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2 Questions:
(a) How can I change the name of a series?
(b) Can I set the default audio to use based on filetype?
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Does JRiver allow me to:
a) define a non-destructive video clip (start/stop points within a larger program stored like a bookmark)
b) define a playlist of such video clips to run in sequence, as in a demo reel

If not JRiver, any other movie player software that can do this?
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Does JRiver allow me to:
a) define a non-destructive video clip (start/stop points within a larger program stored like a bookmark)
b) define a playlist of such video clips to run in sequence, as in a demo reel

If not JRiver, any other movie player software that can do this?
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Yes. The first one is the "particle" feature and the second one is just a normal playlist.
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Yes. The first one is the "particle" feature and the second one is just a normal playlist.
Superb! Thanks for the reply.

For some reason, that search term never came to mind!

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I'm really liking the software program but I'm having some trouble with figuring out which audio to use with which source material. ..I spend alot of time trying different selections to work with other than standard 41khz or 48 kHz Tracks and almost every dsd/dsf track is messed up in some way if I get it to play at all Some soup d as if static is playing over the track others skip horribly....any suggestions?
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Make sure you have the most recent version of the program from the jriver.com Download Page.


You can use MC's DSP Studio > Output Settings to resample everything to whatever works.
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I ripped an SACD to my JRiver audio library using JRiver, leaving it to default settings as it were.

On playback the file type is APE.

What exactly is that?

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I ripped an SACD to my JRiver audio library using JRiver, leaving it to default settings as it were.

On playback the file type is APE.

What exactly is that?
I'd be willing to bet that all you did was rip the CD layer on the SACD. The only way I know to rip the SACD layer involves on older Sony PS3 with SACD support, a certain firmware version, and some software installed to facilitate the ripping process.
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I ripped an SACD to my JRiver audio library using JRiver, leaving it to default settings as it were.

On playback the file type is APE.

What exactly is that?
As gsr stated - you did not rip the SACD layer at all using the method you followed. Ripping of the SACD layer is not possible on a standard computer.

As for "what is APE". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey%27s_Audio
APE files are similar to flac in that they are losslessly compressed - so you get the exact same bits as the original media when you play back.

You can change what JRiver uses for an encoder in the settings of the application. (to flac or whatever instead of ape)
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Monkey's Audio (ape) was developed by Matt Ashland, JRiver's Chief Technical Officer, while he was in college. He did it all by himself and it was released prior to FLAC, WMA Lossless, and ALAC!
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I installed the trial version of MC20 yesterday and noticed that when trying convert more than 1 file from flac to DSD, the system crashes. i can do 1 at a time but that is tedious. I'm using a macbook pro. any reason why this happens?
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I installed the trial version of MC20 yesterday and noticed that when trying convert more than 1 file from flac to DSD, the system crashes. i can do 1 at a time but that is tedious. I'm using a macbook pro. any reason why this happens?
Try the latest build found here if you haven't already.

File conversion can only work as fast as your drive can supply the data. With DSD, file conversion may be maxed out at 1 file since it is simultaneously reading/writing large amounts of data.

Why are you converting the files? JRiver can playback DSD as PCM and can convert on the fly when syncing to a handheld device.
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JRiver, Oppo and Tidal

anyway to use JRiver to stream Tidal over to the OPpo105?

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Try the latest build found here if you haven't already.

File conversion can only work as fast as your drive can supply the data. With DSD, file conversion may be maxed out at 1 file since it is simultaneously reading/writing large amounts of data.

