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  1. Amazon, search: Jun-Electron for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Case, Dual Cooling Fan, Enclosure Aluminum Alloy Case with Heatsink Pillar I've seen others similar, but passive only: Geekworm Raspberry Pi 4 Armor Case, Raspberry Pi 4 Computer Model B Armor Aluminum Alloy Passive Cooling Case Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Only (Virtually the same case available from The Pi Hut for $15) A very detailed and credible article which is a good start to your series- looking forward to the next installment. I'm currently using J River for my audio and video needs, with a server and backup server, and put several small ITX FF computers I had lying around doing nothing into service as renderers in 4 rooms with a full version of JRiver on each, but sharing the server's library of roughly 800 blurays, 50 (and growing) 4k discs, 250 cds, and a growing collection of SACDs, all served at full original resolution, all on Win 7 SP1. I built my first computer in 1975 or 1976, am conversant in Windows, OS X, Linux and somewhat in Raspbian, which, under the hood have many similarities, which isn't surprising because they all have their roots in Unix. I would not dispute that some of your comments about OS X were true at some time, even within the last year or two, but newer tools are available and are continuing to be developed that make it easier than ever to build a Hackintosh that is enabled to do almost anything a Mac can do, including Continuity, Hand-off, Airplay, full Power Management, use of high-end GPUs, analog audio, bitstreamed audio over HDMI and DPI connection, USB, Firewire and Thunderbolt interfaces [selected compatible hardware required for all features]. It will cost you some time, research and patience. You can also opt for a build that doesn't do everything I just mentioned (many of which are not necessary for an acceptable audiophile-capable computer) and can be done in a couple of hours, depending on your previous computer skills. The first Hackintosh I built was with Snow Leopard (late 2009). The system was less complicated and took a lot more time. Today, the system is more complicated and takes less time. I build workstations because Apple hasn't built an acceptable workstation for my needs for quite some time, and the recently announced new Mac Pro is ridiculously over-priced, a bare-bones model costs $5.5k, a system minimally outfitted as a workstation costs over $15k, and maxed out it costs $53,658 US plus tax (all hardware is now proprietary form-factor, so you can't even buy GPUs from Nvidia or AMD to add on anymore).
  2. Point taken; I assumed, and perhaps incorrectly, from the OP's original wording "Is it possible to rip Bluray- and CD-Audio in a similar manner?" that he wanted to extract playable files on his iMac "in a similar manner" as SACDs, since it seems (at least to me) that the majority of people here extract the SACD's as individual files (songs) rather than ISOs (I extract both). Blurays are not officially supported by Apple, and no native player exists- and I doubt they ever will, given Apple's steaming aspirations. But until the OP provides more information about his intentions, we're just guessing.
  3. Look into MakeMKV (dot com) - there are versions for Windows, Mac and Linux; you'll need an external Mac compatible bluray drive for the iMac. The only issue is that it only decrypts & rips to .mkv, so you'll either need a player like vlc to watch it on the mac, or convert to another format with handbrake.
  4. Is it possible you have an older version of sacd_extract executable that doesn't support the -o option (file modification date 10 auot [August] 2015) that you're using with a newer version of SACDExtractGUI that does support it?
  5. Mikey is talking about the path to the sacd_extract executable that's in the first line, not the location where you want the extracted files placed; use the browse button at the top of the window to navigate the directory tree to sacd_extract.
  6. DHCP is not an either/or thing, in the DHCP settings on your router you have a setting for the range of IP addresses that are in the pool that DHCP uses. You can make that as big or small as you want. You could use the DHCP pool for most of your clients and assign a fixed IP address to just your Oppo. A lot of routers have DHCP reservation capability- one of the DHCP addresses is reserved for use by one device by entering the device's MAC address in the DHCP reservation table. Then, each time you connect from that device's MAC address, the router will assign the same IP address. But, the former example is really dead simple, and avoids having a different IP address assigned when it's current lease expires or after a power outage because you happened to add or remove a few other DHCP-connected devices.
  7. I have an Oppo (BDP-103) as well. If I understand you correctly, your Oppo network setting is now set to DHCP mode? If that is the case, unless you have some specific reason for doing this, you might consider giving it a fixed address, eliminating one of the steps that you mentioned. In addition, you can save time and steps by creating .bat files for the various ways you rip your SACD's i.e., a .bat for extracting stereo sony dsf files, another .bat for raw iso's, etc. This is easy to do and eliminates looking up parameters and prevents typos. A more detailed and expanded version of how to do this appears in this post:
  8. The Oppo BDP-103 capability to play SACD-R discs was removed with firmware 50-0323B which was released sometime prior to April 2013; a real long-shot, but you never know, depending on how you came about having the 103. Also removed with this release: BDMV folders are no longer supported on DVD media (this was a directive from the Bluray Disc Association); the "AVCHD trick" where Bluray backups could be played if the BDMV folder was copied into and AVCHD folder no longer works (this was by command of the licensing authorities).
