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    win7 music player

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    I'm using JRiver and recording in flac for my music player. The sound is excellent, but I find it very clumsy compared to itunes running on a mac. Is there a way to use itunes, keeping my flac recordings, on the win7 computer and still get excellent sound? If not, is there a win7 music player that sounds good and has the elegance of itunes? Thanks. -Howard

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    Clumsy? You know you can:
    1) set up J River to look identical to iTunes (called "views")
    2) use these views, and any other you create, in jremote, a tremendous iPad app for J River

    Be patient. I find, after knowing J River for a bit, that it is soooo much more flexible, simple (if required) and robust than iTunes (let alone better sounding) that I'd not give up yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ted_b View Post
    Clumsy? You know you can:
    1) set up J River to look identical to iTunes (called "views")
    2) use these views, and any other you create, in jremote, a tremendous iPad app for J River

    Be patient. I find, after knowing J River for a bit, that it is soooo much more flexible, simple (if required) and robust than iTunes (let alone better sounding) that I'd not give up yet.
    Thanks for your prompt response. How do I set up JRivier to mimic itunes? I find it clumsy, i.e. I can't seem to find the way to change the order of cuts in an album that JRiver has mis-ordered. I'd sure appreciate any info. I can get to set it up so that it doesn't need constant attention. Thanks again. -Howard

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    Although this thread looks quite complicated on the surface, it isn't. It's just that the author goes into tremendous detail how to create views. In reality, it takes less than 3 minutes. If J River has mis-ordered an album then sort on your track number column.

    Customise Current View v17 Expounded

    Or simply download a J RIver skin like Fusion X3 (looks like iTunes)
    http://accessories.jriver.com/mediac...ccessories.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Pollack View Post
    Hi-
    I'm using JRiver and recording in flac for my music player. The sound is excellent, but I find it very clumsy compared to itunes running on a mac. Is there a way to use itunes, keeping my flac recordings, on the win7 computer and still get excellent sound? If not, is there a win7 music player that sounds good and has the elegance of itunes? Thanks. -Howard
    Hi Howard,

    You use different hardware (sound card) and software (player and drivers).
    Windows native drivers have constant sampling rate and bit-depth (see Windows Audio Settings). Players and/or drivers make resampling and changing bit-depth "on fly" with embedded algorithms.

    You can't change hardware immediately.
    But try using ASIO-driver (native for your sound card or universal ASIO4All) with ASIO capable player (as example, foobar2000 with ASIO-plug-in). It allow to get bit-to-bit playback for your hardware (get maximum quality of your hardware).

    -Yuri
    AuI ConverteR 48x44 - HD audio converter for high resolution dsf (1-bit/D64/D128), wav, flac, aiff, alac, iso-sacd, 352/384 kHz ... and CD ripper on Mac & PC www.SampleRateConverter.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted_b View Post
    Although this thread looks quite complicated on the surface, it isn't. It's just that the author goes into tremendous detail how to create views. In reality, it takes less than 3 minutes. If J River has mis-ordered an album then sort on your track number column.

    Customise Current View v17 Expounded

    Or simply download a J RIver skin like Fusion X3 (looks like iTunes)
    J. River - Media Center

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    I can't find the skin you refer to. If I click audio than view a list of skins comes up but not at all like the one that mimics itunes (does it work like itunes?) If you can steer me to that I'd certainly appreciate it. I tried to sort it on the track column but that didn't work and than the track column disappeared. Sorry to be so incompetent with this, but... Thanks again -Howard

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    I have found Album Player (Audio player Album Player 2.9) to be a simple and sonically brilliant player for win7.
    I have been testing playback software for my setups and this one (by some margin) ticks all the boxes. I bear no relation to the software.

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    While not easy to set up, I like Foobar for my muiscal listening/viewing. It takes some work to keep everything maintained properly....you have to get the metadata right and really need to get directory structure proper too. But having the coverflow option so that the albums scroll back and forth is great and the playlists and everything. Plus it's the best sounding audio player out there that I've come across...and I've used them all... I'm honestly surprised that no one has come up with a really good "audiophile focused" program that does it all (sort of like an iTunes, but even better).... Oh well until that day, probably keep with Foobar.

    On a side note, I've set up XBMC and I have to say it's a pretty darn good music player as well and supports WASPI for bit perfect playing. Bascially one has to figure out what they like the best!

    My Foobar Setup:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Pollack View Post
    Hi-
    I'm using JRiver and recording in flac for my music player. The sound is excellent, but I find it very clumsy compared to itunes running on a mac. Is there a way to use itunes, keeping my flac recordings, on the win7 computer and still get excellent sound? If not, is there a win7 music player that sounds good and has the elegance of itunes? Thanks. -Howard
    I realize that this post is a little old now, but this topic on our wiki may help others who want something simpler:
    Simplified Interface - JRiverWiki
    JRiver Media Center / jriver.com