Problems playing wav and flac files via USB input (both transport and timing related)
Background: I recently purchased a Zoom H4N. I'm using RCA audio L/R out from my Denon 3312 (recording Internet Radio and FM radio), passing thru a passive pre-amp to reduce signal strength (no difference with the pre-amp out of the loop), and inputting into the H4N via XLR. This unit records in 2.15gig chunks to a standard 32gig SDSC card, starting a new file each time, with no loss at the new file start.
I am saving at 96/24 as a wav file. I import the wav file into Audacity and save as 24 bit (level 8) flac. But similar things happen with both the original wav and the saved flac files. In the Oppo, using front USB input and an online playlist, I search for tracks I want listen to and skip ones I don't.
Transport: The FF and Rew buttons work only on the last file in the folder. If there are three files, the first two ignore these buttons. When I renamed the files to display in a different order, again, only the last file will accepts FF and Rew. This seems like a bug! The GoTo button is even more problematic.
Timing: When I use GoTo, very strange things happen. Occasionally, for skipping over the first 5 or so minutes, it works as advertised. But after that, here is one Really Bad Example. BTW, this 2.15 gig at 96/24 records 62 minutes. I GoTo +45 minutes and press enter. The time display and the progress bar both display what I entered, that is 45min, 3/4 of the bar visible, but what really happens is the track is resumed where I pressed GoTo. So I'm still playing at the point where I pressed GoTo, but display shows 45min. I have 3 of these files on the thumb drive, and when the 45minutes plays for 17 more minutes, the display shows I'm on the second track, with time advancing, but in reality, I'm only about 30 minutes into the first track. If I press stop and start over, the same happens, as when I remove and re-insert the USB drive.
The owners manual only discusses GoTo with video disks; in the media area, it's not mentioned
Another failure mode which I have seen in these wav files only (which is why I converted to flac just for listening), is a near-the-beginning-of-the-track GoTo will work, but after roughly 5 minutes, if I GoTo, all I get is static. Every GoTo after this, until I press Stop, results in static, *except* if I GoTo the 5 minute or less mark.
Thus, I am not able to search for specific locations on the file. The only thought I had, and I would think the Oppo would have no problem with this, is that the hi-res-ness of the file is too much for the Oppo. There were few within-this-area search hits and none on this topic, so I don't think it is a Known Issue.
Last edited by cglenn; 08-11-2019 at 02:12 PM.
Reason: Changes to Transport paragraph