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Title: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Feb 2011, 05:15 pm
Hi Folks - a place to ask and answer more technical and operational based questions on the BDP-1 Digital Player

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 8 Feb 2011, 05:38 pm
Hi

Ok since  i just ordered a bdp1 I am really curious if there is any difference in sound between the bdp1 and bda in xlr?  I am asking for differences due to length in xlr.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Feb 2011, 06:25 pm
Hi

Ok since  i just ordered a bdp1 I am really curious if there is any difference in sound between the bdp1 and bda in xlr?  I am asking for differences due to length in xlr.

Well we all know 'length matters' :)

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Gary L on 8 Feb 2011, 06:53 pm
What about width?  Does width matter?  :)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ozi on 8 Feb 2011, 07:02 pm
What about width?  Does width matter?  :)

 :thumb: Gary, you know how they say, small, but smells good  :)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 8 Feb 2011, 09:31 pm
Great idea for a thread, doesn't seem to have started off to seriously at the moment though :D

I've got a quick technical question regarding the AES-EBU connection.

I've just ordered the Chord AES-EBU cable but want to compare it directly to my current S/Pdif cable to see if it offers any improvements, questions :-

Is it OK to leave both connected at the same time?

Does the BDP output at both terminals at the same time?

Will having both connected affect sound quality in anyway?

Cheers.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 8 Feb 2011, 09:45 pm
Great idea for a thread, doesn't seem to have started off to seriously at the moment though :D

I've got a quick technical question regarding the AES-EBU connection.

I've just ordered the Chord AES-EBU cable but want to compare it directly to my current S/Pdif cable to see if it offers any improvements, questions :-

Is it OK to leave both connected at the same time?

Does the BDP output at both terminals at the same time?

Will having both connected affect sound quality in anyway?

Cheers.

Thats how i had my bdp connected when i had it on loan and i plan on doing it again. I just toggled back and forth to the one i like best.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 12:45 am
Great idea for a thread, doesn't seem to have started off to seriously at the moment though :D

I've got a quick technical question regarding the AES-EBU connection.

I've just ordered the Chord AES-EBU cable but want to compare it directly to my current S/Pdif cable to see if it offers any improvements, questions :-

Is it OK to leave both connected at the same time?

Does the BDP output at both terminals at the same time?

Will having both connected affect sound quality in anyway?

Cheers.

Hi Vipers,

No problem with both connected at the same time.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rupret on 9 Feb 2011, 01:05 am
What is the current released software version?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 01:15 am
What is the current released software version?

Dec 28th 2010

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: loopyground on 9 Feb 2011, 02:48 am
Dec 28th 2010

james

Please let me know where I get this latest software version......I have Nov. 14th 2010.
Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 03:25 am
Please let me know where I get this latest software version......I have Nov. 14th 2010.
Thanks

Email me at jamestanner@bryston.com with the serial number and where purchased.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 9 Feb 2011, 08:13 am
I sent e-mail request for upgrade.
What improvements are there with the new version?
Improved waiting times?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 11:56 am
I sent e-mail request for upgrade.
What improvements are there with the new version?
Improved waiting times?

No real changes we just try to improve the built in software load times (not USB load times) when booting up and get rid of code we do not feel we need and try to make it more stable.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: nikon on 9 Feb 2011, 12:28 pm
Hi James

Question regarding BDA-1;

Could all the RCA connectors be substituted with BNC connectors ?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 12:41 pm
Hi James

Question regarding BDA-1;

Could all the RCA connectors be substituted with BNC connectors ?

Yes but we would have to make it custom.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: JimB-MN on 9 Feb 2011, 01:13 pm
I'll throw in a couple of things I've learned from James, others on the forum or through trial and error. 

Hard Drive File types:
FAT32 - this is an old format that doesn't work well on larger drives but most thumb drives still come formatted using it.  For now it is the only format that allows you to copy files from a PC or NAS over your network to a drive while it is connected to the BDP.
NTFS - most HDs come in this format.  It works great with the BDP but you have to disconnect your HD and connect it to a PC to add music.  For now you do not have the ability to copy files to a drive formatted in NTFS while it is connected to the BDP. 
exFAT - a newer version of FAT32. It doesn't work with the BDP.  No big loss.  No one is using it anyway. 

I have a larger NTFS HD preloaded with most of my library and a FAT32 thumb drive attached to my BDP. The NTFS HD remains pretty static.  When I get new music I rip or copy it to a NAS and then to the thumb drive.  Obviously I will move music from the thumb to the HD.  This seems like a pretty good way to feed the BDP-1.
Jim
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 9 Feb 2011, 03:19 pm
^^^^

The USB formating is interesting, I have just bought two pendrives a 128GB and 64GB to start putting my music on and under Windows 7 you only have the options of NTFS and exFAT. I would really like the option to push and pull files from the drive. James will exFAT become supported or the ability to push to NTFS?

Has anyone experimented with using a utility to force FAT32 onto a larger drive?

Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 9 Feb 2011, 03:34 pm
"exFAT is a proprietary, patent-pending file system suited especially for USB flash drives, introduced by Microsoft"

"Microsoft has not released the official exFAT file specification, and a license from Microsoft is required in order to make and distribute exFAT implementations"

Anyone here thinks that it makes sense to pay a license in order to use a format with no official specification?

Nap.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: canucks0 on 9 Feb 2011, 03:39 pm
If I use my iPod touch to control the BDP-1 through the interface, will it do all the same functions as the Bryston remote will? If so, great, if not, what will both the Touch and Bryston remote be able to control?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 04:01 pm
^^^^

The USB formating is interesting, I have just bought two pendrives a 128GB and 64GB to start putting my music on and under Windows 7 you only have the options of NTFS and exFAT. I would really like the option to push and pull files from the drive. James will exFAT become supported or the ability to push to NTFS?

Has anyone experimented with using a utility to force FAT32 onto a larger drive? 

Cheers

Hi Alpha10

There are utility programs that can format Fat32 -I use one called HPUSBDISK

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 9 Feb 2011, 04:02 pm
"exFAT is a proprietary, patent-pending file system suited especially for USB flash drives, introduced by Microsoft"

"Microsoft has not released the official exFAT file specification, and a license from Microsoft is required in order to make and distribute exFAT implementations"

Anyone here thinks that it makes sense to pay a license in order to use a format with no official specification?

Nap.


NO, Microsoft are a PITA....
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 9 Feb 2011, 04:03 pm
Hi Alpha10

There are utility programs that can format Fat32 -I use one called HPUSBDISK

james

Cheers, I'll give it a go, you found no problems with bigger drives and the BDP-1?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 04:08 pm
If I use my iPod touch to control the BDP-1 through the interface, will it do all the same functions as the Bryston remote will? If so, great, if not, what will both the Touch and Bryston remote be able to control?

The Bryston BR-2 remote is very basic - it will just do Next and Previous, Stop, Play and Pause , Volume on the Bryston preamps.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 04:30 pm
Cheers, I'll give it a go, you found no problems with bigger drives and the BDP-1?

Works great - I have used up to 320G USB drives.  Reformatting also gets ride of all the programs loaded on the USB that are not required.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 9 Feb 2011, 04:54 pm
Hi Vipers,

No problem with both connected at the same time.

james

Thanks for the replies James and Werd, I'll give some feedback once I've had a chance to do some back to back tests with the AES-EBU against the S/Pdif.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 9 Feb 2011, 05:03 pm
The Bryston BR-2 remote is very basic - it will just do Next and Previous, Stop, Play and Pause , Volume on the Bryston preamps.

james

It does phase too.... And if i remember you can switch out inputs on the bda.  :scratch:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: loopyground on 9 Feb 2011, 05:45 pm
Email me at jamestanner@bryston.com with the serial number and where purchased.

james
Thanks for the latest BDP-1 update software.  Installation all worked flawlessly as expected from Bryston. :thumb:  Not like my past experiences with Logitech Squeezebox Server updates!!!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 05:54 pm
It does phase too.... And if i remember you can switch out inputs on the bda.  :scratch:

Correct assuming you have a Bryston preamp and BDA-1 DAC.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ritchief on 9 Feb 2011, 07:50 pm
James,

I have updated the software as you sent emailed, however I now cant see all my music, how do I now scroll down via the MAX software.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 07:52 pm
James,

I have updated the software as you sent emailed, however I now cant see all my music, how do I now scroll down via the MAX software.

Are you using an iPad?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 09:00 pm
Hi Folks,

Different browsers (Firefox, Chome, Safari, Explorer) react differently to the MINI and MAX interfaces.  Even different versions of the same browser can respond differently. We test with the latest versions of the browsers so if your using the Bryston Mini or Max interface please use the latest versions of your browser if possible.

We do not recommend Explorer.  We highly recommend Firefox as it works well with the Mini and Max as well as a terrific add on music player called MINION.

Also if you're using a PC check out 'GNOME MUSIC PLAYER CLIENT' - it does not even need a browser to communicate with the BDP-1

james


Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: loopyground on 9 Feb 2011, 09:24 pm
I just got another iPod Touch to control the BDP-1 but I can't remember how I get the BDP-1 app onto the iPod Touch.  Can anyone help me on this please?
Thanks   
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 9 Feb 2011, 09:43 pm
I just got another iPod Touch to control the BDP-1 but I can't remember how I get the BDP-1 app onto the iPod Touch.  Can anyone help me on this please?
Thanks

Go to the itune store (you need an account). Visit the app centre and type in mpod for general search. Mpod is free and you need to sync it onto your ipod. So plug the ipod touch into your computer.....
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: JimB-MN on 9 Feb 2011, 10:08 pm
I just got another iPod Touch to control the BDP-1 but I can't remember how I get the BDP-1 app onto the iPod Touch.  Can anyone help me on this please?
Thanks

To control your BDP with your iPod both must be connected to your network.  Assuming you have already connected your iPod I'm pretty sure (not positive) that you can log on to the App Store directly.  If you can, search for MPOD.  Install it and the rest is fairly easy.  If you have problems Google MPOD and you'll find a forum where you can get help. 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ritchief on 9 Feb 2011, 10:19 pm

Hi Folks,

Different browsers (Firefox, Chome, Safari, Explorer) react differently to the MINI and MAX interfaces.  Even different versions of the same browser can respond differently. We test with the latest versions of the browsers so if your using the Bryston Mini or Max interface please use the latest versions of your browser if possible.

We do not recommend Explorer.  We highly recommend Firefox as it works well with the Mini and Max as well as a terrific add on music player called MINION.

Also if you're using a PC check out 'GNOME MUSIC PLAYER CLIENT' - it does not even need a browser to communicate with the BDP-1

james

James,

I  have downloaded firefox and eventually got it too work....

Tks,

Rich..
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Feb 2011, 10:27 pm
James,

I  have downloaded firefox and eventually got it too work....

Tks,

Rich..

Hi Rich,

Great - i sent you a few emails so please ignore them.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ritchief on 9 Feb 2011, 11:43 pm
James,

I  have downloaded firefox and eventually got it too work....

Tks,

Rich..

Just to qualify and relate my above posts back to the subject matter, I can confirm that using the Bryston Software is considerably better using Firefox over Explorer. The reason being that Explorer does not provide the user with the full functionality of the BDP. In particular the "Network Config" & "Change Theme" within the settings screen.

So to sum up, I am now using the BDP via Firefox with Minion & Gnome Music Player with great success than previously, therefore, dont waste your time with Explorer. I cannot comment on using a Apple device with the BDP as I am yet to own one.

Thanks to James for his assistance - I just need the Hex & Pronto codes now and I will be a V. Happy repeat customer!!!!

When is the SP3 going to be released ??

Regards,

Richard.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jstrouth on 9 Feb 2011, 11:48 pm
This may be a dumb question... but here goes.  I'm considering a new laptop, which, of course, will be used to load up the external drive to feed the BDP.
It seems like NTFS is the preferred format option.  Will a Mac support writing to an NTFS drive?  And will Mac support the BDP control options available?
Any other considerations re the BDP that would sway the Mac vs PC decision?
Thanks!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Laundrew on 10 Feb 2011, 12:05 am
Perhaps this thread is a good candidate to be “thumb tacked.” If individuals do not make any posts for a week or so, it could easily become buried and harder to locate.

Be well…
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Feb 2011, 12:08 am
This may be a dumb question... but here goes.  I'm considering a new laptop, which, of course, will be used to load up the external drive to feed the BDP.
It seems like NTFS is the preferred format option.  Will a Mac support writing to an NTFS drive?  And will Mac support the BDP control options available?
Any other considerations re the BDP that would sway the Mac vs PC decision?
Thanks!

Hi - you can not plug the Mac (or any computer) into the BDP-1 - they are both hosts - if I am understanding your question?

The best format is FAT32 if you want to transfer files to the attached USB drives on the BDP-1- the drive format on the sending computer does not matter. If your not transfering files then FAT32 or NTSF works fine.

I have  a Mac Pro laptop and I can transfer files to the attached USB drives on the BDP-1 as long as those drives are formatted Fat32. You can use the Mini or the Max interface or any of the web browser interfaces as you can on tha PC as well.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jstrouth on 10 Feb 2011, 02:35 am
Thanks James,
Wasn't speaking of plugging Mac into the BDP...but you answered my question about format type.  Aren't there some file size restrictions to FAT32?  If so, I presume they don't hamper even 24/192 size files?  And if I understand, the bonus to FAT32 is the ability to transfer files over the network to the drive while its still attached to the BDP?  The BDP will then quickly discover the additional files rather than having to re-discover all files if the drive is removed.
Am I getting it?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: loopyground on 10 Feb 2011, 02:39 am
Go to the itune store (you need an account). Visit the app centre and type in mpod for general search. Mpod is free and you need to sync it onto your ipod. So plug the ipod touch into your computer.....

Up and running now.....thanks for your help! :thumb:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Feb 2011, 02:42 am
Thanks James,
Wasn't speaking of plugging Mac into the BDP...but you answered my question about format type.  Aren't there some file size restrictions to FAT32?  If so, I presume they don't hamper even 24/192 size files?  And if I understand, the bonus to FAT32 is the ability to transfer files over the network to the drive while its still attached to the BDP?  The BDP will then quickly discover the additional files rather than having to re-discover all files if the drive is removed.
Am I getting it?

Correct :thumb:

FAT32 is good for any 'single' file up to 4G I believe which is well within the window we need for high res music files.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: loopyground on 10 Feb 2011, 02:49 am
To control your BDP with your iPod both must be connected to your network.  Assuming you have already connected your iPod I'm pretty sure (not positive) that you can log on to the App Store directly.  If you can, search for MPOD.  Install it and the rest is fairly easy.  If you have problems Google MPOD and you'll find a forum where you can get help.
Up and running now.....thanks for your help! :thumb:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: canucks0 on 10 Feb 2011, 04:07 am
The Bryston BR-2 remote is very basic - it will just do Next and Previous, Stop, Play and Pause , Volume on the Bryston preamps.

james
Couldn't the ipod touch do the same functions once connected to the interface?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 10 Feb 2011, 04:12 am
Couldn't the ipod touch do the same functions once connected to the interface?

You can't adjust the volume but it does everthing else including queing playlists. I didnt use it like that though, my fingers are not nimble enough to control the ipod like that but it can be done. I think you can even build playlists too but it was alot easier to use the desktop for building playing lists and then using the ipod for scrolling and picking tunes any where in the house. Its makes the bdp1 really easy and fun to use.

Whatever you build on the desktop the ipod touch will see using mpod and vise versa.  I used Gnome on the desktop and mpod on the touch.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Feb 2011, 04:46 am
Couldn't the ipod touch do the same functions once connected to the interface?

I use the BR2 when I can't be bothered with the iPad or iTouch. Typically, like tonight,  I loaded my top 50 songs USB Drive on the BDP-1 using the front panel controls - turned the lights out and scrolled through the songs using the BR2.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bugsy on 10 Feb 2011, 08:47 am
If I use my iPod touch to control the BDP-1 through the interface, will it do all the same functions as the Bryston remote will? If so, great, if not, what will both the Touch and Bryston remote be able to control?

Hi Canucks0

The Ipod touch will be able to scroll your BDP-1 album/song list using the Bryston software MINI software interface and/or an app called Mpod which you can down load from the Apple store.

The BR-2 remote can control the (Play, Pause, Stop, Next and Previous) on the BDP-1 player and you will see your album/song list on the front panel of the BDP-1.

The BR-2 also contols the Bryston BCD-1 CD player, BDA-1 Digital-to-Analog Converter, B60R & B100 Integrated Amplifiers, BP6, BP16 & BP26 Preamps via Infra - Red Remote Control.

For for info on the BR2 check out Bryston web page at http://bryston.com/pdfs/09/BR2_MANUAL_20090716.pdf

Larry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bugsy on 10 Feb 2011, 08:02 pm
Hi James

Is it possible for you to provide us with the output power and current on the 4 usb ports on the BDP-1. Are these ports grouped together or do the have there own power supply's.

The reason i ask this question is, I was out looking to buy a 500 G usb drive with no wall wart. Some usb drive are sold with a usb cable that have a Y connection at one end, suggesting that they may need 2 usb ports to operate properly.

Thanks Larry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Feb 2011, 08:19 pm
Hi James

Is it possible for you to provide us with the output power and current on the 4 usb ports on the BDP-1. Are these ports grouped together or do the have there own power supply's.

