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  1. JRiver 22 + Win10 Creator Update Problem

    Hi, I waited with Win 10 - 64 Pro Creators Update, and yesterday decided let's update, and in Microsoft usual way more problems generated than solved, I can start JRiver 22 and playback on the PC is working fine, but as soon I switch to S/PDIF converter (M2Tech HiFace EVO) blues screen appears, with stop code, and what failed: vadspdif64.sys. Up to this update worked fine with different versions of JRiver. I would like to know if somebody is having same issues? JRiver 22.0.108 Windows Edition 10 Pro / Version 1703 / Build 15063.483
  2. Crossfeed is an attempt (either in software or hardware) to "fix" the skewed stereo effect when listening headphones. Stereo assumes two speakers in front of you, not right on your ears. Roon has a built in crossfeed DSP function based on the Bauer implementation: http://bs2b.sourceforge.net/ JRiver has an unidentified (at least I have not been able to find anything specific about it) implementation in their DSP interface (with varying strengths of moderate, standard, etc.). Of the two, I prefer Roon's. Indeed, while I would not call Roon's transparent it improves most (but not all) recordings for me in spite of a bit (but only a bit) of mid range "veiling" for lack of a better word. JRiver's implementation sounds to my ears a bit more heavy handed. I still use it on occasion however. Anyone have experience with any other implementations (perhaps a VST plugin in JRiver)? Do you regularly use Crossfeed?
  3. This is my first topic I am initiating, and I didn't see it already covered, though it may be somewhere so excuse any redundancies please. I've been a JRiver user for a few years now, and have wanted to get into multi-room (whole house) audio. I tried using various DLNA renderers as separate zones, which works, but the sync is awful, can't easily grab online streaming services and send to different zones, etc. So after researching SONOS (which I'm thinking is probably a bad word around here), and DTS Play-Fi, I ended up going the Play-Fi route getting a Paradigm PW Link. I wired it directly to my router via CAT5e, which drives a decent Parasound AMP, which drives a decent pair of outdoor DefTech speakers. I'm happy with the sound quality, but there are obvious issues with Play-Fi, hence the article I pasted below, which I can certainly relate to. My question: what is the alternative? I understand DLNA does not do room sync all that well, but perhaps some DLNA compliant products contain such syncing SW? I'm not interested in spending $0,000's per end point. The $350 PW Link fit the budget just fine, and I'm tempted to buy another one, but before I get too far down the Play-Fi highway, what are the alternatives?
  4. Hi everyone. I tried to find an answer to my question searching the forums but could not. I have fallen behind my hobby in the last 4.5 years and computer audio has moved on considerably. The last time I shopped around and felt like up to date, there was no Roon and no Microrendu, no HQPlayer. It was mostly about Jriver, Jplay and AO. And definitely linear power supplies. I’m willing to upgrade what I have in hand and I’m very confused. I will very much appreciate if you can help. Please do not recommend me to do years of reading. Help if you can. Digital side of my setup: 1. Dual boot Single PC CAPS V3 Zuma (Intel i7-3770T / Intel DH77EB Micro ATX / SOtM tX-USBexp / SOTM Sata filter / Streacom F5 / 128gb SSD only for OS) 2. Powered by 3 rail Paul Hynes linear power supply (Motherboard, SOTM, SSD) 3. Dual boot: a. Jriver19 on WinServer2012R2 AO1.26 Core – strictly audio b. Jriver20 on Win10 – audio, video, family, ease of use… 4. Meitner MA-1 DAC 5. Synology NAS – where all audio(/video) files are Now the hard part, I would like to upgrade my hardware to venture into more resource intensive software like Dirac and/or HQPlayer. My idea is to upgrade the CPU, motherboard and memory cards and stick with the rest (case, ssd, sotm gear and the power supply). I really need video capability, that’s why I have the dual boot currently. Does this make sense? I already have a brand new CPU in hand, i7-7700T. Can you recommend me a motherboard? Preferably microATX to stick with the former CAPS v3 design? Or am I being foolish? This route will ignore the MicroRendu trend, right? Spending all that money for new mobo, memory etc I could very well get myself a MicroRendu. Am I sacrificing too much for that friendly video capable win10 boot for family? Is there a way to have best of both worlds? Your guidance will be most appreciated.
  5. Hello, following a fantastic article from your site i was able, through bubbleUpnp, to stream my music via Jriver to my chromecast audio device and play it. Now i bought a second chromecast audio for another room in oud house and also installed it so i can use it that way. Time for my question however: using the Google Home app i linked the two chromecast audio' s to be able to use them together (and of course in sync). With an app like Spotify this works like a charm. Although Jriver an JRemote recognize the linked chromecasts as a nee dnla-renderer and i can choose it as a device to stream my music to, nothing more happens....no music..using them seperately they both work however. I am trying this setup because using Jriver ability to link zones doesn't work, at least not in sync. Any thoughts on why my setup doesn't work would be appreciated.
