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post #196 of 268
On the iPhone4 (don't know about 4S) flac player handles at least up to 24/96 and the device down samples to 16/44 (or possibly 16/48)
post #197 of 268

but does the iphone 4 down sample the digital out?

post #198 of 268
Yes. The only device that can output higher than 16/48 is iPad with CCK to a usb dac (again not counting the iPhone 4GS as I don't know what it might be able to do).
post #199 of 268

For portable/travel, I run: iPod 4G 64gb iOS 5.0.1  CLAS  Ray Samuels SR-71B.

 

I just found this FLAC player and downloaded it to play 24/96 FLAC files I purchased from HD Tracks. Everything was simple to set-up and works flawlessly – I am actually listening to a 24/96 album on the above rig now and it sounds wonderful.

 

I do have one question: While I was listening to a 24/96 FLAC album, I plugged the CLAS into the DAC in my office (Cambridge Audio DAC Magic) via SPDIF on RCA - the incoming signal displays 48, not 96.

 

I know the CLAS is capable to 24/192 and the FLAC player is 24/96. The DAC Magic is capable to 24/96 on SPDIF; 16/48 on USB B.

 

Is the FLAC player limited to 16/48 when used with a iPod 4G? I had read that 24/96 was possible from an iPad - is that correct?

 

Thanks.

post #200 of 268

Yes, your hardware is limiting you, not the FLAC Player.  That has been what is reported so far (in fact, see the message immediately before your post).  Only the iPad is supporting output higher than 16/48.  

post #201 of 268

Thanks.  I exchanged e-mails with Dan Leehr who wrote FLAC Player.  He confirmed that the iOS of the iPod Touch and iPhone limit playback to 16/48 period. 

 

Regardless, great product, excellent sound and very conveneint - I don't need to maintain two libraries any longer:  FLAC and Apple Lossless - just hte FLAC library.

post #202 of 268
Syncing files is just a lot more hassel with FlacPlayer and since the files are considered part of the program space the get backed up when iTunes backs the device up unless you abort the backup part of a sync and then you don't have a backup of the device
post #203 of 268

To where does iTunes backup the FLAC music files?

 

I recently had an impromptu hard disk crash on my laptop, during which I lost (among other things) the handful of albums I had ripped to FLAC. 

After a complete re-install from scratch (not restore) of the OS & apps, then synching, both FLAC Player AND the FLAC music files reloaded onto the device! However, I cannot seem to drag-and-drop the FLAC files back to my new hard drive.

 

Not a big deal to re-rip (and backup wink.gif), but if I could somehow easily get the files back, that would be cool.

 

Any ideas?

 

TIA.

post #204 of 268
Device backups are stored in a proprietary file format in a subdirectory to the iTunes directory so you can't access the original flac files and iTunes don't seem to allow you to retrieve usb transferred files from an iDevice, only load them onto the device and delete them from the device
post #205 of 268

Thanks for that info!

 

But from where did the FLAC files restore? My hard disk was wiped & re-installed, including local iTunes.

post #206 of 268
Quote:
Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

Device backups are stored in a proprietary file format in a subdirectory to the iTunes directory so you can't access the original flac files and iTunes don't seem to allow you to retrieve usb transferred files from an iDevice, only load them onto the device and delete them from the device


This is why I refuse to use iTunes: stupid limitations on what you can do with your music! With Floola, for example, one can transfer without restrictions, to any computer.

post #207 of 268

I was not entirely correct, backups are (no longer ?) placed under iTunes but rather in the users profile. In a Windows networked setup that uses roaming profiles I would assume that the backup is then transferred to a server location and that is where it returned from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4946

 

iTunes places the backup files in the following places:

  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
  • Windows XP:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post

Thanks for that info!

 

But from where did the FLAC files restore? My hard disk was wiped & re-installed, including local iTunes.



 

post #208 of 268

Does that also include in app local files ?

 

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Originally Posted by the wizard of oz View Post


This is why I refuse to use iTunes: stupid limitations on what you can do with your music! With Floola, for example, one can transfer without restrictions, to any computer.



 

post #209 of 268

These are device backups, Wizard. You can do whatever you want with your music using iTunes. You'd know this if you used it. You can export, import, side port, copy, paste, playlist, anything, to your heart's content. NC800's comment was about device backups, which ARE made into iTunes-only files, for security. Or, would you like all your documents, addresses, everything just there, as backups of your device, and easily readable by any app?

 

It's easy to rail on iTunes if you have not used it or don't know how to use it, or merely pass on malcontent from other users who have no idea what they are talking about.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by the wizard of oz View Post


This is why I refuse to use iTunes: stupid limitations on what you can do with your music! With Floola, for example, one can transfer without restrictions, to any computer.



 

post #210 of 268

As far as I'm aware there is one limitation in iTunes. I can not take an iPod with music on and connect it to any new computer (with or without iTunes installed on it) and then transfer music allready stored on the iPod to the new computer.

 

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

These are device backups, Wizard. You can do whatever you want with your music using iTunes. You'd know this if you used it. You can export, import, side port, copy, paste, playlist, anything, to your heart's content. NC800's comment was about device backups, which ARE made into iTunes-only files, for security. Or, would you like all your documents, addresses, everything just there, as backups of your device, and easily readable by any app?

 

It's easy to rail on iTunes if you have not used it or don't know how to use it, or merely pass on malcontent from other users who have no idea what they are talking about.
 



 



 

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