The reason i ask this question is, I was out looking to buy a 500 G usb drive with no wall wart. Some usb drive are sold with a usb cable that have a Y connection at one end, suggesting that they may need 2 usb ports to operate properly.

Thanks Larry

Hi Larry,

Yes I would go with the newer 2.5 inch USB 2 drives so you only have to use one connection.

The bottom rear port is on it's own (.5 amps) and the top rear port and the front 2 ports share the same connection (.5 amps).

So I usually recommend putting the USB drive that requires the most power on the bottom rear port.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bugsy on 10 Feb 2011, 08:24 pm
Thanks James.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jstrouth on 10 Feb 2011, 08:29 pm
James, I'm probably not alone in my desire to use the BDP-1 as a player for hi rez files, including the RR HRx recordings that have been so highly received.  However, re your previous note about FAT32 having a single file size limit of 4Gb.... this quote from the RR site:

"What are the system requirements to play back HRx? You must have a large amount of hard drive storage space available. One HRx title can take up to 4.7 GB of space. You must have software to manage the music playback. "

Semantics, of course, but I'm hoping - and sure that you know... - When RR talks about a 'title' needing 4.7GB, do they mean one file or multi files?

I personally see the BDP-1 as a no-brainer alternative to computer playback - especially with its networking potential.  I hope I'm seeing a problem where none exists!!

Thanks again
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bugsy on 10 Feb 2011, 08:40 pm
James, I'm probably not alone in my desire to use the BDP-1 as a player for hi rez files, including the RR HRx recordings that have been so highly received.  However, re your previous note about FAT32 having a single file size limit of 4Gb.... this quote from the RR site:

"What are the system requirements to play back HRx? You must have a large amount of hard drive storage space available. One HRx title can take up to 4.7 GB of space. You must have software to manage the music playback. "

Semantics, of course, but I'm hoping - and sure that you know... - When RR talks about a 'title' needing 4.7GB, do they mean one file or multi files?

I personally see the BDP-1 as a no-brainer alternative to computer playback - especially with its networking potential.  I hope I'm seeing a problem where none exists!!

Thanks again

jstrouth

What site are you are you referring too? Can you post the link please.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jstrouth on 10 Feb 2011, 08:50 pm
http://www.referencerecordings.com/HRx2.asp

.... in the faqs...
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrysTony on 10 Feb 2011, 08:52 pm
James, I'm probably not alone in my desire to use the BDP-1 as a player for hi rez files, including the RR HRx recordings that have been so highly received.  However, re your previous note about FAT32 having a single file size limit of 4Gb.... this quote from the RR site:

"What are the system requirements to play back HRx? You must have a large amount of hard drive storage space available. One HRx title can take up to 4.7 GB of space. You must have software to manage the music playback. "

Semantics, of course, but I'm hoping - and sure that you know... - When RR talks about a 'title' needing 4.7GB, do they mean one file or multi files?

I personally see the BDP-1 as a no-brainer alternative to computer playback - especially with its networking potential.  I hope I'm seeing a problem where none exists!!

Thanks again

Hi jtstrouth,

I have one of the Reference Recordings HRx "titles" -HR-109 - The Hot Club of San Francisco.  This particular album contains 17 different songs (files).  The total size of the entire album is 4.1GB for the 17 songs + cover art.  The individual songs (files) range from 152.8 MB to 305.8 MB depending on length of the song.  So there are absolutely no issues on playing this "title".  By the way if you like jazz I highly recommend this one.  The 24 bit / 176.4 khz recording was engineered by Keith Johnson and it sounds absolutely great on the BDP-1/BDA-1 combo.   :thumb:

Tony
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Feb 2011, 08:56 pm
James, I'm probably not alone in my desire to use the BDP-1 as a player for hi rez files, including the RR HRx recordings that have been so highly received.  However, re your previous note about FAT32 having a single file size limit of 4Gb.... this quote from the RR site:

"What are the system requirements to play back HRx? You must have a large amount of hard drive storage space available. One HRx title can take up to 4.7 GB of space. You must have software to manage the music playback. "

Semantics, of course, but I'm hoping - and sure that you know... - When RR talks about a 'title' needing 4.7GB, do they mean one file or multi files?

I personally see the BDP-1 as a no-brainer alternative to computer playback - especially with its networking potential.  I hope I'm seeing a problem where none exists!!

Thanks again

Hi

Yes I have most of the RR stuff and they are refering to the complete DVD they send you.  No problem at all with any single file.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jstrouth on 10 Feb 2011, 09:10 pm
Thanks James & Tony.  Glad to hear this is a no compromise player.  I think you guys have a real winner here.

I have the Hot Club as well.... although only the HDTrack 24/88 version...

Begs an interesting question.... In a very well engineered recording such as this, what's the sonic difference between the 24/88 and 24/176?  Can you hear it easily? Do I have 90%, 95%, 99% of the full resolution sound already? That is, should I spring for the 24/176.....
:-)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Feb 2011, 10:26 pm
Thanks James & Tony.  Glad to hear this is a no compromise player.  I think you guys have a real winner here.

I have the Hot Club as well.... although only the HDTrack 24/88 version...

Begs an interesting question.... In a very well engineered recording such as this, what's the sonic difference between the 24/88 and 24/176?  Can you hear it easily? Do I have 90%, 95%, 99% of the full resolution sound already? That is, should I spring for the 24/176.....
:-)

The higher resolution recordings have a greater sense of air and space - its is sutle though not night and day.  i still think the original recording and the care taken has much to do with the end result.

The great thing you will find with the BDP-1 though is how terrific your standard 44.1 CD's sound ripped to the USB harddrive through the BDP-1 :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 11 Feb 2011, 12:50 am
Hi Folks,

I have been asked to show the type of cables and connectors the BDP-1 utilizes:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42671)
AES-EBU 110 ohm Digital cable

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42672)
BNC to BNC 75 ohm Digital Cable

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42673)
BNC to RCA (COAX) Digital Cable


james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alphonse on 11 Feb 2011, 03:58 am
Hi James, I am thinking about ordering a BDP-1 and BDA-1. Questions

1. Is the BDA-1 now available with matching cosmetics (buttons) to BDP-1?
2. Is there be a combo retail price for BDP-1 and BDA-1? If so what?
3. I would be stacking the 2 components. How much do you charge for the 4" AES-EBU 110 ohm digital jumper cable?

Thanks,  Al
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 11 Feb 2011, 11:32 am
Hi James, I am thinking about ordering a BDP-1 and BDA-1. Questions

1. Is the BDA-1 now available with matching cosmetics (buttons) to BDP-1?
2. Is there be a combo retail price for BDP-1 and BDA-1? If so what?
3. I would be stacking the 2 components. How much do you charge for the 4" AES-EBU 110 ohm digital jumper cable?

Thanks,  Al

Hi Al,


1. Yes but special order
2. No we have not looked at that yet as we have been backordered since we introduced the BDP-1
3. The cable is around $100 list I believe .
http://bryston.com/aeseub.html

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: JimB-MN on 11 Feb 2011, 01:31 pm
James
Could you post the date of the most recent BDP software.  I know it's somewhere in the other thread but it might be good to have it here. 
Thanks
Jim
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 11 Feb 2011, 02:49 pm
James
Could you post the date of the most recent BDP software.  I know it's somewhere in the other thread but it might be good to have it here. 
Thanks
Jim

Dec 28th 2010

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 11 Feb 2011, 03:47 pm
And the follow up question for 15 points in total, 5 points each part:

1.  Where do we get the update software from?
2.  Any chance of a mailing list to inform users when updates are available?
3.  Should the UK distributor be responsible for this support over here seeing  how they are charging such a huge mark-up for "support"?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 11 Feb 2011, 03:54 pm
And the follow up question for 15 points in total, 5 points each part:

1.  Where do we get the update software from?
2.  Any chance of a mailing list to inform users when updates are available?
3.  Should the UK distributor be responsible for this support over here seeing  how they are charging such a huge mark-up for "support"?

Hi Terry

1. The updates would come directly from us as we have to send (email) a file which allows you to connect to our server.

2. I plan to create and post update notices in the Softwear section of our website and also in AudioCircle.

3. Terry you mean support from the software side - if so I would say its better to do it directly from here.  If its a hardware issue then yes it is up to the specific distributor to take care of things.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alinto on 11 Feb 2011, 04:39 pm
What does the new update do? I generally do not update my equipment unless I am having a problem with the equipment or if there is a tangible improvement. Also, I thought the bdp-1 has a feature to check for updates itself or is this feature not active yet.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 11 Feb 2011, 04:43 pm
What does the new update do? I generally do not update my equipment unless I am having a problem with the equipment or if there is a tangible improvement. Also, I thought the bdp-1 has a feature to check for updates itself or is this feature not active yet.

Hi alinto,

Really good point :thumb:  I hesitate sometimes to promote software changes that are only 'housekeeping' issues because downloading new software for some can be a confusing task and there is always some risk of error.

There is no automatic download of software because the purchase and serial number has to be confirmed before we send new software.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 11 Feb 2011, 09:01 pm
I did the update, so good.
Today I heard all day bdp1 with Bryston dac, I'm very happy, it's been two months and I still wonder to what sounds good.
Is very nice to have the chance to talk to the manufacturer for advice.
I do all my congratulations to James.
Now I'm using Bryston max interface, rather than mpod.
There are a few things but 'I hope you improve:
1 - as you enter the Shuffle? You could not put a specific button?
2-it would take an option to search for songs
3 - the time bar overlaps with that of the album info
4-would be nice to have the opportunity to choose whether to add this song to your playlist or just listen
5 - v-meter put on a blue background

Thanks
P.s. State problrma resolving wait times?

Sorry for my bad english
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Anonamemouse on 11 Feb 2011, 10:29 pm
There is no automatic download of software because the purchase and serial number has to be confirmed before we send new software.

james

Just wondering, Why is this? You already made the money on the product, does it really matter if an owner bought the equipment new from an "authorized dealer", or from someone that creates a "grey market" because prices are through the roof in some areas whereas they are WELL below that in other areas, or second hand?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 11 Feb 2011, 10:53 pm
Just wondering, Why is this? You already made the money on the product, does it really matter if an owner bought the equipment new from an "authorized dealer", or from someone that creates a "grey market" because prices are through the roof in some areas whereas they are WELL below that in other areas, or second hand?

if you loose the support of your dealers/distributors you're out of business.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 12 Feb 2011, 04:47 am
James,

the rear ports of the BDP don't have no space between 'em (too narrow compared to the front ports). i know that the front ports are "made" for thumb drives but it would have been smart to provide the same space at the back for those customers who want to use different sized cables?!

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 12 Feb 2011, 12:05 pm
James,

the rear ports of the BDP don't have no space between 'em (too narrow compared to the front ports). i know that the front ports are "made" for thumb drives but it would have been smart to provide the same space at the back for those customers who want to use different sized cables?!

al.

Hi Al -

The back ports are mounted directly to the CPU circuit board (part of the cpu circuit board) and spacing them would have meant an adapter board which we did not want to do.  I have not had any issue plugging in standard USB cables.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 12 Feb 2011, 08:38 pm
Now that my BDP-1 is fully networked to my Windows PC and iPAD, I've been playing with the various interfaces - MPoD, Max, Minion and Gnome (are there more)

Album art
Do I add the images inside the actual flac files (I have mp3tag) adding to the metadata?
Do I just drop a jpg into the folder containing the flacs?
Does the name of the jpeg matter and if so what should it be called?

Thanks,
Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bugsy on 12 Feb 2011, 10:21 pm
Now that my BDP-1 is fully networked to my Windows PC and iPAD, I've been playing with the various interfaces - MPoD, Max, Minion and Gnome (are there more)

Album art
Do I add the images inside the actual flac files (I have mp3tag) adding to the metadata?
Do I just drop a jpg into the folder containing the flacs?
Does the name of the jpeg matter and if so what should it be called?

Thanks,
Terry


Hi Terry

What cd ripper are you using?

If you use dBpoweramp once you put the cd in your drive and it will scan it, then it will check the internet for meta, the album art should appear then, however you have options to check the internet for better pics, or if no album art appears you can google the album and try to find the album art, save the pic to a file, then add it or scan the cover art then add it.

You then can check the meta to see if it matches the CD info. I try to check both of these items and try to get the best match before I rip the cd.


Have fun and good luck

Larry



Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 14 Feb 2011, 12:21 am
I have  a Mac Pro laptop and I can transfer files to the attached USB drives on the BDP-1 as long as those drives are formatted Fat32. You can use the Mini or the Max interface or any of the web browser interfaces as you can on tha PC as well.

james

This seems like problem solved with network access to files via BDP.   Instead of trying to get the BDP to read files on the network, why not just use the BDP as a NAS.   Problem solved IMO.   I don't have to worry about the other computer to be on nor would I have to deal with teaching the BDP to log on to the fileshare.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 14 Feb 2011, 01:03 am
This seems like problem solved with network access to files via BDP.   Instead of trying to get the BDP to read files on the network, why not just use the BDP as a NAS.   Problem solved IMO.   I don't have to worry about the other computer to be on nor would I have to deal with teaching the BDP to log on to the fileshare.

Hey Skunark

How about just thinking of it as a dac that you can stick usb sticks and bus powered HD;s into.  :thumb:

You know you guys might be barking up the wrong tree here. I would be more interested in what he's doing with the SP3. There could be some funky stuff going on with this and how it interfaces with the bdp. James has kind of been silent about this piece lately?.   :scratch:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 14 Feb 2011, 01:16 am
How about just thinking of it as a dac that you can stick usb sticks and bus powered HD;s into. 

Because it is a digital file player with no internal digital to analog conversion and therefore isn't a DAC.
 
Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 14 Feb 2011, 01:36 am
Hey Skunark

How about just thinking of it as a dac that you can stick usb sticks and bus powered HD;s into.  :thumb:

You know you guys might be barking up the wrong tree here. I would be more interested in what he's doing with the SP3. There could be some funky stuff going on with this and how it interfaces with the bdp. James has kind of been silent about this piece lately?.   :scratch:

Werd, it's not a DAC.... if anything you can related the BDP to a CD transport.  The NAS feature is already there and requires no change for Bryston other than to market it as a feature if you connect up drives to it.  If anything they could make a HDD enclosure with a reasonable power supply.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drewant on 14 Feb 2011, 02:59 am
I've ripped my cds to an external hd in apple lossless using itunes.  If I take that external hd and attach it to the bdp-1, what would navigation of my collection look like?  Would I have cover art?  Could I browse by genre (or other info that itunes stores)?

If I get a Mac Mini with a large enough internal hd, could I connect that as my source for the bdp-1?

Thanks for any guidance.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Feb 2011, 03:09 am
I've ripped my cds to an external hd in apple lossless using itunes.  If I take that external hd and attach it to the bdp-1, what would navigation of my collection look like?  Would I have cover art?  Could I browse by genre (or other info that itunes stores)?

If I get a Mac Mini with a large enough internal hd, could I connect that as my source for the bdp-1?

Thanks for any guidance.

Hi drewant,


The navigation would be determined by the Music Player you used with the external harddrive.  There are a number of Linux music players available.  I am not that familiar with iTunes album art because I use dbpower amp to rip my cds and the album art is always attached.

NO - sorry you can not connect the mini-mac to the BDP-1 - they are both 'hosts'.  You must use a USB harddrive or thumbdrive.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Feb 2011, 03:15 am
Hi Folks,

I am been trying to put together a discription of how the digital data gets transfered in the many USB DAC's out there and Ethernet streaming.

A big thanks to JIM for putting this together for me. :D


"USB DACs use what is called ‘isochronous transfers” to receive data from the host, typically your computer.   With all isochronous methods, a constant stream of data needs to arrive in fixed intervals to the DAC without starvation.  USB audio devices will receive an audio stream that contains a millisecond of data one thousand times a second.  Any failure to deliver the data accurately will result in dropouts, corrupt data or substandard audio synchronization. 

Almost every digital interface found on a computer follows the OSI Model which defines specialized tasks required to transfer data into seven layers.  These layers can employ various techniques to detect, correct or resend the data for a reliable transfer.   Sadly, isochronous transfers cannot take advantage of the features that detect uncorrectable errors and requests a retry.  It’s up to the design of the USB DAC to either allow or drop the flawed packet.

To further complicate this, USB DACs can use one of three modes for clock recovery with isochronous transfers: synchronous, asynchronous or adaptive: 

•Synchronous solutions will align the clock from either a beacon sent every millisecond or draw on source-synchronous techniques from the data packets sent on those fixed intervals.   Hubs and This is a great example of how clock jitter can be additive even if the DAC uses resynchronization techniques.

•Asynchronous solutions will perform clock and data recovery using an external clock oscillator as data is expected to arrive within a given duration.  The challenge here is to minimize jitter per frequency 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz. 

•Adaptive solutions will convert the data to match that of an external clock oscillator to a fixed clock frequency used by the internal DAC.  The obstacle with this method is converting music from 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 kHz to 192 kHz (as an example) without losing any information about the waveform.  The advantage to be had is playing a 192 kHz source on a USB DAC tuned for a ‘natural frequency’ of 192 kHz. This setup has the potential to outperform the other two with less cost if the user can play files that match the natural frequency of the USB DAC.


