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  1. Hi guys, thought you might like to know that SongKong (and Jaikoz) can both now autoupdate the new iTunes Work, Movement (name, no, total) fields, we write about it together with a screencast tutorial at http://blog.jthink.net/2016/12/updating-itunes-work-and-movement.html also we done have a lot of work on treating Classical releases specially, we are very open to user feedback so if you have an idea for where things could get work better or you have a wishlist of things you would like a tagger to do and don't know of any tagger that does it please let us know either here or on the Jaikoz/SongKong forums at Jaikoz and SongKong Forums
  2. I have a Synology DS412+ unit with my music. MP3s and FLAC files and currently separated in to their own folders. I had in the past used iTunes but with zero FLAC support, and the additional fact that iTunes sucks IMHO... I'm not sure how best to organize my music. Is there any software for the NAS that will help me catalog all these files, remove dupes, etc? Is there software for the computer that will let me access all of these files with a user-friendly interface (like iTunes)?
  3. Hi Everyone, for the time being I am stuck using iTunes on Windows 10. I am driving myself crazy trying to find a way to reliably direct the output to my 2nd dac a schiit modi. Basically I have two audio outputs, the default for system sounds and a secondary dedicated unit. Right now I basically have to trick itunes to use the 2nd output everytime I restart but setting the schiit modi as the system default, then launching iTunes, then resetting system default. Any suggestions on a better way?
  4. I used Spotify as my example in the question, but I'd also be interested in taking .mp3 or .wav to an iTunes playlist or a Windows Media Playlist, etc. Is there a program that allows for this? The point would be, once I have the playlist file or link, I can send it to a friend or acquaintance, and it'd simply be added to their playlist in whichever program they're using. Thanks in advance!
  5. I have several gigabytes of "Protected AAC Audio Files" in my iTunes library that I purchased back in the day when they still used DRM. I would like to convert these to a format so I can use them in HQP or Audirvana - but haven't figured out how to do it yet. I am aware that there is one way using iTunes Match (deleting the files and then redownloading them from the cloud) - but I am not interested in using Match. Is there some Mac software solution to remove the DRM (assuming it is legal to do so)? I did some googling around, but didn't come up with anything that looked legit. If you have any advice, I am all ears. Thanks.
  6. So, I have a noob question, but wasn't finding my answer through search: I'm using a MB Pro, iTunes & Amarra setup, with files stored on a 1TB WD duo RAID. I have hit the capacity of that drive, so I purchased a 4 TB G-Tech RAID o move the library to. I can then unRAID the WD to become a 2TB backup. My file structure on the WD has been: Type / Artist / Album / tracks. Type is AIFF, WAV, etc. From there, I would simply use Add to Library in iTunes to point to the music files. Now that I need to switch to a new drive, copying the files is easy enough, albeit, a long 9 hours to complete, however, I can't find an easy method for setting iTunes to use the new drive locations. I would like to maintain my current file structure, but if my only alternative is to redirect all the tracks, I may need to consider pulling all the files into the iTunes folders. Can any of you share your wisdom on this issue?
