PONO - Neil Youngs portable hi-res music player
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I’m new enough in trying the flactag script, but it seems to generate an error message if you try to use its ‘HiRes Tag’ button on a file that is not hi res. I am still learning it, so I may be wrong, but the readme file also suggests that it can turn the light red, yellow, or green under certain circumstances. I’ve not been able to make the light anything other than blue myself.
 
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I've never seen any color but blue myself.
 
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Fwiw, regarding Amazon Music HD:

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-music-hd-launches-to-compete-with-tidal/

Musician Neil Young launched the ill-fated hi-res Pono player several years ago, but he is excited (probably a little too excited tbh) that Amazon is embracing lossless audio.

"Earth will be changed forever when Amazon introduces high quality streaming to the masses," Young said in a statement. "This will be the biggest thing to happen in music since the introduction of digital audio 40 years ago."
 
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In retrospect, I wish I had bought one of these.
It's reliability is time-tested, as attested to in this thread :)
It sounds like after all these years all they need is a battery, and they're still good to go.

They're definitely not this!

Too bad there's not a current model, maybe he could hook up with Tidal or Qobuz...
edit: need to check out that interview above, thanks.

I just picked up his book about it, that'll have to do for now.
First hardcover I've purchased in a long time.
 
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In retrospect, I wish I had bought one of these.
It's reliability is time-tested, as attested to in this thread :)
It sounds like after all these years all they need is a battery, and they're still good to go.

They're definitely not this!

Too bad there's not a current model, maybe he could hook up with Tidal or Qobuz...
edit: need to check out that interview above, thanks.

I just picked up his book about it, that'll have to do for now.
First hardcover I've purchased in a long time.
I just picked the Pono 2 up today?

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I’m new enough in trying the flactag script, but it seems to generate an error message if you try to use its ‘HiRes Tag’ button on a file that is not hi res. I am still learning it, so I may be wrong, but the readme file also suggests that it can turn the light red, yellow, or green under certain circumstances. I’ve not been able to make the light anything other than blue myself.
A blue LED can only light up as blue. It is only switched on and off by software.
 
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So, I've been using these since they were first sent to backers, still haven't figured out the tagging. Ripped CD's are no problem, but often, with downloaded music, the tagging (particularly the performer) is lost. I've tried using JRiver to fix the tagging, but that seems to only fix it IN JRiver, not in the Pono. Any suggestions?
 
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So, I've been using these since they were first sent to backers, still haven't figured out the tagging. Ripped CD's are no problem, but often, with downloaded music, the tagging (particularly the performer) is lost. I've tried using JRiver to fix the tagging, but that seems to only fix it IN JRiver, not in the Pono. Any suggestions?
Doesn’t the Pono desktop app have built in tagging software? Otherwise, I’d try a different application since there are many such applications available as open source. I use Kid 3 for my Mac with excellent results.
 
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So, I've been using these since they were first sent to backers, still haven't figured out the tagging. Ripped CD's are no problem, but often, with downloaded music, the tagging (particularly the performer) is lost. I've tried using JRiver to fix the tagging, but that seems to only fix it IN JRiver, not in the Pono. Any suggestions?
I got this when I decided to re-rip all my CDs.
https://www.dbpoweramp.com/
It has album art, tagging, cd ripping, etc., and is pretty fast.
 
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Haven't used the Pono app in ages (I think it expired at one point). It was really a stripped down JRiver anyway. I tried downloading Kid3, for some reason didn't want to install. dbpoweramp is a paid app (have been using the trial for ripping, OK, not much different). The tagging program is an add on-together, it's about 90 bucks. Maybe I'll spring for it, but green holding out.
 
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I bought dbpoweramp, I'll give it a try with the Pono connected. mp3tag is also for purchase, I'll purchase one at a time. Thanks, though.
 
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