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Everything posted by c-w

  1. 1) Drives are shown separately (in Files view and Settings) 2) No, Euphony only knows how to connect and control local HQPlayer
  2. Most of the time you can enter any frequency with 100k increments but sometimes only several (3-4) discreet steps are available and if you don't guess them exactly nothing will happen. You can find these steps in the documentation but I'm sure support can check this over remote control too.
  3. HQP -> NAA protocol is proprietary so nothing except HQP can stream to NAA. Without HQP, Stylus can stream to StylusEP (but then you also need Euphony OS on endpoint machine) or to UPnP (endpoint OS choice is yours). You can also choose Euphony OS only for endpoint and run StylusEP (which emulates Squeezebox endpoint) , NAA, Squeezelite itself, HQPlayer embedded, RoonBridge or Airplay server - with appropriate server/control applications.
  4. I'll admit that I never looked at any network driver or NIC firmware implementation but I found all your premises suspect: 1) Disabling the network stack surely doesn't 'shutdown' the card (whatever "shutdown" should mean...) 2) If the network were completely shutdown why would it be constantly checking anything? 3) Why would the card check if the cable is there - what is there to check? I would rather assume that connecting the cable triggers the activity in the card's firmware. 4) Even if the NIC would constantly check if the cable is there, why would this create "network activity"?
  5. It stands to reason that no physical connection is better than only a disabled network adapter. So for maximum effect you should also try disconnecting the cable after starting "Play and disconnect" (not sure how Euphony handles disconnecting the cable otherwise - if the network is in an active state...).
  6. In my experience repeat has no influence on reconnection. It is just that current position in queue has no influence on suggested disconnect time calculation - it is always the total length of the queue.
  7. You should contact support with the exact model of the LAN network card. Some 2.5GB cards are known to not work with Euphony - don't remember which ones.
  8. As per many reports, JCAT NET XE works in Euphony. JCAT USB XE is the one with mixed reports - it works for some, for others doesn't - depending on mobo.
  9. There is an article about CPU isolation in the support system knowledge base. This should get you started.
  10. You should contact support and open a ticket - you will at least get accurate answers and probably faster too..
  11. If "gstp 3-5 stylus 6-7" is your exact isolation string then you are missing the default isolation that should be in the first place. Correct string would be "0-2 gstp 3-5 stylus 6-7"
  12. It works. Those numbers are cumulative. As numbers on new assignments rise, numbers on old assignments should stay the same. Leave it running with new assignments for a longer period and it should be obvious.
  13. Apparently, this was resolved for at least one user (by direct intervention over remote connection). I advise contacting support if you have the same issue.
  14. Has anyone tried comparing 1) USB IRQ on the same core as gstp vs 2) USB IRQ on a dedicated core - not the core reserved also for gstp or anything else I cannot really tell the difference but my current system is not extremely resolving right now....
  15. Several new articles about Expert Settings appeared in Euphony Knowledge-base: https://euphony-audio.com/hesk/knowledgebase.php?category=8 There is a new thing for cpu isolation: irq isolation - maybe worth checking out..
  16. HQPlayer does its own isolation so Jussi recommends not to mess with it. And since there is no way to exempt HQPlayer when using Euphony CPU isolation it is maybe better not to use Euphony isolation at all when playing through HQPlayer. To explain the screenshot: CPU0 probably has a USB IRQ handler on it and since your output is DSD256 it has a lot of data going through it.,, CPU4 is obviously HQPlayer upsampling from DSD128 to DSD256.
  17. There is a difference. It can be seen from this article: https://euphony-audio.com/hesk/knowledgebase.php?article=18 that online songs are buffered/downloaded during playback while local songs are fully buffered before playback. Not to mention that some people hear the difference between songs that are played after some network activity (even buffering from NAS) and songs played without recent network activity (buffering from locally attached storage).
  18. Your question prompted this: https://euphony-audio.com/hesk/knowledgebase.php?article=21 (appeared today).
  19. I agree with 'buttonless' objection - there should be at least a tooltip over that area indicating the feature.
  20. Not exactly hidden: it is in the chapter: " Adjusting Album-Cover grid" (page 33) in Euphony Guide pdf: http://audiokernel.com/EuphonyGuide.pdf
  21. You never get the exact value of the installed memory available to you (neither on Windows or Linux). Some of it is reserved by kernel and some by BIOS - depending on the machine/BIOS. Ramroot threshold is somewhere around 4GB so while some users with "4GB" can enter it, others can't. Try to check BIOS settings and see if there is any mention of "reserved memory" (maybe for the graphics card) and see if you can lower that.
  22. As per this article: https://euphony-audio.com/hesk/knowledgebase.php?article=9 since there are 2 equivalent OS partitions (active and inactive) and image update always changes the other partition - you can only switch (revert) between the 2 last image updates. Revert is just booting from the other partition (nothing is downloaded).
  23. To be precise, it gets disabled after 'image' update but not after 'feature' update. There have been several feature updates lately before this one and they did not disable ramroot.
  24. @Speedy381 Do you buffer the whole queue before playback? That should be better than using just 100% buffer option. Have you tried the new expert option 'Play & disconnect' where your network is disconnected for the total duration of the queue playback time? I somehow don't believe that files buffered from NAS can be different from files buffered from local storage but i do believe that the whole system may be in a different 'state' after buffering is finished in each case. Also, maybe there is a difference to be heard if, after you buffer the whole queue, you wait some ti
  25. You can't because Roon never gives its endpoints path to the file, it serves the http stream containing the song. In addition to that it concatenates the next song... This is all mentioned in Euphony article about playing from RAM: https://euphony-audio.com/hesk/knowledgebase.php?article=18 If Roon would just send song path then essentially there would be very little difference between Stylus playback and Roon + StylusEP playback (Roon incessant chattering would still give off some noise).
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