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post #3166 of 5084

Ah, ok.

 

Question about my Nexus 7 (2013). If I want to use it with a DAC such as the E18 I have to use USB Audio Recorder PRO, correct? But what if all my music isn't FLAC and I sometimes like streaming music on Spotify, Does this mean I have to root it in order to get audio out via USB without the app?

post #3167 of 5084
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Question about my Nexus 7 (2013). If I want to use it with a DAC such as the E18 I have to use USB Audio Recorder PRO, correct? 

 

Correct.

 

 

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But what if all my music isn't FLAC and I sometimes like streaming music on Spotify, 

 

The USB Audio Recorder PRO music player can only play WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF.

I have some MP3 files, I convert them to FLAC using foobar2000.

 

The USB Audio soft driver is included in the USB Audio Recorder PRO app, it can't be currently used by other app like Spotify.

 

 

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Does this mean I have to root it in order to get audio out via USB without the app?

 

Yes, there are probably some custom kernels which include a functional USB Audio driver.

post #3168 of 5084
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The USB Audio Recorder PRO music player can only play WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF.

I have some MP3 files, I convert them to FLAC using foobar2000.

 

You waste a lot of disk space converting from mp3 to FLAC. Converting to OGG would make more sense.

post #3169 of 5084
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I have some MP3 files, I convert them to FLAC using foobar2000.

Not much point in that tbh.  Should of ripped them to FLAC in the first place from the original source.  You can't add quality.  It should go CD>Flac>mp3

post #3170 of 5084

^ Yep. I'm sure he knows that though. And to be fair, if disk space is not a concern at all, converting to lossless is the only way to ensure you don't lose additional information converting to another lossy format. For most people, out of the formats USB Audio Recorder Pro supports, OGG Vorbis is probably the best bet.

post #3171 of 5084

I don't have the CD library to convert to FLAC, that is why I asked. I guess I should try rooting it... though I have no knowledge of how to do so. Anyone have any useful pointers for me? Thanks...

post #3172 of 5084
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Ah, ok.

Question about my Nexus 7 (2013). If I want to use it with a DAC such as the E18 I have to use USB Audio Recorder PRO, correct? But what if all my music isn't FLAC and I sometimes like streaming music on Spotify, Does this mean I have to root it in order to get audio out via USB without the app?
Hello,
I don't understand why you need USB audio recorder pro with the e18 ? For me the interest or this dac is to work with all USB otg devices without any specific driver contrary to other dac like e17 or e07. Because with my nexus7 or my nexus4 i can already use it with USB audio recorder pro.
Otherwise what would be the interest of the e18 ?!
post #3173 of 5084
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I don't have the CD library to convert to FLAC, that is why I asked. I guess I should try rooting it... though I have no knowledge of how to do so. Anyone have any useful pointers for me? Thanks...
Try this guide here:-
http://www.head-fi.org/t/627459/use-a-standard-usb-dac-with-a-nexus-7-step-by-step-guide
post #3174 of 5084
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I tried that guide but on the 2013 the settings are different. For instance there are no "deleloper settings" from step 1
post #3175 of 5084
I'll just youtube a tutorial i guess.
post #3176 of 5084

FYI you enable the developer menu by tapping on the build number 7 times.

post #3177 of 5084
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I tried that guide but on the 2013 the settings are different. For instance there are no "deleloper settings" from step 1
It's a hidden feature now.To enable developer features:

Go to Settings -> About phone
Scroll to the Build number
Tap 7 times
post #3178 of 5084
Sweet! Thank you for bringing that to my attention. Now I can unlock this bad boy's full potential..
post #3179 of 5084
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I guess I should try rooting it... though I have no knowledge of how to do so. Anyone have any useful pointers for me? Thanks...

 

"For the record, I have rooted and installed a nightly of CM 10.2 on my 2013 device, and the USB audio works flawlessly."

http://rootzwiki.com/topic/37755-timurs-kernel-usb-rom-closed-21-aug-2013/page-403

http://nexus7.wonderhowto.com/how-to/install-cyanogenmod-10-2-your-nexus-7-for-more-mod-friendly-stock-4-3-experience-0148441/

post #3180 of 5084

Using your dac/amp, with youtube or any other streaming music service would not work right? .

You must have the files on your phone and play them thru audio recorder pro ?

 

(ordering a pico next week for my note 2).

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