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  1. Jackybrown

    Building your own PC for music

    For playing dsf file (DSD64 to DSD512) natively, SACD iso or transcoding DSF/DSD to PCM, any i5 cpu with 4G ram should be more than enough. But if upsampling is required, depending on the software you use and algorithm/parameters you choose, i5 cpu may not be fast enough.
  2. Jackybrown

    Building your own PC for music

    IMO, unless you are going to use hqplayer or roon, the PC you are planning to buy is overkilled. And I agree that money can be spent on a better DAC. What's the spec of your current PC? I don't use JRiver but I have used foobar2000 on a little mini pc only with very low end intel CPU (Intel 3736F), 2G rom, and Picoreplayer on raspberry Pi 2B. Both played DSD files without any issue.
  3. or from the phone running Kazoo, use a web browser to test the minimserver connectivity via putting in the following URL: http://the ip of minimserver PC:9790
  4. In the Kazzo settings, all the servers are marked "unavailable", means the Kazzo lost connection to those servers. Have you tried another device?
  5. Now you can see the value of Roon 😁. Put jokes aside, some trouble shooting tips: 1. Check if minimserver is working - from the PC's notification area, you should see the minimserver icon, if it's green, it's running, otherwise not 2. Check the bubbleUPnP server, try if you can access the webpage I guess either of these two is down.
  6. Good to hear you work it out, and to stop the foobar media server, you can do it via foobar menu -> Library -> Stop UPnP Media Server:
  7. Updated steps: 1. Install bubbleupnp server (you have done that) 2. Install foobar upnp plugin (https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_upnp), but the 'Upnp Media Sever' is not required and can't stopped via foobar menu. 3. Through the 'Media Renderers' tab of the bubbleupnp server webpage (http://your pc's ip:58050), choose your foobar2000 renderer from the left hand side list, then check the 'Create an OpenHome renderer' check box from the right hand side panel. 4.Download and install Minimserver (https://minimserver.com), and configure the content directory. Then you should able to find the 'MinimSever' library and 'foobar2000 renderer' in any OpenHome upnp controller apps. I use 'Lumin' and 'Linn Kazoo' as they are available in both iOS and Android, free and have pretty nice UI. For Lumin, here is the instruction of how to use the app and connecting to Tidal : http://www.luminmusic.com/support-app.html.
  8. ----Edit note: after I wrote the following, I found a new Upnp server software can stream local DSD file natively, so the following is not accurate any more, please skip and move to the next post -- Just to clarify, I haven't been able to stream local DSD files natively via bubbleupnp server, so that's why I still have to use FoobarCon as remote control to play DSD files. But streaming local PCM files and Tidal are fine. Here are the steps: 1. Install bubbleupnp server (you have done that) 2. Install foobar upnp plugin (https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_upnp) 3. Through the 'Media Renderers' tap of the bubbleupnp server webpage (http://your pc's ip:58050), choose your foobar2000 renderer from the left hand side list, then and check the 'Create an OpenHome renderer' check box from the right hand side panel. Then you should able to find the 'foobar2000 renderer' in any OpenHome upnp controller apps. I use 'Lumin' and 'Linn Kazoo' as they are available in both iOS and Android, free and have pretty nice UI. For Lumin, here is the instruction of how to use the app and connecting to Tidal : http://www.luminmusic.com/support-app.html. By the way, if you need just one app can control playing both local DSD files and Tidal, maybe you should look into SqueezeServer/Player solution, especially the Picoreplayer (https://picoreplayer.org), one raspberryPi will do all the work. The only downside is it can't read SACD ISO files.
  9. My intent to use bubbleupnp server is to stream Tidal to foobar, not stream music from foobar to other dlna devices. And no matter what's done, you can always control foobar on the computer.
  10. Jackybrown

    SOLD: FS: Logitech Squeezebox Duet

    Thanks Ben, please check your PM.
  11. Agree, any RDP solution is too difficult for family.
  12. I am in the similar situation with OP - headless windows, need to play DSD and Tidal. Just to share what I am using, not perfect, but sort of works. Windows remote control - VNC is better than RDP imo, I am using tightvnc - https://www.tightvnc.com. With VNC, a monitor is not really needed. foobar remote control - could try foobarcon pro - https://sites.google.com/site/foobarcon/, try the free version foobarcon first before buying the pro version. (Although at the end I have to develop my own diy web based foobar control software to suit all my own requirements, but I found foobarcon pro is very usable for most of the needs) Tidal - Except for the Tidal windows/mac applications and roon, I haven't found any other software can do MQA, Hifi (44.1) is the best other software can do (Updated: As my DAC doesn't support MQA, this may not be the case for the DACs supporting MQA). Most of the time, I use VNC and the Tidal app. But I also installed ' BubbleUPnP Server' (https://bubblesoftapps.com/bubbleupnpserver/) and foobar upnp plugin so that I can use either LUMIN or Linn Kazoo on ipad/phone to listen to Tidal via foobar.
  13. Item: Logitech Squeezebox Duet Location: SE Melbourne Price: $80 + postage ($20 donation to SNA if sold here) Item Condition: Very good, no any mark or scratch. All working fine and just tested them again today, played Tidal for over 3 hours without missing a bit. Reason for selling: No longer used. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Comes with original Logitech power adaptors. Don't have the box anymore, but will pack well for shipment if required. Pictures:
  14. Jackybrown

    FS: SHANLING M5 DAP

    @john321722, we can discuss this via PM and will PM you soon. But John's reply does remind me something I forgot to mention: the DAP doesn't have internal memory and TF card is not included in this sale. I can put in a 32G Sandisk or Samsung TF card for additional $10.
  15. Jackybrown

    FS: SHANLING M5 DAP

    Item: Shanling M5 AK4490 HiFi Lossless DSD Portable Mini Music Player (Silver) Location: Melbourne Price: $350 + postage ($6xx when new) Item Condition: very good (screen protector on since day one.) Reason for selling: Not use anymore Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: First owner, very light use after purchased new couple year ago. This DAP doesn't have internal memory and TF card is not included in this sale. A 32G Sandisk or Samsung TF card for additional $10. Tech specs Screen: 3 inch IPS HD resolution display (480X800) Audio format: DSF, DFF, ISO, APE, FLAC, ALAC, WMA, AAC, OGG, MP3, WAV, AIFF Sampling rate: 44.1kHZ-192kHZ Output Level: 1.3VrmS D / A converter chip: AK4490 Amp chip: a voltage amplifier chip AO86lO, current amplifier chip BUF634 Low-pass filter chip: JRC MUSES8920 Decoding: maximum support 384 kHz / 32bit USB: USB Micro-B [data transfer and charging (MAC and PC)] Output ports: headphone output (3.5mm), Line / coaxial output (3.5mm) Output Power: 300mw @ 32ohm / 20mw @ 300ohm Dynamic range: 110-20kHz (-0.2dB) Distortion: <0.003% SNR:> 105dB Clock Jitter: 30ps (Typ) Reference clock jitter: 200fs External Storage: Maximum support 128G TF card Battery: 3400mAH lithium battery Life time: 9-10 hours Support System: Windows XP, Windows7, 8, 10 (32 / 64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 upwards Dimensions: 57 X 13.8X120mm Weight: 135g Reviews: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/shanling-m5-hifi-lossless-dsd-portable-player-grey.21579/reviews https://headfonics.com/2016/08/the-m5-dap-by-shanling/ Discussion in Head-fi: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/shanling-m5-impressions-discussion-thread.799595/ Pictures: (Note:it may look like gold under the light, but it's actually silver)
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