  6. I have previously posted asking how to configure JRiver to send stereo to multiple zones. I have now come up with a solution. This is the best I could manage without moving to pro audio type solution. I would still like to implement a master volume for the convolution channels but for now I guess I have to live with this setup. It was a slow progress from 2 speakers to the current 26 speakers setup. It took me 5 years to get the 4 speakers correct and last few months for the rest of the speakers. The convolution works for stereo setup too and it doesn't cost much. p.s. Where is the "Preview" button?
  7. How can I install JRiver MC on Windows 2016 Server (Datacenter) CORE Mode? This WS version can not switch between GUI and CORE mode, so the applications must install in CORE. I tried install JRiver but the process aborted and raised an error message: iexplorer not found. Is there any way to solve the problem?
  8. So I bought a Teac UD-301 yesterday. I followed the instructions and installed the driver before connecting it to the PC via USB. I have my internal sound card set as the default device so no Windows sounds go through the Teac device. I have set the audio output in JRiver to the Teac asio driver. Sometimes it plays songs but sometimes it doesn't and sometimes the Teac doesn't even appear in the list of sound devices and I have to turn it off and on again to get it to show. When it does play, it will work for a little bit but changing song, or skipping the track makes the DAC just cut out. I connected it via the optical port from the optical out on my motherboard and had the same issues, so this isn't a problem relating to the USB input. Another thing that's weird, is that when it does work, I notice the output to be extremely loud, as if it's amplifying the signal. I have it connected via XLR straight to powered monitors and even at quarter volume on the Teac it's much much louder than previous DACs I've used with built in pre-amp. I don't even have the gain set to 0db on my speakers. Saying that, the sound is fantastic. Very detailed and I haven't heard the low end sound so good on these speakers. Any comments would be very much welcome. (oh, and I'm using windows 10).
  9. Apologies up front if there is a more appropriate forum to post this in. It crosses several topics (networked audio, equipment, software). Bottom line up front: I’m looking for an alternative to my current Mac Mini / JRiver - based music server setup that is more stable. I leave the computer on 24/7, with JRiver running, and I expect to be able to playback music using my iPhone running JRemote whenever I want to listen to something. This works more often than it doesn’t, but too often I attempt to play music via JRemote and get nothing, at which point I turn on the TV only to discover the Mac has thrown a dialog box or an error or JRIver has crashed. Once I clear out the dialog box / error window and if necessary relaunch JRiver or reboot, the system works as designed. This happens often enough that I want a solution that is more stable, preferably using the same hardware I already own, but if necessary I’d switch hardware. To be very clear, I’m not looking for new functionality or improved sound quality, just better stability. Setup: Mac Mini (2011) with 8GB RAM running OS X El Capitan and JRiver MC 21. The monitor is my main TV which I use to watch video. Music is stored on a 3TB local external hard drive that is connected to the Mini via Firewire 800. The Mini is connected to a 802.11ac router via ethernet cat 6. It feeds two separate music systems via USB 2.0 (one home theater / stereo, one headphone rig). Additionally, there is a 3rd system that I stream music to over my home network via DNLA. I use an iPhone running JRemote as my primary controller, again via DNLA. Uses: 90% listen to 2ch music stored on the hard drive on one of the three systems I already mentioned (two connected to the Mini via USB, one remote system that streams from JRiver). 9-10% streaming video over the internet (I do the vast majority of my video watching using a Roku rather than the Mini, but I’ll use the Mini to watch sources that aren’t compatible with the Roku). 0-1% Multi-channel video content. On those rare occasions where I watch multi-channel via the Mini, I use XBMC for OS X rather than JRiver. I do this infrequently enough that I don’t mind the process of quitting JRiver, modifying the necessary configurations on the Apple MIDI utility, and launching XBMC, then when I’m done reconfiguring the system for music / 2ch. Any suggestions? Would running XBMC on Linux and using it for music playback offer me the stability I’m looking for? (I could always boot back into OS X when I want to use the computer to stream video over the internet.) Other ideas? I really am hoping to avoid buying a dedicated music server, though that’s probably the solution that would offer the most stability. Thanks, and if anything in my description is unclear, or if there is additional info you need me to provide about my system or how I use it, just let me know.
