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  1. 5 hours ago, Pete82 said:



    I have pc with minim server, which is music library with my wav rips. Pc is connected to the dac by USB. Foobar is working as renderer. I use android cell phone with BubbleUPnP to control playing and library. 

     I tried to play DSD ISO on pc. With Foosacd plugin it works great. But BubbleUPnP can't see DSD ISO even if I use folder view. I must use remote desktop to open DSD ISO in foobar. It's not the best solution. Can you please give me a better way? 



    MinimServer does not recognise an ISO file as an audio file and does not present it to BubbleUPNP.

    The foobar server does recognise the ISO file, so replacing MinimServer with foobar will allow you to select ISO files via BubbleUPNP.


    You will need an additional component to enable foobar as a music server.

    This component.

  2. 12 hours ago, fresponse said:

    I advise you to try a DAW as VST host (like Reaper) as I got as well some issues with VSTHost previously

    I have configured Reaper similarly, if not exactly, like VSTHost.

    I have left many, if not all, selectable options as the default.

    Regrettably, the output audio results in the same earlier reported way, I.e. pumping/stuttering.


  3. 2 hours ago, fresponse said:


    What kind of VST host are you using ? do you have upsampling ? I have done some testing with similar computer resources as yours w/o issues up to 192 kHz

    Thanks for the reply.


    VST host is VSTHost by Hermann Sieb, set to run with a sample rate of 96kHz.


    I have other VST hosts I could try, such as PedalBoard and Cantabile.



  4. 11 hours ago, fresponse said:

    The Windows version of the "Room shaper" plugin is now available. Some infos and download link can be found here



    So, a ‘filter’ to enhance room correction that’s already applied.


    Intrigued by this development.


    Unfortunately, it would appear my Windows 10 pro 64 bit pc cannot handle the cpu intensive processing.

    Or, could it be my VST host or USB attached interface cannot specify a buffer large enough to handle the 1.5 second processing buffer?


    The cpu is 2.4 ghz with 4gb ram.

    I am using VST Host linked with a RME Digiface.  The maximum latency buffer is 4096 samples.


    What I hear with the plugin, active or bypassed, is audio but with a stuttering or pumping(?).  This stuttering reduces when increasing both buffers but the the maximum buffer size is reached before it is removed.


    I wonder if you could provide details of a Windows based system that can run your plugin successfully.


    btw - I have another Windows 10 pro 64 bit machine with an i7-7700HQ cpu at 2.8 ghz 16gb ram but it’s not currently setup to perform audio playback.

  5. 9 hours ago, MikeyFresh said:

    Some time ago I was registered as a Qobuz beta tester (or whatever the pre-launch program in the U.S. was called). I had not been a paid subscriber.


    In trying to subscribe to the new Studio Premier offer today, I get nothing at all except the old pricing/plan options when I click the "Get Studio Premier" button on the How Do I Switch web page.


    So I login using my preexisting credentials from that beta test U.S. pre-launch, and the only plans I am offered are the old ones, and they are even listed in £ as the currency instead of dollars.


    What am I doing wrong? Why is the subscription page apparently that of the non-U.S. service even though clearly I am located in the U.S. and had only ever been a beta tester previously?

    You could simply use the following link




    provided by The Computer audiophile from the Qobuz drops prices thread.


  6. 2 hours ago, Moppit said:

    Thanks, tried this and eventually got it to work using a Minix pc, however the resolution is shocking and user interface terrible this way on an 8" tablet. Also, whilst the Amazon app on the Minix showed ultra HD the stream arriving at my DAC was only 44/16. Sadly this is not going to work for me. Fingers crossed Amazon release their APi to Volumio etc so we can take advantage of this service. 


    What a shame it’s unsuitable for you.


    For the sake of balance, I’ve attached two iPad screen shots of the Amazon iPad app and the Amazon Windows app via Parallels Access.

    Admittedly, the resolutions are different but more than acceptable, for me at least.


    However, I think we can agree it could be done better by Amazon themselves.  Opening the API is certainly a way forward but allowing the Amazon iPad app to communicate with it’s PC software, via UPNP/Dlna (?), would also be useful.




  7. 14 minutes ago, Chiefbrodie said:

    Hi again I will take a screen shot once home this evening, but I can already confirm that my computer doesn't have a S drive, the S is the the name of the folder where I put the sacd_extract exe file, I followed what the instruction said and named a folder as short as possible so S came to mind for super audio. 

    Is this the issue, where should I place the folder? Thanks again. 




    My apologies to you because I must have misunderstood an earlier post.

    A folder named S makes much more sense than a drive called S.


    Lets keep this simple and ignore the command prompt process.


    Instead, follow the process I described to create a command script.

    That does not require prior knowledge of drives, folders, paths.


  8. 1 hour ago, Chiefbrodie said:

    Morning to all trying to help me, last night I only had limited time so I pinged the ip address and it came back looking good, when I power up the bluray with the usb attached it does open the disc tray so all good there.... Now this is where something isn't working when I try to change the directories to folder S on my C drive it still sends back the same response so I'm at a complete loss again am I placing the sacd extract exe in the correct place on my pc? Here are shots of last night... I couldn't even change directory. Any thoughts? 