Three common questions one would have if using a USB DAC are:

•Since there is no data recovery, how reliable is the connection between the computer and the USB DAC such that data can arrive safely without electrical noise or bandwidth issues?   (same question for every streaming solution)

•How accurate is the clock-recovery mechanism employed in the USB DAC such that it can produce the lowest possible jitter for a high-quality playback?   (same question for every digital product targeting high-resolution audio)

•Is placing a computer next to the stereo causing additional electrical noise to bleed into the other components?   Should the computer be on an isolated circuit from the stereo?  Will there be any audible noises coming from the computer that will lessen the experience? (same question for every digital product)

From a user’s point of view it’s rather simple to add a USB DAC between a computer and their stereo to get very good sound.  The user can select any digital music player application and operating system of their choice for playback and even download high resolution music. The user also has full control on managing the data, applications running and resources attached to it.   And as long as you don’t mind having a dedicated computer next to your stereo and one can overlook any audible noise it produces, this is a great high-resolution solution with a tremendous amount of flexibility but with the known drawbacks with USB isochronous transfers. 

Note: Firewire DACs also employ isochronous techniques very similar to USB DACs.

Streaming audio over Ethernet will have all the same issues as a USB DACs but with the added complexity of the network.  There are several different solutions for stream audio and they all are built on top of or is a variant of what is called User Datagram Protocol (UDP).  Without going into the details of these solutions, they simply allow transmission without concern of safe arrival."
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 14 Feb 2011, 08:44 am
Werd, it's not a DAC.... if anything you can related the BDP to a CD transport.  The NAS feature is already there and requires no change for Bryston other than to market it as a feature if you connect up drives to it.  If anything they could make a HDD enclosure with a reasonable power supply.

I know its not a dac. Since it has to be hooked up to a dac i was just trying to make it seem more like a high performance audio player than a something that resembles a computer.

Like you said Skunark it is a transport. My view is: what ever usb device i use it has to be the starting gate in my system. That is what defines the meaning for me being a transport-starting gate. Is this piece the starting gate?  The first thing i learned with the bdp and hooking up hard drives is - it may not be. The more you start interfacing it with your computer the more the computer starts becoming the transport (bad bad bad --- very bad). I had such a bad experience with a 12 volt power Omega HD that it drove this point home in spades. To noisey to ignore.

The BDP is a very sensitive audio component. You need that to get the 96khz and 192khz through. I have heard usb devices that claim to be hi rez and really don't sound any different than its  regular redbook counterpart in hirez. I own a creative 2496 adapter right now that sounds worse in 96khz than it does on redbook from my cd transport. Only because its not built to generate a decent hirez signal. You start throwing HD's in the bdp1 and more network capability you guys have to ask, how much more do you want to pay to ensure that all the added interface circuitry can guarantee a good transport?

The way the bdp is now, the computer is just there to send control data via ethernet. Thank god for that. I am sure there are employable techniques in interfacing your computer but you really need to know what you are doing. Not me !!!!! and i am sure a great many of Bryston's customers are not great at setting up silent networks either.

Here is a good example of what i respect about the BDP. Before i bought my 14B i owned the BCD/BDA combo. What i notice was how close the bcd sounded on its own when compared to using it as a transport into the bda. Almost identical. Some slight differences but so close you could easily call it the same. When i sold my bcd to make funds for my 14B i started using my old modded Sony S7700 transport again. Differences in transports is significant, I lost a lot of the Bryston front end sound. Its sounds good but very different than the bcd/bda combo. With the BDP i got the bcd sound back. Now everytime you start employing more capability into the bdp the more it starts slipping into a more generic sounding component.

How much do you want to pay to keep the Bryston front-end sound with no noise and more computer type interfacing.  Its going to be costly. No thanks $2200 is enough.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 14 Feb 2011, 01:16 pm
I own a creative 2496 adapter right now that sounds worse in 96khz than it does on redbook from my cd transport. Only because its not built to generate a decent hirez signal.

This one Werd?

(http://)

 :duh:

It would be so easy for me to dismiss it as a POS and  :lol: at you for ever buying such.

Instead I will explain you what went wrong.

1) When you set it at 96Khz, there will be upsampling, and this will be performed by *Windows* according to an unspecified algorithm that doesn't sound stellar at all.

2) That box is "adaptive USB" i.e. it converts in real-time and largely depends on the audio stream to be accurately timed and error free. Which won't happen with most general-use computers.

P.S. The BDA is the same. That's why it sounded different with the different "transports" you used. And that's why you'd want the BDP in order to extract maximum performance.

P.P.S. All this would be fixed once for all by including a DAC inside the BDP; or having a BDA-2 with async USB.

P.P.P.S. It won't happen as it seems that James wants to sell 2 boxes @ $2000 each, which probably produce better profit than 1 box @ $3000.

P.P.P.P.S. Connect the SB box to a BDP and you'll be surprised.

Nap.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 14 Feb 2011, 02:31 pm

Hi Terry

What cd ripper are you using?

If you use dBpoweramp once you put the cd in your drive and it will scan it, then it will check the internet for meta, the album art should appear then, however you have options to check the internet for better pics, or if no album art appears you can google the album and try to find the album art, save the pic to a file, then add it or scan the cover art then add it.

You then can check the meta to see if it matches the CD info. I try to check both of these items and try to get the best match before I rip the cd.


Have fun and good luck

Larry

Hi Larry,

I'm not ripping CDs, I've purchased hi-res music online.
My question concerned where the artwork should be

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 14 Feb 2011, 04:07 pm
This one Werd?

(http://)

 :duh:

It would be so easy for me to dismiss it as a POS and  :lol: at you for ever buying such.

Instead I will explain you what went wrong.

1) When you set it at 96Khz, there will be upsampling, and this will be performed by *Windows* according to an unspecified algorithm that doesn't sound stellar at all.

2) That box is "adaptive USB" i.e. it converts in real-time and largely depends on the audio stream to be accurately timed and error free. Which won't happen with most general-use computers.

P.S. The BDA is the same. That's why it sounded different with the different "transports" you used. And that's why you'd want the BDP in order to extract maximum performance.

P.P.S. All this would be fixed once for all by including a DAC inside the BDP; or having a BDA-2 with async USB.

P.P.P.S. It won't happen as it seems that James wants to sell 2 boxes @ $2000 each, which probably produce better profit than 1 box @ $3000.

P.P.P.P.S. Connect the SB box to a BDP and you'll be surprised.

Nap.

No mine is way older than that and you have to install drivers for it. Go back to 2003. I don't even think the usb input is 2.0  :duh:  :lol:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: nikon on 14 Feb 2011, 04:08 pm
Hi James

Would you have an approximate date when the BDA-1 will be available with the new cosmetics without placing a special order
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Feb 2011, 04:16 pm
Hi James

Would you have an approximate date when the BDA-1 will be available with the new cosmetics without placing a special order

This month but I would still make sure the dealer says NEW BUTTONS on BDA-1.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 14 Feb 2011, 06:38 pm
No mine is way older than that and you have to install drivers for it. Go back to 2003. I don't even think the usb input is 2.0  :duh:  :lol:

Oh god not the creative drivers...

Nap I wouldn't really call the BDA "adaptive", it's not converting 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, but to 176.4 kHz nor is it converting 48 kHz to 176.4 kHz but to 192 kHz.  Converting from 44.1 kHz to 176.4 is rather simple compared if the conversion was to 192 kHz.  Also, you can disable the upsampling in the BDA.  The fact that the BDA re-clocks does make it more 'adaptive' like, but adaptive solutions only have one natural frequency like that creative PITA.

I will have to congratulate Werd though for owning up to mistakes on his hardware purchases.  So creative, omega, anything else you need to take to your confessional?

Nap, why do you keep on about USB DACs?  It's the last solution I want to use.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 14 Feb 2011, 06:46 pm
1. Nap I wouldn't really call the BDA "adaptive",

2. Nap, why do you keep on about USB DACs?  It's the last solution I want to use.

1. Forget upsampling, it's "adaptive" as it syncs to the incoming data rate via PLL loop. It doesn't really reclock to an internal, fixed, high precision clock. So it "adapts" the clock to whatever comes in.

2. An "async" USB DAC would be the next best thing to the BDAP-1 (BDP with internal DAC). I'm not interested in anything going through S/PDIF.

Nap.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 14 Feb 2011, 07:07 pm
1. Forget upsampling, it's "adaptive" as it syncs to the incoming data rate via PLL loop. It doesn't really reclock to an internal, fixed, high precision clock. So it "adapts" the clock to whatever comes in.

2. An "async" USB DAC would be the next best thing to the BDAP-1 (BDP with internal DAC). I'm not interested in anything going through S/PDIF.

Nap.


Me like ...uhg..... sampling up .... off. Sounds good madonna play. me like also.... bda sample up...uhg..... on. play 96khz hi reez.... 192khz sound light beep on....


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42889)
 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 14 Feb 2011, 07:11 pm
Me like ...uhg..... sampling up .... off. Sounds good madonna play. me like also.... bda sample up...uhg..... on. play 96khz hi reez.... 192khz sound light beep on....

Werd, you sound like last night you had too much pussy after too much booze....

(http://)

nap.  :lol:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 14 Feb 2011, 07:16 pm
1. Forget upsampling, it's "adaptive" as it syncs to the incoming data rate via PLL loop. It doesn't really reclock to an internal, fixed, high precision clock. So it "adapts" the clock to whatever comes in.

2. An "async" USB DAC would be the next best thing to the BDAP-1 (BDP with internal DAC). I'm not interested in anything going through S/PDIF.

Nap.

USB DAC isn't the next best thing to a BDA, it's a small to huge step backwards based on your computer environment.   The next best thing would be to use a CD transport. :)   

To improve on the BDA and BDP connection would be to push for i2s instead of SPDIF.   This is an option to the DAC in the BDA and is probably on the soundcard chip that the BDP uses.  I'm guessing you already know this with your push to combine the BDA and BDP.        When SPDIF has a clock alignment issue it's rather minimal and could be calculated by the quality of the clock oscillators in BDP and BDA.  USB DAC, there are other factors at play besides the clock-recovery and it's a difference of losing one cycle of data versus one milisecond of data. 

Perhaps I misread the BDA literature, but it does reclock.   Asynchronous USB DACs could also reclock as it's typically just a feature of the DAC, but hopefully they do use i2s between the USB audio device chip and the DAC.
Jim
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Feb 2011, 07:21 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

YES we do use i2s between the USB audio device chip and the DAC

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 14 Feb 2011, 07:27 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

YES we do use i2s between the USB audio device chip and the DAC

james

But not between the BDP and the BDA....
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 14 Feb 2011, 07:30 pm
USB DAC isn't the next best thing to a BDA, it's a small to huge step backwards based on your computer environment.   The next best thing would be to use a CD transport. :)   

C'mon. Wasn't this an exercise in avoiding those plastic discs? otherwise you can just get the BCD-1 and forgetaboutthewholedacthing.

Nap.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 14 Feb 2011, 08:24 pm
james, using Bryston maxi, there's a way to turn on Shuffle Songs? thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Feb 2011, 08:47 pm
james, using Bryston maxi, there's a way to turn on Shuffle Songs? thanks

Hi primandro,

No I am sorry if you want that feature you would have to use one of the other Linux music players - Minion, MPod, Gnome.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 14 Feb 2011, 09:27 pm
Thanks for the quick response.
I have tried all the systems to control the bdp1 with both PC and ipod with IPAD, what I like best 'is Brystonmaxi with IPAD, with minor improvements that I wrote some post above would be perfect.
Last thing, is theoretically a better self-powered external HD or external HD 2.5 "which is powered directly via USB?
Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 14 Feb 2011, 10:10 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

YES we do use i2s between the USB audio device chip and the DAC

james
James,

I did side-step the topic a bit but if i2s was used between BDP and BDA, this would eliminate any drawback that SPDIF might have even if you used a AES cable. (and might shut NAP up :) a little)

A little more off topic, does the BDP include the linux usb audio drivers?   One could use the BDP as device to compare USB DACs and SPDIF DACs.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Feb 2011, 10:18 pm
A little more off topic, does the BDP include the linux usb audio drivers?   One could use the BDP as device to compare USB DACs and SPDIF DACs.Repo

Not sure on that - will check.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Feb 2011, 10:21 pm
Thanks for the quick response.
I have tried all the systems to control the bdp1 with both PC and ipod with IPAD, what I like best 'is Brystonmaxi with IPAD, with minor improvements that I wrote some post above would be perfect.
Last thing, is theoretically a better self-powered external HD or external HD 2.5 "which is powered directly via USB?
Thanks

Hi pimando,

I do not think it would matter as long as the USB 2 drive was not requiring more that .5 amps to run.  I do find the powered drives seem to be mechanically noisier.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 14 Feb 2011, 11:07 pm
(and might shut NAP up :) a little)

When hell will freeze....  :lol:

Now seriously, we had this discussion some time ago when the BDP was still on the drawing board. Good old Nap and several other (inconvenient) people asked at that time if the BDP will have a "world clock" connector or some other clock sync mechanism.

James said at that time that since the BDP is being designed as a companion to the BDA, and the BDA does not have this ability, then they won't include it with the BDP either.

Nap.



Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 15 Feb 2011, 10:34 am
Returning to Bryston Max...

My music folders on my memory stick contain FLACs named 01 <Title1>, 02 <Title2> etc
This way they appear on my Windows PC in the correct order ie the order they appear on the original CD
But when I view the folder contents in Max, the order is all higgldy piggldy

Why is this so.

James, you'll see this on the jpeg I sent you last week.

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 15 Feb 2011, 12:49 pm
Returning to Bryston Max...

My music folders on my memory stick contain FLACs named 01 <Title1>, 02 <Title2> etc
This way they appear on my Windows PC in the correct order ie the order they appear on the original CD
But when I view the folder contents in Max, the order is all higgldy piggldy

Why is this so.

James, you'll see this on the jpeg I sent you last week.

Terry

Hi Terry,

i have never seen that on my setup -not sure why that is?

What ripper are you using?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 15 Feb 2011, 03:30 pm
Hi Terry,

i have never seen that on my setup -not sure why that is?

What ripper are you using?

james

They're just files surely?
Should not they appear alpha numerically?

I use dbPowerAmp but a lot of my stuff I get on line "pre-ripped"

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 15 Feb 2011, 03:36 pm
When hell will freeze....  :lol:

Now seriously, we had this discussion some time ago when the BDP was still on the drawing board. Good old Nap and several other (inconvenient) people asked at that time if the BDP will have a "world clock" connector or some other clock sync mechanism.

James said at that time that since the BDP is being designed as a companion to the BDA, and the BDA does not have this ability, then they won't include it with the BDP either.

Nap.

Uhg  :scratch:... it cold here now. I get bdp today..... scratch. I hope it got good clock like u say or might take bak..... uhg


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42888)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: JimB-MN on 15 Feb 2011, 04:02 pm
Thanks for the quick response.
I have tried all the systems to control the bdp1 with both PC and ipod with IPAD, what I like best 'is Brystonmaxi with IPAD, with minor improvements that I wrote some post above would be perfect.
Last thing, is theoretically a better self-powered external HD or external HD 2.5 "which is powered directly via USB?
Thanks

Have you checked out MPad (iPad version of MPoD) to be released in a month or so?  If it works the way the demo presents it, it will be another leap forward for the BDP. 

http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/2011/01/04/mpad-screencast/

James, it may not have been what you intended but I'm afraid the BDP is becoming a great server front-end as well as a great digital music transport! 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 15 Feb 2011, 04:18 pm
James, it may not have been what you intended but I'm afraid the BDP is becoming a great server front-end as well as a great digital music transport! 


Expand on that please :D

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 15 Feb 2011, 04:22 pm
Have you checked out MPad (iPad version of MPoD) to be released in a month or so?  If it works the way the demo presents it, it will be another leap forward for the BDP. 

http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/2011/01/04/mpad-screencast/

James, it may not have been what you intended but I'm afraid the BDP is becoming a great server front-end as well as a great digital music transport!

Yes I was speaking with the gentleman that did the iPod interface and asked him about doing a custom interface for us - he sent me the info on the MPad and I shut up :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: JimB-MN on 15 Feb 2011, 05:10 pm

Expand on that please :D

james

Two words - "Sooloos Killer!"   :lol: 

Now when can I expect my NTFS Read/Write software update? 




Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 15 Feb 2011, 05:15 pm
Two words - "Sooloos Killer!"   :lol: 

Now when can I expect my NTFS Read/Write software update?

NTSF write - hopefully this summer :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 15 Feb 2011, 10:16 pm
Hi guys, just got this sexy looking Chord Signature AES-EBU cable through, looking forward to comparing it to my Atlas S/Pdif cable, I'm hoping it sounds as good as it looks  :) :-


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42892)


If there is no performance gain with the AES cable then at least we all know this will make a massive difference  :icon_twisted: :-


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42893)


Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 15 Feb 2011, 10:28 pm
Hi guys, just got this sexy looking Chord Signature AES-EBU cable through, looking forward to comparing it to my Atlas S/Pdif cable, I'm hoping it sounds as good as it looks  :) :-





If there is no performance gain with the AES cable then at least we all know this will make a massive difference  :icon_twisted: :-




That looks nice dude. What Atlas rca do you have?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 16 Feb 2011, 03:38 pm
Got a question?.... How important is it to defrag your usb sticks? Do i even need to do that?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 16 Feb 2011, 03:40 pm
Got a question?.... How important is it to defrag your usb sticks? Do i even need to do that?

