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post #586 of 742
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Originally Posted by Mikae View Post

Thanks for fixing the Volume Check bug, now it's working like a charm!


No problem, thanks for the test file!

post #587 of 742

Hi! I'm currently using Core Audio, no upsampling via software (I let my DAC do it) and no dithering, and I haven't had the problem I was indicating in a previous post about sound "stalling". When I had the problem, I was using Core Audio with 2x upsampling. With SoX upsamplig I couldn't replicate the problem.

In any case BitPerfect now works like a charm!

post #588 of 742

i'm thinking about upgrading my Mac Mini to Lion (I'm now running 10.6.8).  

 

I'm using BitPerfect, with USB out to a Wyred4Sound DAC-2.  Everything is working great.  I had read here, or somewhere on Head-Fi that integer mode was not working with Lion, but the W4S DAC-2 doesn't support that, anyway.

 

Are there any benefits, or downsides, to upgrading to Lion, as far as iTunes/BitPerfect music playback goes?  As I said, everything is working fine now, so it's not a big deal, but I'm just wondering if there would be any surprises if I switched over to Lion.  

 

One thing I did read somewhere is that using the Apple Remote app (I control my Mini from an iPad) is a bit more responsive with Lion and the latest IOS 5.1 update.  When enabling the checkbox in BitPerfect to minimize iTunes interaction, there is a lag when using the Remote app; also, the time counter doesn't update smoothly.  I thought maybe there'd be an improvement in that area with Lion and the IOS 5.1 update.

 

Has anyone done this with positive or negative results to report?

 

 

post #589 of 742
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The track position will not update in Lion either when minimize mode is enabled over Remote. This is due to the way BitPerfect wrangles iTunes, so I doubt it will work in Remote in the near future.

post #590 of 742

Thanks for the info; but other than that, no problems with Lion and BitPerfect?

post #591 of 742

I'm happily running BitPerfect 1.0.2 with Lion 10.7.3

 

neither iOS5.1 nor iTunes 10.6 broke anything afaik

post #592 of 742
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Originally Posted by Red Jacket Mike View Post

Thanks for the info; but other than that, no problems with Lion and BitPerfect?



I updated to Lion.  I was using Fluke for MAc to play my Flac files but as of now Fluke does not work in Lion.   

post #593 of 742
Purchased BitPerfect yesterday. Was trying to A/B it with two DACs and it triggered a kernel panic after flipping back and forth a few times. This is probably a coreaudio bug, but I'll try to replicate tomorrow. Other than this, it seems to be a good product. Sounds as good as Audirvana free, for sure.

Glad to see the SoX SRC and am anxiously awaiting the AU support.

A quick tutorial on how to use the NetSend AU should take care of those who are complaining about the lack of AirPlay support.

Any chance of adding SoX's "earwax" psy-accoustic transform as an option? I'm new to "head-fi" but I use it sometimes when transcoding stuff for the iPod, may be interesting to try with headphones at my desk.
post #594 of 742

I just bought BitPerfect and and I believe that although not related to sound quality, maybe you should consider support FLAC as an improvement as well as support for movie players like Movist, MplayerX or MplayerX OSX Extented in the future. Thanks for a great piece of software. 

 

 

Being in this forum starts to have a negative effect on my wallet, recently bought the ZO2, I want to say that I am the first in Mexico to have one, yesterday I just update my XB500 for a 700proMk2 I hope I get to Later this month, and now BitPerfect :)

post #595 of 742
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Originally Posted by warwulf7 View Post

I just bought BitPerfect and and I believe that although not related to sound quality, maybe you should consider support FLAC as an improvement as well as support for movie players like Movist, MplayerX or MplayerX OSX Extented in the future. Thanks for a great piece of software. 

 

 

Being in this forum starts to have a negative effect on my wallet, recently bought the ZO2, I want to say that I am the first in Mexico to have one, yesterday I just update my XB500 for a 700proMk2 I hope I get to Later this month, and now BitPerfect :)


BitPerfect does support FLAC, but you'll need to use Fluke (or a similar program, if you can find one) to import the FLAC files into iTunes. As for your wallet, at least BitPerfect is a minimal impact smily_headphones1.gif

post #596 of 742

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Originally Posted by agentsim View Post


BitPerfect does support FLAC, but you'll need to use Fluke (or a similar program, if you can find one) to import the FLAC files into iTunes. As for your wallet, at least BitPerfect is a minimal impact smily_headphones1.gif


 

 

You're right :) It's a steal at that price!

 

I'm using Fluke to import FLAC files but this has no support for CUE + large FLAC files (complete albums).

 

I've been using Vox, for me the best audio player for Mac, it has the best support for CUE + FLAC files, but I think the sound from BitPerfect is a big improvement over Vox's own audio engine, BitPerfect sounds more clear, more refined with more soundstage...  

I do not know if you plan on giving support to other players but maybe Vox could be a good choice for his CUE + FLAC files support... That would be great!

 

... Or maybe you could make your application modular. You can create support for FLAC+ CUE files and sell it as an add-on for BitPerfect. I would buy it without hesitation! 

 

Thanks again, BitPerfect is a great improvement to my music with a minimal impact to my wallet! gs1000.gif

 

 

 

 
post #597 of 742

Bitperfect article with a photo of Tim!

 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/bitperfect

post #598 of 742

On certain Macbook Pro especially the 2011 version, I use the iBasso D7 Sidewinder DAC/Amp, when switching between 24/192 to 24/96 and back again.  Two things happen, a Kernel Panic regardless of buffer size and the second is track skipping as though the audio source is on a disc format and the laser can't seem to track properly.

post #599 of 742
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Originally Posted by yklee118 View Post

On certain Macbook Pro especially the 2011 version, I use the iBasso D7 Sidewinder DAC/Amp, when switching between 24/192 to 24/96 and back again.  Two things happen, a Kernel Panic regardless of buffer size and the second is track skipping as though the audio source is on a disc format and the laser can't seem to track properly.


I've had a couple of iBasso D7 bug reports. If you haven't already, get in touch with me via e-mail (support@bitperfectsound.com) and we can try to work through those problems.

post #600 of 742

Hi Agentsim,

 

A short question about BitPerfect.

 

I'm listening radio via iTunes@Win7 most time, but I can't find any program or add-on can enhanced sound quality for radio streaming on Windows system.

 

So, my question is your BitPerfect will do this? (Enhance the radio streaming sound quality for iTunes)

 

If that's possible, I would like to purchase a mac and BitPerfect as sound source.

 

 

Thank you!

 

 

Best,

 

Pal

 

 

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