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post #10411 of 11017
I don't remember the brand. I got a 1TB self powered drive at Walmart. It was 90 bucks. It also came with a free utility to allow NTFS formatting on a Mac which you will need for the oppo to read it. The NTFS format is necessary for video files greater than 4 Gb. Toshiba maybe.


Edit: Yes, it was Toshiba, 1 TB. If you are not doing large video files you don't really need the utility you can just format to FAT32 which I think the Mac will do in the disc utility. For music FAT32 will be fine.
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post #10412 of 11017
dup post (Darn iphone)
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post #10414 of 11017
^ Are you sure about that? biggrin.gif
post #10415 of 11017
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^ Are you sure about that? biggrin.gif

Yes!! Emphatically!
post #10416 of 11017
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This is totally out of context

Indeed. Try the Forum Operations Center: http://www.avsforum.com/f/43/forum-operations-center

-Bill
post #10417 of 11017
Any chance we will see Spotify on the 95 network?
post #10418 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Eric Goldman View Post

Any chance we will see Spotify on the 95 network?

I'll say chances are slim you'll see new services on a player that's out of production.

Even on the current -103/105 that sounds like the sort of service you'd get through the Roku Streaming Stick. (Do they have it now? I'm not sure).

-Bill
post #10419 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Eric Goldman View Post

Any chance we will see Spotify on the 95 network?

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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

I'll say chances are slim you'll see new services on a player that's out of production.

Even on the current -103/105 that sounds like the sort of service you'd get through the Roku Streaming Stick. (Do they have it now? I'm not sure).

-Bill

I think that's right.
The BDP-105 is more future proof with the MHL support.
You can get good money for a 95 if you decide to upgrade.

- Rich
post #10420 of 11017
^ Yes, ROKU offers a Spotify Channel. You need a Spotify subscription to use it.
--Bob
post #10421 of 11017
^ Had the 105 for 6 weeks, but had so many issues with the hdmi video hand shake/lipsync/3D/freeze ups/reboots.......Sent the beast back. I use the 95 in my 2 channel set up and LOVE it. Still, it would be nice to be able hope they will continue to support it's users. Aren't the network apps the same for all the BD Players?
post #10422 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Eric Goldman View Post

^ Had the 105 for 6 weeks, but had so many issues with the hdmi video hand shake/lipsync/3D/freeze ups/reboots.......Sent the beast back. I use the 95 in my 2 channel set up and LOVE it. Still, it would be nice to be able hope they will continue to support it's users. Aren't the network apps the same for all the BD Players?
Each player has a somewhat different hardware and software platform, so it's not a simple matter of making it work on one and then have it magically work on the 83, 93/95, and 193/105 platforms. The other issue is that the apps would typically be licensed to the specific player, not to the brand, so licensing would need to be worked out for each player.
post #10423 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Eric Goldman View Post

^ Had the 105 for 6 weeks, but had so many issues with the hdmi video hand shake/lipsync/3D/freeze ups/reboots.......Sent the beast back. I use the 95 in my 2 channel set up and LOVE it. Still, it would be nice to be able hope they will continue to support it's users. Aren't the network apps the same for all the BD Players?

I've had none of these issues with my 105; strange.
post #10424 of 11017
OK. So I bought a Seagate GoFlex NAS drive and plugged it into my Cisco hub. I already had my BDP-95 plugged into the hub for Netflix, so this seemed like a logical way to get at FLAC files from an external drive. I use Audacity to convert AIFF into FLAC on my iMAC, then export to the Seagate. The first test files I did worked like a charm. I even downloaded some HD music from HDTracks to test the connection speed. No problems... until today. I started to convert and export my iTunes music library in earnest so I could use the Seagate and Oppo combo to listen to CD quality music through my big system without the need to juggle the CD's, and also have the option to hear HD music as a bonus. Unfortunately, I can now only see about half the files and folders on the Seagate in the Oppo GUI. Where did they go? I can see them on the Seagate through my iMac, but when I fire up the Oppo, they don't exist. Only some of the FLAC files are present. I don't think I did anything different with any of the files, but only certain ones are visible, and therefore playable.

Does anyone have any idea what is going on? Am I doing something innocuously wrong?

