All this with just one day, you will never find what you are looking for unless you build it yourself I think. That’s ok though, here is an opportunity.
A good read of the knowledge base and Roon’s vision may help you gather perspective on what is going on here.
Good luck with your search for the perfect software and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
That is succinctly well put. In his support, it appears that he wants something closer to what iTunes offers: simple/direct/limited with no potential to learn more. I am assuming the liner notes, Versions etc (I use only Qobuz) or the seamless integration of one’s library with streaming sources are not important to him.
Roon can be made “complex” if you want to delve into numerous features, but if you want software to organize files (yours and those to which you have subscribed access), Roon has competition that attracts me.
(There is one sentence in there to which I concur and that is not related to Roon but to a messenger).
We celebrated our Roon Anniversary this week. Seems like yesterday. Use Roon daily.
“Expense,” as noted, is relative. Roon is much cheaper than anything else to which I subscribe.
The sample rate of an MQA file is always based on that of its source material, so original material at 88.2, 176.4 or 352.8 kHz would be encoded as a 44.1kHz MQA file, whereas material starting out with 96, 192 or 384 kHz sample rates would be encoded as an MQA file at 48kHz.
PSST. Dont say any more.
I posted here so people give me other software choices.
My requirements are.
Remote play of my songs in my pc folders through wifi…and some time to youtube for movies ( no streaming)
Need source sample rate and output sample rate.
More DSP and high quality equalizers like in FX sound software ( this great piece of software if it outputs 192khz. unfortunately its 48khz. i email them to do it).
Software should be like cockpit ( left side menus , left column video info and player , right colum settings. There is absolutely no need to click for settings or playing video or search video. All should be in single screen all time visible.
Audio volume control by pc audio driver and there by physical button on my keyboard and also ophone physical button.
Iphone app and pc software should have near same UI template but in iphone it should be folded. Settings and Player should be in vertical accordian form so you can switch between player and settings seamlessly.
Since Qobuz became available here, half of the 1008 Qobuz albums I have added to my library have been high resolution (88k, 96k or higher).
About 3 % of the Qobuz albums are 192k, 1 % of the total 5,000 albums. But the majority of those are from analog tape recordings (Coltrane, Monk, Dylan…).
None of the 5,000 are below CD quality.
The file is then unfolded to the original resolution in an MQA DAC
That’s not even the whole story, there are many new MQA releases at 44/24 bit resolution and the sound quality achieved is remarkable. So the bigger number is better philosophy falls to dust in the same way RMS power output of amplifiers has. Big numbers were used to sell to the masses.
So, if you only listen to digitally measured hi res content you are missing out on a vast catalog of music that never was and will never be high resolution in your definition.