Originally Posted by dikkiedirk
Got my iDSD today. Hooked ut up to my iPad Mini trough the Lightning USB Camera Adapter and it seems to work with iPeng/LMS upto 24/96.
24/192 is downsampled to 24/96. I only see a yellow light on the iDSD not cyan. Where? I don't know. Either LMS or iPeng or iOS.
Any hints anybody? Should I try DLNA with 8player. Or is there a way to avoid downsampling in LMS if it at all happens?
To test highest samples rates try a few DLNA/UPnP servers using 8Player bit-perfect app for iOS, .
Be careful not any DLNA server is bit-trasparent, many downsaple to a MAX supported bit/freq.
More: FLAC files are not ideal to stream to iOS, freq isn't recognized properly even using 8Player, it's OK only when files are stored in internal memory and replayed with specific app like FLAC Player.
For portability everywhere, the DLNA server on the Seagate GoFlex Satellite for example doesn't downsample or transcode so you should stream ALAC files to iOS, to avoid taxing wi-fi using bigger WAVs.
At home connected via cabled Ethernet to a high-end stereo streamer the DLNA server should be able to transcode lossless ALAC to WAV which gives a few must have advantages:
1) Bigger libraries are possible using only ALAC (compatible with any DLNA server, iOS and iTunes too).
2) Purist approach: files are transcoded on server and sended as pure PCM to the renderer which doesn't have to do that work before feeding the internal DAC.
3) Metadata could be edited as you wish (WAV or AIFF have limited metadata support and universal compatibility).
With Windows I suggest Asset UPnP server, it could also transcode ALAC to PCM WAV.
To edit metadata and manage any file conversion use dbpoweramp from same company.
Even for CD ripping I use their software!
Edited by Thraex - 1/29/14 at 7:42am