I wouldn't bother
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 16 Feb 2011, 03:48 pm
I wouldn't bother

Ok thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 16 Feb 2011, 04:47 pm
Got a question?.... How important is it to defrag your usb sticks? Do i even need to do that?

hi werd,

Defragging reduces the number of read/writes

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 16 Feb 2011, 04:55 pm
That looks nice dude. What Atlas rca do you have?

Hi werd,

At the moment I'm running Atlas 75ohm Opus Coaxial between the BDP and BDA and Navigator RCA's throughout the rest of the system.

Just about to order Atlas Mavros XLR's and speaker cable though, unfortunately I can't quite stretch to the pure silver Asimi range at £2500 per meter XLR  :o
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 16 Feb 2011, 05:03 pm
Hi werd,

At the moment I'm running Atlas 75ohm Opus Coaxial between the BDP and BDA and Navigator RCA's throughout the rest of the system.

Just about to order Atlas Mavros XLR's and speaker cable though, unfortunately I can't quite stretch to the pure silver Asimi range at £2500 per meter XLR  :o

Hi

Thats the one i use in 75 ohm, the atlas opus. I asked UHF about that Atlas opus (since they use it in their reference), if the BNC in opus was any better? They told me the  bnc they like best is the Atlas Opus in rca using the bnc adaptor from radio shack... I tried it and its better then the straightwire bnc to rca (loan) i was using by far. The adaptor is only like 8 bucks and you can get it at Source or Radio shack.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 16 Feb 2011, 05:15 pm
hi werd,

Defragging reduces the number of read/writes

james

Thanks James, picked up a lexor usb stick. Love the 44.1 like you said. Its all good. I notice their are a lot of decent 192khz on HD tracks now that i will be looking at getting. When i find some i will post in the "what are you currently listening to thread on this board"
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 16 Feb 2011, 05:29 pm
Thanks James, picked up a lexor usb stick. Love the 44.1 like you said. Its all good. I notice their are a lot of decent 192khz on HD tracks now that i will be looking at getting. When i find some i will post in the "what are you currently listening to thread on this board"

Yes I have both a 'Lexor' 32G AND 64G thumbdrive and them along with 'Cruser' are my favorites.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 16 Feb 2011, 05:35 pm
Defragging reduces the number of read/writes

Defragmentation makes sense on a hard drive with hundreds and thousands of files that are constantly created and deleted.  Because there are no read/write heads on a flash drive, even if a song file got fragmented, there is an imperceptable lag between reading contiguous data chunks, and there would be virtually no performance increase.
 
Also, because flash memory longevity is largely based on the number of write cycles rather than read cycles, one could argue that routine defragmentation, which would actually generate a larger number of writes, might adversely affect flash drive lifespan versus not defragging at all.
 
Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 16 Feb 2011, 11:07 pm

Defragmentation makes sense on a hard drive with hundreds and thousands of files that are constantly created and deleted.  Because there are no read/write heads on a flash drive, even if a song file got fragmented, there is an imperceptable lag between reading contiguous data chunks, and there would be virtually no performance increase.
 
Also, because flash memory longevity is largely based on the number of write cycles rather than read cycles, one could argue that routine defragmentation, which would actually generate a larger number of writes, might adversely affect flash drive lifespan versus not defragging at all.
 
Steve

I guess i will not be defraggin any usb's but i do notice that these lexor usb sticks fit really snug into the usb slot (tight). I am guessing that is a good thing?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 17 Feb 2011, 12:16 am

 i do notice that these lexor usb sticks fit really snug into the usb slot (tight). I am guessing that is a good thing?

That's what she said :D

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 17 Feb 2011, 01:47 am
That's what she said :D

james

Time for a "Bryston Lube" tube. For those USB keys.

Nap.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 17 Feb 2011, 05:32 pm
A nice Flashdrive with good read/write speeds.

http://otvtech.com/catalogue.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_stock.tpl&product_id=9568&category_id=510


james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 18 Feb 2011, 08:56 am
Returning to Bryston Max...

My music folders on my memory stick contain FLACs named 01 <Title1>, 02 <Title2> etc
This way they appear on my Windows PC in the correct order ie the order they appear on the original CD
But when I view the folder contents in Max, the order is all higgldy piggldy

Why is this so?

James, you'll see this on the jpeg I sent you last week.

Terry

Solved the problem.

The album by Miles Davis contains three CDs. I put all the songs into one directory on the memory stick and renamed the file names as above but kept the meta data the same.
Hence I had three tracks ones, three track twos etc. (one from each CD)
Max is sorting the tracks in its display by track number stored in the meta data hence the wierd track order!


BTW
The feature within Max to change the skin doesn't seem to work.
How do you use Max on a PC to add tracks to an album on the memory stick attached to the BDP-1?

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 09:56 am
Solved the problem.

The album by Miles Davis contains three CDs. I put all the songs into one directory on the memory stick and renamed the file names as above but kept the meta data the same.
Hence I had three tracks ones, three track twos etc. (one from each CD)
Max is sorting the tracks in its display by track number stored in the meta data hence the wierd track order!


BTW
The feature within Max to change the skin doesn't seem to work.
How do you use Max on a PC to add tracks to an album on the memory stick attached to the BDP-1?

Terry
Hi Terry,

Good news -  thanks for the update.

The skin change works OK for me  - let me check further. Are you hitting UPDATE then reloading MAX?
You do NOT use MAX or any other music player interface to transfer files - you use your home Network and drag and drop from one drive to another.  Remember the receiving attached drive must be formated Fat32.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 18 Feb 2011, 10:17 am
Hi Terry,

Good news -  thanks for the update.

The skin change works OK for me  - let me check further. Are you hitting UPDATE then reloading MAX?
You do NOT use MAX or any other music player interface to transfer files - you use your home Network and drag and drop from one drive to another.  Remember the receiving attached drive must be formated Fat32.

james

Great.
Do I get a job as a software tester?

It doesn't mention a reload of Max is required

As to the last point, are you saying I can see thumb drives attached to the BDP-1 in Windows on my computer?
Doesn't mention that anywhere, how do I do that?

BTW, what's the point of the "Bryston says" feature?

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 10:28 am
Hi Terry

Yes the BDP-1 will be visable on your computer under NETWORKS.

The 'Bryston Says' allows me to type in rude comments that show up on the front of the BDP-1 in the display - the engineering guys had a lot of fun with that when I was testing the BDP-1 prototypes :D

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 18 Feb 2011, 10:33 am
I reported last week that I coudn't connect fro my PC to the BDP-1 using the address bryston-bdp-1.local
What I ended up doing is adding an entry into my HOSTS file:
for this and the BDP's IP address of ....1.11
The Bryston address now works.

BTW The latest firmware lets you use fixed ip or DHCP
Any advantages to either?
Not saying it was in the previous firmware but I didn't notice.

The Max interface doesn't basically work in IE v8.
The screen gets incredibly corrupt when you view a track list.
Ok in Firefox but I don't consider that an adequate excuse as IE has the vast majority of the browser market on Windows PCs

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 10:39 am
I reported last week that I coudn't connect fro my PC to the BDP-1 using the address bryston-bdp-1.local
What I ended up doing is adding an entry into my HOSTS file:
for this and the BDP's IP address of ....1.11
The Bryston address now works.

BTW The latest firmware lets you use fixed ip or DHCP
Any advantages to either?
Not saying it was in the previous firmware but I didn't notice.

The Max interface doesn't basically work in IE v8.
The screen gets incredibly corrupt when you view a track list.
Ok in Firefox but I don't consider that an adequate excuse as IE has the vast majority of the browser market on Windows PCs

Terry

Hi Terry

iE is NOT recommended :nono:

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 10:40 am
Hi Terry

iE is NOT recommended with MAX :nono:       MINI works fine With IE and MAX works fine with all other browsers - Safari, Firefox, Chrome.
 
IP address can change so a static IP prevents that.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bugsy on 18 Feb 2011, 11:18 am
I reported last week that I coudn't connect fro my PC to the BDP-1 using the address bryston-bdp-1.local
What I ended up doing is adding an entry into my HOSTS file:
for this and the BDP's IP address of ....1.11
The Bryston address now works.

BTW The latest firmware lets you use fixed ip or DHCP
Any advantages to either?
Not saying it was in the previous firmware but I didn't notice.

The Max interface doesn't basically work in IE v8.
The screen gets incredibly corrupt when you view a track list.
Ok in Firefox but I don't consider that an adequate excuse as IE has the vast majority of the browser market on Windows PCs

Terry

Terry I had the same problem re:connect fro my PC to the BDP-1 using the address bryston-bdp-1.local


Try just using this address bryston-bdp-1. in Minion or Gnome. It worked for me and I did not have to enter the ip address as that keeps changing.

Larry

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 11:20 am
MAX Dark Theme using Safari on PC Windows 7


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42973)


james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 11:50 am
Minion on Firefox browser PC Windows 7


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42974)

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 18 Feb 2011, 11:56 am
Terry I had the same problem re:connect fro my PC to the BDP-1 using the address bryston-bdp-1.local


Try just using this address bryston-bdp-1. in Minion or Gnome. It worked for me and I did not have to enter the ip address as that keeps changing.

Larry

Hi Larry,

In the config stuff in Max on a PC you can deselect DHCP and use fixed IP.
That way the IP is static and sdoesn't change.
I also went into one of the settings in my router (I have a Draytek Vigor which is good for configureability) and bound a fixed IP to the Bryston's MAC address.

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 18 Feb 2011, 11:57 am
Terry I had the same problem re:connect fro my PC to the BDP-1 using the address bryston-bdp-1.local


Try just using this address bryston-bdp-1. in Minion or Gnome. It worked for me and I did not have to enter the ip address as that keeps changing.

Larry

You mean, don't put .local at the end of the address?

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 12:05 pm
Google Chrome browser with MAX on PC Windows 7


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42975)

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 12:10 pm
Gnome Music Player on PC Windows 7 - nice thing about Gnome is it does not need a browser and connects directly to the Linux operating system :thumb:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42977)

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 12:13 pm
Album view in Gnome :thumb:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42978)


james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ellsworth on 18 Feb 2011, 04:31 pm
Hey James, what's that Steve Stevens album Just Like Love you're showing in the Gnome window? Is this Steve Stevens the guitarist who has done the albums Memory Crash and Flamenco A Go Go? Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 04:40 pm
Hey James, what's that Steve Stevens album Just Like Love you're showing in the Gnome window? Is this Steve Stevens the guitarist who has done the albums Memory Crash and Flamenco A Go Go? Thanks

I will check when I get home.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 18 Feb 2011, 05:02 pm
Hi werd,

At the moment I'm running Atlas 75ohm Opus Coaxial between the BDP and BDA and Navigator RCA's throughout the rest of the system.

Just about to order Atlas Mavros XLR's and speaker cable though, unfortunately I can't quite stretch to the pure silver Asimi range at £2500 per meter XLR  :o

Hi Vipers

If you are going to spend that much on cables why don't you do what i did first ? I sold my bcd and my 4B to make funds and bought a 14B. The 14B upgrade gave me bigger bang for the buck then any cable did (and i like cables). Looking at what you want to spend on cables this is a better route for you imo. To be comparative the 14B's performance increase over the 4B is rather significant. They sound exactly the same in tone but the 14B is just way more precise and relaxed only since its a such a power brute. 

something to chew on.....
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bugsy on 18 Feb 2011, 09:21 pm
You mean, don't put .local at the end of the address?

Terry

Hi Terry

In Minion setting under Description I have "BRYSTON-BDP-1", under Host "BRYSTON-BDP-1", Port "xxxx", Password "Bryston" 

In Gnome under Name "Bryston Digital Player", Host "bryston-bdp-1", Port "xxxx", Password is "Bryston"

No need for me to use a static ip. I am using Windows 7 and make sure if you have a virus/internet security programm running what it is named under there.

Larry

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Feb 2011, 10:10 pm
Hey James, what's that Steve Stevens album Just Like Love you're showing in the Gnome window? Is this Steve Stevens the guitarist who has done the albums Memory Crash and Flamenco A Go Go? Thanks

It is Steve Strauss.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ellsworth on 18 Feb 2011, 10:17 pm
Thanks James. My eyes ain't what they used to be.   :o
ells
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 18 Feb 2011, 10:55 pm
Hi Vipers

If you are going to spend that much on cables why don't you do what i did first ? I sold my bcd and my 4B to make funds and bought a 14B. The 14B upgrade gave me bigger bang for the buck then any cable did (and i like cables). Looking at what you want to spend on cables this is a better route for you imo. To be comparative the 14B's performance increase over the 4B is rather significant. They sound exactly the same in tone but the 14B is just way more precise and relaxed only since its a such a power brute. 

something to chew on.....

Hi Werd
Thanks for the advice but I travelled a similar path afew months ago and sold my 4B SST2 and went for 2 x 7B SST2 so for me all that is left now is cables to fine tune my system or a couple of 28B's I guess  :)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 18 Feb 2011, 10:56 pm
Hi Werd
Thanks for the advice but I travelled a similar path afew months ago and sold my 4B SST2 and went for 2 x 7B SST2 so for me all that is left now is cables to fine tune my system or a couple of 28B's I guess  :)

And update your photo's  and systems.....hehe  :thumb:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 18 Feb 2011, 11:18 pm
And update your photo's  and systems.....hehe  :thumb:

Consider it done  :)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 19 Feb 2011, 10:07 am
Hi Terry

In Minion setting under Description I have "BRYSTON-BDP-1", under Host "BRYSTON-BDP-1", Port "xxxx", Password "Bryston" 

In Gnome under Name "Bryston Digital Player", Host "bryston-bdp-1", Port "xxxx", Password is "Bryston"

No need for me to use a static ip. I am using Windows 7 and make sure if you have a virus/internet security programm running what it is named under there.

Larry

Thanks Larry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 19 Feb 2011, 02:45 pm
Here's another MPD client, this time for PalmOS
I have an old Palm T/X and Blazer, the built in browser, doesn't work with Mini, but this MPD client works just fine...
Palm MPC
http://palm-mpc.sourceforge.net/
 (http://palm-mpc.sourceforge.net/)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43025)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43026)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43027)


How about a client for the Sinclair Spectrum (Google it), anyone? 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 20 Feb 2011, 05:04 pm
As I do not have an iPad I was looking at a small (7") tablet PC with wifi, so I could use Mini, but most I have looked at run Android 1.6 and the user guide for the BDP-1 says Android 1.5 OR Android 2.2, does that mean these tablets will not work?

Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 20 Feb 2011, 06:02 pm
As I do not have an iPad I was looking at a small (7") tablet PC with wifi, so I could use Mini, but most I have looked at run Android 1.6 and the user guide for the BDP-1 says Android 1.5 OR Android 2.2, does that mean these tablets will not work?

Cheers

I'll check.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 20 Feb 2011, 06:15 pm
Hi Folks,

If anyone wants to use the BDP-1 with the "Mancave Option" I just picked up a D-Link N300 router this morning ($44.00) and it connected instantly without any setup required.  Just power up the D-Link then connect one of the Ethernet 'OUTLETS' on the back of the router to the Ethernet input on the BDP-1. The iPad saw the wireless connection immediatedly as 'dlink' and I was able to interface with the USB attached drives (after reboot) without issues.

Its a great way to operate the BDP-1 if you do not want to be on the Home Network or if you do not have a Home Network installed.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 20 Feb 2011, 06:19 pm
New model:

(http://)

Take a look, some nice ideas and features there.

Nap.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 20 Feb 2011, 07:31 pm
Hi Folks,

If anyone wants to use the BDP-1 with the "Mancave Option" I just picked up a D-Link N300 router this morning ($44.00) and it connected instantly without any setup required.  Just power up the D-Link then connect one of the Ethernet 'OUTLETS' on the back of the router to the Ethernet input on the BDP-1. The iPad saw the wireless connection immediatedly as 'dlink' and I was able to interface with the USB attached drives (after reboot) without issues.

Its a great way to operate the BDP-1 if you do not want to be on the Home Network or if you do not have a Home Network installed.

james


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43067)


UHG
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 20 Feb 2011, 07:48 pm
I'm sure the Olive is a great product, but it's a bit too CD centric for my tastes.   
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 21 Feb 2011, 06:35 am
Hi James & all,

Powered USB HDD came with small adapter and wire for DC in; would they generate some noise that might get into the BDP-1, DAC, or preamp?  If they do, how far away should we put them away from those equipments?  Or maybe, I should not have to worry about this.   :?

Thanks,
Klao   

Hi pimando,

I do not think it would matter as long as the USB 2 drive was not requiring more that .5 amps to run.  I do find the powered drives seem to be mechanically noisier.

james

Last thing, is theoretically a better self-powered external HD or external HD 2.5 "which is powered directly via USB?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 21 Feb 2011, 03:05 pm
Excerpt from an email sent by AudioT concerning the Bristol Sound & Vision show this coming weekend...

If it's music servers you're after... BRYSTON: hear the new BDP-1 digital music server

Will anybody from Bryston be there or will Bryston be just represented by the distributor (ooh err, missus)

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 21 Feb 2011, 03:29 pm
Excerpt from an email sent by AudioT concerning the Bristol Sound & Vision show this coming weekend...

