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Audirvana , long mp3 will not play

Fozz ·
Hi,  wonder if anyone has seen this before.  I have the demo of Audirvana and quite like it so far from MM to NDAC. It's been told to index music folders on my QNAP NAS and finds some of my long DJ Mixes.  These are around 500Mb mp3 and play for about 5.5 hours.  well that's it they don't play.   Home network is gigabit ethernet and the same files play fine via a UPNP renderer I have on a blu ray box, controlled by plugplayer.   Does anyone have any ideas? ...
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CD5X - mp3 or WAV?

BigO ·
Proabably a silly question BUT will my CD5X playback a disc that has mp3 files on it? In other words anything downloaded from Amazon. Or is best to convert the mp3 to wav?
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Former Member ·
You can play it but only in a CD audio format.
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sktn77a ·
Put more directly, no, it won't play burned MP3 files. You need to convert them to orange book CD format (basically WAV) on an audio CD with a program like Nero or EZCD. (Also, must be CD-R, not CD-RW)
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Gale 401 ·
Why the hell would you want to play mp3 discs in the first or second place? Just buy lots of CDs from amazon or amazon sellers. They are as cheap as chips. Stu.
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James L ·
Originally Posted by Gale 401: Why the hell would you want to play mp3 discs in the first or second place? Just buy lots of CDs from amazon or amazon sellers. They are as cheap as chips. Stu. Stu Possibly BigO is one of the many folks out there that buy only one or two tracks off a given album?
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Re: Audirvana , long mp3 will not play

Jude2012 ·
Hi, Have you tried to forced syncing your folder in the NAS? And/or removing the folder and re syncing? (User manual p40 for v2.3) Also look at the guidance in the User Manual for allocating RAM. More the better as long as there is about 2Gb left for Mac OS. If this doesn't work, I'd suggest looking on the Computeaudiophile site where there is a good user community and direct connection with the developer (damien78). HTH Jude
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Fozz ·
thanks for the tips Jude, will investigate along those lines ..
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Fozz ·
ah ha found out that if I select the track on the mac mini via a remote login it plays. I was using the A+ remote app and the track will not trigger to play via that so it looks more like an app issue than the actual software.
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Jude2012 ·
Glad yo have it sorted. An update to the A+ remote app is in the works, as I understand, to improve Qobuz intergration, so may be this issue will be resolved. It may be worth mentioning in the site I referred to.
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Converting flac to mp3 for mobile use

Honeyquince ·
Hi, I'm about to embark on a long trip and would like to take my flac library with me as mp3 files on my mobile. Does anyone know of software that could do this conversion for me. I did a quick search on the forum but I could only find relatively old posts and subsequently dead links to software. Many thanks, Robert
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Simon-in-Suffolk ·
Yep, dbpoweramp (MP3 converter) is a great program that is reliable and effective. Simon
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Honeyquince ·
Hi Simon, Thanks for the reply. I used dbpoweramp to rip my CD's and will look into the MP3 convertor. Robert
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Erich ·
xACT for MAC free and good. Erich
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Bart ·
dbPoweramp for Windows, XLD for OS X. I'd go ahead and do max compression, to save room on your mobile for more music.
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Bert Schurink ·
Another option could be to buy a proper audiophile device and just copy over the files without loss of quality and without a lot of work, options enough....
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ChrisSU ·
+1 MP3s suck!
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Bart ·
For the car? Or for playing through a little portable 3 inch USB speaker-thingy?? MP3's are fine for these applications IMHO (unless youre driving a Naim equipped Bently).
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ChrisSU ·
I use a USB stick with WAVs in my car and it sounds pretty decent. I tried a few MP3s out of curiosity, and they sounded dull, flat and lifeless. (I don't have a Bentley!)
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Honeyquince ·
Many thanks for all the replies. The main use is to ease the boredom of a long flight. Unfortunately finances mean that I'm limited to using my mobile phone but at least that means there's one less gadget to carry and to charge. I may try and convince my daughter that she really does want to let me use her macbook to try out xACT! Many thanks again! Robert
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Naim HDX with a Synology server

Jesper ·
How do I upload allready ripped CDs from an USB stick? I can copy them to the NAS but the HDX doesnt see the copied files. I am Building a MP3 libery for my iPhone. I chose the 224 kbps option. Which option comes closest to the Apple Lossless? Thank you Jesper
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ChrisSU ·
The answer will depend partly on weather your HDX is the SSD or HDD version.
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Jesper ·
Its a HDX-SSD
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Bart ·
You need to create a SHARE directory on the nas in which to store files not ripped by the HDX. The HDX uses a STORE directory on your nas to store rips it creates, and you the user need to create a SHARE directory on the nas to house files you've ripped elsewhere or downloaded, etc. The user manual tells you how to do this.
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Claus-Thoegersen ·
If the nas has a folder called music this folder should be visible to the server automatically. If so copy an album to the music directory and see if it works. If you are using the desktop client under Windows, on the music library tab, under internet radio you should see a list of the shares the hdx can see.already. Claus
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Rip CDs in MP3 or FLAC?

