More good news, on a somewhat-related firmware/fix topic...
There have been a number of posts over the past several months that concerned fairly loud "clicking" or "popping" sounds that were occurring at the end of some user-recorded audio tracks. The latest firmware release notes say:
"Resolved an issue where a loud popping noise could be heard at the end of playing some WAV, MP3, and DSD music tracks."
A few months ago, when I learned of the Oppo's new ability to devise playlists for music tracks recorded onto USB thumb-drives, I installed the latest version of WavePad Sound Editor on my laptop, and began ripping and editing favorite tracks from my CDs (I really like using the WavePad editor, and I've been using it for years, to cut, fade-in, fade-out, and/or join tracks. It very easily allows doing so with extremely high precision.). All went beautifully -- i.e., the tracks played back perfectly on my laptop -- until I transferred them to a thumb drive. Played back on the Oppo, every track on the drive had a loud pop at its end!
Assuming that it couldn't possibly be the Oppo's fault, as a test, I re-ripped several tracks using Windows Media Player (I'm using Win 7, by the way), and transferred them
to the thumb drive. Low-and-behold... no pops!
Subsequent e-mails with NCH Software, who make WavePad, revealed that they were aware that this problem sometimes arose, and would hopefully have a fix for it... perhaps by late winter.
Consequently, I didn't really have high hopes that this latest Oppo firmware upgrade would have any effect at all on this dilemma. Much
to my surprise and delight, THE POPS ARE GONE!
So to RicMau and any others who are concerned about the fact that Oppo does frequent firmware updates...
Originally Posted by RicMau
I've a Pioneer 1522K receiver and has no analog inputs. I'm contemplating to buy the Oppo, so lurking here though scares me the number of firmware updates the player still needs.
... as globalnomad pointed out in response to that post, these updates are a GOOD