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  1. There are known issues with streaming to CCA in hi-res (above 48Khz). Streaming works fine for me in 16/44, but stutters at 24/96. In the Qobuz app, try setting Wifi streaming to 16/44. The other issue with CCA is that it doesn't support gapless.
  2. Thanks David, I cleared the cache in my desktop app and that fixed it. They must have fixed the metadata on the server and I needed to resync.
  3. Now this is even more interesting. The web player and app show different metadata for the same album. Qobuz Windows and Mac apps Qobuz web player
  4. On the UMC-Decca Gold label, all of the albums by the New York Philharmonic are identified as London Symphony Orchestra.
  5. On the Qobuz Windows app, I occasionally encounter the following problem while playing an album. The next track begins to play and I can see the progress of the track downloading/caching. However, sometimes I see the download progress stop in the middle of the track. At this point the track will be in a bad state. The player catches up to the download point and everything just stops. It doesn't download the remainder of the track and the spinner goes indefinitely. If I restart playing from the beginning of the track, it will just replay to the same point and get stuck a
  6. On the Qobuz Windows app, I occasionally encounter the following problem while playing an album. The next track begins to play and I can see on the progress bar that it is downloading/caching the track. However, sometimes I see the download progress stop in the middle of the track. At this point the track will be in a bad state. The player catches up to the last download point and everything just stops. It doesn't download the rest of the track and the spinner goes indefinitely. If I restart
  7. @leafy, I just tried now and I'm getting inconsistent results (and different from what you just reported). PC app: Mendelssohn Mac app: Bruch Web player: Bruch Android app: Mendelssohn Previously, I was getting Mendelssohn on PC and Mac (I hadn't tried Android or web player earlier). So the behavior has changed for me from last time but still not correct. Perhaps the situation is still evolving.
  8. @David Craff, There is something fundamentally wrong with this album on Qobuz. The album as released by Sony Classical should contain Bruch and Mozart, but Qobuz is playing the wrong tracks. Here is the same album on different services: Qobuz: http://open.qobuz.com/album/0886443008885 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0HVxeWHCCZhndxGCmUYXIA Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/album/7794551 Google: https://play.google.com/music/preview/Bmop6ovazz3pbkpfdtnzpqm5ioi The album should play the tracks as listed (Bruch followed by Mozart). It plays co
  9. Did you listen to the album? That album on Qobuz contains Mendelssohn followed by Bruch (no Mozart). The same album on Spotify and Tidal have the correct content (Bruch and Mozart). The issue on Qobuz seems to be wrong content, rather than wrong metadata.
  10. There is a mixup in cataloguing between John Williams, the Australian classical guitarist, and John Williams the famous film score composer (Star Wars, etc). The artist links for guitarist John Williams are pointing to the composer John Williams, and this is happening for all of the guitarist's albums. For example, here if you click on the artist link John Williams (below the album title), it opens a list of film music albums. Even if you scroll down in this album to the "By the same artist" section, it is picking up the wrong John Williams.
  11. @David Craff Qobuz is missing most of the albums from SFS Media (the music label of the San Francisco Symphony). Albums are listed here: https://www.warnerclassics.com/artist/san-francisco-symphony/releases. Only a handful of the albums are on Qobuz (but Spotify have almost all of them).
  12. I want to clarify that you can select where offline music will be stored, but the files will be encrypted and can be played only through the Amazon app. In their license agreements, music labels require streaming services to encrypt locally stored files (except of course purchased downloads).
  13. I would expect the record label to provide files with album art already embedded, and Qobuz serves it directly to the customer. Usually the label has very strict rules about how their content can be handled, and don't allow such manipulation by the delivery service.
  14. I did a search for "szell" (i.e. George Szell). The top result was... Dangerous by Michael Jackson ☺️ How did the search engine come up with this? Serious question, because I'm genuinely curious.
  15. Send a private message to @David Craff of Qobuz and ask about their Windows pre-release test app that addresses this issue.
  16. What happens when you try to install Qobuz from the Google Play Store (assuming you've installed Google Play Store)?
  17. Although he could have been more diplomatic than 'this is ridiculous', he had a legitimate complaint about trying to use Qobuz in a normal way, and it was acknowledged as a known bug. I find his post and David's response to be useful. After all, this is a thread for discussing issues with Qobuz.
  18. My observation is that the Windows app UI remains sluggish after buffering finished, as long as anything is in the play queue, even if no music is playing. Start playing music — UI unresponsive while buffering Music playing (buffering finished) — UI sluggish, but not as bad as while buffering Music finished playing (finished tracks still in play queue) — UI sluggish, Qobuz consuming 20%-25% CPU (the app should be idle!) Quit and restart the app (no music playing, finished tracks still in play queue) — after restart, UI sluggish, Qobuz consuming 20%-25% CPU Empty
  19. I've only had the problem with this particular album, where it effectively causes the Windows app to become disabled even after restarting. Generally, I've had UI responsiveness issues on the Windows app, I joined Qobuz USA a few weeks ago and last year I had a preview trial given away at an audio show. The Windows app was running better last year than now. While music is playing, the UI is very unresponsive if I try to browse or search the catalog (e.g. as much as 15 seconds to respond to a click or scroll). Even after an album or playlist has finished playing, the respons
  20. This album causes serious problems for me on the Windows app. I am running an up-to-date Windows 10 on a Lenovo laptop. The album plays fine with the Mac app on a MacBook Pro. https://open.qobuz.com/album/b9enmaqmnvqgc I play the album on the WIndows app, and it hangs for a long time. After waiting several minutes, the app is unresponsive and I give up and close the app. I restart the app and it is now completely unresponsive to clicks. The app is now completely stuck. Restarting the app (or the computer) doesn't help — the Qobuz Windows app keeps starti
  21. Sorry but I don't like "Style" at all and you could have chosen a better word. Anybody who looks at the name will think that the website is devoted to audio products for home decor and fashion accessories.
  22. You need a Bluetooth transmitter. Many models available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_12?field-keywords=bluetooth+transmitter Depending on the model, the Bluetooth transmitter takes as input from your stereo either analog line-out (stereo cable or RCA cables) or optical Toslink.
  23. Davies Hall since the beginning always had clear acoustic panels hanging over the stage. The first panels were round discs and even before the renovation they had been replaced with larger, heavier rectangular panels in an attempt to reflect more sound back to the stage. Intuitively it would seem that a fundamental problem about Davies Hall is the vast open space above the stage where sound could escape up into the ether.
  24. It's been happening for many years, including some premier classical venues. Here's an article from 1999: https://www.nytimes.com/1999/08/18/theater/enhancing-sound-in-a-hush-hush-way.html
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