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    Don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing....

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  1. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    Any hopes for an iOS version ?🙏
  2. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    I had no idea. I’ll check it out, thanks! Are there specific instructions of how to set it up for HQPlayer & A+? I’m curious for sure. Swinsian continues to work great as a HQP library manager (thank you Bob Stern!). If we can get an iOS remote, I promise to stop complaining 😂
  3. Aloha Damien (or anyone else), I have the latest version and am experiencing a consistent problem with Tidal. When playing a MQA album, if I skip a track, or go back to a previous track using the A+ transport, A+ always crashes. This is with using the desktop or remote transport. If I play the exact same album, but the none MQA version, the transport operates like normal, with no crashing. It appears is connected to AU units being able to be altered in real time. If I disable real time, but leave the AU active, no crashing. Any ideas for a fix? Thanks
  4. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    Yes, I own Audirvana and like the latest version quite a bit. I subscribed to Roon for a year and used HQP with it. But I never got into Roon’s way of handling library management, and the magazine element got old after a short while. Also, I found HQP sounds better on its own than through Roon, and Roon sounds awful on its own. Thus I did not renew Roon. I’m using Audirvana for most things, but still prefer HQP for my DSD library. HQP does sound great, hence my continued interest.
  5. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    Thanks for all the great ideas! I mostly listen to rated songs, either on a particular CD, or from a playlist. I prefer to only listen to songs I like and have no issue with skipping songs on a CD that I don’t care for. Hopefully Jussi will make an iOS remote, but my understanding is he doesn’t want to for some reason, and no one with those skills has stepped forward. Yes, Geoffrey’s iTunes HQP script didn’t work, despite his best effort to help get it set up. I’m hoping he and Bob Stern can get Swinsian integrated with HQP as Swinsian does a good job with DSD and FLAC files, things iTunes cannot. The other things you mentioned are beyond my technical understanding. I’ll have to review them at more depth. I appreciate your time!
  6. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    On that we can whole heartily agree. Of course, on all matters, Miska is entitled to his opinion. Everyone is 👍🏼😎
  7. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    The main point is that we can create an environment in which diverse opinions are welcome, and it’s ok to disagree, but to do so without denigrating others. I can live without the Roon bling. My sense of value suggests HQPlayer desktop would benefit from a better library system, a Jussi created iPad remote, and Quboz/ Tidal integration. In today’s playback software landscape, these seem like basic requests that all, rich or poor, can rally behind for the benefit of all humanity. I have a dream! Ok, got a little carried away 😎
  8. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    Haha! I can easily afford HQP 4, that’s thankfully not the issue.... one thing I did learn from those guys is that they take every dollar seriously. It could be called cheap, but also perhaps judicious....
  9. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    That’s great! For my setup, an iPad remote is what’s needed.
  10. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    My opinions remain limited to, and focused on, HQPlayer Desktop. I have no opinion on any other HQP incarnation.
  11. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    This sort of comment is contrary to all that is intelligent in the world. It’s ok to have diverse opinions. It’s ok to disagree with those opinions in an intelligent manner without casting dispersions on one’s place in the world. I know 2 billionaires personally, and they are the cheapest people you ever met..... Successful companies take constructive criticism very seriously as it can only benefit their bottom line and product.
  12. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    Maybe he would have mercy and create an iOS remote too 🙏
  13. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    Well, in my opinion and in my Mac desktop only application (I have no idea what HQP client even does!), yes, HQPlayer visually remains far behind Roon, Audirvana, and even Amarra. It’s clear the visuals are not your forte, maybe one day you can hire a designer to help you upgrade HQPlayer’s look to match the new price 😇 Setting looks aside, the HQPlayer library management system is rudimentary in my experience. Swinsian has a similar old school look as HQPlayer, but it’s library management system is heaps better. Very versatile and robust, and more to my liking than Roon. And its only $20! As for a HQPlayer iOS iPad remote. I don’t know how to make one. Maybe our esteemed HQP developer could take a break from reindeer herding and make one given he’s the one most capable of doing so!? You have a fantastic sound engine. If you could combine the library functionality of Swinsian, the look of Roon/A+, and a Miska created iOS/ android remote, with your sound engine, then you’d have a product worth the new high price. Another suggestion, and I don’t know how, but figure out a way to make the filter settings more understandable. I’ve read your entire manual and have used HQP 3 for over a year, and still have no idea what the filters do in terms of sound! The manual is too technical when explaining them and seems written for sound engineers rather than normal people. Put all of that together, and add Tidal/Quboz integration, and you’d have the best player on the market commiserate with your asking price. Audirvana manages to do all of that for $74. I agree, your superior sound engine is worth the price balance. Please take this as constructive criticism rather than something negative. I’m not putting you down. I’m an HQPlayer fan! I just feel if you added the things I listed above, that HQPlayer would be taken to the new heights it rightfully deserves 👍👏 Yes, Roon does all of that. But at a steep price and I actually don’t care for Roon’s library system and have no need for the magazine subscription component. Kind Regards
  14. Swinsian works well, I’ve been using it the past few days and dragging from it into HQPlayer. Swinsian easily imported my iTunes AIFF library, complete with all iTunes playlists, ratings etc. It also incorporates DSD and flac files from outside iTunes. In that regard, it’s like Roon. The only downside I see is Swinsian seems to be memory intensive, not sure why. The Swinsian developer is working on an iOS remote as well. Would be wonderful if we could connect Swinsian to HQPlayer. As documented in the HQPlayer thread, I contacted the developer but he’s too busy to connect the two. So it’s up to you and Bob!
  15. DancingSea

    HQ Player

    I'm finding Swisian to more useful as a HQP library manager than I first thought. Have been able to import my entire iTunes library, complete with playlists, ratings, etc into Swisian. I'm also able to rate DSD tracks, something that's important to me. Roon, albeit the Tesla of library managers, never resonated with me in terms of how Roon organizes stuff. I never knew where anything was. Swinsian, more of the Kia (visually) of library managers, is not nearly as visually rich, but it's system of organization makes more sense to my particular mind than Roon's way. Imho, if we can connect Swisian to HQP, I'd see little reason to keep using Roon..... otherwise, I'll continue to drag and drop from Swisian into HQP.
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