If it's music servers you're after... BRYSTON: hear the new BDP-1 digital music server

Will anybody from Bryston be there or will Bryston be just represented by the distributor (ooh err, missus)

Terry

Hi Terry - no one from Bryston - the PMC guys though will be there in force. :thumb:

james

Hi Terry,

Who is AudioT?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 21 Feb 2011, 03:32 pm
Lets hope they have been suitably briefed on the BDP-1 then.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 21 Feb 2011, 03:37 pm
I managed to connect to the USB drives attached to my BDP-1 from "My Network Places" on my Windows XP machine.
I even managed to copy a new album across.
A bit of messing about to get it all configured, but once that has been done, it's great!

I presume this is how the new NAS drive will work?
Any more news on that?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 21 Feb 2011, 03:46 pm
I managed to connect to the USB drives attached to my BDP-1 from "My Network Places" on my Windows XP machine.
I even managed to copy a new album across.
A bit of messing about to get it all configured, but once that has been done, it's great!

I presume this is how the new NAS drive will work?
Any more news on that?

Hi Terry,

It will not be a NAS drive (the BDP-1 is already a NAS) - it will be a dedicated 'attached' drive for the BDP-1. At this point we are experimenting with a matching chassis to the BDP-1 and it would contain two 2TB drives - one mirrored - and be a plug and play option for the BDP-1/BDA-1 system.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 21 Feb 2011, 03:55 pm
Also, has anyone tried "audio grade" USB cables versus stock that came with HDD?

Hi James & all,

Powered USB HDD came with small adapter and wire for DC in; would they generate some noise that might get into the BDP-1, DAC, or preamp?  If they do, how far away should we put them away from those equipments?  Or maybe, I should not have to worry about this.   :?

Thanks,
Klao
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 21 Feb 2011, 04:04 pm
Also, has anyone tried "audio grade" USB cables versus stock that came with HDD?

I have not tried any aftermarket cables klao.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 21 Feb 2011, 04:06 pm
That's great James. Glad you're going down the RAID path.
When you say attached, I presume you mean attached via USB in which case it will have to be in close proximity to the BDP-1.

Any idea of release date?



Hi Terry,

It will not be a NAS drive (the BDP-1 is already a NAS) - it will be a dedicated 'attached' drive for the BDP-1. At this point we are experimenting with a matching chassis to the BDP-1 and it would contain two 2TB drives - one mirrored - and be a plug and play option for the BDP-1/BDA-1 system.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 21 Feb 2011, 04:12 pm
Also, has anyone tried "audio grade" USB cables versus stock that came with HDD?

I think the concensus is that you would be better spending your money else where as the difference is non-existent
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 21 Feb 2011, 04:13 pm
That's great James. Glad you're going down the RAID path.
When you say attached, I presume you mean attached via USB in which case it will have to be in close proximity to the BDP-1.

Any idea of release date?

Hi Terry

I would say we are a couple of months away and yes it would be via USB. 

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 21 Feb 2011, 04:17 pm
Thanks James & terrycym.  I'll save the money on the after market USB cable for larger HDD instead.  :thumb:

As for, 12V adapter for DC in to the powered USB HDD, do they generate any noise/electrical interference that might leak to the BDP-1, DAC, or preamp?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 21 Feb 2011, 04:22 pm
Thanks James & terrycym.  I'll save the money on the after market USB cable for larger HDD instead.  :thumb:

As for, 12V adapter for DC in to the powered USB HDD, do they generate any noise/electrical interference that might leak to the BDP-1, DAC, or preamp?

I only have one drive that is powered externally (Lacie 500G) and so far do not measure any electrical noise issues - but it is mechanically noisy.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 21 Feb 2011, 04:25 pm
Thanks James & terrycym.  I'll save the money on the after market USB cable for larger HDD instead.  :thumb:

As for, 12V adapter for DC in to the powered USB HDD, do they generate any noise/electrical interference that might leak to the BDP-1, DAC, or preamp?

As before, you'll be fine.

Consider all the other stuff you've got connected to the mains, TVs, fridges, central heating pumps, computers etc etc etc.
Why would a titchy 12v power supply screw up your sound?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 21 Feb 2011, 06:58 pm
Hi Terry

I would say we are a couple of months away and yes it would be via USB. 

james

Hi James, do you have any idea of a ball park price (I know we will then have an up-lift in rip-off-britain)?

Also did you hear anything about Android versions, might be useful for people to know?

Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 21 Feb 2011, 07:06 pm
Hi James, do you have any idea of a ball park price (I know we will then have an up-lift in rip-off-britain)?

Also did you hear anything about Android versions, might be useful for people to know?

Cheers

Looks here...
http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Clients (http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Clients)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 21 Feb 2011, 07:23 pm
Looks here...
http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Clients (http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Clients)

Thank you, but that was not the question, I know there are clients, the question was, in the BDP-1 owner's manual it states that the Bryston 'mini' app will run on Android version 1.5 OR 2.2, so does that preclude all other releases as most small tablets seem to run Android 1.6/2.1?

Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 21 Feb 2011, 08:57 pm
Hi james
You could put in the hard disk Bryston system to show the covers to mpod, like apache?
Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 21 Feb 2011, 10:25 pm
Hi James, do you have any idea of a ball park price (I know we will then have an up-lift in rip-off-britain)?

Also did you hear anything about Android versions, might be useful for people to know?

Cheers

Hi Alpha,

No sorry no pricing yet - a lot will depend on the drives choosen.  The software enguneeer says he has not tested the Android units yet.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jstrouth on 21 Feb 2011, 10:54 pm
I ripped all my cds to an external usb drive a couple years ago to use with the ipod/wadia combo.
the format was apple lossless (mp4a).  I know the BDP-1 is compatible, my questions are"
"Is there any sonic difference, or sonic benefit to be gained from re-ripping to flac?"
and
"Is there any sonic benefit (for playback for BDP-1) in upsampling to higher rez when transcribing analog to digital?"

thanks!
Jim
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Feb 2011, 12:54 am
I ripped all my cds to an external usb drive a couple years ago to use with the ipod/wadia combo.
the format was apple lossless (mp4a).  I know the BDP-1 is compatible, my questions are"
"Is there any sonic difference, or sonic benefit to be gained from re-ripping to flac?"
and
"Is there any sonic benefit (for playback for BDP-1) in upsampling to higher rez when transcribing analog to digital?"

thanks!
Jim

Hi Jim - - No advantage to upsampling in my opinion.  The only issue I have had with mp4a is lack of album art which i do not have with Flac.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 22 Feb 2011, 01:37 am
Hi Jim - - No advantage to upsampling in my opinion.  The only issue I have had with mp4a is lack of album art which i do not have with Flac.

james

You can add album art to the mp4a.  iTunes and other like players might optimize storing the artwork outside of the file to speed up scrolling through the albums.  For iTunes, all you need to do is "copy" the artwork and "paste" it back to the album, there's probably other applications that will do that as well
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Aescalpius on 22 Feb 2011, 02:25 am
Hello all; I'm running a Mac Mini with an external HD feeding my DAC and I have a question regarding file management.  I usually back up my HD from the master iTunes file on my iMac over my home network using a program called ChronoSync which does this automatically on a daily basis, keeping both libraries in sync.  This is easily done over the network, without having to unplug the HD and then plug it into the iMac then back again.  Would I be able to do this with the HD plugged into the BDP-1? 

Alternatively, if the HD is plugged into the BDP-1 and I plug a USB thumb drive onto another port, could I use the BDP-1 to transfer the files from the USB thumb drive to the attached HD?  Or, could I do this by accessing the BDP-1 over my home network and manually transfer the files? 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Feb 2011, 11:49 am
Hello all; I'm running a Mac Mini with an external HD feeding my DAC and I have a question regarding file management.  I usually back up my HD from the master iTunes file on my iMac over my home network using a program called ChronoSync which does this automatically on a daily basis, keeping both libraries in sync.  This is easily done over the network, without having to unplug the HD and then plug it into the iMac then back again.  Would I be able to do this with the HD plugged into the BDP-1? 

Alternatively, if the HD is plugged into the BDP-1 and I plug a USB thumb drive onto another port, could I use the BDP-1 to transfer the files from the USB thumb drive to the attached HD?  Or, could I do this by accessing the BDP-1 over my home network and manually transfer the files?

Hi,

 I am not sure on the sync function but you can transfer a file from any of the attached harddrives 'over the network' to any other attached drive as long as the drive is formatted FAT32.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Feb 2011, 06:47 pm
As I do not have an iPad I was looking at a small (7") tablet PC with wifi, so I could use Mini, but most I have looked at run Android 1.6 and the user guide for the BDP-1 says Android 1.5 OR Android 2.2, does that mean these tablets will not work?

Cheers

Hi,

I spoke with our software engineer and Android 2.1 and up will work but we recommend using the Zirco Browser (available on Android market Place -http://market.android.com/search?q=zirco).

We are going to test the Samsung Galaxy Tablet as soon as I can get a hold of one.

james

Tested the Galaxy Tablet last night and it works with the Bryston Mini application - will do more tests.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 22 Feb 2011, 09:47 pm
We are going to test the Samsung Galaxy Tablet as soon as I can get a hold of one.

james

Should be easy to find as they aren't flying off the shelves..
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 23 Feb 2011, 01:17 am
Should be easy to find as they aren't flying off the shelves..

Got one :D

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bugsy on 23 Feb 2011, 08:55 am
Here is a good read about Computer Audiophile Ripping Strategy and Methodology.

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/Computer-Audiophile-CD-Ripping-Strategy-and-Methodology

Larry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Welly123 on 23 Feb 2011, 12:42 pm
Hi,

I spoke with our software engineer and Android 2.1 and up will work but we recommend using the Zirco Browser (available on Android market Place -http://market.android.com/search?q=zirco).

We are going to test the Samsung Galaxy Tablet as soon as I can get a hold of one.

james

Tested the Galaxy Tablet last night and it works with the Bryston Mini application - will do more tests.

james

I have used Bryston Max and Mini successfully on three Android tablets (all ViewSonic) using the default browsers:
ViewPad7 - 7” running Froyo (2.2)
ViewPad10s - 10” running Froyo (2.2)
Viewpad10 - 10” (dualboot) running Donut (1.6) and Windows 7
All suffer the same issues of not scrolling down a playlist, but then this also occurs with most desktop browsers (I’m hoping this will be fixed in a future FW release but it’s not a big issue as there are alternatives). For the most part they run OK and certainly sufficiently well for basic control of the BDP-1.

Regards

Russell
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 23 Feb 2011, 12:55 pm
I have used Bryston Max and Mini successfully on three Android tablets (all ViewSonic) using the default browsers:
ViewPad7 - 7” running Froyo (2.2)
ViewPad10s - 10” running Froyo (2.2)
Viewpad10 - 10” (dualboot) running Donut (1.6) and Windows 7
All suffer the same issues of not scrolling down a playlist, but then this also occurs with most desktop browsers (I’m hoping this will be fixed in a future FW release but it’s not a big issue as there are alternatives). For the most part they run OK and certainly sufficiently well for basic control of the BDP-1.

Regards

Russell

Hi Russell,

I tried the Tablet last night and it worked well with Bryston Mini.  Are there any MPD Linux apps you know of that can run on Android operating system?

I downloaded Firefox for Android but it does not appear to be able to aquire Minion app.
 

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 23 Feb 2011, 05:35 pm
Hi Folks,

Well the Samsung Galaxy Tablet works really well with the BDP-1 using MPDroid. Looks like the standard Android Music Player except controls MPD.

Log on to the internet and go to the 'MARKET' icon on the Galaxy Tablet desktop and download the 'MPDROID APP (its free) by searching 'MPD'

Works great. :thumb:

james

PS - currently need to put the IP Address in HOST (not- bryston-bdp-1.local)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Welly123 on 24 Feb 2011, 09:50 am
Hi Russell,

I tried the Tablet last night and it worked well with Bryston Mini.  Are there any MPD Linux apps you know of that can run on Android operating system?

I downloaded Firefox for Android but it does not appear to be able to aquire Minion app.
 

james

Hi James,

I found two that I like, the first is MPDroid as you state above and the second is Droid MPD Client. Both seem to work quite well and Droid MPD Client also uses LastFM for Album and Artist data (similar to mPod for the Apple devices) and links to Amazon and YouTube for additional information.

Regards

Russell

EDIT: Yes, I also found that I must use the IP address...
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 24 Feb 2011, 02:17 pm
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Samsung Galaxy Tablet – Android
OS 

Feb 2011


Hi Folks,

Another device you can use to control the Bryston BDP-1 Digital Player is the ‘Samsung Galaxy Tablet’ running the (2.2) Android operating system.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43214)


The BDP-1 works well using the ‘MPDroid’ music player interface. Looks like the standard Android music player except controls Linux MPD.

Log on to the internet and go to the 'MARKET' icon on the Galaxy Tablet desktop and download the 'MPDROID APP (it’s free) by searching 'MPD'

NOTE: - currently need to put the IP Address in HOST (not- bryston-bdp-1.local)


(The Tablet will also run the Bryston ‘MINI’ application and we recommend using the Android Zirco Browser (available free on Android Market Place.    http://market.android.com/search?q=zirco.)


James Tanner
Bryston
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 24 Feb 2011, 05:20 pm
James or anyone who knows,

my computer's motherboard has 2 ethernet ports. one port is connected to the router. can i use the other port to connect it to the BDP-1 :scratch:?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 24 Feb 2011, 05:38 pm
James or anyone who knows,

my computer's motherboard has 2 ethernet ports. one port is connected to the router. can i use the other port to connect it to the BDP-1 :scratch:?

al.
Yes it is possible that will work but configuration might be more difficult than you want to endure.  You would have to set up your computer as a bridge between two networks and if your router is a wireless router, any wireless device might not see it.   Also, you might need a unique crossover Ethernet cable between the computer and the BDP-1.     

If you are out of Ethernet ports on your router pick up an Ethernet switch and connect that to the router and your computer and BDP to the switch.  The most difficult part is the physical aspect of plugging in the cables.    BTW, I actually prefer the dell business models for ethernet switches, no wallwart, and on sale over the weekends when business are most likely closed :)

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 24 Feb 2011, 05:39 pm
James or anyone who knows,

my computer's motherboard has 2 ethernet ports. one port is connected to the router. can i use the other port to connect it to the BDP-1 :scratch:?

al.

Hi Al,

Normally you would use one of the Ethernet OUTPUTS from the Router into the BDP-1.  Speaking with engineering they say the way you're suggesting is possible but you have two concerns doing it that way:

1. Addressing the 2 separate Ethernet ports on the computer so there is no interfearence.

2. You would have to use an Ethernet 'crossover cable' between the Computer and the BDP-1 (not a straigt through cable)

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 24 Feb 2011, 05:43 pm
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Samsung Galaxy Tablet – Android
OS 

Feb 2011


Hi Folks,

Another device you can use to control the Bryston BDP-1 Digital Player is the ‘Samsung Galaxy Tablet’ running the (2.2) Android operating system.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43214)


The BDP-1 works well using the ‘MPDroid’ music player interface. Looks like the standard Android music player except controls Linux MPD.

Log on to the internet and go to the 'MARKET' icon on the Galaxy Tablet desktop and download the 'MPDROID APP (it’s free) by searching 'MPD'

NOTE: - currently need to put the IP Address in HOST (not- bryston-bdp-1.local)


(The Tablet will also run the Bryston ‘MINI’ application and we recommend using the Android Zirco Browser (available free on Android Market Place.    http://market.android.com/search?q=zirco.)


James Tanner
Bryston

Newsflash:  Galaxy Tablets flying off the shelves!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 24 Feb 2011, 06:53 pm
ok, guys. thanks!

and James: i like the word 'interfearence' because an interference can indeed become an interfearence :wink:.

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 25 Feb 2011, 03:59 pm
Hi Folks,

Some screen shots for you of the MPod App from MAC on iTouch, iPhone, and iPad with the BDP-1 Digital Player:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43250)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43251)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43252)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43253)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43254)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43255)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43256)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43267)

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 25 Feb 2011, 04:10 pm
I have two Blackberries but no iAnything.

 :dunno:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 25 Feb 2011, 05:03 pm
MPOD Setup with BDP-1:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43263)

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 25 Feb 2011, 05:56 pm
James, does the last.fm work with the BDP-1.. I thought that was an online radio streaming service?   
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 25 Feb 2011, 06:08 pm
James, does the last.fm work with the BDP-1.. I thought that was an online radio streaming service?

Hi,

Yes it works for me in terms of supplying me with the artist info - I have never tried the radio streaming part :scratch:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alphonse on 26 Feb 2011, 12:44 am
This comment raises a couple of questions I have.

1. Can the BDP-1 somehow accommodate streaming radio stations now or in the future?
2. For those with BDP-1 now what do you do for streaming radio?

I am currently using the Apple TV2 as an interim solution until I get a music player or server.

On my short list besides BDP-1 + BDA-1 are the Linn Majik, PS Audio PWD + Bridge card and Meridian Media Core 200
The Majik, PWD, and MC200 all incorporate streaming radio.

Other suggestions?

