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Old 13th January 2020, 07:14 PM   #3021
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As i said, i don't use mpd, but you can ask directly to antonello caroli (creator of gentooplayer) here: GentooPlayer - Software - Audiophile Style
He is very kind to help users and develop new features if needed
Thank you for your advice! Please explain, why you don't use mpd?
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Old 13th January 2020, 08:07 PM   #3022
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Thank you for your advice! Please explain, why you don't use mpd?
Just because i like hqplayer sound quality much more...

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Old 13th January 2020, 09:40 PM   #3023
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Just because i like hqplayer sound quality much more...
For hqplayer an additional ARM or PC сomputer is required, isn't it?
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Old 13th January 2020, 09:56 PM   #3024
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For hqplayer an additional ARM or PC сomputer is required, isn't it?

Yes, for hqplayer a quite powerful pc is needed at server side, while BBB can host NetworkaudioD client and output via I2S to the dac. This way, sound quality is even better than just using hqplayer server as usb player.
A bit similar to lms on a pc and squeezelite on a sbc/squeezebox, but hqp sound quality is much better: pc computing power is used to upsample and convert to dsd in a very accourate way that sigma-delta dac chips simply are not powerful enough to reach.

That's what i understand, i'm not a digital audio expert so i cannot explain better. But i have good ears and i can state that hqp sound quality is way above any other player i've heard - assuming your dac can play native dsd...

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Old 14th January 2020, 10:45 AM   #3025
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Yes, for hqplayer a quite powerful pc is needed at server side, while BBB can host NetworkaudioD client and output via I2S to the dac. This way, sound quality is even better than just using hqplayer server as usb player.
A bit similar to lms on a pc and squeezelite on a sbc/squeezebox, but hqp sound quality is much better: pc computing power is used to upsample and convert to dsd in a very accourate way that sigma-delta dac chips simply are not powerful enough to reach.

That's what i understand, i'm not a digital audio expert so i cannot explain better. But i have good ears and i can state that hqp sound quality is way above any other player i've heard - assuming your dac can play native dsd...
Thank you for your explanation! Unfortunately I am not interested in dsd-format at all!
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Old 14th January 2020, 01:04 PM   #3026
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Thank you for your explanation! Unfortunately I am not interested in dsd-format at all!
I'm not interested in dsd format, too. All the files i have in my library are pcm flacs. But dsd conversion is performed by hqp on the fly, starting from pcm files, and it's just a trick to obtain better reproduction by the vast majority of dacs. You just play normal pcm files as you ever did.
If you want, you can avoid dsd conversion in hqp and let it just oversample pcm files to higher resolution, but that way you loose the highest quality level hqp can deliver...
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Old 17th January 2020, 06:38 PM   #3027
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Newer version of gentooplayer for BBB available at Download - GentooPlayer
Now configuration via web interface is possible and user can choose between different ALSA versions. Various kernel options (including RT and botic ones) and players/servers available (more than one can be enabled at once), ramdisk support and more.
Stable, high performance and very good sounding!
I tried this Gentoo Player last night. Wow, quite an improvement. Even my wife commented on it. I use the Roon Bridge formerly on Debian Jessie.
There are 14 Botic kernels to choose from. Do you know what the differences are? There is not much documentation.
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I tried this Gentoo Player last night. Wow, quite an improvement. Even my wife commented on it. I use the Roon Bridge formerly on Debian Jessie.
There are 14 Botic kernels to choose from. Do you know what the differences are? There is not much documentation.

Sorry i'm just an user, not a developer. But you can ask the developer (Antonello Caroli) in this forum: GentooPlayer - Page 28 - Software - Audiophile Style
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