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  1. HQ Player

    Hi, 3.16.4 fixed my problems. Thank you very much!
  2. HQ Player

    Upon further testing, it appears this only happens with some songs and not all. It appears redbook files are fine, but I have found a DSF and a 88/24 file that stops before the end. Note both of these are in my play everyday playlist and this phenomenon did not occur until the most recent Windows update were installed and I installed 3.16.3. The Roon server version has not changed. Thanks.
  3. HQ Player

    I think I am having the same issue. I use Roon and it will only play one song at a time. The song will stop 1 or 2 seconds before the end and it will not move onto the next track. At that point, I can select another track to play and I can do this once or twice, but after that, selecting another track will not play. If I then quit HQPlayer, and start it up again, it says it cannot open my audio device. On my Auralic Vega, I need to switch the input to say Coax and switch back to USB before I can start HQPlayer again. I am using the latest 3.16.3 version on Windows 10 CU with the most recent updates. I hesitate to uninstall any of the updates given the news on the ransomware... Thanks for looking into this!
  4. After spending more time with AO on Server 2012r2, I notice that any activity on the pc will cause the sound to stutter or Roon to stop. For example, if I RDP into the system, sound will stop coming from Roon and I'll have to hit the pause button and then the play button to resume the music. Eg., Roon is not in pause mode, it's just that the music has stopped/interrupted by my RDPing into the pc. Any idea why why this Is? When I was on Windows 10, I didn't have these isssues and so I am thinking my hardware is sufficient (i7 6700k with 16 GB RAM). I run RoonServer and HQPlayer on this machine. Thank you.
  5. Hi, I'm new to AO and testing out the various settings. I had read that WASAPI is supposed to be preferred over ASIO. However, when I select WASAPI in HQPlayer, I cannot output DSD, just PCM. Is this normal behavior? Thanks, Hammer
  6. HQ Player

    It probably also depends on what filters you use. I have a i7 7700k and it's not able to use the xtr filters even with CUDA offload (GTX 980) if the source is DSD. However, the -2s variant works fine. My load is generally around 20-25% (I also run Roon Core on this machine) and heat is not an issue in my HDPlex H5 case - although I do leave the lid off given the 980 gives off a lot of heat. With the lid off, the fan on the 980 barely spins. One benefit of the k processor if you use Roon is that you can RDP into the machine and run the Roon front end. Nvidia drivers do not support OpenGL via RDP, but the intel drivers do and Roon front end requires OpenGL. (assuming you are running Windows).
  7. Superclocks

    Are these clocks different than a rubidium clock from say Stanford Reseach Systems? I picked one up on the cheap off eBay and had been meaning to purchase a DAC such as a Mytek which accepts clock input to play around, but have not had the time. Has anyone tried this with good result? Thanks, hammer
  8. Hi, just one more question . Can I install AO on my existing Windows 10 setup (with HQPlayer and Roon Core) or do I need to reinstall Windows from scratch with AO? Thanks! Hammer.
  9. i'm very interested in AO after reading this thread and hearing about the great results AO provides. Can someone explain how AO can help in my setup? I understand the concept of optimizing Windows background processes so they don't interfere with audio processing (eg., allocating too many clock cycles to non audio processes). But if I can use Exact Mode (Femto clock) timing on my Auralic Vega DAC, then doesn't that mean even though my PC is not as optimized as it can be (eg., not using AO), the timing is good enough that my DAC won't notice any difference and thus I won't hear any difference? I'm just looking for a good reason to buy AO now and not wait for the availability of a trail version that will work on my PC with Windows 10 Creator Update. Thanks, Hammer
  10. HQ Player

    Yes, a how to guide will be much appreciated!
  11. HQ Player

    Hi, I'm looking to see if server 2016 in Core mode with Audiophile Optimizer will be an improvement over my windows 10 pc. Does anyone know if HQPlayer will run in server 2016 Core mode? It appears Roon Core can run in Core mode and so I wanted to made sure HQPlayer will as well before I make the leap. Currently, I run Room Core streaming to HQPlayer on Windows 10. For me, HQPlayer is a must. Thanks, Hammer.
  12. Hi, I have a dedicated Windows 10 PC running Roon Core and HQPlayer in my audio system. It's connected via USB to an Auralic Vega DAC. Roon passes the audio stream to HQPlayer which then upsamples everything to DSD256. The PC is headless and I rely on RDP to make modifications. I run the Roon front end on my IPad. After reading numerous reviews of AO, I am interested in testing it out on my system. Will AO work in my setup?
  13. HQ Player

    Hi, just wondering as we try to optimize our pc's for HQPlayer if the new Windows 10 Game Mode will help?