  10. Hi, I am traveling and suddenly my JRiver apps on MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad cannot find my music files on my Synology NAS. JRiver connects to the music server, the iMac, and can see the library/albums/songs, but when i choose a track nothing plays and I get the error message: Audio Streaming Error. There was a problem playing the current audio file. : Yet I can connect and play music using Synology's audio station app. Has anyone experienced this? Can this be fixed remotely or do I need to wait until I return home? Thanks Bill
  11. A plea to the community: Would someone out there with access to some lab-grade test gear and a true reference DAC perform a legitimate head-to-head among JPlay and the other music players? I will admit that I am a JPlay believer (please don't hate). And I am bothered that there seems to be no measurable proof of its effectiveness. (And please spare me the speech about how something does not need to be measurable to be significant.) I have read some very thoughtful and clever experiments posted online that ultimately cannot demonstrate a measurable difference between, for instance, JPlay and JRiver. But I am left unconvinced because the test gear itself always seems inadequate. The last one I read was a very well-designed experiment with a write up from a guy who was obviously very smart, but the measurements were captured using a PC sound card with a specified -89dB noise floor on its ADC. Don't get me wrong, I realize this is a pretty tall order. Assuming a difference does actually exist, I would expect capturing that difference would require a system with incredible resolution and repeatability. But I have read online reviews from individual contributors that featured extremely expensive gear from Audio Precision, Rohde & Schwarz... my assumption is they had access to these assets at work (which is awesome). So, would someone with one of these $100k analyzers sitting around the office sneak a reference DAC into their lab and perform a rigorous after-hours experiment just to satisfy the curiosity of the audio community? If your boss catches you, you are welcome to throw "a2x024" under the bus...
  12. I am setting up a Synology NAS to store music files. It will be accessed by my Mac Mini. Any suggestions on set up? I'll be using itunes and probably Jriver and Roon.
  13. JRiver Amazon Echo Integration

    So, there's now a skill for the Amazon Echo called 'House Band' that gives you voice control over JRiver Media Center software. Short demo here: And some more info: Voice integration for JRiver and the Amazon Echo. To enable the skill for your Echo: Amazon Alexa Supports full control (play, pause volume, skip) plus searching via artist, album, track, word string, or a combination of these. "Alexa, play the song blood on the trackS by Bob Dylan" "Alexa, what do I have by Bob Marley?" House Band supports two basic kinds of search: loose and strict. Loose searches are just key word searches. "Alexa, play Fear of Music" will queue up all Albums/Songs/Artists matching the phrase "fear of music." Strict searches are indicated by using words like "album," "songs", "track", "artist." They will constrain the search in the relevant way. "Alexa, play the album Space Oddity" will look for an album matching the search phrase. First, it will look for an exact match. If nothing comes up it will try to match any album with the words "space oddity" in the title. In the case of multiple matches (e.g, "Space Oddity" and "Space Oddity [1995 Remaster]") Alexa will ask you which you'd like to play. You can then select by keyword, e.g., "Play the remaster" will play the remastered version of the album. Create Play doctor playlists: "Alexa, create a playlist based on David Bowie." Play playlists: "Play my Desert Island playlist." "Play the playlist mellow jazz." Zone Support: "Alexa, what are my zones?" or "What zones do I have?" etc "Alexa, what's the current zone?" "Alexa, change zone to living room." Full Disclosure: I wrote the app, and consider it in active development. So any feedback/bug reports/feature requests would be much appreciated!
