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post #1651 of 2498
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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

Thanks for the site, can i get that much quality if i buy from itunes?

 

Thanks thats nice to know, but i don't have that much music.....yet.very_evil_smiley.gif

Nope, iTunes is AAC, Apple's equivalent of MP3, compressed thus.

 

I only have about 3800 tracks in there yet. Another 80 GB is waiting to be converted to Alac and then tagged in iTunes here on my drive. Then about 500 classical and 500 jazz CDs still need to be ripped.

 

Since you don't have that much music yet, now is the time to set the metadata and classify them all in the way you want your music to be organised. The each time you add new music or rip a CD it's a breeze to make it fir into your system.

Believe me, it isn't much fun to do that with thousands of tracks all at once. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post


exactly what i was looking for, thanks.

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Apps/Utilities/Audio Midi you can manually change it there, if that's what you're wanting.

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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

Anyone know how to make the mac output 24/96 ? I can't see it in the audio settings
 

 

If it's for playing through iTunes that won't change a thing. You need to shut down iTunes, change the setting like Paradoxper said and the relaunch iTunes each time you use a file with a different sample rate. Not a bug, Apple is very well aware of it but they're pretty stubborn buggers. I guess they don't feel the need to change the sample rate since they want you to buy all your music from the iTunes store.

If you don't do it that way,  A/M Setup will show the correct sample rate but when you have an external Dac you can see on the Dac that iTunes is still using the previous sample rate.

 

Or simply install an app like BitPerfect that does that all automatically for you without shutting down iTunes.

post #1652 of 2498
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

  1. Why does the preferences window ALWAYS appear near the bottom of my screen? It's so annoying having to move it up every time...

700

 

You need a bigger screen, with a 27' iMac it will appear in the middle.  biggrin.gif

 

Sorry mate, couldn't resist. ;)

post #1653 of 2498

Where do you guys get your 24/96 from? It dosen't seems like there is alot of that quality on the internet.

post #1654 of 2498
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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

Where do you guys get your 24/96 from? It dosen't seems like there is alot of that quality on the internet.

There isn't. As previously mentioned HDTracks is a popular source.

post #1655 of 2498

HDTracks indeed. They have 44/48/88/96/176 and 192. Sometimes you have the choice between two qualities as well. They have a lot of music already and new labels and artists are added regularly. Subscribe yourself to their newsletter, there are discounts about ewvery week.

post #1656 of 2498

Has J. River for OS X been mentioned at all?

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Has J. River for OS X been mentioned at all?

No. Because there is no full port. That won't happen until "end of the year" or early next year.

 

The HDTracks incentive they have been pushing isn't fully functional. In fact, it's flakey.

post #1658 of 2498
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

No. Because there is no full port. That won't happen until "end of the year" or early next year.

 

The HDTracks incentive they have been pushing isn't fully functional. In fact, it's flakey.

 

 

Yeah I was just wondering if you guys herd anything.  

post #1659 of 2498
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Yeah I was just wondering if you guys herd anything.  

They seem to be committed. I know I am very excited to see some real competition.

post #1660 of 2498
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

They seem to be committed. I know I am very excited to see some real competition.

Are they planning on getting the audio part only or the video part as well to the Mac?

post #1661 of 2498
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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post

Are they planning on getting the audio part only or the video part as well to the Mac?

I believe the main focus is on the audio part. Just to get it up and running. And expectations of by end of year

is pretty ambitious. February 2013. frown.gif

 

Video will not even be part of the first version.


Edited by paradoxper - 12/9/12 at 6:30am
post #1662 of 2498

From Jim at J. River.

 

 

Here's the status to date.

As said above, we have MC's audio engine working, so we can play audio.  We can encode and decode most codec's (ALAC, AIFF, etc.)

The user interface is not working yet.  Parts of networking don't work.  DLNA, ripping, burning and Theater View don't.

We have not looked at video or TV yet, and they will not be part of the first version.

By commenting out some non-audio features, we're expecting to be able to compile the whole program in the next few weeks.  
 
It should take several more weeks to clean things up to the point where we could release an audio only version of MC for testing.

Expect these early builds to be available in late January or February.
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Until J.River supports server features I'll be on the sidelines, sadly.

post #1664 of 2498

Good to know thanks. My give it a try, check out the updates and wait for a video version meanwhile.

post #1665 of 2498

This isn't a music player, but it was mentioned earlier. I usually use EAC to accurately rip CD's I have, but it's kind of cumbersome to switch to Windows solely for that purpose (and some light gaming). Is there an easy-to-follow, newbie-friendly, comprehensive guide as to how to accurately rip CD's with XLD? Does XLD have the AccurateRip and CUEtools DB log features? From prior experiences with XLD, I've had extremely long rip periods even with new CD's (maybe it was CD Paranoia mode?) that had estimated rip times of a few days...totally not acceptable.


Edited by miceblue - 12/10/12 at 1:58pm
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