  9. Sounds like the Oppo is switching from the Oppo's framerate settings to the framerate settings your Bluray movie was mastered in... usually only takes a second or so for your display to catch up. As far as your firmware, some of the earlier versions of Oppo BDP-103 firmware were able to play SACD-R discs, but Oppo was pressured into releasing firmware that blocked that "feature"; depending on how old the firmware version you have is, and whether or not you'd ever want to play SACD-R's, you might want to wait a research this subject before you upgrade, because you can't 'downgrade' the firmware at a later date; I can't remember the version number, but I'll see if I can dig it up and post here; maybe someone else reading this will have the info too. And, yes, if you upgrade the firmware to the latest version, you'll still be able to rip Blurays...
  10. Yeah, Analysis paralysis, same background as you, same Oppo, same condition here. Have fun with the newly-found capabilities of your Oppo! ☺️
  11. This method of ripping SACDs only extracts the contents of the disc itself, it does not connect to internet metadata repositories.
  12. Bits are bits. Doesn't matter if they are derived from Playstation or Oppo, Pioneer or Sony. As long as they are an exact reproduction of the original data, they will be reproduced exactly the same if played through the same playback equipment. Because of the encoding of the audio, even a few bits here or there will be filtered out by the post-DAC filter. Arguably the single most impactful part of the sonic chain is the post-DAC filter; however, that's a discussion for a different forum.
  13. "In Windows 10 Anniversary Update and earlier versions of Windows 10, Windows would not allow users to partition USB drives from Disk Management. While it has always been possible to create multiple partitions on internal drives via Disk Management, partitioning USB drive was not possible." "With Windows 10 Creators Update (v1703), Windows 10 allows users to partition USB drives. The only condition is that the USB drive must be formatted in NTFS to partition it." Dick, I sent you 2 PMs w/ links
  14. Simply providing the underlying confirmation of what you previously said: "I'm sure what you read had to do with a firmware defeat of SACD-R playback."
  15. SACD-R support was silently removed in firmware 50-0323B
  16. Perhaps, or an "Undocumented Feature"☺️ To make it dead simple to use SACD_EXTRACT from the Command prompt [in Windows 7], here are the methods I employ... it's very 'wordy' to explain the steps, but once you have followed them, you'll find it's very easy and fast to do. NOTE: I use this method with an Oppo BDP-103. First, I created a text file that has the command syntax for every kind of extraction I use: SACD_EXTRACT_2CH_PHILIPS_DSDIFF_FILES: c:\SACD_EXTRACT\sacd_extract.exe -i -2 -p -P SACD_EXTRACT_2CH_SONY_DSF_FILES: c:\SACD_EXTRACT\sacd_extract.exe -i -2 -s -P SACD_EXTRACT_MULTICH_PHILIPS_DSDIFF_FILES: c:\SACD_EXTRACT\sacd_extract.exe -i -m -p -P SACD_EXTRACT_MULTICH_SONY_DSF_FILES: c:\SACD_EXTRACT\sacd_extract.exe -i -m -s -P SACD_EXTRACT_RAW_ISO: c:\SACD_EXTRACT\sacd_extract.exe -i -P -I This allows me to copy and paste quickly and without typos. Save this text file somewhere memorable. NOTE that you will have to edit the path where SACD_EXTRACT is located to point to the location where you have it, and also change the IP addresses to the ones you've set for yourself. Do the following one time only, to enable 'QuickEdit Mode' in the command window: Open a command window. Right click on the top bar of the command window. Select 'Properties' from the context window. When the Properties window opens- on the right side of the window under the 'Edit Options' click on the box 'QuickEdit Mode' to select it, then click 'OK'. The context menu will close. This enables copying from the command window, so you can paste the track info to notepad and save it with your extracted files. Go to the drive or directory where you want your target SACD directory to be created and in which the files will be extracted to. Hold down CTL + Shift and right-click on an empty area. When the context window opens, select "Open command window here". A command window opens. Highlight and right-click your pre-saved text of the command line that corresponds to the type of extraction (.dsf, .iso, 2-channel, multichannel, etc.) you wish to make from your text file. Paste your pre-saved command line by right-clicking in the Command window, hit return and in a few seconds the extraction will commence. When the extraction is complete, your files will be found in the drive or directory where you opened the command prompt from. Go to the commmand window and scroll back to the line where the extraction began. Left click and hold the button down at the beginning of the text in that line and drag all the way to the right, and keeping the left mouse button held down, drag the mouse down to the end of the file information to highlight it. Use the mouse scroll wheel to assist you to reach the end. Once all the text is high-lighted, release the left mouse button and right click on the highlighted text. The highlighting will go away, but the text will