Thanks for the help,

Don
post #10425 of 11017
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Originally Posted by DTdNav View Post

OK. So I bought a Seagate GoFlex NAS drive and plugged it into my Cisco hub. I already had my BDP-95 plugged into the hub for Netflix, so this seemed like a logical way to get at FLAC files from an external drive. I use Audacity to convert AIFF into FLAC on my iMAC, then export to the Seagate. The first test files I did worked like a charm. I even downloaded some HD music from HDTracks to test the connection speed. No problems... until today. I started to convert and export my iTunes music library in earnest so I could use the Seagate and Oppo combo to listen to CD quality music through my big system without the need to juggle the CD's, and also have the option to hear HD music as a bonus. Unfortunately, I can now only see about half the files and folders on the Seagate in the Oppo GUI. Where did they go? I can see them on the Seagate through my iMac, but when I fire up the Oppo, they don't exist. Only some of the FLAC files are present. I don't think I did anything different with any of the files, but only certain ones are visible, and therefore playable.

Does anyone have any idea what is going on? Am I doing something innocuously wrong?

Thanks for the help,

Don

As diagnostics:

(1) To eliminate the server as a variable, copy both visible and invisible files to a USB stick or hard drive and attach it directly to the player. Do both appear?

(2) If not: there is a free utility called "mediainfo". Run it on a visible and invisible file and see if there are any differences in the output.

-Bill
post #10426 of 11017
Hi there
For MAC OSX users: what DLNA servers are you using for your 95?
I've tried a bunch but have had problems:
PlaystationMediaServer: does not play most of my movies anymore-think it's their new update, does not play wave even though it's supposed to.
Orb Caster & Plex: cannot skip chapters or rewind, seek is slow speed only (seek speeds 1, 2).
Please help.
Thanks
post #10427 of 11017
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Originally Posted by cnsoverload View Post

Hi there
For MAC OSX users: what DLNA servers are you using for your 95?
I've tried a bunch but have had problems:
PlaystationMediaServer: does not play most of my movies anymore-think it's their new update, does not play wave even though it's supposed to.
Orb Caster & Plex: cannot skip chapters or rewind, seek is slow speed only (seek speeds 1, 2).
Please help.
Thanks

Have you tried Twonky?

-Bill
post #10428 of 11017
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Have you tried Twonky?

-Bill

Yes and I don't remember it working well. That was 6months ago, so I'll give it another go.
post #10429 of 11017
When I had an older version of ps3 media server with a Mac on 10.5 it worked great. I since updated to 10.6.8 and updated to the latest PMS and i get video for streaming mkv, but no audio.
post #10430 of 11017
wmcclain,

Thanks for your reply. It turns out that the sub folders I made for some of my music files were not recognized. I moved one of the music files that wouldn't show into a folder that had visible songs, and it became visible too. So I just moved all of the music into a generic folder and made sure all the metadata was correct. The Oppo organizes them just fine without me forcing it with my own sub and sub-sub folders.

Don
post #10431 of 11017
Using 95 in bypass mode with Marantz 7005. While playing SACD with 95 volume is set at 100%, the volume is still not high enough. Is there any solution to it? The volume control with Marantz at bypass mode is totally useless!


Alex
post #10432 of 11017
Thread Starter 
If you use the player as SACD PCM instead of SACD DSD under Audio Format Setup, is the audio louder, lower, or the same?
post #10433 of 11017
Have not try that yet!
post #10434 of 11017
On my player I have noticed that the volume is significantly lower when the SACD output is set to PCM rather than DSD on the analogue multichannel outputs. (For stereo listening I always set the SACD Output to DSD for better fidelity.) I thought this odd but it has not been a problem, as I have enough amplification to make up the difference. I'm using a preamp with my amp.
post #10435 of 11017
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Originally Posted by davee70 View Post

On my player I have noticed that the volume is significantly lower when the SACD output is set to PCM rather than DSD on the analogue multichannel outputs. (For stereo listening I always set the SACD Output to DSD for better fidelity.) I thought this odd but it has not been a problem, as I have enough amplification to make up the difference. I'm using a preamp with my amp.

Use the +/- Volume buttons on the Remote to check your Analog Output Volume setting. Also check what you have set for Speaker Configuration volume trims for each speaker.

I can't recall whether the 95 provides Analog Output Volume control for SACD Output DSD. My recollection was that it did NOT in the original firmware (same way the 93 works), but that such Volume control was added in a later firmware release. SACD Output PCM does offer such Volume control, so if the Volume is set below 100 that may account for the difference depending on the firmware you have installed.

Speaker Volume trims are not applied when using SACD Output DSD. So if you have negative speaker volume trims assigned, that too could explain it.

In addition, if you have less than 5.1 speakers configured (either via the Down Mix setting or by setting speakers to OFF) then playing 5.1 SACD tracks with SACD Output PCM will result in down-mix to the lesser number of speakers you have enabled. And down-mix always includes "down mix attenuation" -- a reduction in volume needed to allow enough headroom for more than one channel to be mixed into a single speaker's output.