  14. Hello, Just bought the Chord Mojo and having some problems with playback (DOP) of DSD files. There are intermittent, short stops in playback, not really at fixed intervals. The computer used is pretty powerful (FX6300 six-core, 16gigs memory, DSD library on SSD), so I don't think it's the system. It's running Apricity OS (an Arch based distro). Nothing I tried so far helps. I tried most settings in JRiver, memory playback turned off/on, smaller prebuffering/bigger prebuffering. I also removed the pulseaudio server, but also with no effect. Any thoughts? Regards, Angelo
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  16. Hi Folks I wonder if there is interest in a customized, multilanguage Windows 8 Pro x64 Version, tuned and tweaked for audio use and installable like every other "normal" windows version... Since there is absolutely no interest in violating any Copyrights, a legal Windows 8 Pro Key would be needed to install this version of Windows 8 and activate it later on. The Focus of this Windows Version is just Playing Music an the best level possible and beeing a Network Client for NAS Systems (SMB/DLNA/...) The System would be completely stripped down as far as possible without loosing network services, JRiver MediaCenter 18 (Trial) and Foobar2000 already pre-installed. Foobar with the needed Plugins, etc.. There are many possibilities far beyond from what i have read so far on many sites in the net. - Stripping Down all Windows Services etc. (standard... ) - General System tuning for performance - Div. Tuning for SSD use - Div. Tuning for NTFS - Div. Tuning for Audio use - and lot's more... This windows version would be highly customizable, there are almost no limits. and it would be available as regular ISO File to burn it on CD or create a bootable USB Stick. Compatible with all hardware a normal windows 8 installation would be.... It won't get easier than that guys ...so what do you think, would the work be appreciated? Cheerio, John Doe
  17. Dear all, I'm lurking around for quite some time and been trying to read tons of literature but I still find all of this quite confusing. Therefore, I became a member of this forum to ask for your help. The setup I was thinking of is as follows: In the living room I would like to install a HiFi stereo system. At the moment I really like the Cambridge Audio CX system (CXN and CXA80) to drive a set of Nubert speakers. Aural Aries sounds fine as well. In the dining room and in the kitchen, possibly also in the bathroom or on the terrace I'm looking for a multiform system. In the home office I use a Macbook Pro with JRiver Mediacenter 20. All my music (FLAC, ripped with dbPoweramp) is stored on a Synology NAS. What I don't understand: Is there a chance that I can combine all of this? Specifically: 1. Can I control all of this via one app? 2. Can all parts of the setup access the same data (do I have to copy the music data to different locations for HiFi and multiroom?). 3. How can I connect the hifi system (e.g. Cambridge CNX) with the multiroom system? 4. Would be hifi system and multi-room system be synchronous (living room and dining room are connected)? 5. Are the CXN or Aries capable of this setup? And what multi-room system would you prefer? (Blue sound? Heco?) 6. I like the JRiver software. So do I need an ID box or CAPS to run a JRiver server (since it doesn't run on the Synology NAS)? Sorry - a lot of questions but since I am willing to spend a couple of bucks I just would like to make it right and I'm afraid nearby there is no store that could answer all of this sufficiently Thank you very much in advance. Best, Martin
  18. I can't believe the amount of pages on this site on the Auralic Aries and its software and continual updates. I do like to read about computer audio, but this seems insurmountable. My questions are basic: Will I be able to play all audio from my laptop wirelessly through this streamer? That is, can I play system sounds, J.River Media Center, internet videos and iTunes without audio lagging behind video? Will it be as simple as now when a USB connection lets my Benchmark DAC1 PRE play anything without any fuzz? Will I need major changes and/or additional investments to make the Auralic Aries work? The details of my system: I have a Windows 7 laptop connected to a Benchmark DAC1 PRE via USB. The reason I intend to change this reliable and simple setup is that I plan to go digital all the way to my loudspeakers. Soon, my new Genelec 8351A digital studio monitors will arrive. They accept analogue input, but analogue signals are converted to digital inside the speaker in order to make use of digital filtering and an elaborate digital room correction system. It seems “anti-audiophile” to let my signal be converted back and forth two times between analogue and digital. Genelec 8351As only accept digital input in the form of AES/EBU, which my Benchmark DAC can’t provide. (I don’t play esoteric hi-def files, I do like to have a volume control outside my PC so as not to accidentally blast my system – and ear drums – if there is a computer mishap. I’d love to get rid of that USB connection and go wireless, I don’t have an iPad, and my phone is Android.) Auralic Aries seems to be the way to go in my situation. But am I missing something in the 100s of pages on this product? Thank you, in advance
  19. I have been using Sonos so far but due to lack of HD Res, starting to explore new configs with a Laptop with Win 8 + J River. Also a bit tired of Sonos sound. Music files are in a NAS. This laptop is audio dedicated for streaming and is connected to a amp with usb dac, but i would like to manage my collection from another computer on the same network. Is it ok to store Jriver Library in the NAS in one shared folder so that both PCs may connect to it? One for management and one for streaming? Does this make sense or is there a better way to achieve this goal? Anyone to share their experience on this? Library is medium / large size, around 30 k tracks but still some ripping to do. Both PCs are wired into the network. Thanks guys, TrayZ
  20. PCM Upsampling to DSD in JRiver on Mac Mini

    Hi all When I try upsampling PCM to DSD64 I get horrible stuttering. I would have thought that my new dual-core Haswell Mac Mini (late 2014) boot camped with Win 8.1 would have enough horsepower to do this, but alas, that isn't what I'm seeing. When I run JRiver 20's benchmark tool I get a JRMark score of 3882. The specs of the Mac Mini are: • 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz) • 16GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM • 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage I've got an exaSound DAC and originally I thought I'd go for a homerun with trying to upsample to DSD512 but when that didn't work well I tried upsampling only to DSD64. Still, horrible stuttering, which suggests to me that I don't have enough oomph with the Mac Mini to do this. Still, with that 3000+ JRMark score, I would have thought it would be possible. Anyone have any ideas as to why this isn't working? Kind regards, Dave
  21. JRiver shows duplicate files, which come back when I delete them. Some guidance would be much appreciated. My setup: Synology NAS running Minim server. Controlled by Plugplayer. Rendered by Audio Research Reference DAC. I use Jriver to manage/sort/tag the music files (mostly WAV). In Jriver under filename I get: Volumes/Music/[Artist]/[Album]/[Trackname] But the same file also shows up as: http://[lan NAS address]:[port]/minimserver/*/Music/[Artist]/[Album]/[Trackname] This happens throughout the library. If I delete all http://etc files they automatically are recreated (not at once, but over time). Any ideas what may be causing this issue? Thank you.