Why are you converting the files? JRiver can playback DSD as PCM and can convert on the fly when syncing to a handheld device.
forgive my naiveté but here goes...i really don't understand what you just wrote as i am new to all of this (LOL). i recently heard DSD64 for the first time and loved it. my setup includes a denon 7200 (can do DSD64), Flac files stores on a WD My cloud NAS. as it is right now, i play from the NAS directly thru the receiver without the need for a computer or separate dac. i was primarily interested in JRiver to convert files to DSD and have them stored on my NAS. id really like to play DSD128 but my denon can't do that. so, the more i read, the more i get confused. i don't have the hugest music library so the Sony Hap-z1es seems like a good solution because it can remaster pcm to DSD128 (so I've read) and doesn't require an intermediate computer to function. i also thought i could run DSD128 files thru an oppo 105 but i read mixed reviews about that. not sure but perhaps the oppo HA-1 could function as a pre-amp and it plays up to DSD256, but then again how do you get DSD256 files anyway?

yep, i'm all over the place. but then again I've gotten some awesome feedback from this site. thanks for your input
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forgive my naiveté but here goes...i really don't understand what you just wrote as i am new to all of this (LOL). i recently heard DSD64 for the first time and loved it. my setup includes a denon 7200 (can do DSD64), Flac files stores on a WD My cloud NAS. as it is right now, i play from the NAS directly thru the receiver without the need for a computer or separate dac. i was primarily interested in JRiver to convert files to DSD and have them stored on my NAS. id really like to play DSD128 but my denon can't do that. so, the more i read, the more i get confused. i don't have the hugest music library so the Sony Hap-z1es seems like a good solution because it can remaster pcm to DSD128 (so I've read) and doesn't require an intermediate computer to function. i also thought i could run DSD128 files thru an oppo 105 but i read mixed reviews about that. not sure but perhaps the oppo HA-1 could function as a pre-amp and it plays up to DSD256, but then again how do you get DSD256 files anyway?

yep, i'm all over the place. but then again I've gotten some awesome feedback from this site. thanks for your input
It is one thing to play stuff that was originally DSD. But converting to DSD from PCM on a home or portable system is rather unlikely to enhance anything.

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It is one thing to play stuff that was originally DSD. But converting to DSD from PCM on a home or portable system is rather unlikely to enhance anything.
so how do I obtain original DSD? is that the problem - that it's scarce? i take it you're not a fan of the sony or mytek.
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so how do I obtain original DSD? is that the problem - that it's scarce? i take it you're not a fan of the sony or mytek.
It has nothing to do with being a fan. If DSD has any benefits, it is because it carries more information than its PCM counterparts. You can't ADD information with a simple file conversion - so converting from say flac to dsd will not be adding information. It will just be putting the same amount of stuff into a bigger bag. It would be as pointless as converting MP3 to FLAC.

Saying that converting a CD to DSD would make the sound better is a bit like the following line of reasoning:

"I have fabulous new bag that can hold 10lbs of chocolate. COOL
Hey! I have the 5lb bag of chocolate. I will just pour its contents into the new bag and it will magically become 10lbs of chocolate."
( and yes - I do believe that having more chocolate is ALWAYS better than having less chocolate. I can't say the same about audio resolution. )

If the album has ever been available in DSD form, then it will either have been released on SACD or will be available for purchase as a DSD download. There are several sources for purchasing downloadable DSD albums on-line. A few of us can rip SACDs to the common DSD-based file formats (DSF, DFF), but that takes special equipment (PS3 with custom firmware...)
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It has nothing to do with being a fan. If DSD has any benefits, it is because it carries more information than its PCM counterparts. You can't ADD information with a simple file conversion - so converting from say flac to dsd will not be adding information. It will just be putting the same amount of stuff into a bigger bag. It would be as pointless as converting MP3 to FLAC.

Saying that converting a CD to DSD would make the sound better is a bit like the following line of reasoning:

"I have fabulous new bag that can hold 10lbs of chocolate. COOL
Hey! I have the 5lb bag of chocolate. I will just pour its contents into the new bag and it will magically become 10lbs of chocolate."

If the album has ever been available in DSD form, then it will either have been released on SACD or will be available for purchase as a DSD download. There are several sources for purchasing downloadable DSD albums on-line. A few of us can rip SACDs to the common DSD-based file formats (DSF, DFF), but that takes special equipment (PS3 with custom firmware...)
once your break down to an analogy about chocolate it became abundantly clear. you had me at chocolate. thanks
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once your break down to an analogy about chocolate it became abundantly clear. you had me at chocolate. thanks
Information theory and human perception combine to make a nasty, ugly mess. It is really no wonder that most of us generally don't understand them all that well. But chocolate - we all understand chocolate ;-)
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Where is song number 1?

