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post #106 of 123

Hi all,

 

I have just successfully setup my new iPad mini retina 128GB with Lightning-to-USB-Camera together with unpowered 4-port USB hub and connected to my Dragonfly v1.2 and everything works, using Spotify extreme quality configuration.

 

But I have invested in 128GB to load FLAC 24/96 files, and have some questions:

1. Which is the best FLAC player for iOS 7?

2. How do I setup Dragonfly to work on 96kHz and not by defaut (green light)?

 

One of the USB hub ports has an USB stick with 64GB with tons of FLAC files but it is not seen by iPad,

3. Which USB filesystem does iPad support? Now 64GB is FAT32

4. How do I transfer files from USB pendrive to FLAC player folder?

 

Thanks in advance,

Alberto

post #107 of 123
Hello,
For listeni g at Flac format, I ise Golden Ear with pleasure...
post #108 of 123

Thanks a lot. I have started with FLAC Player and it setups DragonFly to 96kHz.

I will try Golden Ears; does it allow to download album/songs via WiFi?

 

Which sources do you use to download high quality FLAC? My experience with someones is they have been created since a Vynil rip 24/96 "at home" and final quality is not better than Spotify 320kbps (or my ears are not so good).

post #109 of 123
I like nPlayer at home as it is easy to stream files from the Synology server.

For hi res files HDTracks has a large selection, though some people think some of their files are not truly 24/96 even when billed as such.
Pono will be interesting once it is up and running.

The term "download" can also imply torrents and the like and we certainly will not go there.

You can also rip your DVD Audio discs pretty easily and there is a convoluted way to rip SACD discs using modified early PS3 units. Computer Audiophile is the place to read up on the SACD conversions.
post #110 of 123
Is it then possible to play FLAC via wi-fi on IPad? I've tried with "Airplay It" and it doesn't work. Only ALAC, AAC, AIFF, WAV seem to work over wi-fi for me. Please, someone enlighten me! Thank you .
post #111 of 123
Absolutely one can play hi res flac over wifi. That is what I just described
post #112 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by originalsnuffy View Post

Absolutely one can play hi res flac over wifi. That is what I just described

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
post #113 of 123

originalsnuffy, another BIG thanks to you for the "nPlayer" recommendation. It works fantastically well over my wi-fi network. I'll post this on another thread for others with similar situations.


Edited by Mambosenior - 8/20/14 at 7:30pm
post #114 of 123
I've tried Flac streaming with Verbatim MediaShare wireless and Kingston widrive.
For the first : I use a microsd cart in an adaptateur SD (Verbatim MS Wireless : wifi adhoc or pont, with an usb connector for keys and DD, and a SD connector, compatible with sD, SDHC, SDXC.)
When the audio format isn't compatible with iTunes and IPad... It's possible to open with a third application.
It's right with Golden Ear (which opened but you must click the "play" button...)
It's also compatible with Gplayer ( all opened alone) with OPlayer (lite)
With Ace Player, it's possible to stream by Samba...

For the Kingston : it's possible ... But take more time with Golden Ear and music player and Ace Music.

This for the applications I have on the IPad...

Possible to run by UPNP/DLAN but I don.t try for.
Edited by Chemi - 8/22/14 at 11:48am
post #115 of 123

Hi indieman,

 

I have just received the cute small USB hat bought at amazon.com, but it does not work with ipad mini retina 128GB+3G.

What do I have to do to get it works properly?

Meanwhile I purchased this 4-port USB hub, http://trust.com/en/all-products/14591-vecco-4-port-usb-20-mini-hub--black, and it works fantastic but it is too big for travelling and I would like to use the small one. What do you suggest?

16006183

post #116 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by almarti View Post
 

Hi indieman,

 

I have just received the cute small USB hat bought at amazon.com, but it does not work with ipad mini retina 128GB+3G.

What do I have to do to get it works properly?

Meanwhile I purchased this 4-port USB hub, http://trust.com/en/all-products/14591-vecco-4-port-usb-20-mini-hub--black, and it works fantastic but it is too big for travelling and I would like to use the small one. What do you suggest?

16006183

 

I was mentioning to use this one

LL

post #117 of 123

Unfortunately support for usb hub is based on how the hub communicates with the idevice. If the hub communicates a higher mA rating than the device supports, it will not work :(

 

Something like this might work if it communicates a lower mA to the device...


Edited by indieman - 8/31/14 at 12:06pm
post #118 of 123

Well I'm ordering two different kinds of these to try, so I'll be the guinea pig ;)

post #119 of 123
post #120 of 123
Since it's just an extension, it probably won't work. You need a hub or something similar that had its own chip and meets apples mA requirements.

Anyone know if ios 8 has improved dac support?
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