLAC file. This is an issue only with AIFF files from Qobuz, it doesn't happen with my ripped CD files where I either go with the image picked up by XLD or add my own via Y
  5. Here are two example files, the FLAC version transcoded from the AIFF download with MC 27.0.62. I can provide a link to an example pair of files if you want to check for this issue.
  6. @Matt Ashland please see:
  7. I purchase downloads from Qobuz in AIFF, which is my main format. I also keep a FLAC version of the library for portable uses. I transcode all AIFF to FLAC using JRiver MC27. However, I have noticed that most (all?) albums from Qobuz get transcoded with corrupted album art metadata. In JRiver they show fine, but when using those files elsewhere, it is clear the album art is corrupted (eg if you open the file with Yate or Mp3tag). What gives? Thx.
  8. In fact, I have a bunch of HDCDs that I ripped originally to 16/44 as if it were standard CD (I had no means of decoding HDCD). You can now run ffmpeg to decode those files into 24/44 files. Instructions for mac: Files must be FLAC, not WAV or AIFF. <Album> is the directory where you have your original files. It assumes the ffmpeg binary is in the directory above and assumes that directory also includes an outfiles directory. At the command prompt do: % cd <Album> % for f in *.flac; do ../ffmpeg -i “$f” -af hdcd “../outfiles/$f"; do
  9. Understood. But then I won't see any true MQA files.
  10. I am not necessarily against compressing/encoding higher frequencies into a 24/44 or 24/48 MQA file. But a 16/44 MQA file has got to be worse than the 16/44 regular file given some bandwidth is required for MQA authentication. Now TIDAL is full of these 16/44 MQA files... WTF? I am considering dropping my TIDAL sub (I also have Qobuz).
  11. When Rossini v2.0 was released it made the DAC use the same (or almost the same) software as the Vivaldi. This update made a MASSIVE difference.
  12. Great interview Chris! I own a dCS Rossini + Rossini Master Clock. It is a fantastic product. Very importantly, the support is also second to none. I had a pretty terrible experience with customer service with my previous DAC (EMM Labs), so having such great support is important.
  13. Great first episode! I have been a Roon user since July 2015 (lifetime subscriber since then). It is a completely different experience from anything else out there. Another important thing is that the support team is very responsive to pointed issues. Since the product is complex - though generally not complex to use - sometimes there is a need for support, and the Roon team is extremely responsive. I was particularly tickled with your question as to how much they listen to user requests... I have been a regular in the Roon forums, and I have requested man
  14. I can connect the HDMI out of the Oppo (setting the Oppo to output bitstream I think it is called - DSD over HDMI), into this adapter, which in turn transforms the DSD stream into a DoP stream and sends it to the Rossini over coax/SPDIF. The Vivaldi or Rossini transports send DSD to the DACs over a double-AES connection (only). I don’t now if that is DoP but it is almost certainly not. As for this device, I had someone buy it for me in China (costs ~$450) but you can use other methods that will buy it for you and send it over.
  15. This device sends DSD from SACDs over DoP (aka DSD over PCM) over a coax SPDIF connection. My dCS Rossini DAC reports DSD is received. The player in this case is an Oppo BDP-93.
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