Al

 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 26 Feb 2011, 02:08 am
Set up Screen for BDP-1 on GNOME Music Player on PC:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43295)

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 26 Feb 2011, 02:35 am
Music Player Minion - BDP-1 Setup:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43296)

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 27 Feb 2011, 04:21 am
The missing screen:

(http://)

Nap.  :lol:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 27 Feb 2011, 12:16 pm
The missing screen:

(http://)

Nap.  :lol:

 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 27 Feb 2011, 07:05 pm
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

james
But doesn't the controls in this screen make no difference on a BDP-1?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 27 Feb 2011, 07:12 pm
Just come back from the Bristol Audio Show where the UK distributor, PMC, were domoing two BDP-1s.
I spoke to one of the PMC guys and he seemed very knowledgeable concerning how to use the player.
But I reckon he could do with some help connecting to the attached thumb drives from a networked PC.
That isn't covered in the manual.
I also spoke to the guy on the Chord cable stand who thought the unit was great when he visited the PMC factory last week.
Paul Messenger of HiFi Critic magazine seemed enthusiastic too.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 27 Feb 2011, 10:30 pm
Just come back from the Bristol Audio Show where the UK distributor, PMC, were domoing two BDP-1s.
I spoke to one of the PMC guys and he seemed very knowledgeable concerning how to use the player.
But I reckon he could do with some help connecting to the attached thumb drives from a networked PC.
That isn't covered in the manual.
I also spoke to the guy on the Chord cable stand who thought the unit was great when he visited the PMC factory last week.
Paul Messenger of HiFi Critic magazine seemed enthusiastic too.

Hi Terry,

What was the system they had setup?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: saveloy on 28 Feb 2011, 12:44 am
Hi Terry,

What was the system they had setup?

james

James,

They had 2 rooms.  Both rooms had identical Bryston electronics, albeit in different colours: BDP-1/BP26/4B SST2.
And PMC Fact 3 standmounts & PB1i Signature floorstanders.

I was impressed - and I placed my order!  Which shall be with me in 10 days. 

Kyri
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Feb 2011, 01:14 am
James,

They had 2 rooms.  Both rooms had identical Bryston electronics, albeit in different colours: BDP-1/BP26/4B SST2.
And PMC Fact 3 standmounts & PB1i Signature floorstanders.

I was impressed - and I placed my order!  Which shall be with me in 10 days. 

Kyri

Thanks - What did you order?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 28 Feb 2011, 09:38 am
Hi Terry,

What was the system they had setup?

james

They had the DAC, Pre-amp and power amps and PMC speakers but didn't take too much notice as I was only interested in the BDP-1
Ask Tom from PMC, he'll know
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: saveloy on 28 Feb 2011, 02:03 pm
James,

The BDP-1, of course!

Kyri
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 28 Feb 2011, 04:52 pm
...does the BDP-1 support random-play :roll:??

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Feb 2011, 05:11 pm
...does the BDP-1 support random-play :roll:??

al.

Hi al,

It will depend on the interface Player you use - Minion, IPoD, Gnome, MPDroid etc. will :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 28 Feb 2011, 07:31 pm
I have had the BDP-1 for a month now. The hardware side is fine (superior to USB/SPDIF computer streaming), but the user interface is rather poor making the BDP-1 a highly recommended product at this time rather dubious. I have a rather large music library of high resolution audio and redbook CD's. All music's stored with FLAC compression on 2 TB WD Caviar Black or Barracudda XT SATA NTSF formated hard disks (the drives hold idential information - redundancy is for back-up). The current library of music is 780 GB. I was hoping to use my iPad, but the Bryston MAX does not allow for scrolling of files on the iPad. So I use a MacBook Air running FireFox and have experimented with Minion, MPod, Theremin, and Bryston MAX. I like have album art show with the song or album being played, and in that respect the Bryston MAX is best. Those that link to outside avenues such as Amazon or Last FM fail to show album art about 25% of the time. The Bryston MAX client interface fails on the iPad, is horribly sluggish, constantly  refreshing, and will occasionally freeze needing a reboot. There is no ability to search and scroll by artist or album. With large files, this is essential. Theremin has a clean interface and loads a file on the computer of the music library. It is quick and responsive and allows for a variety of search options. It fails is album artwork and refressing the database after adding new music files crashes the program (the work around is to delete the Thermin file of the music library - it will create a new one upon opening the program). Minion is good and similar to Theremin (but no artwork). MPoD is good, however the same problem with artwork. The upcoming MPaD version may be very good. My problem with the BDP-1 is implementation of the user interface. This is so critical for this type of product. Users are left with undesirable lesser of the evil options. This makes music listening a rather arduous rather than enjoyable experience. The Bryston MAX client needs to be more like the Theremin library and load a copy of the library onto the computer for speed. One should be able to edit playlists (delete a song). I find with the MAX it is very easy to inadvertently duplicate a song and when this happens deep into a playlist, one needs to start over. The album art feature of MAX is great and should stay. The interface needs to be searchable by song, artist, album, genre, year, or by album art. The occasional freezing of MAX is not acceptable. Also, one should have the ability to return to the spot of departure (lets say the M's instead of have to restart at the top of the music library list). Unless I am missing something, the BDP-1 is a tweaky piece of gear sue to poorly implemented interface. I really like to remote interfaces for MediaMonkey and SqeezeCenter - they made discovery of "lost" gems a pleasure and a time  of rediscovery. The advantages of the BDP-1 over computer or server based streaming are enormous and its hardware performance is outstanding. The user interface leaves me cold and frustrated. I hope there are plans soon to have an interface than makes discovery of ones music collection enjoyable. The interface to the end user will trump all technology otherwise developed.

On a side note, the BDP-1 connects to my Classe SSP-800 via S/PDIF. The Classe SSP-800 has an info screen reporting data input. With high resolution files (up to 192 kHz), it often reports 48 kHz. This is not the case with high resolution feeds from my Classe CDT-300 via S/PDIF or the Oppo BDP-93 via HDMI. I called Bryston in regards to this, and was told to expect a return call with some insight on this. A week later - no call returned. any ideas out there on what might be occurring?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Feb 2011, 07:44 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Hi Ned,

Yes it sounds like you would be better off with a computer based system using Media Monkey or other Music Players that offer a lot of the features you're after.  By the way MAX will scroll on your iPad but you have to use TWO fingers as it is a window within a window.

I realize that the BDP-1 is not for everyone and that the priority for us was state of the art music playback which for some in not enough. It is first and foremost a PLAYER. The advantage of the MINI and MAX is they use a web-browser so lots of products can interface - the disadvantage is they are slower than specific MPD Apps that are much quicker to respond. We are certainly working on making the MINI and MAX more user accesable but the original purpose of the MINI and MAX was to provide our customers with a back-up interface rather than re-inventing another music player because there are so many new music player interfaces coming out on the market - example the new IPAD interface for Linux MPD- is superb. http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/mpad/

As for the Oppo as well as other players we have looked at the SPDIF is limited to 48K whereas the HDMI can do 192.  I can tell you the BDP-1 has no issues with outputting 192k

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 28 Feb 2011, 08:08 pm
James,

Another unit I saw at the Bristol show over the wekend was the Meridian Sooloos.
I played with their iPAD interface and it was rather nice, to say the least.
May I STRONGLY recommend that you get your Canadian Beavers to look at the Meridian iPAD interface when they come to creating a new release?

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Feb 2011, 08:13 pm
This new interface will be excellent for the MPaD group:

http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/2011/01/04/mpad-screencast/

http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/mpad/

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: werd on 28 Feb 2011, 08:14 pm


On a side note, the BDP-1 connects to my Classe SSP-800 via S/PDIF. The Classe SSP-800 has an info screen reporting data input. With high resolution files (up to 192 kHz), it often reports 48 kHz. This is not the case with high resolution feeds from my Classe CDT-300 via S/PDIF or the Oppo BDP-93 via HDMI. I called Bryston in regards to this, and was told to expect a return call with some insight on this. A week later - no call returned. any ideas out there on what might be occurring?

Hi

I do agree that the interface is a work in progess but its still functions and i get all my artwork on my itouch.

I notice that on that class ssp-800 the coax is only tracking at 96khz tops. Its probably reporting incorrectly due to the truncating function of the coax. All my files on the bdp seem to respond on my bda correctly. Those being 192,96,88 and 48. I have yet to see it slip up.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 28 Feb 2011, 08:52 pm
James,

my dealer told me that the BDP-1 needs up to 80 hours for break in. true?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Feb 2011, 09:00 pm
James,

my dealer told me that the BDP-1 needs up to 80 hours for break in. true?

al.

I would say if it does not sound good when you first turn it on then something is wrong :nono: As it warms up it tends to sound more spacious and more coherent.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 28 Feb 2011, 11:31 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Hi Ned,

Yes it sounds like you would be better off with a computer based system using Media Monkey or other Music Players that offer a lot of the features you're after.  By the way MAX will scroll on your iPad but you have to use TWO fingers as it is a window within a window.

I realize that the BDP-1 is not for everyone and that the priority for us was state of the art music playback which for some in not enough. It is first and foremost a PLAYER. The advantage of the MINI and MAX is they use a web-browser so lots of products can interface - the disadvantage is they are slower than specific MPD Apps that are much quicker to respond. We are certainly working on making the MINI and MAX more user accesable but the original purpose of the MINI and MAX was to provide our customers with a back-up interface rather than re-inventing another music player because there are so many new music player interfaces coming out on the market - example the new IPAD interface for Linux MPD- is superb. http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/mpad/

As for the Oppo as well as other players we have looked at the SPDIF is limited to 48K whereas the HDMI can do 192.  I can tell you the BDP-1 has no issues with outputting 192k

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 28 Feb 2011, 11:48 pm
I cannot seem to get a quote added in, but in response to my prior post, the reason I got the BDP-1 was for state of the art audio playback. I was a bit taken back with the response that this was not for me. $2100 down the drain? The interfaceshould be commensurate with the price of entry. There are a lot of computer interface options, and none hasbeen as perfect in playback as the BDP-1. The owner looking for outstanding playback of music files should expect a good playback interface. Yes, the Meridian options is much mores costly, but I would venture that the BDP-1 is the better options. Too late to turn the BDP-1 in regardless of the suggestion. I am eagerly awaiting the new mPaD client interface. Regarding the Classe SSP-800 issue I raised, the Oppo BDP-93 via HDMI and S/PDIF and Classe CDT-300 via S/PDIF reports up to 192 kHz on the Classe SSP-800 input info page. As suggested above, the Classe is likely incorrectly reporting output from the BDP-1 as the high resolution files sound as I would expect without truncation through the  BDP-1. Please do not think as I am being defensive or have mean will, I urge the envelope be pushed on this otherwise remarkable audio product.
Cheers,
Ned
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Feb 2011, 11:56 pm
I cannot seem to get a quote added in, but in response to my prior post, the reason I got the BDP-1 was for state of the art audio playback. I was a bit taken back with the response that this was not for me. $2100 down the drain? The interfaceshould be commensurate with the price of entry. There are a lot of computer interface options, and none hasbeen as perfect in playback as the BDP-1. The owner looking for outstanding playback of music files should expect a good playback interface. Yes, the Meridian options is much mores costly, but I would venture that the BDP-1 is the better options. Too late to turn the BDP-1 in regardless of the suggestion. I am eagerly awaiting the new mPaD client interface. Regarding the Classe SSP-800 issue I raised, the Oppo BDP-93 via HDMI and S/PDIF and Classe CDT-300 via S/PDIF reports up to 192 kHz on the Classe SSP-800 input info page. As suggested above, the Classe is likely incorrectly reporting output from the BDP-1 as the high resolution files sound as I would expect without truncation through the  BDP-1. Please do not think as I am being defensive or have mean will, I urge the envelope be pushed on this otherwise remarkable audio product.
Cheers,
Ned

Hi Ned,

In the top right hand area of the post you will see the word QUOTE.  Just click on that and then make sure you add your comments below the word Quote that comes up in the text window.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 1 Mar 2011, 12:03 am
I cannot seem to get a quote added in, but in response to my prior post, the reason I got the BDP-1 was for state of the art audio playback. I was a bit taken back with the response that this was not for me. $2100 down the drain? The interfaceshould be commensurate with the price of entry. There are a lot of computer interface options, and none hasbeen as perfect in playback as the BDP-1. The owner looking for outstanding playback of music files should expect a good playback interface. Yes, the Meridian options is much mores costly, but I would venture that the BDP-1 is the better options. Too late to turn the BDP-1 in regardless of the suggestion. I am eagerly awaiting the new mPaD client interface. Regarding the Classe SSP-800 issue I raised, the Oppo BDP-93 via HDMI and S/PDIF and Classe CDT-300 via S/PDIF reports up to 192 kHz on the Classe SSP-800 input info page. As suggested above, the Classe is likely incorrectly reporting output from the BDP-1 as the high resolution files sound as I would expect without truncation through the  BDP-1. Please do not think as I am being defensive or have mean will, I urge the envelope be pushed on this otherwise remarkable audio product.
Cheers,
Ned


Sorry Ned I did not mean to come across as disrespectful or condescending – I was just trying to make the point for any future buyers that the BDP-1 is not for those wanting an ‘all in one’ solution for digital MANAGEMENT – it is a PLAYER and the idea was to totally separate the Management side of the equation from the Playback side.

I just worry and I'm concerned that our customers are not disappointed and I try to make the Player point as often as I can so as not to mislead.

My apology if I offended you.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrysTony on 1 Mar 2011, 12:45 am
Regarding the interface for managing the music library attached to the BDP-1, I think it is important that some thought goes into initially setting up the library with logical folders.  I have mine set up by /genre/artist/album/song and I think it is easy to find the music that I want to listen to or create a playlist.  I was somewhat concerned with the interface prior to getting my BDP-1 but I have found it to be a non-issue.  It is all about the sound...

Tony
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 1 Mar 2011, 12:53 am
Regarding the interface for managing the music library attached to the BDP-1, I think it is important that some thought goes into initially setting up the library with logical folders.  I have mine set up by /genre/artist/album/song and I think it is easy to find the music that I want to listen to or create a playlist.  I was somewhat concerned with the interface prior to getting my BDP-1 but I have found it to be a non-issue.  It is all about the sound...

Tony

Good point Tony - I arrange my folders by Artist and it works great. :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 1 Mar 2011, 12:55 am
There is an excellent treatise that addresses, albeit indirectly, the issue at hand by CP Snow titled Two Cultures regarding sciences and humanities. The BDP-1 addressees the science, the human interface is the humanity. The two are intertwined and should be considered one and the same. A rich interface enhances the listening experience. I would not have invested in a very expensive uppper level Dynaudio speaker system  with Mark Levinson and Audio Research amplifiers because I did not care about music. Performance is fine, but I do not see Bryston offering any item with highly researched performance to leave the owner to find their own power supply or DAC chip to enable the equipment. Don't leave the human out of the equation!
Ned
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 1 Mar 2011, 01:07 am
Good point Tony - I arrange my folders by Artist and it works great. :thumb:

james
I agree that having a highly organized system is important. All of my files are by artist, but to use an absurd examples, what if you remember an album (Dark Side of the Moon), but not the artist (Pink Floyd) or a song (So What), but not artist (Miles Davis). Large music libraries require multiple search capabilities.
Ned
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrysTony on 1 Mar 2011, 01:24 am
I agree that having a highly organized system is important. All of my files are by artist, but to use an absurd examples, what if you remember an album (Dark Side of the Moon), but not the artist (Pink Floyd) or a song (So What), but not artist (Miles Davis). Large music libraries require multiple search capabilities.
Ned
Ned,
I agree with you that these questions may come up but remember that you are using a device with a browser to communicate with the BDP-1.  Google or Wikipedia can easily answer any of these type questions and realistically speaking, I don't think they come up very often.  I am sitting in my office and I just sent the "command" to my BDP-1 in another room to play the Miles Davis album "Kind of Blue".  I choose to be happy as I listen to Miles Davis and "So What".

Tony
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 1 Mar 2011, 01:39 am
Ned,
I agree with you that these questions may come up but remember that you are using a device with a browser to communicate with the BDP-1.  Google or Wikipedia can easily answer any of these type questions and realistically speaking, I don't think they come up very often.  I am sitting in my office and I just sent the "command" to my BDP-1 in another room to play the Miles Davis album "Kind of Blue".  I choose to be happy as I listen to Miles Davis and "So What".

Tony
Brilliant, but what about the non-tech savvy user that loves music and expects the best from his/her catalogue? I am looking out at the worst case example of a high-end non-tech BDP-1 user. I would dare stake a bet that most users are not going to Google for their music. I would never do the same for financial information for my company, I expect the information as presented from finances to be in order and absolutely correct and surchable within the reports. Why should that be so different for music I own (yes I buy CD's and am a big fan of HD Tracks). Not to be met as a challenge, just a comment.
Cheers, Ned
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 1 Mar 2011, 03:38 am
I think with the proper feedback, James and Bryston will have to consider it.

For example, they might not have control over the various mpd client even though it's an open source based solution.  It doesn't mean that they can't improve upon the BDP webpage.  Also feed back like having to delete a key file if you add more music to a thumbdrive or disk drive is something Bryston can improve on.       

Perhaps Bryston can send out a survey to all the new owners and find out what the popular clients folks are using and either donate funds or a BDP to one or two of the client developers with our feedback.   

