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by phrarod
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Play
Topic: Does PLAY upsample on playback?
Replies: 7
Views: 7553

Re: Does PLAY upsample on playback?

No. iTunes doesn't have any option checked. I just spend 3 hours with a friend who was trying to beat PLAY with his PC. Never happened no matter how many secret work arounds. One odd thing was iTunes sounded better on the PC than the Mac until I changed some upsampling with MIDI. Still he's probably...
by phrarod
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Play
Topic: Does PLAY upsample on playback?
Replies: 7
Views: 7553

Re: Does PLAY upsample on playback?

I run iTunes as straight - no EQ. I don't believe reply gain is enabled. There's no difference in sound level between PLAY and iTunes. Just a big SQ difference.
by phrarod
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Play
Topic: Does PLAY upsample on playback?
Replies: 7
Views: 7553

Re: Does PLAY upsample on playback?

Out of curiosity what is the bit-float count of iTunes?

Its just amazing how much better your program sounds at playback.
by phrarod
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Play
Topic: Does PLAY upsample on playback?
Replies: 7
Views: 7553

Does PLAY upsample on playback?

I'm trying to figure out why PLAY sounds so much better on playback than iTunes. I have a high resolution system and the difference is immediate and impressive. I read that "Play processes all audio using 32-bit floating point precision" does that mean its upsampling to 32 bit? Is it bypassing the M...
by phrarod
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Play Help
Topic: meta data not transferring with add to library
Replies: 5
Views: 3966

Re: meta data not transferring with add to library

It sounds TREMENDOUSLY better. Nothing is checked in the iTunes playback section. It sounds so much better I would love to understand why.
by phrarod
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Play Help
Topic: meta data not transferring with add to library
Replies: 5
Views: 3966

Re: meta data not transferring with add to library

Thanks for the reply.

Two questions: Do you have any ETA on the next release? Why is play sooooooo much better at playback than iTunes even though I rip with iTunes. Its night and day with Play compared to iTunes playback.
by phrarod
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Play Help
Topic: meta data not transferring with add to library
Replies: 5
Views: 3966

meta data not transferring with add to library

I have everything in iTunes and when I navigate to the folders I want import it does so without importing the meta data. The files are AIFF and ripped through iTunes. There's no manual so I'm stumped.
by phrarod
Mon May 21, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Can't get album art or song titles - Newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 7269

... the program will not recognize track names if [it's] reading from an external [ CD drive ] ... IOW, are you saying that if you pop a CD in an external CD drive, Max doesn't appear to be able to mediate between the CD and MusicBrainz, although it can if you use the drive that is internal to the ...
by phrarod
Mon May 21, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Can't get album art or song titles - Newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 7269

Last problem is the program will not recognize track names if its reading from an external however. It will not show the title of the Album nor the Artist though. iTunes recognizes it fine. iTunes uses a commercial database (Gracenote) while Max uses the free MusicBrainz. The info can differ betwee...
by phrarod
Mon May 21, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Can't get album art or song titles - Newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 7269

Can you post the steps you are performing for downloading the album art? Never mind....I just figured it out :oops: Last problem is the program will not recognize track names if its reading from an external however. It will not show the title of the Album nor the Artist though. iTunes recognizes it...
by phrarod
Sun May 20, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Can't get album art or song titles - Newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 7269

Another vague suggestion: First quit Max Remove the file: ~/Library/Preferences/org.sbooth.Max.plist and remove the folder: ~/Library/Application Support/Max/ When you launch Max now, it will be as if it was launched the first time. You will need to set the prefs again. Do not touch the default set...
by phrarod
Sun May 20, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Most EAC like compression to use?
Replies: 11
Views: 5775

My friend had dinner with an older gentleman who worked for RCA and designed vacuum tubes for them. He said in designing the tubes it was 80% science and 20 black magic because certain things effected sound reproduction were could not be plotted scientifically. When solid state came in the designed ...
by phrarod
Sat May 19, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Can't get album art or song titles - Newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 7269

I just tried that. No luck either. I'm on cable modem so I'm always connected. I've checked the settings over and over. I'm on 10.4.9 Would that have anything to do with it? I'm doing something wrong in the set up. I picked a generic Dire Straits album that's been reissued many times. I just get a b...
by phrarod
Sat May 19, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Most EAC like compression to use?
Replies: 11
Views: 5775

Its an excellent suggestion. I'll do it and post the results. Thanks for info and the great program! I think apples and oranges are being mixed here. The processes of ripping, encoding, re-burning and playback are being lumped together, which isn't right. I think two distinct tests need to be perfor...
by phrarod
Sat May 19, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Most EAC like compression to use?
Replies: 11
Views: 5775

okay - in that case i'd advise you to try the comparison ripper and cdparanoia options in max preferences and see if they make a difference. i can't really think of any other thing that would make a difference. ______ I did that last night. I tried both. It took 40 minutes on cdparanoia to grab one...