  7. Ciamara Learning Center We strive to specify and implement robust and reliable audio and home theater systems. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the most out of your Ciamara system, we have assembled a series of tutorials that we hope will be helpful to you. This section is one of the most popular on our site and provides a wealth of information specific to computer audio. Visit our Learning Center here http://ciamara.com/support Also, please let us know if there's anything you'd like us to include in the section or go into greater detail on. Thanks! 1.844.CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272) High End Audio Store NYC - Experience Ciamara
  8. Hello Acquired a 2nd gen X3 - happy with it in general - but - I think I have a problem of my own making and having a hard time coming up with a solution 1) In order to overcome itunes limitations with Classical music, came up with a naming/tagging scheme of my own - Worked well with my ipod - allowed me to organize music by composer, also identifying each track/movement etc... 2) However, ended up with pretty long directory and file names - ipod/itunes seems to handle it. 3) When copying those files to the X3 storage, problems start - long directory and/or filenames causes the X3 to lock or not play the file. Problem goes away as soon as file is shortened Short of tackling a massive renaming project of almost 2TB of music, want to ask the group if any ideas come to mind on how to deal with this. Used both Dapper and rsync to copy files - both over USB and straight into the SD card (mounted on Mac OS X) - Dapper did some special character substitution, but problem still remained Very general/open question I know - but I am at my wit's end... 1) Any X3 related tweaks I can try? Tried formatting the SD card as NTFS, but the X3 locked constantly - Any other? 2) Any software to automatically truncate will copying? 3) Any other techniques you know? 4) Most importantly, is my naming scheme stupid? :-( Thanks in advance for your kind help... v
  9. I am currently listening to music at home using this set-up: My iTunes library ( Win 7 64bit ) of 758 CDs converted to Apple Lossless music files is in my home office, and it is routed/connected to an Apple TV 3 in the living room through an Ethernet cable. The Apple TV 3 is connected to a DAC Moon 100D through an optical cable The DAC is connected to an integrated amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 815A which outputs the analogical sound to the speakers. I want to have best possible sound quality, but as far as I understand I have some limitations on this set-up: 1) Apple TV outputs everything at 16 bit/48 kHz (not bit perfect and not 'CD quality' 16 bit/ 44.1 kHz). So, even if I have higher quality music files being served from iTunes, it will be down sampled to 16 bit/48 kHz. 2) ITunes does NOT support 24bit recording and all Apple Lossless music files are automatically converted back to 16-Bit by iTunes So here are my questions: Can I play 24bit music files using iTunes directly from the PC to the DAC ( NOT using Apple TV) ? If yes, which formats? Any suggestions to improve my set-up output quality? ​ Thanks in advance.
  10. Apologies if this has been answered previously, but my search didn't turn up anything definitive. My question: Are there any up-to-date, Yosemite-compatible Mac apps that allow for remote control of iTunes on a headless mini using another Mac (like a MacBook Air) rather than an iPad or iPhone? I know there used to be some apps, but none of them seem to have been updated recently. I also know I could use screen sharing, but that seems like overkill, and I am also concerned that the resources demanded by Screen Sharing could possibly cause the mini's fan to spin faster, creating a noise issue in my listening room. I would be grateful for any tips or advice. Thanks!
  11. Hello, sorry if this is a repeat thread, but if it is, please help direct me to the thread. I recently purchased my very first HiFi set: PSB Image T6 speakers, Marantz SR5008 A/V receiver. Mac Mini (current model... late 2012?) connected to Marantz using HDMI, iTunes, external optical drive for importing CD's using iTunes (AIFF). All settings (Mac) are default. Do you have special settings, or software to enhance music? I tried using Amarra HiFi, but I couldnt understand it. It plays my HD music (24/192) from HDtracks.com on a slow tempo, while 16/44.1 music plays quite the same as iTunes. I've been reading that using Amarra HiFi improves sound quality, I just don't hear any difference vs using iTunes. Do I need to change some settings in my iTunes or Audio MIDI setup? sound is through HDMI at 44kHz sampling (default). Also, I have a 24/192 CD. I am importing it to my iTunes library in AIFF format, but I can see that it is being ripped as 16/44.1. How do I rip a 24/192 CD that retains its 24/192?
  12. Newb here. Just got Amarra and downloaded my first hi-rez album, the HD Tracks sampler. Most tracks play via Amarra (blue light indicator), but some of them will not budge off the iTunes (yellow light) indicator. Same album, in ALAC. Why is that?