  22. First, THANK YOU all who contribute your knowledge on this site. I've learned so much. My question revolves around a networked/whole house audio system I have only envisioned at this point. But recent home improvements had me open up several walls and with so much time invested in quietly ripping and organizing a 700G/24000 song library I want to take this time to get the future infrastructure correct. The plan is to use JRMC installed on a windows laptop for control and playback of the music files on a NAS of some sorts. Ideally I would like 4 zones not counting my existing studio monitors connected to the laptop. I have several questions that may come to light after answering my first main question. Can I just run CAT6 from the laptop running JRMC direct to the NAS and still get multizone audio from future wired CAT6? OR do I need to add a sound card capable of sending multi-channel out from the laptop to the NAS? And if it is the later, what would this connection be? As you can tell I'm a little confused how that aspect works.
  23. Hello everyone bought a kingrex uc192 digital to digital converter, the system comprises laptop os xp uc192 rega dac media center 16.0.179 asio4all 2_10 Setting up kingrex with foobar no problem however setting up kingrex with jriver media center has cost me more hours than I can remember and i cant get it to work. two emails to kingrex manufacturers have been ignored. The current situation is kingrex sits in its box(last 2 years)and I play 44/16 using media center as I prefer the sound to hi res through foobar. If anyone knows of any solution to this it would be appreciated thank you
  24. Hi all, Brand new member here but I have been a "budget audiophile" for 20+ years. Starting in 2004 I began ripping my CD's to FLAC and since 2005 I have been wirelessly streaming music to my Cambridge integrated amp/speakers and separate headphone setup. My platform up until two weeks ago has been a pair of Squeezebox Classics and Logitech Media Server running on a Windows 7 computer. Two weeks ago one of my Squeezebox players died. I considered getting another one from the used market but decided that maybe it was time to move on. So, I am into the trial period of JRiver (which I like so far). I also picked up a WDTV Play on sale just to try it out and it works OK when feeding a signal through optical to my DAC and headphone amp. My other Squeezebox is still connected to the Cambridge amp. I am using BubbleUpnp to control things and it works fine with the WDTV but not so well with the remaining Squeezebox. The setup works fine with Jriver's Gizmo Android app but there is apparently some BubbleUpnp conflict that I haven't been able to correct. I'd like to stay with BubbleUpnp as the controller because it has the ability to stream Spotify from my rooted Nexus tablet. So, I guess I'm looking for a budget friendly replacement for my remaining Squeezebox that could possibly stream gapless (the WDTV doesn't). Here are my questions that I'm hoping to get some feedback/input on: 1. Is there a way to correct the apparent incompatibility problem with BubbleUpnp and Squeezebox/LMS? If so that would allow me to keep what I have, at least for now. 2. If there isn't a fix, is there another UPnP android app that can get me access to Spotify that I'm not aware of? 3. What are some possible streaming boxes, other than WDTV that can handle FLAC (gapless a plus) and have optical out to a DAC. I'm willing to pay more than the $50 I did for the WDTV but I'd like to keep it under $300 if possible. I don't need any DAC capabilities, just an optical out. I'm not opposed to DIY if it's not too involved. I know my budget is pretty tight but I thought I'd pose the question anyway. Thanks in advance for the help!
  25. Hello All, Was hoping I could get some advice - I am currently using an M2TECH Young DAC connected to a PC via USB running the latest JRiver Media Center on Windows 8.1. I have heard about integer mode being the best mode of operation and see it often related to Mac usage. Is this possible on a PC and if so, what would be required to make it work in my system assuming that the Young DAC is integer mode compatible. How do I enable this within JRiver also…? Also, should I be using Kernel Streaming, WASAPI or ASIO for the data path? Appreciate any help/advice on this... Cheers, Vin.