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Old 7th October 2016, 05:44 PM   #101
gychang is offline gychang  United States
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Hello Everyone,

I would like to introduce to you a new project of mine: wtfplay.

wtfplay is my attempt to create minimalistic Linux based, PC music playback
environment. Initially I wrote the music player software from scratch, later I built a
dedicated Linux distribution for it. It is called wtfplay-live.

wtfplay-live is optimized for playback from local disks. Its main features are:
  • memory based, bit perfect playback of stereo PCM files (WAV and FLAC), 16
    and 24bit, up to 384kHz.
  • command line driven - no graphical mode, no network.
  • runs completely from RAM, all local disks are accessed in read-only mode
  • distributed as LiveCD ISO image that can be written on the optical disk as
    well as onto a memory stick, SD card or hard drive.
  • runs on Intel Core2 Duo and newer CPUs.

In this project, the top priority is the sound quality rather than a number of
features.

Try it and let me know what you think. The downloads and the documentation can
be found at wtfplay-project.org

frd
excellent writeup, thanks, will try it.
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Old 5th November 2016, 07:04 AM   #102
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Is it possible to add cpufreq utility into the wtfplay project for downclocking CPU to 800MHz? In BIOS of my current m/b (asus maximus v gene) minimal cpu ratio - 16 (1.6GHz). Thank you!
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Old 6th November 2016, 09:56 PM   #103
frd__ is offline frd__  Poland
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It is ceratainly possible. That woudl be another thing on my list to test. If I
were you I would not worry too much about your current clock. Based on current
feedback from wtfplay-live users I can say that lower CPU frequency is
generally better, but this is not always the case. I have reports that where
the best results were achieved with CPUs running on nominal frequency.
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Old 11th November 2016, 02:09 PM   #104
sempronio is offline sempronio  Italy
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Excellent. It works really fine using an old, basic EEEpc.

I'm waiting for further releases. Thanks a lot !

Luca.
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Old 4th January 2017, 05:59 PM   #105
SAC is offline SAC  United Kingdom
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Based on the the section from the manual below, can I not use wtfplay on an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 quad core processor? I ask since I am struggling to boot from the USB.
MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless mini PC Review Part 1: Specs, Unboxing and Teardown

2.1. Supported processors and memory requirements

The wtfplay-live runs on PC with processors compatible with Intel Core2 Duo. At the moment the following ISO images are available:

core2 - optimised for Intel Core2 Duo CPUs.

corei7 - optimised for Intel Core i3/5/7 CPUs.

corei7-avx - optimised for Intel Core i3/5/7 CPUs with AVX instruction set.

amda8 - optimised for AMD family 10 CPUs, including AMD A4/A6/A8 APUs.

amdbd1 - optimised for AMD Bulldozer 1 CPUs and newer.
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Old 5th January 2017, 04:44 PM   #106
frd__ is offline frd__  Poland
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@SAC: Yes, wtfplay-live will run on Atom x5-Z8300 CPU. Both, core2 and corei7 images should run without problem. I believe that you booting problem is related to UEFI. As for now wtfplay-live does not support UEFI boot. I have made a certain progress to add this feature, but I still need to do some work on it.

I do not know what can you change in your PC's firmware - does it include "Legacy BIOS" booting option?
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Old 5th January 2017, 07:19 PM   #107
SAC is offline SAC  United Kingdom
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Hi frd, thanks for replying. I tried all including those you suggest to no avail. This is the first time I have tried this - never touched BIOS before - but I think I am doing it right.

I did not see a Legacy bios option, but if it getting round UEFI is a feature you are adding in the next few months I will surely wait to try it.

For me, mating Linux with my Amanero USB input (no drivers needed) is an attractive alternative to Windows and the accompanying drivers. All while using my existing PC. I am using HYSOLID currently with Process Lasso, and was considering AO and Fidelizer and, and, and....WTFplayer seems a better way to go for me.
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Old 6th January 2017, 08:23 AM   #108
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hi SAC
did you Change the boot order in the bios, to boot from usb-key?
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Old 6th January 2017, 08:58 AM   #109
frd__ is offline frd__  Poland
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Hi devy1, thanks for posting this screenshot. Is there anything there about secure boot?
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Old 6th January 2017, 10:03 AM   #110
dewy1 is offline dewy1
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hi frd_

i don't now, but normally every bios has a secure boot/safe boot Option



i took the sreenshot from web to show what i mean,because SAC mentioned:

This is the first time I have tried this - never touched BIOS before....

alll the best
daniel
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