1. Yoinksy

    Decent Budget NAS For Plex + FLAC Files

    Looking for a decent NAS to keep my sounds on plus streaming to my LG CX for videos/plex. I'm not sure if I need on the fly transcoding as most of videos are already playable via Plex to my TV using my PC as the Plex server. I do however have a few video files that need to re-encode the audio...
  2. V

    Receomend budget All in One Amp + CD player with USB FLAC support

    Hi All, Thank you all in advance for your time and suggestions. My Marantz AMp + Cd player died on me, and Flac support is 50/50 working at times on that unit. Can anyone recommend an integrated Amplifier with CD player abd good unit that support FLAC audio via usb? Cheers. All
  3. B

    Best Cable for Flac

    Currently using a Toslink cable to transfer HiRes 24bit (Flac) files from Mac to Cambridge Amp. Sounds great but I understand that Toshlink cabling may be limiting the sound quality to my amp. Would coaxial cable be better?
  4. D

    Using EAC command line parameters to include the cover art when extracting CD to flac files.

    Hi - I am using EAC 1.6 to extract CDs to flac files. Trying to include the cd cover art in the extracted image by using the EAC command-line parameters: %hascover%--picture="%coverfile%"%hascover%. Does anyone have experience using %hascover%? It works much of the time, but not always. The...
  5. D

    Is CD higher/lower/the same quality as FLAC

    I can't remember, is CD music compressed and if so is it lossless? If I rip a CD to FLAC, how would this compare to buying and downloading a FLAC version digitally?
  6. G

    Streaming quality: mpeg v flac

    I’m just setting up my Qnap NAS to stream films to my Samsung tv. I now need to decide whether to rip my Dvd collection to mpeg or iso? I’d rather use mpeg files as they’re so much smaller in size- but wonder, will there be a drop in quality? Plan is to install Kodi as a media streamer.. And I...
  7. AudioJosh

    Best way to play FLAC files offline?

    Hi everyone, just hoping for some advice for playing FLAC/ALAC files offline. I'm sorted for online with a USB drive connected to my Bluesound Node 2 (very happy with the sound) but late at night and early morning I like to have the tablet and laptop turned off. So ideally I'd like some kind...
  8. G

    Help with suggestions for Flac players

    Hi, I need some help finding a player for my Flac files which can be controlled via app on my phone, pc and which also has optical out. I can see a lot of high resolution players but they seem to be portable devices without optical out or I see network streamers which isn't quite what I need...
  9. F

    Question Sonos Play One issues playing FLAC

    Hi I have a 2 year old Play 1 that has been steaming MP3 copies of CD's from my PC as well as Autorip files from Amazon account and internet radio all via an Ethernet cable to my Virgin Hub. I have now got an Arcam AVR so have been replacing my stored music with Flac files instead of MP3 to...
  10. B

    Proceed AVP2 doesn't play most 88.24 flac files. DSD / SACD issue?

    All other sampling rate and bit rates play with no issues, but I've noticed most 88.24 do not play. Is this because the DAC in the Proceed APV2 doesn't support DSD from SACD? How would I verify if the files are DSD, to identify if that's the issue?
  11. Steve Stifler

    Question Aries Mini & Tidal HiFi - what am I doing wrong?

    Finally got my Auralic Aries Mini wired into my system (Ethernet) and trying flac and master tracks via Tidal. I’m relying on the internal dac. Previously I heard the same system with a Naim NDX2 and it sounded very good. No issues here with internet bandwidth, cables etc. Now I know the NDX2...
  12. P

    MiniDisc-style FLAC recorder?

    Hi, having dug out my old MD recently I've been searching for a modern equivalent. I expected to find portable hi-res players with line-in recording but they don't appear to exist or if they do they are not as affordable as I'd hoped. There's plenty of mic-based options Tascam / Zoom for £100ish...
  13. RayP

    Software required to equalise volume on FLAC files

    Thirty years ago I recorded all my vinyl to Digital Audio Tape to ensure a perfect copy. Six years ago I recorded all those files as WAVs and then saved them as FLAC adding the meta-data by hand. Quite a task! When I recorded the vinyl I was careful to ensure only the peaks ventured into the...
  14. H

    MP3s or Flac ?

    I realise this is a very basic question but here goes anyway.Up to now I have been listening to my music on the go on an iPhone 7+. I am looking to buy a dedicated player that also plays lossless,flac etc.Would playing the same files give me a better listening experience or should I populate my...
  15. SBBrown

    Dune HD SmartBox buggy not playing Multichannel FLAC files or DTS Movies without glitches

    I am trying to play multichannel FLAC files from my NAS on this new SmartBox. It will not play them in multichannel, the mix down to stereo. I have a Dune Base 3.0, and it does the same well. Also, when I play DTS soundtrack on the SmartBox, there are video glitches. I just got this box...
  16. montys1

    iPhone app for flac via PCloud

    Hi all, Anyone recommend an app to play flac files on my iPhone XR via PCloud. I have tried Flacbox and Evermusic and they just endlessly scan folders but don’t add any files, I’m using Cloudbeats which works but adding files is so labour intensive. It doesn’t like loads at once and if I do say...
  17. WestSussexKev

    Question Playing FLAC files from a NAS

    Hi everyone, Not sure if this is the correct section to post this so, apologies in advance. I have a Denon AVR-X3600H and a Netgear readyNas Duo NAS device. I am able to play the mp3 files from the NAS without any problem but seem to be having difficulty playing FLAC files. I can load a USB...
  18. Silver Arrow

    Question Anybody know how to embed a jpeg file to a Flac file on an Apple system?

    Hi All, I have a Mac computer, store music on there, ripped CD's via iTunes and Flac files. I have a Bluesound Node 2i streamer which is having a bit of an issue with artwork for the albums. I can see how. to embed the artwork to the ripped CD files within iTunes which should resolve most of the...
  19. marsy

    How to play flac files

    If I rip my cds to flac what do I need to play them through my hi fi system ?
  20. OneSon

    Best way to play FLAC files on a HIFI?

    I'm increasingly finding that some albums are not being released as CDs. So I'm buying them as FLAC files. What's the best way to play them on a system like the Marantz M-CR412? Would it be via the USB input using a Sony Walkman or something? I don't really want to start burning CDs.
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