  13. Hi, I have a song that I recorded, which I converted from a WAV file to an ALAC file using iTunes. The song plays on iTunes on my Macbook Pro with no problems, whether I play it directly through iTunes or using Audirvana Plus or BitPerfect through my HeadRoom Portable Desktop Amp (PDA). However, when I transfer the ALAC file to either of my two iPod Classics, there are audible clicking and popping sounds present throughout the track. I have rebooted both iPods and their software is up to date. My iTunes software is also up to date. Please note, I am using the same headphones (Denon AH-D5000 for iTunes and iPod playback. The crackling and popping noises occur when I use the headphone jacks on the iPods or when I use my Onkyo ND-S1 dock through my HeadRoom PDA, so this is not a connection problem. I have reconvereted the WAV file to an ALAC file twice using iTunes; the track still plays correctly on my Macbook through iTunes, but the track is still crackling and popping when I put it on my iPod. If I convert the wav file to an AIFF file, it does not pop or click on either iTunes or my iPods. This does not seem logical. There must be an error occuring when iTunes transfers the ALAC track to my iPods; however, I have >7000 ALAC tracks dispersed over 3 iPods and this is the first instance of this error. In summary: WAV to ALAC: clicking and popping on two iPod Classics but not on iTunes. WAV to AIFF: no clicking on iPods or on iTunes. Here is another interesting twist based on a test that I did. If I convert the AIFF file that I made in iTunes from the WAV file to an ALAC file using the program Max rather than iTunes, there are no clicking and popping sounds when I play the Max-created ALAC file with iTunes or on my iPod Classics. I transferred the ALAC file that I made in Max to my IPod using iTunes. This means that iTunes is somehow converting the WAV file to an ALAC file that exhibits no errors when played back with iTunes, but that does exhibit errors when played on either of my iPod Classics. It seems that I've solved this problem. Convert the WAV file to an AIFF file in iTunes and then convert the AIFF file to an ALAC file using Max, but I should be able to convert the wav file directly to an ALAC file in iTunes. Has anyone else had a similar problem? Thanks, Heath
  14. What happens to your music library after you die ? Bruce Willis's iTunes library concerns The first step in the battle...
  15. Apple gave us Airplay so we can stream music to several speaker systems. This is ideal if you want to hear your music in different rooms in the house. I bought a B&W Z2 speaker for in the kitchen. We were very happy with it until I installed Pure Music on my Mac. Suddenly there was no more music streaming in the kitchen. Naturally I blamed PM for this. More so because the Internet-radio music that I stream from my iPad through the Mac was received well in the kitchen. Then I learned that Apple is to be blamed. One can stream to more then one speaker set through iTunes, but not if another program is used to play your music. In that case one has to chose only one speaker set. There is is a workaround solution, though. It is called Airfoil. See: Rogue Amoeba | Airfoil I installed it and it works perfect. Two speaker sets playing at once. My HiFi stereo set (with PM) and the B&W Z2 in different rooms. There is also a remote app for iPhone or IPad to control Airfoil. This is may not be big news for many of you but since I had struggled for a long time with this 'problem' I thought I might publish this here.
  16. Last weekend a friend of mine had trouble at his audio society when trying to demo DSD playback. At one point he complained that DSD "isn't ready for prime time." I wanted to demonstrate how (relatively) easy it is to play high-res DSD downloads on a Mac with Pure Music -- even if you don't have a new DAC with native DSD playback. I'm staying out of the fight as to how DSD compares to high-res PCM. (Obviously, it's complicated.) The fact is, there are some good albums out there that were mastered as DSD, so I want to be able to buy them now and play them without sacrificing sound quality or iTunes convenience. Demo on YouTube. For convenience, I did the screen capture using my laptop and it's internal sound card, rather than my main music system with its external Bel Canto DAC (which does not do native DSD conversion). A few months ago I tried Korg AudioGate to convert the files to PCM first, then bring them into iTunes, but I didn't like what AudioGate did to the sound. Some albums showed signs of clipping with AudioGate. Pure Music sounds much better -- even doing the conversion on the fly. The CPU usage is not that bad. Take care -- Mark Block
  17. I am going to venture into the world of computer audio so I have a few questions. I'm sure these questions have all been asked (and answered) before so I wonder if a separate forum for those of us just embarking on this journey would be a good idea. My basic question is this, do I understand the process correctly? Below is what I understand the process to be. Step 1 - Rip music in a bit perfect format. This requires software. Step 2 - Manage (organize, list, share on network, find cover art and etc) music files on the device. This too requires software. Step 3 - Play your music files. This requires software as well. Step 4 - Utilize a re-clocker to reduce jitter when outputting the signal. This requires hardware. Step 5 - Use a DAC to take the signal from the re-clocker and convert it to analog. The output is to a preamp or amp depending on the features of the DAC. This requires hardware. First, is this correct? Assuming it is, is there a software that performs each of the first three steps in an acceptable manner to computer audiophiles? Most likely, I will need software that operates on a Mac. iTunes is an example of a software that does all three, right? Except that audiophiles don't care for the way iTunes handles step one (compression) and step three (delivery). Is this correct? I think I have a grasp of the hardware side, but I'm pretty much clueless on the software side. Any clarification you can provide is appreciated.
