[quote=robertazimmerman;14271089]It worked! It worked.....Since I have about eight guests coming over tomorrow, having uninterrupted lossless music playing in the background is going to be really nice!/QUOTE]
Ok. Here's the followup. I copied around six hundred MLP files to my 120 GB hard drive and started playing the music about ten minutes before the first guests arrived. After a couple of hours, I started to hear funny things coming from the ol' tubed rig. I would hear a fragment of a song, about 2-4 seconds long, and then the song would play properly. This happened with every song - 2 to 4 seconds of junk followed by the complete tune. I wonder if one of the following is causing the problem:
1) Having a FAT32 partition larger than 32GB on the external drive is causing issues.
2) I needed to copy the MKT files along with the MLP files to the external drive (at least I think they're called MKT files).
3) I should have done a low-level format of the drive prior to copying the files.
4) My drive is defective.
5) The Oppo's processor can't handle MLP files on a continual basis.
Hopefully, it's 1, 2, 3 or 4. I will see if I can determine exactly where the problem starts and then see what happens if I add longer tunes at that point. I don't know if this makes a difference, but I'm using 2-channel analog outs from the Oppo to my preamp.
Sigh....Just when I thought I had reached nirvana.