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post #151 of 218
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

As for its standard functionality JRiver is a great player - no comparison to Foobar (although one might appreciate the simplicity of Foobar or play with many of its components).
Sound-wise I am still not sure. I need more time to listen critically. They appear to sound very similar to me now.
Okay, I'm looking at buying Foobar, as I'm only using the free Jukebox software, which doesn't support ASIO, and is a stripped down JRMC14.
post #152 of 218
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

Okay, I'm looking at buying Foobar, as I'm only using the free Jukebox software, which doesn't support ASIO, and is a stripped down JRMC14.

foobar2000 is freeware.
post #153 of 218
I hate the u.I.
post #154 of 218
It's highly customizable, you can make it look like pretty much whatever you want: http://goo.gl/U02bl
post #155 of 218
I've dabbled with the customization some too, but it doesn't have a 64 bit eq and stuff...
post #156 of 218
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Originally Posted by avm1 View Post

Please, try new version  http://albumplayer.ru/AP295b.zip It has more detailed, but still "analog" sound. It has fantastic sound! (If your DAC is able to demonstrate it)

And they have English version now: http://albumplayer.ru/english.html

I just tried this out, it may actually sound better than Foobar although my Foobar may not be set up 100%percent correctly. It's very basic but I stuck a DVD-A disc in and it auto played the highest rez stereo version right off the bat which was pretty cool since I've had to jump through a bunch of hoops to get my pc to play these discs.

post #157 of 218

Hello. This would be my first post. After listening to both Album Player releases, i felt inclined to give some feedback. In terms of pure audio quality this one has my vote! Post DAC, it is very close, sonically to a NAD 541i which i enjoy (and was what i was hoping to have matched via a pc). On a secondary note, the wasapi driver does not seem to be loaded (i might be doing something wrong here).


Edited by midnightdood - 2/25/13 at 7:57am
post #158 of 218
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Originally Posted by midnightdood View Post
 After moving the program to my main pc - and running a scan, AVG found the Win32/Heri virus to be embedded (in 2.9.4), in EXTRAS\add_plugins.zip.

There are no viruses in the files of the player. Some antivirus programs falsely detect viruses in the output plugin Maiko WASAPI (out_maiko.dll). You can not use it.

post #159 of 218
Thank you for the heads up. I look foward to enjoying the player and its updates.

 

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Originally Posted by IgorA View Post

There are no viruses in the files of the player. Some antivirus programs falsely detect viruses in the output plugin Maiko WASAPI (out_maiko.dll). You can not use it.

post #160 of 218

Its a brilliant sounding player!
After quite abit of testing to setup pc audio, i have found Album player 2.9.5b to be a comfortable cut above the the rest.  It was a clear and immediate difference at headphone level and its playback sounded musical and engaging at speaker output.  My amp and speakers are quite revealing and found that I did not have to ignore sections of music that were recessed, sounding too thin and or lacking in detail (this was my main gripe with most other players).  This is the first comfortable substitute for a decent CD player that i've heard.  I will be trying this player with some of my other interconnects to see how the music plays.

 

A big thank you to Igor Antonov for putting this out there.

 

I like it alot! beyersmile.png


Edited by volumeup - 2/25/13 at 11:35pm
post #161 of 218

i'm using foobar and i like it...

post #162 of 218

FLAC is lossless.  Lossless means just that.  Making a smaller file does not imply loss of information, just more efficient use of storage.  Think of rearranging your closet.

 

Do you think you can tell the difference between .wav and .flac?  Many people can.  It's called the placebo effect.  

post #163 of 218

How do you guys think OUYA will fair as a stand-alone flac player?  It's going to become a HUGE media player (as shown by the immediate gaming interest on kickstarter) both for people that need one and also for people that had never considered one before.  It comes w/ wireless controller, but you will need a tv to navigate it:

 

http://www.ouya.tv/

post #164 of 218
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Originally Posted by JohnyBGood View Post

How do you guys think OUYA will fair as a stand-alone flac player?  It's going to become a HUGE media player (as shown by the immediate gaming interest on kickstarter) both for people that need one and also for people that had never considered one before.  It comes w/ wireless controller, but you will need a tv to navigate it:

http://www.ouya.tv/
Hmm... it doesn't run windows, so someone will have to make a nice FLAC player with Bit Perfect support at 24/192... Maybe, maybe not, we'll have to see.
post #165 of 218
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post


Hmm... it doesn't run windows, so someone will have to make a nice FLAC player with Bit Perfect support at 24/192... Maybe, maybe not, we'll have to see.

So just about everything with AISO or WASAPI support?

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