  18. Hi guys, I just acquired a macbook pro and have ordered a 1tb external hard drive. I hope to rip my sizable CD collection in Apple Lossless and play through iTunes (possibly getting audiophile plug-ins in future). I am wondering which ripping software is best? iTunes is most convenient but I want accurate rips(I don't want to rip again), so should I use a program like XLD? I don't have access to a windows machine or I'd just rip with dbPoweramp.
  19. Hello everyone at the forum, I am new at the forum and am kindly asking for your help (no problems actually, everything is working, I would just like to understand better how stuff works): Digital part of my music system consists of iMac and Musical Fidelity V-DACII connected via USB cable. My entire music collection is in 16/44,1 format. I play music through iTunes. My Audio MIDI Setup for V-DACII shows "44,100 KHz, 2ch-24Bits" (bits are locked but I can change sample rate). V-DACII is upsampling DAC, which means that every signal is converted to 24/192. My questions for here described setup are: 1. Does iTunes or CoreAudio upsample my 16/44,1 music files to 24/44,1 as Audio MIDI Setup shows? 2. In which format (bits/samplerate) is the audio being sent to V-DACII? 3. What is better solution: to use "44.100" or "96.000" setting in Audio Midi Setup since either will be converted to 192.000 in DAC? In first case, the sample rate of the original file is preserved until it reaches DAC. 4. Audio MIDI Setup says that Clock is "default". I know that USB on V-DAC is asynchronous but which clock is then used in the audio stream? I am a bit confused about this. Thank you for reading my first post and for kind support.
  20. Hi all, Thanks for all your help with my earlier thread linked here As I posted on that thread today, I'm finally getting wonderful sound out of my Mini setup. Now I need your suggestions for an elegant way to browse and control the library. At first, iPad Remote seemed like the ideal solution. I like to listen to music while talking/drinking with friends, and it was great to be able to just hand someone the iPad to select music. But after months of using it to access the iTunes library on the Mini I'm giving up. I'm listing the reasons below along with screenshots. I'm just not sure how to replace my iPad with iTunes Remote. I need a simple solution that anyone can use. At this point it seems my only option is to hook up a monitor, mouse, and keyboard to the Mini. But this sucks! I don't want to have to get up and use a computer every time I put on an album. The only other alternative I know of is Apple TV. It would be nice to use a TV interface. But I'm afraid the interface might be cumbersome for browsing through hundreds of albums, and I'm not sure if the Apple TV interface supports playlists? And I don't wish to route the music through the Apple TV at the cost of sound quality. And I use Pure Music- will the music streamed out of the mini to the Apple TV still go through Pure Music? Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks! Derek Why do I find iTunes Remote unusable? First of all, I have over a thousand albums (mostly classical) to which I have spent a lot of time adding metadata and scanning/downloading album covers. The covers are an important way for me to search for the album I want to hear. For instance, when I am looking for a particular recording of Horowitz playing Rachmaninov it's frustrating only to have the album names- they are all pretty much the same. But when presented with a list of album covers I can pick out the right one immediately. Unfortunately, iTunes Remote on iPad doesn't cache album covers. So each time I want to browse the albums I have to wait for each album cover to download. It takes a while, even on a fast wireless network. So I spend a lot of time just waiting for the covers to load. As you can see in the image below, the remaining five album covers haven't loaded yet. It's frustrating! A while ago when switching to iTunes I decided to put the Composer in the