I have a question for the guys using JRiver or any other media player for that matter...
When I was using the trial for Amarra, they stated that for best listening results and sound quality, it is preferred that one uses a "dedicated computer" for music listening. They state it would be preferred not to use the Mac / PC for mail, web browsing, or anything not related to strictly playing music.
In the settings, they have a window you can open that you can use to disable a bunch of features, which they recommend for the best listening experience.
They recommend using "disable all", but then there are certain things they have listed to disable individually.
The things they suggest you disable are;
Disable Termination Daemon
Disable Sleep Mode
Disable Mission Control
Disable Time Machine
Disable Launch Control
Disable Notification Center
Remove Finder Quit Command
I tried a few various players, and no others suggested using a dedicated Mac / PC, nor did they suggest disabling any of the features on your computer. I am not using Amarra, I am using JRiver, but I was wondering if any of you guys had heard of or have disabled certain programs or utilities on your computer to achieve better sound quality.
I don't see where it would make much of a difference, but I know doing a bunch of little things can sometimes add up to making a difference.
Thanks for your input.
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