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aloomens
2018-01-19, 16:33
I have piCorePlayer working fine for most things. I have tried enabling DSDPlayer, and it seems to try to play DSD files, but no audio. In looking in the LMS Server Settings, under DSDPlayer, it says: "This player supports native playback of DSD files. DSD-over-PCM should be configured on the player configuration interface.". However, I don't think my DAC supports native playback of DSD files. Is there a way to manually tell it to transcode to PCM? The DAC is a Schiit Modi USB DAC. Thanks!

steff
2018-01-22, 02:03
I have piCorePlayer working fine for most things. I have tried enabling DSDPlayer, and it seems to try to play DSD files, but no audio. In looking in the LMS Server Settings, under DSDPlayer, it says: "This player supports native playback of DSD files. DSD-over-PCM should be configured on the player configuration interface.". However, I don't think my DAC supports native playback of DSD files. Is there a way to manually tell it to transcode to PCM? The DAC is a Schiit Modi USB DAC. Thanks!

Hello
I have a quite similar problem and I already post a question and got a feedback
Look here: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?108544-pCP-and-DSD-native-support

In other words: if you do not eneable the DSDPLayer plugin, you can not play DSD files.
If you enable the DSDPlayer plugin, then pCP stream to the DAC the DSD embedding the DSD stream in PCM
There is a "pacth" to be applied that enable the native streaming of DSD without ebedding in PCM but anyway it is planned in a future realese of pCP the native support of DSD

Anyway there is no problem to play DSD over PCM ( DoP )... no manipulation... it is bitperfect!
The problem is that not always the player\DAC support high bitrate DoP

Hope it can help.

Linvincible
2019-06-14, 11:02
Hello, I try to run LMS on the pcp
when activating the DSDPlayer an error message on the player/DSDPlayer settings says:
"DSDPlayer does not currently include a version of dsdplay which supports your server. DSD playback has been disabled for this player."
Is there an updated plugin for pcp?
thanks in advance for the answers!

paul-
2019-06-14, 11:06
Yes, there is, you have to install it manually from the extension page. It's pcp-dsdplayer.tcz

Linvincible
2019-06-15, 07:53
thanks, found it and it works now!
pcp is really loaded now!


Yes, there is, you have to install it manually from the extension page. It's pcp-dsdplayer.tcz

tjp888
2019-06-30, 11:59
Hello
I have a quite similar problem and I already post a question and got a feedback
Look here: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?108544-pCP-and-DSD-native-support

In other words: if you do not eneable the DSDPLayer plugin, you can not play DSD files.
If you enable the DSDPlayer plugin, then pCP stream to the DAC the DSD embedding the DSD stream in PCM
There is a "pacth" to be applied that enable the native streaming of DSD without ebedding in PCM but anyway it is planned in a future realese of pCP the native support of DSD

Anyway there is no problem to play DSD over PCM ( DoP )... no manipulation... it is bitperfect!
The problem is that not always the player\DAC support high bitrate DoP

Hope it can help.

I've gone through the same steps. This does work pretty well.
However, depending on your system you may notice a degradation with sound quality when the pCP converts to PCM.

I say this because I've been using this method with both a Touch and a pCP with a HiBerry Digi+ hat. I used the optical port from both devices to my Denon AVR X3400h. The Denon showed a PCM signal at 88.2kHz.
After using this method for almost 2 years I just recently discovered that the Denon's built in Heos app can play DSD files natively. It can access my LMS directly. When I use the Heos method there is a noticeable improvement with the sound quality (fuller soundstage, clearer details). My speakers are just KEF LS50 with a KEF subwoofer. Nothing fancy. I was quite surprised at the improvement. I mistakenly assumed PCM would be indistinguishable from DSD on such a modest system.

So bottom line, it's worth the effort if you can get native DSD to play.


Signal from Touch or pCP w/HifiBerry
https://i.imgur.com/lJ3tCYC.jpg


Signal when access DSD file directly from AVR
https://i.imgur.com/eFBYP80.jpg