Artist field for all of my albums. I know some of you might be against adapting metadata for a particular software program, but I liked the ability to just click on "Artists" in iTunes and see a neat list of composers rather than a haphazard long list of a bunch of performers/ensembles/etc. Unfortunately the Artists tab in iTunes Remote doesn't have the pure Album view I prefer, rather a list of album covers with each title in the album. And once again, the album covers must reload each time! Finally, I've found that iTunes smart playlists are a wonderful way to browse albums on the mini or my macbook pro. They allow you to select the view type, which I invariably set to Album. However, the playlist view in iTunes Remote ONLY has a list view, which is hopelessly unusable for a large number of classical tracks. It takes forever to scroll down and find the right album, if you can find the album at all. And of course there are no album covers shown:
  21. I'd imagine others have had the problem, so here goes. itunes forced an upgrade on me to the new version. I listen to music in Amarra in cache mode along with itunes (both open). Since that upgrade, there is a 60-90 second gap between songs listneing through Amarra in cache mode. I have Memory Settings set to 4 MB (I have 8), and the tracks are being retrieved from a Drobo FS. This delay did not occur before the intunes update (only before the 1st song, as it appeared to "load" the 1st song....) What's strange too is that each time I reboot to try to "fix" the problem, I have to re-set the itunes to find the music on the Drobo, not on the mac mini itunes folder. Help?
  22. G'day CA Just wondering if anyone has successfully used a powerline network (power adaptors such as Belkin AV500) to connect a Mac mini using iTunes to an airport express (wired via power adaptor) in order to stream iTunes audio? Cheers Charles
  23. Hello Not sure this topic has been covered, but I am interested in knowing how you organize large libraries in your iTunes. I organize with playlists, divided in folders organized by decades and genres. Any idea or different experience ? Some of the folders are in portuguese, but it is understandable in english. I still use ITunes 9 in my main computer, I hate iTunes 11.
  24. Hello, I would like to know if I am the only one having issues accessing their music files since upgrading to ITunes 11. Prior to upgrading I had over 2.3TB’s of music and now it is showing that I have 1.98TB’s of music. I now get the dreaded ‘dead link’ warning, even though the files are still in the Itunes library and I have to point it to the file. This is extremely cumbersome because of the volume off affected files. I have all the files stored on a Synology 411+. I even tried starting a new library and adding the music files but some files are getting copied over and are not showing up in the library. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, what is the fix? Is there one? I am unable to restore to a previous point because none of the files are store on my Mac Mini. Thanks, Jason
  25. Greetings all, I've downloaded the demos of both Amarra and Pure Music. I'm sure that there are battle lines across both camps; however, I'm interested in folks who are using or have used PureMusic to give me suggestions on the best setup and configurations. I'm outputting iTunes/PureMusic on a Musical Fidelity USB to S/PDIF connection on a MacPro that then runs to an Anthem AVM50v and I've chosen to use the DAC in the 50v to process things. In very, very casual listening, Pure Music seems to make the highs of the music a bit more delicate (in a good way) adding more air. There's seemingly more separation and definition in the music and instruments. I'm playing both lossless, CD ripped, and iTunes purchased music on the DAC. Much of what I listen to is classical and orchestral, but also lots of female vocals, with rock, acoustic, folk, acoustic, jazz and more. Thanks for any insights or feedback on what I should be focusing on. Regards, Theo