But SACD Output DSD does no audio processing -- so no down mix, and no down mix attenuation. The channels for speakers you have not enabled are simply discarded. The lack of down mix attenuation in the remaining speakers may be enough to perceive the volume as louder.
--Bob
post #10436 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Use the +/- Volume buttons on the Remote to check your Analog Output Volume setting. Also check what you have set for Speaker Configuration volume trims for each speaker.

I can't recall whether the 95 provides Analog Output Volume control for SACD Output DSD. My recollection was that it did NOT in the original firmware (same way the 93 works), but that such Volume control was added in a later firmware release. SACD Output PCM does offer such Volume control, so if the Volume is set below 100 that may account for the difference depending on the firmware you have installed.
The volume control is disabled.
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Speaker Volume trims are not applied when using SACD Output DSD. So if you have negative speaker volume trims assigned, that too could explain it.
I do have a 1 or 2 dB attenuation in one surround speaker but that is a very small reduction.
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In addition, if you have less than 5.1 speakers configured (either via the Down Mix setting or by setting speakers to OFF) then playing 5.1 SACD tracks with SACD Output PCM will result in down-mix to the lesser number of speakers you have enabled. And down-mix always includes "down mix attenuation" -- a reduction in volume needed to allow enough headroom for more than one channel to be mixed into a single speaker's output.

But SACD Output DSD does no audio processing -- so no down mix, and no down mix attenuation. The channels for speakers you have not enabled are simply discarded. The lack of down mix attenuation in the remaining speakers may be enough to perceive the volume as louder.
--Bob
I do have fewer than 5. As a matter of fact, I have a 4.2 setup. However, the number of speakers is the same either way, so if there is down mix attenuation, it is really EXCESSIVE.
post #10437 of 11017
^ By 4.2 I presume you mean no Center and 2 Subs.

Set up that way, when playing a 5.1 track the down-mix needs to attenuate both LF and RF to accommodate the audio steered to them to create the "phantom Center" content. But what you may not realize is that the 2 Surround speakers ALSO have to be attenuated when that happens as otherwise they'd no longer be in balance with the fronts.

To check this, play your SACD with SACD Output PCM but with the Center speaker enabled (set to Large) even though it isn't wired. That will be a closer match to what happens when you play the SACD 5.1 track with SACD Output DSD. (There's an additional effect as Crossover processing -- bass steering from SMALL speakers to your Sub -- also can not happen when using DSD.) This test will eliminate the down mix for SACD Output PCM, and thus also the down mix attenuation. If that gets a better volume match, then that's what's going on. It will be the trade off between the down mix attenuation (which goes away when using DSD) vs. the loss of Center channel audio altogether (since there is no down-mix).

As you say, the volume trim to your one Surround speaker is likely not a big factor.
--Bob
post #10438 of 11017
Thanks Bob for your further explanation about the down mix issue. It makes more sense to me now. I can easily give that a try (i.e, turn on the center channel) and see if that explains the large difference in volume.

As I said, the volume reduction is not really an issue for me. Possibly the original poster is also being affected by the down mix drop (they haven't said) and doesn't have enough power in their preamp running in bypass mode to compensate.
post #10439 of 11017
I feel I'm 85% there with my music library conversion so the Oppo can play all my music. Does anyone know how to utilize the playlist function?

Thanks,

Don
post #10440 of 11017
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Originally Posted by DTdNav View Post

I feel I'm 85% there with my music library conversion so the Oppo can play all my music. Does anyone know how to utilize the playlist function?

Thanks,

Don

Don, I am assuming you are not using a network server to play to the Oppo if you are, can't help u, not network server savvy). When browsing through your music (using the Oppo remote) hit the green button on the Oppo remote to send a title to the playlist: you will see a tick placed against the title. Do this for each title you want to put into the playlist. When finished, press the Left arrow on the remote, then up arrow to go to the playlist choice, press the enter key on the Oppo remote, and you will be on the first item in playlist. Press enter again to start the playlist.

As far as I know, you cannot save a playlist on the Oppo 95, nor will the 95 read external playlists off any attached hard drive, you have to create the playlist each time you turn the Oppo on, unless someone else knows more than me.

Will be more than happy to be corrected on this. Of course, if you are using a network server to send to the 95 (as opposed to using the 95 to read from an attached hard drive or using its own network function) then, as I said above, that's a different story.

Hope this helps

Cheers
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