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post #16 of 21
I've had hot mastered tracks go into clipping when I made compressed files off of them. Perhaps that's the problem.
post #17 of 21

Had the crackling in FLAC files downloaded from Bandcamp (so I figured it wasn't a problem with the source) and I've experienced this before with FLAC files but never took the time to figure out what was wrong. For me changing the latency/cache settings in VLC fixed it! Pretty silly that the default setting can't handle FLAC files though. Thanks for the tip.

post #18 of 21

I was noticing some crackling in some FLAC files in VLC. When I ran them in Foobar I didn't hear the crackles. 

 

Some recordings are also just not very good. Doesnt matter if they are flac or not. I am learning that the hard way and I am little disappointed with some of my favorite artists now that I am running audiophile cans and a transparent set up. 

post #19 of 21

If there is noise in one player and clean in another, the problem is the crackly player, not the files.

post #20 of 21

I've also had crackling due to dodgy USB ports that my DACs are connected to - especially on well used PCs with well used USB ports. 

 

With Foobar, it's also down to how well the system cooperates with ASIO / WASAPI and the DAC OS drivers. 

post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
 

If there is noise in one player and clean in another, the problem is the crackly player, not the files.

yeah. someone mentioned I should try a fresh install of VLC. It doenst bother me much. I have been using foobar for a few days now and really like it, but still watch all my video on VLC. and audio now a days on ripped video is pretty horrible. That is where these rippers are able to shave away a lot. 

 

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Originally Posted by exsomnis View Post
 

I've also had crackling due to dodgy USB ports that my DACs are connected to - especially on well used PCs with well used USB ports. 

 

With Foobar, it's also down to how well the system cooperates with ASIO / WASAPI and the DAC OS drivers. 

 

no dougbt. I have a USB extension cord. that I have had for probably 10 years. It works just find for anything else I have used it for. 

I got my ODAC home, wanted it close to me, since my PC is bit away from me. I plug it into this exntestion cord. Yikes! 

It was unlistanble to. I pluged the DAC straight into the USB port on the PC. crystal clear.

bad cable, old cables, old connectors, probably even old Mother boards and PCs. 


Edited by gr34td3str0y3r - 3/27/14 at 8:05am
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