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alank

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Pre-purchase Linux question
« on: June 24, 2015, 06:15:06 pm »

I have installed the JRiver for ARM on a Raspberrypi 2B and it will not play dsf files directly, but rather the files must be converted on my main machine.

If I replace the Raspberrypi with an Intel i3 NUC, would the Linux installation be able to perform ALL tasks in the way that JRiver running on my i7 main audio/video Win 7 machine will?
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Re: Pre-purchase Linux question
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 06:21:18 pm »

AFAIK Linux doesn't have full native DSD support yet and what little support there right now is for the few DACs for which you'd need a newer Linux kernel and newer ALSA. Currently it's likely this probably can't get worked around without resampling to PCM. That said, I have tried playing DSF files in Ubuntu running a Core-i7 and they do play even though they're likely being resampled to PCM, like I said.
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Re: Pre-purchase Linux question
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 10:04:54 am »

AFAIK Linux doesn't have full native DSD support yet and what little support there right now is for the few DACs for which you'd need a newer Linux kernel and newer ALSA. Currently it's likely this probably can't get worked around without resampling to PCM. That said, I have tried playing DSF files in Ubuntu running a Core-i7 and they do play even though they're likely being resampled to PCM, like I said.
If you have a DAC capable of DoPE you can enable that in MC linux and get DSD without resampling.
This has been tested with the only DAC we have capable of this which is the Mytek Stereo-192 DSD DAC.
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Re: Pre-purchase Linux question
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 12:50:29 pm »

If you have a DAC capable of DoPE you can enable that in MC linux and get DSD without resampling.

How? Enable DSD bitstreaming or through output format?
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Re: Pre-purchase Linux question
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 06:21:58 pm »

If you have a DAC capable of DoPE you can enable that in MC linux and get DSD without resampling.

So would JRiver running Linux on an Intel i3 NUC be able to re-sample a dsf file to 176 or 192 on the fly?
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Re: Pre-purchase Linux question
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2015, 07:28:13 am »

How? Enable DSD bitstreaming or through output format?
Enable DSD bitstreaming which uses DoPE on linux since that's all that's available.
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Re: Pre-purchase Linux question
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2015, 10:26:16 am »

So would JRiver running Linux on an Intel i3 NUC be able to re-sample a dsf file to 176 or 192 on the fly?

For Stereo that should probably be possible on a i3. Multi-channel, I'm uncertain.
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