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: OgOgilby on 5 Mar 2011, 02:04 am
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 the new IPAD interface for Linux MPD- is superb. http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/mpad/


james

MPad is available now  :thumb:

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 5 Mar 2011, 02:31 am
MPad is available now  :thumb:

Works great folks - go to the APPs store on the iPad and search for MPAD and download - $2.99

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 5 Mar 2011, 02:48 am
MEMO: BDP-1 INTERFACE
SUBJECT: MPad


March, 2011

Hi Folks,

There is a great new interface for the Bryston BDP-1 Digital Player available.
 
On your iPad go to the APP Store and search for ‘MPaD’.  Download the app to the iPad desktop – costs $2.99.  MPaD Icon (green) will appear on your desktop.

Set-up:

1. Open the MPaD icon

2. Touch the gear shaped icon at the top of the page in the middle

3. Name - BDP-1

4. Server – Bryston-bdp-1.local


5. Port - 6600


It works great with the BDP-1

ENJOY!

James Tanner
Bryston
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 5 Mar 2011, 03:59 pm
The MPaD program is brilliant. The is the client interface that was needed all along. I did have a few issues with initial setup and had to do repeated refreshes of the local database to finally get the program up and running. So if your entire library does not lad, keep hitting refresh local data base in the settings window until all loads. If you own the BDP-1 and you don't have an iPad, now is the reason to buy one! :icon_lol:
Ned
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 5 Mar 2011, 04:06 pm
James,

are there any other colours than aqua blue available for the display?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 5 Mar 2011, 04:29 pm
James,

are there any other colours than aqua blue available for the display?

al.

Green

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 5 Mar 2011, 04:45 pm
Green

james

ok. could you please post a pic of these two colours...? i ordered a green display and what i got is aqua blue? just want to make sure...

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 5 Mar 2011, 04:49 pm
ok. could you please post a pic of these two colours...? i ordered a green display and what i got is aqua blue? just want to make sure...

al.

Hi al

Ok I will have to take some pictures on Monday

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 5 Mar 2011, 04:50 pm
thank you very much!

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 5 Mar 2011, 05:17 pm
If you own the BDP-1 and you don't have an iPad, now is the reason to buy one! :icon_lol:
Ned

I've been patiently waiting for Apple to announce their new BDP-1 remote, now with the Mpad app I really can't wait till March 25th :)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 5 Mar 2011, 05:23 pm
I've downloaded MPad today and it looks great but I've found an possible issue.
I have my own non-commercial music on a USB memory stick connected to the BDP-1
MPaD sees the music but dosn't display the album art
I have used Mp3tag to insert an image into the matadata of the FLAC files and there is a Folder.jpg in the directory where the music is but no cover image in MPad. What I am I doing wrong?
I do see cover art for commercial music on the memory stick though.

Thanks,
Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 5 Mar 2011, 05:24 pm
I've been patiently waiting for Apple to announce their new BDP-1 remote, now with the Mpad app I really can't wait till March 25th :)

What's the Apple BDP-1 remote and what happens on 25th March?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 5 Mar 2011, 05:37 pm
What's the Apple BDP-1 remote and what happens on 25th March?

IPad 2 gets released.

James

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 5 Mar 2011, 05:39 pm
What's the Apple BDP-1 remote and what happens on 25th March?

The iPad 2 is released - dual processor with much faster graphics, thinner and lighter than the original iPad. The Apple BDP-1 remote is likely the MPaD client interface for MPD players (BDP-1 is one example) avaialble through the Apple store.
Ned
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 5 Mar 2011, 05:54 pm
I've downloaded MPad today and it looks great but I've found an possible issue.
I have my own non-commercial music on a USB memory stick connected to the BDP-1
MPaD sees the music but dosn't display the album art
I have used Mp3tag to insert an image into the matadata of the FLAC files and there is a Folder.jpg in the directory where the music is but no cover image in MPad. What I am I doing wrong?
I do see cover art for commercial music on the memory stick though.

Thanks,
Terry

In settings there is a line to specify a directory holding jpg files. Don't know if it owrks. I do wish MPD would allow retrieval of embedded data in flac files. Perhaps in a future release of MPD server.
Ned
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrysTony on 5 Mar 2011, 06:01 pm
Apple stores in the US are to start selling the iPad2 on March 11 @ 5:00pm.
Tony
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 5 Mar 2011, 06:10 pm
In settings there is a line to specify a directory holding jpg files. Don't know if it owrks. I do wish MPD would allow retrieval of embedded data in flac files. Perhaps in a future release of MPD server.
Ned
I saw that Ned.
It seems to be an entry for a Web address?
Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 5 Mar 2011, 06:15 pm
You are right - I did not look at it close enough. Sorry :cry:
Ned
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 5 Mar 2011, 06:25 pm
You are right - I did not look at it close enough. Sorry :cry:
Ned

It must work somehow as it allows you to specify a name for the jpg
It just seems to be igoring it
MPoD behaves in a similar way
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 5 Mar 2011, 07:11 pm
This is the problem with MPD server and client software. Album covers are downloaded from Amazon with MPaD. There are a number of esoteric albums I own without covers showing although they were tagged in when ripped in Media Monkey to flac files. I hope this will change down the road. There is quite a bit of ongoing development with MPD and I believe some of this is to support covers. Once the BDP-1 will read NTFS formatted drives, this situation might also improve (?). I hope this information is accurate, but it what I seem to understand from my reading on the MPD website. Got to love public domain software and I have faith something will come about sooner than later.
Ned
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 5 Mar 2011, 08:36 pm
This is the problem with MPD server and client software. Album covers are downloaded from Amazon with MPaD. There are a number of esoteric albums I own without covers showing although they were tagged in when ripped in Media Monkey to flac files. I hope this will change down the road. There is quite a bit of ongoing development with MPD and I believe some of this is to support covers. Once the BDP-1 will read NTFS formatted drives, this situation might also improve (?). I hope this information is accurate, but it what I seem to understand from my reading on the MPD website. Got to love public domain software and I have faith something will come about sooner than later.
Ned

Cheers Ned
I dropped a line on MPaD's web site, maybe he'll come up with something, hopefully
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 6 Mar 2011, 12:34 am
Hi al

Ok I will have to take some pictures on Monday

James

Hi Al,

Heres a shot of mine at home.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43680)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43681)

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: OgOgilby on 6 Mar 2011, 02:01 am
Cheers Ned
I dropped a line on MPaD's web site, maybe he'll come up with something, hopefully

Here is an explanation of the cover art issue: http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/2011/03/05/cover-art-in-mpod-and-mpad/ (http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/2011/03/05/cover-art-in-mpod-and-mpad/)

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 6 Mar 2011, 07:17 am
thanks, James.
now is your display 'Bryston-green' or the 'Bryston-blue' ?

al.

p.s.: what is that thing on top of your BDP ?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 6 Mar 2011, 08:37 am
Hello.
I used mapad all day and I must say it has solved the main problem was the bdp1, is really very nice.
Would only solve the problem of cover for the collections that are not on the database amazon.
In use, turn off every time I search by artist, but they are teething problems.
When the next release of firmware will solve the problem of waiting times our bdp1 will be perfect.
Could you explain something?
What will change when the bdp1 will work with NTFS hard drives?
I originally had hd NTFS and read them, what will serve the possibility of writing?
Thanks and sorry again for my bad English
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 6 Mar 2011, 12:11 pm
thanks, James.
now is your display 'Bryston-green' or the 'Bryston-blue' ?

al.

p.s.: what is that thing on top of your BDP ?

Hi al,

I have 3 BDP-1 units at home :oops: - 2 green and 1 blue.

The 'thing' on top is the electronic crossover for the Sanders electrostatic speakers.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 6 Mar 2011, 12:51 pm
Hello.
I used mapad all day and I must say it has solved the main problem was the bdp1, is really very nice.
Would only solve the problem of cover for the collections that are not on the database amazon.
In use, turn off every time I search by artist, but they are teething problems.
When the next release of firmware will solve the problem of waiting times our bdp1 will be perfect.
Could you explain something?
What will change when the bdp1 will work with NTFS hard drives?
I originally had hd NTFS and read them, what will serve the possibility of writing?
Thanks and sorry again for my bad English

Hi pimandro

We are looking at the NTSF 'writing' for the next software release. 

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 6 Mar 2011, 12:57 pm
I can not understand what it's for the chance to write on NTFS using the bdp1.
What should I write?
Thanks for the reply
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 6 Mar 2011, 01:23 pm
I can not understand what it's for the chance to write on NTFS using the bdp1.
What should I write?
Thanks for the reply

Hi primando,

If you want to transfer a file over the home network to an attached USB drive on the BDP-1 then the usb drive has to be formatted FAT32. 

Most USB Thumb Drives come formatted FAT32 already but USB Harddrives are usually formatted NTSF and have to be reformatted to FAT32 (easy to do) if you want to use them as a destination drive on your BDP-1.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 6 Mar 2011, 01:39 pm
Thanks james.
Now I understand
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 6 Mar 2011, 02:47 pm
Hi al,

I have 3 BDP-1 units at home :oops: - 2 green and 1 blue.

The 'thing' on top is the electronic crossover for the Sanders electrostatic speakers.

james

James,

so the unit you took the picture of is a blue one?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 6 Mar 2011, 03:01 pm
James,

is it possible to show the time of the current played song on the display?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 6 Mar 2011, 03:11 pm
James,

is it possible to show the time of the current played song on the display?

al.

Hi al,

The time - NO - .... the current Song is always displayed as is the Artist

The time is shown on the interface used.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 6 Mar 2011, 03:12 pm
James,

so the unit you took the picture of is a blue one?

al.

Top one is Green - bottom one is Blue.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 6 Mar 2011, 03:46 pm
Hi al,

The time - NO - .... the current Song is always displayed as is the Artist

The time is shown on the interface used.

james

...and no chance to do it with a software update?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 6 Mar 2011, 03:51 pm
...and no chance to do it with a software update?

al.

Not that I know of - but hey I'm still learning. :) The front panel display is totally separate from the playback circuitry (including its own circuitry and power supply). So the front panel display would have to change software and interact with the playback circuitry.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 6 Mar 2011, 08:31 pm
Here is an explanation of the cover art issue: http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/2011/03/05/cover-art-in-mpod-and-mpad/ (http://www.katoemba.net/makesnosenseatall/2011/03/05/cover-art-in-mpod-and-mpad/)

Hi James,
Now that MPaD is the interface of choice, we can't get cover art if we're not connected to the internet and only then if Amazon have the artwork.
The link explains how to fix your BDP-1 firmware.
MPad only reads Folder.jpg if you make the fix suggested to the Bryston firmware.
How about getting your Beavers onto the job?
I entered bryston-bdp-1.local/player field and that didn't work
Thanks,
Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 6 Mar 2011, 09:30 pm
MPod setup on the iTouch, iPhone and iPad

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43753)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43747)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43748)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43749)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43750)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43751)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43752)

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 7 Mar 2011, 04:23 pm
Hi James,
Now that MPaD is the interface of choice, we can't get cover art if we're not connected to the internet and only then if Amazon have the artwork.
The link explains how to fix your BDP-1 firmware.
MPad only reads Folder.jpg if you make the fix suggested to the Bryston firmware.
How about getting your Beavers onto the job?
I entered bryston-bdp-1.local/player field and that didn't work
Thanks,
Terry

The URL I am referring to is the URL for album art
Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 13 Mar 2011, 12:11 pm
James,

let's say someone has 2 BDP-1 at his home and both players are "on". now the person uses his iphone/pad/touch for remote service.
question: what can be done to avoid that both players react at the same time?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 13 Mar 2011, 12:22 pm
James,

let's say someone has 2 BDP-1 at his home and both players are "on". now the person uses his iphone/pad/touch for remote service.
question: what can be done to avoid that both players react at the same time?

al.

The Network would see them as BDP-1 and BDP-2.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 13 Mar 2011, 12:23 pm
James,

let's say someone has 2 BDP-1 at his home and both players are "on". now the person uses his iphone/pad/touch for remote service.
question: what can be done to avoid that both players react at the same time?

al.

Would they not have different TCP/IP addresses?
You could distinquish them that way
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 13 Mar 2011, 12:28 pm
Would they not have different TCP/IP addresses?
You could distinquish them that way

Yes you can set a Static IP address through SETTINGS on the Bryston home page if you want.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 13 Mar 2011, 10:23 pm
Hi pimandro

We are looking at the NTSF 'writing' for the next software release. 

james

Hi James,

Any idea when the next software release will be available that will allow NTSF writing? Thanks.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 13 Mar 2011, 11:57 pm
Hi James,

Any idea when the next software release will be available that will allow NTSF writing? Thanks.

Hi Vipers,

I would say a few months.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 14 Mar 2011, 09:26 am
Hi Vipers,

I would say a few months.

james

Thanks for the reply James, looks like I'd better re-format my HDD to FAT32 then to allow transfer of files over the network.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 14 Mar 2011, 12:29 pm
Hi Vipers,

I would say a few months.

james

Hi James,

Any chance of a new thread to feed back issues that need fixing for next release?
For example...
Mini & Max and the overlapping tesxt issue at the top of the screen?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Mar 2011, 12:54 pm
Hi James,

Any chance of a new thread to feed back issues that need fixing for next release?
For example...
Mini & Max and the overlapping tesxt issue at the top of the screen?

Hi Terry,

I do not think there are enough issues with MAX and MINI to have a separate thread.  MAX and MINI are web-based backup interfaces for our customers not really a replacement for a lot of the better interfaces out there already with many more to come given the LINUX operating system.  We will continue to improve MAX and MINI of course as we go forward.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 14 Mar 2011, 07:29 pm
Hello James, you have found a solution to the long time waiting to load hard disk?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Mar 2011, 07:34 pm
Hello James, you have found a solution to the long time waiting to load hard disk?

Hi - no - that's a tough one because the MINI and the MAX are web based so the load time is longer than a dedicated application like MPAD or Minion or Gnome which is a dedicated APP.  The advantage of the web-browser is any web capable device can see it.

We are looking at programs that will allow MINI and MAX to run faster in the future but my recommendation for now is to use it when you are just managing a few hundred files rather than thousands.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 14 Mar 2011, 07:55 pm
Sorry but I have not been clear.
I use mpad as an interface and I am very satisfied.
I refer to the time of loading external hard drive, which takes about 10 minutes to upload 800 gigabytes.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 14 Mar 2011, 09:25 pm
I end up leaving my BDP on 24x7 because of that.  It would be nice once you've updated the DB it would save it on that HDD so you won't have to go through that process each time and I can save a few watts.    As for adding a new album to an existing library, the update does seem to be faster, but I think the time to parse all the files to see if they are new or not will take time.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Mar 2011, 09:45 pm
Sorry but I have not been clear.
I use mpad as an interface and I am very satisfied.
I refer to the time of loading external hard drive, which takes about 10 minutes to upload 800 gigabytes.

Sorry I misinterpreted your question. Yes I would leave one drive always connected and the BDP on. We are looking at speeding the load time faster but I can not give you a time line.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pimandro on 15 Mar 2011, 07:54 am
If you can solve the bdp1 will be perfect
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 15 Mar 2011, 09:55 am
If you can solve the bdp1 will be perfect
The MPaD/MPoD apps have a button to refresh the local cache.
Couldn't the BDP do the same?
After all the content is hardly changing on a frequent basis.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Welly123 on 15 Mar 2011, 10:05 am
The MPaD/MPoD apps have a button to refresh the local cache.
Couldn't the BDP do the same?
After all the content is hardly changing on a frequent basis.

This question has been asked on multiple occaisions, but still no solution or implemenation time-scale. It should be simple to implement.
1 - Scan the HDD
2 - Save the index as a file
3 - Read the index file on power-up (instead of rescanning the whole HDD).
4 - Only refresh/save the index upon input from the control panel (button press) or SW interface.

Regards

Russell
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 15 Mar 2011, 03:12 pm
hi, folks!

anyone out there who noticed droputs while playing songs with the BDP-1 ? i did :o. not too often but now and then it happens...
the connected hdd is a 2,5" WD. maybe i should try a hdd with an external power supply ?

any ideas anyone??

thanks,

al :scratch:.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 15 Mar 2011, 03:18 pm
hi, folks!

anyone out there who noticed droputs while playing songs with the BDP-1 ? i did :o. not too often but now and then it happens...
the connected hdd is a 2,5" WD. maybe i should try a hdd with an external power supply ?

any ideas anyone??

thanks,

al :scratch:.
Hi Al,

No issues at my end - the USB powered 2.5 drive should not be a problem unless it is a really old one. I have about 6 Seagate 2.5 USB drives now ranging from 360TB to 750TB without issues.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Napalm on 15 Mar 2011, 03:22 pm
Any BDP-2 with internal DAC?  :eyebrows:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 15 Mar 2011, 03:30 pm
Any BDP-2 with internal DAC?  :eyebrows:

No sorry .. no plans at all in that direction.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 15 Mar 2011, 03:44 pm
hi, folks!

anyone out there who noticed droputs while playing songs with the BDP-1 ? i did :o. not too often but now and then it happens...
the connected hdd is a 2,5" WD. maybe i should try a hdd with an external power supply ?
Does it happen on the same track at the same point every time?
Mine plays perfectly BTW
Can't see an external PSU making any difference.
Do you get read errors when you use the hdd when it's attached to a PC?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 15 Mar 2011, 04:48 pm
hi, folks!

anyone out there who noticed droputs while playing songs with the BDP-1 ? i did :o. not too often but now and then it happens...
the connected hdd is a 2,5" WD. maybe i should try a hdd with an external power supply ?

any ideas anyone??

thanks,

al :scratch:.