be copied to the clipboard. Open a Notepad window and right click anywhere in that window and select 'Paste' from the context menu. The text is pasted into Notepad; save with an appropriate name to the directory where your files were saved. (This can be done by navigating into the directory, at the top of the directory bar, click in open space to the right- the location changes to the 'path' format and is highlighted. Right click on the highlighted area and select 'Copy' from the context menu, then click on your notepad window. Select 'File', 'Save'- then highlight the asterisk in the 'File name' bar at the bottom of the window and right click on the highlighted asterisk- select 'Save'... the path to where your DSFs are store is now entered. At the end of the path type a backslash [\]and the name that you want to give to the text file [something like 'File Info'], then click on the 'Save' button at the bottom of this window. Done. You've done your extraction with almost no typing, just a few clicks, copying and pasting.
  17. It's universally understood that when presented with a list of steps to take, that those steps should be taken in the order they are listed, and not in any random order, so not really necessary to re-state a warning to that effect. Yes, you are probably not only the first person in the entire history of mankind to not understand this, but most likely the only person in the future of mankind that will ever not understand this. ☺️ Move forward now and be grateful for the many kind and patient people in this thread who hung in there while you struggled until you ultimately succeeded in following the directions they gave you, and you were able to rip your first SACD; they have been gracious and kind and generous with their time and knowledge to many others, including myself, and we are all forever in their debt.
  18. Understood. The GUI in that zip file is a jar which requires JRE.
  19. One other thing I discovered while researching this is that Adobe Photoshop (and CS) are silently installing JRE on my Macbook Pro when it was installed, which kind of pisses me off. There should have been a warning and decision fork during the installation before it proceeded.
  20. I'm only reporting results, and not making a judgement; I agree with you, this could be a false positive, but this is the problem with Java, there have been so many security issues with it for so long that people tend to err on the side of safety when there's a question. It has been so bad for so long that at one point Apple issued security update after security update, including one 'Java update' that actually removed Java from OS X. After that it was removed from OS X and only installed 'on-demand'. I checked two installations of 10.10.x, one that was a virgin install, and one that had the compiler tools installed on it. I found bits and pieces of Java-related code scattered throughout the system on both. The problem is, that with a normal Java installation, which installs a lot of other modules than are actually needed for execution (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1906445/what-is-the-difference-between-jdk-and-jre), it has been fairly easy to build and deploy exploits. JRiver MC uses Java for it's Bluray menu feature, but it is not available system-wide, it is only available to JRiver, thus eliminating it from being exploited by external programs. I've been trying to get more information about how it works, but so far have been stymied. I have done a deep search for Java components on a JRiver MC installed computer, and I can tell you that the only files I found that are associated with Java are within the JRiver application itself. There are ways of running Java without installing JRE or wrapping it up with the application so it's not installed in the target OS, FYI some are mentioned in these threads: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3371535/running-java-without-installing-jre http://burnignorance.com/java-web-development-tips/run-jar-without-jre-on-windows-machine/ https://engineering.purdue.edu/Stratigraphy/tscreator/tscpro/admin/build/launch4j_linux/web/docs.html https://sourceforge.net/projects/launch4j/files/launch4j-3/3.9/ Launch4j has code for win, osx and linux, albeit the sourceforge link above is only 32-bit.
  21. VirusTotal results: One engine detected this file: AhnLab-V3 May differ from commercial off-the-shelf product. The company decides the particular settings with which the engine should run in VirusTotal. Malware/Win64.Generic.C2612684
  22. Chrome will allow downloading if warning is ignored. I thought it might be prudent to check the file at the source just to be safe since I directly downloaded your upload, hence my post. Thanks for providing the downloads... my hope is that these are false positives, but apparently Google has has this function in Chrome since at least 2011 and this is the first warning I've ever received, so I wasn't even aware it existed. It's possible that Chrome flagged it because it contains a Windows .exe file with an additional java component; but I did download the original version you posted with no Chrome warning.
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