Victorthesecond ·
That might seem a basic question! But, I'm wondering what views are - and if I am missing something? I'm a new MuSo owner and have already had some great responses from you guys on the benefits of using a NAS. (I've not decided what to do yet!) What I'm now doing - after reading some of your replies - is exploring how best to rip CDs. I use Windows 10 which comes with a ripper in Windows Media Player. That allows me to select format - including MP3 or FLAC. I've also intalled the trial...
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alan33 ·
Hi Mike - My vote is to rip to FLAC (you can easily and automatically convert to MP3 afterward to build a separate smaller library for portable devices or whatever else you want/need to). I don't have a MuSo, but if there is really no difference at all, it might be worth triple checking that you are truly streaming FLAC files when you think you are - some streamers do a sort of "internal" down conversion for you and might be sending MP3 content. I'm not sure if Windows Media Center does this...
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David Hendon ·
Definitely you should choose FLAC not MP3. The former is lossless and the latter is lossy. Storage is cheap and if you soend time and effort ripping CDs, it's better to do it lossless and you can always transcode to MP3 if you want to later. But you can't go from MP3 to FLAC. i've got old ears too, but it was the discovery that despite that, some 320kbps MP3 rips were to my ears horrible compared with the CD that started me off buying Naim equipment. best David
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antony d ·
Mike for me FLAC, I use lossless for my NDX and transcode to WAV Rip a couple and check all work and the meta data is correct then you can go dont forget to get a separate back up, your CD is the final back up but would advise separate
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nbpf ·
FLAC, there is no point in ripping to a lossy format. Best, nbpf
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dayjay ·
As above, rip to Flac and only do it the once, you can always convert to MP3 if you need it for mobile use etc. Personally I would use Exact Audio Copy (EAC) which is free and excellent rather than pay 50 odd quid too
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Huge ·
If you ever upgrade from a MuSo to a Unity or separates system you'll really appreciate the difference between MP3 and FLAC. MP3 throws away detail and you can never get it back again.
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Victorthesecond ·
Well, thats a pretty overwhelming vote in favour of FLAC! Just to respond (and ask more questions.....) 1) The information on the MuSo app, when playing the aforesaid "Ticket to Heaven" was as follows: When playing MP3 file: 44.1kHz 128kb/s and when playing FLAC (from dbPoweramp, it just says "44.1kHz. I don't really know what that means! 2) Has anyone else got views on the free ripper referred to in the thread (Exact Audio Copy)? 3) Mention was made that Windows Media Player might sort of...
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Huge ·
The trojan was probably loaded by a webpage in a 'drive by attack'. What anti-virus are you using (if Windows Defender, then this shows why you need a proper anti-virus package). DBPoweramp is known clean if downloaded direct from Illustrate's site. EAC is fine, but DBPoweramp's handling metadata and album art is better. There are plenty of reasons to use a DLNA server on a NAS, some are 24x7 availability Reduced wear and tear on the laptop Won't run out of steam if you do a heavy processing...
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Victorthesecond ·
Thanks Huge, Yes, it is Defender although, touch wood, it's been good so far....apart from this one time! Any recommendations for alternatives?
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likesmusic ·
You don't have to rip twice to get FLAC for you and mp3 for your mates; dbPoweramp lets you rip to two different formats simultaneously if you wish. Alternatively you can rip to FLAC, and then batch convert your FLACs to mp3s, using dBpoweramps batch conversion module and taking the option of keeping the originals. FLAC is a lossless format with great tagging so as everyone has said is the safest and best way to go. Set aside a few dark wintery nights to experiment before launching off ..
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Huge ·
I generally don't recommend a specific AV package, as things change every few weeks, and so the controlled environment test results are inconsistent. Personally I use Kaspersky (oddly, you can often buy a physical disk cheaper from shops than downloading online!), but the free AVG, AVAST and Panda packages are also quite good. Even the free ones are a LOT better than Windows Defender - which is primarily designed as a 'minimum effort' 'just deal with the worst' solution, to ensure herd...
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Victorthesecond ·
Thanks Huge. I've used Avast before so installed that - happily, no problems detected! So, either Defender is doing a decent job or I've been lucky....
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Bulletdodger ·
Why would you consider mp3?
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Huge ·
Because when it was produced, it was clearly stated that it produced much smaller files with no perceptible loss of quality . The part about loss of quality, when is listening is done critically with good enough equipment, is patently untrue . However a lot of people haven't yet caught up with that information.
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Dave***t ·
On Windows, EAC for ripping and mp3tag for tagging (it does FLAC etc too) are both free and excellent. No need to spend money unless you want to.
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Huge ·
In my experience DBPoweramp's CD ripper gets better quality metadata a bit more often than EAC, hence requires less manual fixing after the event. Other than that, I agree, the data riped from either are just as good as they both use AccurateRip to check for veracity. The other tools in the DBPoweramp suite are also useful (I find the tag editor is a little easier to use than MP3Tag and MusicConverter is a good semi-batch format converter)
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Victorthesecond ·
Thanks guys. I've looked at EAC but it only seems to rip as wav files ? Maybe I'm missing something ( very likely given my newness to all this!):
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Bert Schurink ·
No it also rips in Flac. On the left push the button I think it's called cmp...., just have a look.
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Huge ·
WAVE files are fine, they contain all the same data as FLAC, but are about 1.6x the size as the data in a FLAC file is losslessly compressed. You can losslessly convert WAVE to FLAC and vice versa.
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Victorthesecond ·
Crikey you guys are fast..... And good!!!
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Daveas ·
Slightly different subject but can you transcode FLAC to WAV on the Core?
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sjbabbey ·
EAC can rip to FLAC but to do so you need to point it to your flac.exe executable file. The easiest way is to keep a copy flac.exe file in your EAC program folder.
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David Hendon ·
At the moment so far as I can see you have to decide, when you setup which you want the Core to rip into and there are no subsequent transcode arrangements. This may be on Naim's development road map, but I wouldn't know about that. best David
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Daveas ·
Thanks David. It would be nice to know if this is planned Phil. Dave
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