When I import my library into JRiver it seems to skip song number 1 on a lot of my albums. I go to play the album and it shows up starting at song number 2. Anyone have any idea why song 1 is not being imported?
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Let me try this again.

I have my digital music on a dedicated laptop in the office.

I have a second laptop with JRiver on it which talks to the one in the office. I can use HDMI or USB to connect to my Oppo 105 in the living room with this.

I want to use the lap top as a remote or my phone as a remote. (preferably my phone) So I can sit in the living room and have the office dedicated laptop talk to the living room 105. I have been at this a couple weeks now.

Is there ANYTHING user friendly JRIVER has to accomplish this?


Windows 8 phone, Windows 8.1 laptop in both living room and office.

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Let me try this again.

I have my digital music on a dedicated laptop in the office.

I have a second laptop with JRiver on it which talks to the one in the office. I can use HDMI or USB to connect to my Oppo 105 in the living room with this.

I want to use the lap top as a remote or my phone as a remote. (preferably my phone) So I can sit in the living room and have the office dedicated laptop talk to the living room 105. I have been at this a couple weeks now.

Is there ANYTHING user friendly JRIVER has to accomplish this?

Windows 8 phone, Windows 8.1 laptop in both living room and office.
If you had an iPhone (an iPad or iPod Touch would also work for this application with the iPad being the best option due to the larger display), my suggestion would be to install JRemote on the iPhone, but it's an iOS only app. JRiver does also have WebGizmo, which may work on your phone, but I'm not sure if it will allow you to push JRiver content to your Oppo or not as I don't use it. You could also look into more generic DLNA controller apps for your phone that could be used to push content from JRiver to your Oppo, but I don't have any specific recommendations.
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Let me try this again.

I have my digital music on a dedicated laptop in the office.

I have a second laptop with JRiver on it which talks to the one in the office. I can use HDMI or USB to connect to my Oppo 105 in the living room with this.

I want to use the lap top as a remote or my phone as a remote. (preferably my phone) So I can sit in the living room and have the office dedicated laptop talk to the living room 105. I have been at this a couple weeks now.

Is there ANYTHING user friendly JRIVER has to accomplish this?


Windows 8 phone, Windows 8.1 laptop in both living room and office.
If you load JRiver on both laptops, you can use one laptop to control the other. On both laptops go to Tools > Options > Media Network and check "Use Media Network to share this library and enable DLNA". Once this is done, the second laptop can control the first laptop. We use our laptop at home to sometimes control the HTPC.

For your phone, you can use nMedium or mcEffect. You still need to turn on Media Network in JRiver's Options.

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Just a tip for some people who are using Jriver with a psaudio directstream dac. ..for the Asynchronous USB b try no selection in output format and select kernel Bitstream and in options don't select convert to dop and check the selection for Bitstream dsd...every format works with this setting and it sounds fantastic. ..this also works on the oppo 105/105D for usb b
for the network bridge you have to check dsd dop in advanced settings at the bottom of network media in the options
for the 105D you don't check dop because the 105 can do raw dsd from all 3 usb ports,it's usb b and from the network
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I tried using Wasabi but it would stop when certain formats played and the Kernel stream is a direct not padded feed ...you have to set the integer to 24 bit pcm and every sounds the best going to the directstream or 105D. ..I have been doing side by side comparison with both units and the 105D is very close to the directstream ..it's a great choice ...the sabre ESS 9018 out of the balanced outputs. ..the multichannel outputs aren't as good because the use a single dac chip...the separate 2 channel outputs use a separate sabre for each channel. ..I'm going to be paying attention to the detail improvement in the directstream from here out..I currently have 150 hrs of break in on it and I have been told it takes 800 hrs to reach it's final (*near*) perfect replication of the musical instruments .
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