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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Feel free to start a discussion about what should be there next. Maybe
    there's some low hanging fruit which could be done easily.
    Erland already did the code to add a pref to disable automatic VA scanner detection:

    http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=8324

    (it might need some minor tweaking/updating, it was done a while ago)

    this would mean that only those items with explicit comp=1 tags would be identified as a comp to server. that would be great! quicker scans, predictable behavior, etc.

    i would make this the default option on a new install. on an existing install respect existing behavior, whichever way it is. thx.
    Last edited by BJW; 2018-02-28 at 21:21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    Honestly, there still is nothing better. When I see all the hand-wringing over at Computer Audiophile I can't help but be thankful we have LMS and Michael to support it! As well as Squeezelite thanks to Triode and Ralphy. And kudos to everyone involved with piCorePlayer. Let me not forget Logitech for keeping MySqueezebox and these forums alive.

    Happy holidays to all.
    I agree piCorePlayer has replaced a SB Classic with a blow capacitor and subsequent bad soldering job, although I may supplement with a external DAC. Michael's Spotty has nearly ended my use of a personal music library, and although I do not think they have been the greatest stewards, Logitech did keep it going and not sure if we would be talking here if Slimdevices was not purchased by them.

    I also give a lot of credit to iPeng which made made the whole house setup Wife and Kid Friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
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    Feel free to start a discussion about what should be there next.
    Michael, would it be possible to update the included version of SOX to a newer one that is capable of DSD.

    Lots of people have been asking but fail to get DSD playback via LMS due to lack of support by the old and not anymore updated SOX Version, e.g. on our ARM v7 Synology NAS.

    Mansr sox, regularly updated:
    https://github.com/mansr/sox

    Previous SOX project - no more updates for years:
    https://github.com/cbagwell/sox


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    Last edited by Ge Ba; 2018-03-15 at 03:52.
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    Players: SB Radio, RPi 3B+, 7’’ Touch, pCP @Marshall Acton. Multiroom HiFi: Denon AVR-X4000, AVM M30 @Nubert NuLine/NuVero 5.1+2

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    > @mherger Michael, would it be possible to update the included version of
    > SOX to a newer one that is capable of DSD.


    Isn't DSD playback handled by the DSDPlayer plugin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ge Ba View Post
    Michael, would it be possible to update the included version of SOX to a newer one that is capable of DSD.

    Lots of people have been asking but fail to get DSD playback via LMS due to lack of support by the old and not anymore updated SOX Version, e.g. on our ARM v7 Synology NAS.

    Mansr sox, regularly updated:
    https://github.com/mansr/sox

    Previous SOX project - no more updates for years:
    https://github.com/cbagwell/sox


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    In addition to Michaels' reply about using the DSDplayer plugin, newer versions of SOX prevent Inguz from switching sample rates so some tracks won't play. One of the SOX functions was deprecated, can't remember which one. IIRC SOX versions greater the 4.3 lose that functionality and there are a few users of Inguz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJanGo View Post
    Lol,

    that makes debugging much easier...

    • what was the first verion of lms 7.9 that you installed from scratch? NOT your actual installed version?
    • oh you cant remember - than we have to fiddle here and there to understand your problem.
    not quite sure where the humor is? server has used exactly this approach when it introduced some previous new features/prefs, like TPE2 treatment.

    might as well add this req too:

    http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=142

    seems to me u might want to see what your ratings are in server, no? seems low hanging too.

    FLAC/Vorbis use RATING with a 0-100 range, where 20 is one star and so on.
    m4a uses the %rate% atom with a 0-100 range, where 20 is one star and so on.

    you could do half stars with the above, increments of 10.

    here are the de facto ranges for id3 POPM (Popularimeter) frame:

    224-255 = 5 stars when READ with Windows Explorer, writes 255
    160-223 = 4 stars when READ with Windows Explorer, writes 196
    096-159 = 3 stars when READ with Windows Explorer, writes 128
    032-095 = 2 stars when READ with Windows Explorer, writes 64
    001-031 = 1 star when READ with Windows Explorer, writes 1

    And a syntax of:

    Txt string | 255 | 0

    Where the txt string is usually an email, the first number a 0-255 rating value, and the second number represents playcounts, (and is basically ignored by all apps)

    Ps. Somehow my attempt to edit actually deleted my post.
    Using: Win7 64 + LMS 7.9 & Duet & ipads w/the logitech app, and ipeng on an ipod
    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph..._Artists_logic & http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Compilations

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > @mherger Michael, would it be possible to update the included version of
    > SOX to a newer one that is capable of DSD.


    Isn't DSD playback handled by the DSDPlayer plugin?
    Michael,

    I found that both the DSDPlayer Plugin and C-3PO invoke sox to play or transcode DSD.

    However, only a newer sox (I have 14.4.2) resp. only the ‘mansr’ fork (linked above) seem to be able to do that, at least on an ARM platform, so we have to compile sox ourselves.
    I would like to understand why this issue only exists on ARM and not on Intel versions of LMS (or is this a Synology only issue?).

    See also my inquiry (post #104) and Marco C ‘s reply in his thread: C-3PO plugin, a transcoding helper.
    http://<br /> http://forums.slimdevi...st899475<br />

    Having to compile sox ourselves is a disaster for us audiophile users. I have done it on my Synology NAS (soft float although it has a powerful FPU) and it’s working flawlessly but it seems to be a permanent issue, also for others, if not addressed from ‘upstream’...

    Anyway, thanks for your great work!

    Gerhard
    Last edited by Ge Ba; 2018-03-20 at 15:42.
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    Players: SB Radio, RPi 3B+, 7’’ Touch, pCP @Marshall Acton. Multiroom HiFi: Denon AVR-X4000, AVM M30 @Nubert NuLine/NuVero 5.1+2

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobertuk View Post
    In addition to Michaels' reply about using the DSDplayer plugin, newer versions of SOX prevent Inguz from switching sample rates so some tracks won't play. One of the SOX functions was deprecated, can't remember which one. IIRC SOX versions greater the 4.3 lose that functionality and there are a few users of Inguz.

    Bob
    Hi Bob,
    thanks for this information, wasn’t aware. I thought there may be implications and dependencies, but just wanted to raise the issue.

    Gerhard
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    Players: SB Radio, RPi 3B+, 7’’ Touch, pCP @Marshall Acton. Multiroom HiFi: Denon AVR-X4000, AVM M30 @Nubert NuLine/NuVero 5.1+2

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by MoonFri View Post
    I agree piCorePlayer has replaced a SB Classic with a blow capacitor and subsequent bad soldering job, although I may supplement with a external DAC. . . .
    I've done many output recaps on the Classics. Unless the pads and traces have been burned up, a bad soldering job can usually be redone pretty easily. The stock coupling caps are cheap generic electrolytics. Dropping in a pair of Silmics makes for a very nice upgrade repair on these for next to nothing.

    In my experience, Classics are much more responsive to improved power supplies over a DAC upgrade, and I would start with that before dropping an outboard DAC on one. It's a much cheaper and more effective tweak that extends beyond the SB. The stock supply is a big noise-maker -- both on the output and the mains supply sides. And on the Classics, even using an optical link, a DAC chain with strong de-jitter/reclocking is needed to make it worthwhile. And all you're ever going to get out of a Classic is 44/16. Once you start down that path, you are better off just jumping over to a Touch as a digital head end. The Touch is just better and quieter all around for those 'supplements'.

    But after all these years, I still prefer the VFDs on the older ones, if only because I can see them better from across the room.
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