    Computers don’t lie, apparently, so the photos suggest that your pc does not have an S: drive.


    To clarify, can you open the folder containing the sacd_extract file and attach of photo of the screen.

  9. 3 hours ago, Chiefbrodie said:

    Hi to all who are kind enough to spare their thought time and knowledge helping me out, I did say in my first post my knowledge and experience with command prompts and changing directories was very limited so thanks for baring with me, so I have set a static ip address on the bluray tonight I will double check all the relevant autoscript files are in the correct place and on the root of the usb and my pc (am I correct in think root is as not in any other folder?) I will ping the bluray to double check that both pc and bluray are communicating with the each other I will change the directory in the command prompt window (didn't know how to do this) until a recent reply then will try again and feed back to you all, thank you again for your time and thoughts and huge help it's amazing what can be learned from good people like yourselves. 


    +1 kudos to all those that willingly and helpfully provide information that is not always common knowledge as one would think.




    Further to my earlier post, it subsequently occurred to me that the process you are following appears manually intensive and prone to typos, especially if you have to repeat it for each SACD rip.


    The process I follow, surely gleaned from this thread or others, should greatly simplify the process for each subsequent SACD rip, once the initial setup is completed.


    Let me explain, hopefully, in clear concise steps (oh and this is for Windows)


    1) open the folder containing the sacd_extract.exe

    2) create a new text document file named for eg. SACD_rip

    3) open the new text document and type in the sacd_extract command with the appropriate IP address

    sacd_extract -i -P -I

    (nb - you could copy and paste the above command to prevent any typos)

    4) save this text document

    5) open this text document again and save as a new command script file


    5a) select 'File -> Save As...' to open the 'Save As window' 

    5b) change the 'Save As type' from Text documents to All Files

    5c) change the 'File name' as appropriate BUT append the file type extension (.cmd)

    eg. SACD_rip.cmd

    5d) select the 'SAVE' button


    Thats it!


    To rip a SACD, you now simply open this command script file and it will execute.  Viola! (fingers crossed)


    Should the IP address change, you simply need to repeat from step 3).


    Good luck.

  10. 2 hours ago, Chiefbrodie said:

    Hi there again so tonight I've tried all of your above suggestions and feedback but yet still nothing! This is driving me nuts... Maybe I nerd to re download all the relevant autoscript files (can't remember where I got them now) tonight set a static ip for the bluray player I inserted the usb stick with the 3 autoscript files on powered on the bluray waited until the tray opens pop in the sacd disc wait for tge front panel to read sacd then on my pc I opened a command prompt window and it read C:\users\daniel>

    After this I typed S. \sacd_extract - I - P - I

    Then enter and I get this message when using the command prompt way and when I try with sonore I get this 






    After you have opened the prompt enter the following


    cd S:\


    this should change the directory and prompt to




    now enter the sacd_extract command, which I believe from earlier posts is


    sacd_extract -i -P -I

  11. 9 hours ago, Douglas said:

    I have just stumbled upon this licence checking fiasco. 


    My internet is down at the main cabinet in the street. Unlikely to be fixed for “days”. 


    I cant listen to my music via Audirvana - I had been streaming various bits and pieces for the last month or so to catch up with new stuff.



    There may be an answer for your plight in the following quoted post.


    On 7/13/2018 at 3:14 AM, RobertinMn said:

    After reading these, I cut my network access, booted AV, told it not to check for updates, killed the app, rebooted and connected to net. Started AV and it works.


    So--don't check for updates. I don't know if this will help you or not. I also blocked the app from any communication going forward before reboot.


  12. 17 hours ago, nnck said:


    Awesome if true. Look forward to it.


    But After doing a little more research it seems what I was asking for is already available via minimserver - am I right about that? Maybe this isn’t a favored solution as it wasn’t mentioned by others?


    Minimserver is a music server similar to the Lightning server.  They are not control points on any platform so you are mistaken.


    However, I presume Aries mini is similar to the Aries and can operate in Open Home mode, in which case, you can use the web based music controllers from Linn, either Kinsky or the later Kazoo.  Both, I believe, run on Windows or Mac.

  13. On 10/11/2017 at 10:45 PM, aps said:

    I’m enthusiastic about the emergence of active speakers with digital inputs  as a small form factor (low box count) solution for shared rooms. Some of these speakers have their own “controllers” (e.g., Kii Three / Controller) but there does appear to be a lack of digital pre-amp / processor options. I’m thinking here of a remote controlled unit that a) allows switching between multiple digital inputs, b) outputs a digital signal in different formats (AES, Coax, Toslink ) and c) transparent digital volume control. Pro-audio interfaces offer some or all of these functions but I’ve not found any that are remote controlled. Has anyone found such a tool designed for the consumer market?


     You may have to go a little out of the box for solutions.


    For instance, the Oppo blu ray players could be an answer.


    Or even something like the Mark Levinson no. 519



    1 balanced (XLR); 2 coaxial (RCA); 2 optical (Toslink); 1 USB-B asynchronous



    1 balanced (XLR); 1 single-ended (RCA), 1 optical (Toslink)

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