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post #16 of 142

I like the Jriver due it's great support and convenience. Unfortunately I don't have golden ears to pick up apart any differences in sound quality between foobar and JRiver so both are good players, just one is more customizable and takes bit of time, one is pretty much configured properly for you. Though the usability part of foobar is inferior to Jriver to great levels. 

post #17 of 142

only reason i use foobar is if i need to extract a cue sheet from a file that has the cue info embedded into it, not sure if jriver can do this as well.

post #18 of 142
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

only reason i use foobar is if i need to extract a cue sheet from a file that has the cue info embedded into it, not sure if jriver can do this as well.

True that forgot the cue file as well. 

post #19 of 142
What is a cue sheet?
post #20 of 142
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

only reason i use foobar is if i need to extract a cue sheet from a file that has the cue info embedded into it, not sure if jriver can do this as well.

I use a free program named Cue Tools:  http://www.cuetools.net/wiki/Main_Page

 

Works every time and easy  to use. I've been using this for years and it is a great tool.

post #21 of 142
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I use a free program named Cue Tools:  http://www.cuetools.net/wiki/Main_Page

 

Works every time and easy  to use. I've been using this for years and it is a great tool.

 

 

how does that work?

 

i've used cue splitter just to split cues from files when i have the sheet.

 

and just foobar to extract an embedded cue.

post #22 of 142

I drag and drop my cue files into foobar and let it do the rest of adding the track file names and etc.

post #23 of 142
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

 

how does that work?

 

i've used cue splitter just to split cues from files when i have the sheet.

 

and just foobar to extract an embedded cue.

You can download it and try it for free. It's a stand alone program. You simply point it to the file for which you want a cue sheet and it extracts the information from the music files. Creates the cue sheet in 1 second. You can direct it to save the sheet anywhere you like.

post #24 of 142
How does J work with the pdp transfers? That's the only reason I keep itunes. And will it work with rockbox?
post #25 of 142
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

only reason i use foobar is if i need to extract a cue sheet from a file that has the cue info embedded into it, not sure if jriver can do this as well.

 

Sure they can.  this may help a bit.  Not sure if it's what you need.

 

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/419-guide-ripping-dvd-and-blu-ray-audio-using-dark-side-moon-immersion-box-set/

 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

I like the Jriver due it's great support and convenience. Unfortunately I don't have golden ears to pick up apart any differences in sound quality between foobar and JRiver so both are good players, just one is more customizable and takes bit of time, one is pretty much configured properly for you. Though the usability part of foobar is inferior to Jriver to great levels.

 

+1 same here.  I don't use J. river for the sound.  I use it for everthing else.

post #26 of 142

The best feature of 19 is DSP PCM2DSD. You need at least an i5 to do the calcs necessary plus have a DSD128 DAC.

 

I never heard Redbook better, and this is on a very, very humble DSD DAC, Korg DS-DAC-10. For DSF files, a lot more detail. The Korg and the MPD-3 both use an ASIO compatible driver on Win 8.1.

 

Cannot go back to WASAPI or any other PCM direct listening anymore, I'm hooked on DSD!

post #27 of 142

When the player (j.river 19) is opened, I cannot get any sound on my youtube, it's like the sound is muted on my internet browsers.

How do I fix it? 

post #28 of 142

You can get rid of it, but it affects the quality of the sound coming out of JRiver.  You're using an exclusive output, like WASAPI, ASIO, or kernel streaming, which means that when JRiver is running, it's the only thing that can use your sound card.  If you switched to directsound, you'd be able to hear youtube videos and browser sounds, but you would degrade JRiver's sound quality.  I don't think it's worth the tradeoff.

post #29 of 142
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post
 

When the player (j.river 19) is opened, I cannot get any sound on my youtube, it's like the sound is muted on my internet browsers.

How do I fix it? 

Thanks for the answer.
Stopping the music does not help neither reloading the webpage. The thing that help is what you suggested - relaunching chrome completely, but this is not very convenient.  

Switching j.river to Direct Sound helps indeed. If it affects the sound quality of youtube I don't mind so much because I don't do headphone listening from youtube.  

I listen on my headphones through USB converter so I switch to the different device (Hiface MK3) to USB-wasapi and it gives me the quality back.


Edited by korzena - 10/11/13 at 6:19am
post #30 of 142
The differences between players and output modes are marginal at best. Some DACs react better to lower latencies, so ASIO or equivalent in Mac/Linux might help. If you want a major improvement, add Isone to JRiver DSP (thread) and open a whole new world of headphone soundstage tweaking. smily_headphones1.gif
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