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Foobar or JRiver

Foobar VS JRiver

  • Foobar

    Votes: 57 50.9%
  • JRiver

    Votes: 30 26.8%
  • Other (Mention below)

    Votes: 25 22.3%

  • Total voters
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daftcombo

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The Smiths' work I liked, but Morrissey solo not so much with his distasteful political views... :confused:
"The Queen is Dead" is in my top 5 album ever. But yeah, solo Morrissey isn't on par. Jonny Marr what the genius.

The drums can be a bit harsh on the CDs I have though.
 
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Kodi. Free. No clicking noise on my dac on usb, because of the option to keep the audio channel active. Also the option for sending white noise.
Tidal plugin. With this config, i can switch tracks without relais clicking in my dac.
 

bravomail

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Kodi. Free. No clicking noise on my dac on usb, because of the option to keep the audio channel active. Also the option for sending white noise.
Tidal plugin. With this config, i can switch tracks without relais clicking in my dac.
u got me puzzled. kodi (on Android) is heavy, and don't find it particularly user firendly. I use it on my Amazon FireTV for movies.
 

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Kodi. Free. No clicking noise on my dac on usb, because of the option to keep the audio channel active. Also the option for sending white noise.
Tidal plugin. With this config, i can switch tracks without relais clicking in my dac.
Kodi's claim to fame is it can scrape video sites.
 

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A suckless (a software minimalism movement) player I made with a simple optional interface. I used mpd and cmus a lot before, but wanted something simpler and more modular; mainly to get random but fair album shuffle (albums with a lower playcount have a higher probability of being picked).
 

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I am using Kodi on a htpc. With a remote control. I have also Sharky codecs installed for media playback and a Tidal plugin. There are two plugins for Tidal. I use the Tidal2 version. That one has a better layout from whats on my Tidal account.

For my solution, Kodi with output Wasapi usb to my dac without clicking noise it is perfect.

I am using Kodi a long time, so i am used to it. I only use Tidal or Qobuz for music.
 

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This week I managed to improve a little more, via software, twice, and so I listen to the music now. The first one was a trial and error, and I did not expect it!

Since I have JRiver MC WDM driver installed I decided to try other output devices from foobar2000 (updated to the latest 1.5 beta15). With KS : JRVAD Wave the sound is indifferent from the JRiver MC, which is the one that is really responsible for processing the audio files, foobar2000 being a mere interface.

But, here, I try DSD : KS JRVAD Wave and the sound has more bass and is more analog!!!!

foobar2000-output-dsd-ks-jrvad_wave.png


Appears, I think, thanks to the great plugin SACD -Super Audio CD Decoder- for foobar2000 (updated too).

Once again I confirm that as a foobar2000 player it is inferior, at least in my systems. Playing music from my tweaked ODAC USB. The 24/192 mono vinyl rip is reproduced from foobar2000 with Resampler SoX mod at 24/96. I hate the implementation of SoX in JRiver MC.

https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...-are-we-listening-to-right-now.40/post-232063

Konitz-meets-Mulligan-foobar2000-output-dsd-ks-jrvad_wave.png



PS: I have retouched parameters of the SACD plugin and the sound does not change. So the interesting thing is the new output device. In JRMC I have deactivated the Resampler (DSP -> [ ] Output Format). And all that has to do with DSD is untouched, they are the default values.
 
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It looks like I'm the only one here still using Winamp as my main player. I just never felt a need to transition to something else. The main features it has that I can't part with is the media library and the quick search option. It also has many other features that I can't live without, like lyrics, fade out at pause and fade in at play, the queue behavior and quick access to file info.

I also use the Deezer desktop app to listen to lossless files that I don't have in local storage.

For equalizer I also use EqualizerAPO which affects the sound output globally, which makes it very convenient to switch between winamp and deezer.
 
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I am out of luck using Windows, therefore Music-barrel on Linux and Kamerton on Android. Both can play ISO SACD. Unfortunately they can't play Wavpack containered DSD, but promised to add a support soon. On a plus note, both are a potential hack protected.
 

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Very interesting player with awful face. It works with JRMC WDM driver. I like the SoX implementation, the VST 64-bit and... has own Kernel Streaming!

But foobar2000 with DSD : KS : JRVAD Wave has better sound. I am intrigued and can not find anything on the net about it!!! Playing PCM files.
 
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Very interesting player with awful face. It works with JRMC WDM driver. I like the SoX implementation, the VST 64-bit and... has own Kernel Streaming!

But foobar2000 with DSD : KS : JRVAD Wave has better sound. I am intrigued and can not find anything on the net about it!!! Playing PCM files.
I believe i read somewhere that the programmer (a russian guy) doesn't speak english so.. besides russian forums there isn't really much info.
Have you also entered into the Linux world? Ever tried ( my absolute favorite :) ) http://wtfplay-project.org/ ?
 

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Linux? UNIX and without graphic interface before Linux arose :). But with Linux I have never been able to optimize it for multimedia like with W10, which I find frustrating. Now I take a look, and thank you!
 

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Multimedia without graphic interface is very uncomfortable if you have a huge collection. The logical thing is to implement an environment like XFCE, my choose with Manjaro.

ISO of only 24 MB.
 

Julf

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Linux? UNIX and without graphic interface before Linux arose :). But with Linux I have never been able to optimize it for multimedia like with W10, which I find frustrating. Now I take a look, and thank you!
What optimization do you think it would need?
 

Soniclife

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"The Queen is Dead" is in my top 5 album ever. But yeah, solo Morrissey isn't on par. Jonny Marr what the genius.

The drums can be a bit harsh on the CDs I have though.
The remasters are worth checking out, but the basic recording quality wasn't high sadly. The music makes up for it though.
 

daftcombo

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The remasters are worth checking out, but the basic recording quality wasn't high sadly. The music makes up for it though.
Cymbals sound harsh on the CD I have (out before the remaster). Still, there is plenty to listen to in the background of the first track.
 
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