There have been a few notable glitches at the end of a few songs that is reproducible with my BDP/DAC combo.  These songs play fine on other solutions, my next step will be to re-rip a CD when I find the time, I also plan to try a different DAC like the BDA.

I have noticed dropouts when i'm updating, syncing music and playing music on the same drive at the same time, but never have had a drop out while just playing back.   I am using a WD, 750GB, 5400 RPM drive.  As soon as Bryston sells a 4-bay HDD enclosure, i will be switching to SSDs (hint). 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 15 Mar 2011, 05:58 pm
This question has been asked on multiple occaisions, but still no solution or implemenation time-scale. It should be simple to implement.
1 - Scan the HDD
2 - Save the index as a file
3 - Read the index file on power-up (instead of rescanning the whole HDD).
4 - Only refresh/save the index upon input from the control panel (button press) or SW interface.

Regards

Russell

My software engineer tells me it is a bit more complicated because of the other jobs the current software must do and the way it integrates with the front panel software, but we will certainly look at what options are available going forward.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 15 Mar 2011, 06:46 pm
Terry:
i remember one song where it happened twice or so. but NOT at the same point. weird, eh?! haven't tried the hdd with my PC yet...

Skunark:
i could try the SP2's coax. the problem is it is used in the sleeping room and i guess i am way too lazy to unplug it and so on and so on :oops:

James,
my hdd is 1tb. probably too much for the BDP?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 15 Mar 2011, 10:22 pm
hi, folks!
anyone out there who noticed droputs while playing songs with the BDP-1 ? i did :o. not too often but now and then it happens

Funny you should mention it, but I was listening to Adele's 21 the other night and I had a couple of small dropouts but just assumed the cd needed re-ripping, if it happens again I'll see if it is in the same place each time or random.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 16 Mar 2011, 12:33 am
The only time I experienced this was with the Bryston interface (max). It has never been a problem with the MPoD client. The two interfaces are different (I think). It is interesting that the best performance I get is with a 2 TB WD Caviar Black hard disk (a drive that should be way beyond what is needed, but it has a huge buffer). Also make sure the hard drives have been defragmented as this will improve performance.
Ned
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 16 Mar 2011, 01:11 am
The only time I experienced this was with the Bryston interface (max). It has never been a problem with the MPoD client. The two interfaces are different (I think). It is interesting that the best performance I get is with a 2 TB WD Caviar Black hard disk (a drive that should be way beyond what is needed, but it has a huge buffer). Also make sure the hard drives have been defragmented as this will improve performance.
Ned

Good observation, now that i think about it, when i was syncing, updating and playing when the drop out occurred I was also selecting songs through the MAX webpage... so perhaps that needs to be tuned a bit more?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrysTony on 16 Mar 2011, 04:07 am
I have had my BDP-1 for 3 months now and I have never experienced a dropout.  I am running a SSD and thumbdrives.  I have not used a HDD.
Tony
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 4 Apr 2011, 04:11 pm
Hi James & all,

I just picked up my new BDA-1 (17"-silver) with new buttons a few hours ago.  So which setup sounds better, BDP-1 on top, or BDA-1 on top?  Just kidding.   :P

A really serious question is that I also got the BR2 remote this time.  No problem coding it to use with the DAC because BR2 manual mentioned how to.  I can't find the instruction anywhere on how use the remote with BDP-1 and do coding, though.  Please help.  Thank you.

Klao
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 4 Apr 2011, 04:24 pm
Hi James & all,

I just picked up my new BDA-1 (17"-silver) with new buttons a few hours ago.  So which setup sounds better, BDP-1 on top, or BDA-1 on top?  Just kidding.   :P

A really serious question is that I also got the BR2 remote this time.  No problem coding it to use with the DAC because BR2 manual mentioned how to.  I can't find the instruction anywhere on how use the remote with BDP-1 and do coding, though.  Please help.  Thank you.

Klao

Hi Klao,

The BR2 DAC button has to be pushed to control the BDP-1.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 4 Apr 2011, 04:28 pm
Oops!  Thanks, James.
OK, it's working now.  :duh:

Hi Klao,

The BR2 DAC button has to be pushed to control the BDP-1.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 4 Apr 2011, 05:47 pm
James,

Should we engage the "upsample" button in the BDA-1 when playing files from BDP-1 whose resolutions are less than say 88KHz/24bit, or always on might be best no matter?  Thanks.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 4 Apr 2011, 06:08 pm
James,

Should we engage the "upsample" button in the BDA-1 when playing files from BDP-1 whose resolutions are less than say 88KHz/24bit, or always on might be best no matter?  Thanks.

Tough one as there seems to be a 50/50 split on whether you should strictly play files in their Native resolution only. :scratch:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 7 Apr 2011, 03:30 am
Thank you, James.  I think I'll just play them at native resolution.  BTW, upgrading the firmware file you sent was successful.   :thumb:

Another question:  while the BPD-1 is still turn on, can we just unplug the thumb drive / HDD that the machine is not playing the files from?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 7 Apr 2011, 10:57 am
Thank you, James.  I think I'll just play them at native resolution.  BTW, upgrading the firmware file you sent was successful.   :thumb:

Another question:  while the BPD-1 is still turn on, can we just unplug the thumb drive / HDD that the machine is not playing the files from?

Hi klao

Yes you can unplug a USB and it will be removed from the menu on your interface and front panel display. You will have to refresh the interface to show that the drive was disconnected.  Same for plugging in a new USB drive.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 7 Apr 2011, 01:09 pm
James,

Should we engage the "upsample" button in the BDA-1 when playing files from BDP-1 whose resolutions are less than say 88KHz/24bit, or always on might be best no matter?  Thanks.
Assuming it won't damage anything, what happens if you try it and if you do, can you hear a difference?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 7 Apr 2011, 03:09 pm
Assuming it won't damage anything, what happens if you try it and if you do, can you hear a difference?

Yes it may cause serious impotency  :lol:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 7 Apr 2011, 03:41 pm
Yes it may cause serious impotency  :lol:

james
What, Bryston ownership can seriously damage your health?
Or is that wealth??
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jas007 on 8 Apr 2011, 07:03 pm
Hi Folks,

I have been asked to show the type of cables and connectors the BDP-1 utilizes:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42671)
AES-EBU 110 ohm Digital cable

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42672)
BNC to BNC 75 ohm Digital Cable

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=42673)
BNC to RCA (COAX) Digital Cable


james

Hello Everyone,

New Bryston owner here.  So far this week, I've got a new 4BSST2, a new B6 preamp, and a BDA-1 that is still on its way.  So far, everything sounds fantastic (B&W 805 Nautilus speakers), although I'm only listening to some Vinyl so far.  In any event, I suppose I'll buy a new BDP-1 in a few weeks.  I want to have a library of lossless files loaded onto drives dedicated for playback though the BDP-1.  My computers are an I-Mac and a MacBook Air. 

Since I'm starting from scratch, what cables should I use to connect the BDP-1 to the external DAC?  Price isn't an object, really.  I just want what's best.  I intend to connect the BDP-1 to my network via an ethernet cable, and control the whole thing via an IPAD or an IPod Touch.

Anything else I'm missing?

John
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Heckler75 on 9 Apr 2011, 03:02 am
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Samsung Galaxy Tablet – Android
OS 

Feb 2011


Hi Folks,

Another device you can use to control the Bryston BDP-1 Digital Player is the ‘Samsung Galaxy Tablet’ running the (2.2) Android operating system.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43214)


The BDP-1 works well using the ‘MPDroid’ music player interface. Looks like the standard Android music player except controls Linux MPD.

Log on to the internet and go to the 'MARKET' icon on the Galaxy Tablet desktop and download the 'MPDROID APP (it’s free) by searching 'MPD'

NOTE: - currently need to put the IP Address in HOST (not- bryston-bdp-1.local)


(The Tablet will also run the Bryston ‘MINI’ application and we recommend using the Android Zirco Browser (available free on Android Market Place.    http://market.android.com/search?q=zirco.)


James Tanner
Bryston



Will   this   app  "MPDROID"   work on my  Samsung  galaxy  cell  phone (2.2 android)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 9 Apr 2011, 08:15 am
If I remember correctly, James said Bryston engineers seem to prefer AES/EBU over SPDIF for the BDP-1.  I suppose this preference is based on some engineering principles rather than optimizing the AES/EBU output. 

Basically, I wonder if same care were taken for both kinds of outputs in the BDP-1 when designing, choosing parts, and manufacturing the units.  Along the same line, how about different digital inputs of the BDA-1?

Comments from the field from those who have tried both AES/EBU and SPDIF connections for the BDP-1 & BDA-1 combo would also be very much appreciated.

Thanks.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Apr 2011, 10:38 am
Hi klao

Yes it is very important that attention be paid to the connections with digital gear. Digital signals operate at very high frequencies so the potential for signal reflection etc are significant. The BDA DAC has impedance matching transformers at the inputs to prevent problems and the outputs on the BDP are optimized as well.

The BNC connection is a true 75 Ohm connection and that's why we prefer it over COAX. So if you use a BNC cable with a BNC connection the signal path is predictable. The advantage of the AES EBU Digital connection is it has twice the voltage swing on it's output. The input devices really seem to like this.

So by all means give the BNC and AES a try with the BDP and see what you think. By the way the BNC cable and connectors should be 75 ohms and the AES should be 110 ohms. Available on our website if you have trouble finding some.

http://bryston.com/specsel.html

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mpv on 9 Apr 2011, 09:48 pm
hi, folks!

anyone out there who noticed droputs while playing songs with the BDP-1 ? i did :o. not too often but now and then it happens...
the connected hdd is a 2,5" WD. maybe i should try a hdd with an external power supply ?

any ideas anyone??

thanks,

al :scratch:.
Yes,I had this problem.If you use 1TB 2.5 drive,you'll need a double headed usb cable.Than your drive will suck power from both usb back connection.Using this cable eliminate any dropouts.
enjoy
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: saveloy on 10 Apr 2011, 07:12 pm
I experienced a couple of drop outs earlier this week. 
I re-ripped the problem tracks/albums and bingo!  All is now well. 

Kyri
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 10 Apr 2011, 07:56 pm
mpv,

thanks for your reply. but just to make sure: are you using both usb inputs at the back of the BDP-1 with one single (two headed) usb cable that is connected with your external hdd??
i could imagine that this configuration could confuse the BDP-1?

al.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Apr 2011, 08:40 pm
mpv,

thanks for your reply. but just to make sure: are you using both usb inputs at the back of the BDP-1 with one single (two headed) usb cable that is connected with your external hdd??
i could imagine that this configuration could confuse the BDP-1?

al.

Hi Alex,

No it works fine and the only one confused is ME :scratch:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 10 Apr 2011, 08:50 pm
James,

i think that the mentioned configuration is not the proper way to use the BDP-1?!

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: saveloy on 10 Apr 2011, 08:55 pm
Technology despises me.  This is not an observation, it is a fact. 
The only thing that has not enraged me today is my beloved BDP-1. 
I´ve been queuing up tunes since 11am.  And, aside from time in the wee wee room I´ve been enjoying the re-evaluation of my music collection.  Courtesy of my beautiful duo. 

P.S: I may consider incontinence trousers, as a future aid!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mpv on 11 Apr 2011, 07:48 pm
James,

i think that the mentioned configuration is not the proper way to use the BDP-1?!

al.

Al,believe me.....This solution is coming from James.He recommend me this Y usb cable and BINGO,everything is OK now.You only need this cable for 750gb and up drivers,who needs more power to spin.Drivers with exterior power supply don't need to apply.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 12 Apr 2011, 04:04 pm
ok, MPV. thanks for your input. never heard of this kind of connection before...

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 12 Apr 2011, 04:09 pm
Hi Alex,

No it works fine and the only one confused is ME :scratch:

james

James,

what is confusing you?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 12 Apr 2011, 05:25 pm
James,

what is confusing you?

al.

LIFE :lol:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 13 Apr 2011, 06:29 am
LIFE :lol:

james

 :o :lol: :thumb:

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 18 Apr 2011, 09:57 am
Some times, I'm experiencing some hiccups or dropouts when playing music on BDP, mostly with 192/24 materials.  Ran some tests and found out that, with the same files, they occured when I use Bryston MAX / FireFox 4.0 in my notebook PC (Win7 64bit) as the controller.  No dropouts when playing with the unit's front buttons & BR-2 remote.

Should I try using FireFox 3.6 and/or Minion instead?  Or if Ipad2 can resolve the problem totally, I'll tell my wife I'll have to get it!   :lol:

Thank you.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Apr 2011, 11:11 am
Some times, I'm experiencing some hiccups or dropouts when playing music on BDP, mostly with 192/24 materials.  Ran some tests and found out that, with the same files, they occured when I use Bryston MAX / FireFox 4.0 in my notebook PC (Win7 64bit) as the controller.  No dropouts when playing with the unit's front buttons & BR-2 remote.

Should I try using FireFox 3.6 and/or Minion instead?  Or if Ipad2 can resolve the problem totally, I'll tell my wife I'll have to get it!   :lol:

Thank you.

Hi Klao,

It is worth a try - I use the iTouch and the iPad with no issues.  I also have minion on a Laptop I sometimes use as well.

What type of USB drive and how many drives are you using?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 18 Apr 2011, 11:43 am
Hi Klao,

It is worth a try - I use the iTouch and the iPad with no issues.  I also have minion on a Laptop I sometimes use as well.

james
Hi James,

I don't understand any of this!
Please explain why you believe the conroller software Minion/Max should cause drop-outs on replay? And why would the platform they are running on make any difference, PC or iPAD. They're just sending data over the UTP connection surely?
These are just controllers providing control squences to the BDP-1 and shoudn't affect playback, unless the BDP-1 is very poorly designed.
I'm confused.

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ned F. Kuehn on 18 Apr 2011, 11:49 am
Hi Klao,

It is worth a try - I use the iTouch and the iPad with no issues.  I also have minion on a Laptop I sometimes use as well.

What type of USB drive and how many drives are you using?


I use the iPad2 with MPaD and no drop outs. I had problems with drop outs using the Bryston interface running either Firefox or Safari. I would get that iPad2. Once you start using the MPaD app there will be no turning back.
Ned

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Apr 2011, 12:19 pm
Hi James,

I don't understand any of this!
Please explain why you believe the conroller software Minion/Max should cause drop-outs on replay? And why would the platform they are running on make any difference, PC or iPAD. They're just sending data over the UTP connection surely?
These are just controllers providing control squences to the BDP-1 and shoudn't affect playback, unless the BDP-1 is very poorly designed.
I'm confused.

Terry

Hi Terry

That's why I asked about the drives. Usually the drives would cause dropouts due to excessive computer resources being consumed?

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 18 Apr 2011, 12:22 pm
Hi Terry

That's why I asked about the drives. Usually the drives would cause dropouts due to excessive computer resources being consumed?

James

Thanks James,

What are you suggesting, if the drives are slow (maybe?) then you could have drop-out issues?

Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Apr 2011, 12:34 pm
Thanks James,

What are you suggesting, if the drives are slow (maybe?) then you could have drop-out issues?

TerryN

No nothing to do with speed. It has to do with the power supply being loaded down if your using some older drives and that can affect the resources's available.

Also when your using the Bryston webbased Max or Mini interface your using more computer resources's than a dedicated APP like mPad or mPod.

I have had no issues with Max or Mini in my 3 setups.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 18 Apr 2011, 12:41 pm
No nothing to do with speed. It has to do with the power supply being loaded down if your using some older drives and that can affect the resources's available.

Also when your using the Bryston webbased Max or Mini interface your using more computer resources's than a dedicated APP like mPad or mPod.

I have had no issues with Max or Mini in my 3 setups.

James
Now that you've explained it that way, it makes more sense now.
Thanks,
Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 18 Apr 2011, 03:57 pm
It's the external HDD that got this problem, specifically the Buffalo DriveStation HD-LB2.0TU2 (2TB).  This is the only drive attached to the BDP-1 via its back USB port.  The HDD has its own power supply/cord.

http://www.buffalo-asia.com/cgi-bin/products/detail.cgi?country=th&code=2&id=514

Sometimes, rebooting the BDP-1 (and this drive) helped.

Hi Klao,

It is worth a try - I use the iTouch and the iPad with no issues.  I also have minion on a Laptop I sometimes use as well.

What type of USB drive and how many drives are you using?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Apr 2011, 04:07 pm
It's the external HDD that got this problem, specifically the Buffalo DriveStation HD-LB2.0TU2 (2TB).  This is the only drive attached to the BDP-1 via its back USB port.  The HDD has its own power supply/cord.

http://www.buffalo-asia.com/cgi-bin/products/detail.cgi?country=th&code=2&id=514

Sometimes, rebooting the BDP-1 (and this drive) helped.

Ok it might be worth investing in a 2.5 500GB or 750GB USB drive and see if the problem goes away - much cheaper than an iPad 2 :D

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 18 Apr 2011, 07:11 pm
Ok it might be worth investing in a 2.5 500GB or 750GB USB drive and see if the problem goes away - much cheaper than an iPad 2 :D

james
Speaking of which....
Still waiting on the Bryston hard disk solution :whip:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Apr 2011, 07:32 pm
Speaking of which....
Still waiting on the Bryston hard disk solution :whip:

Hi Terry,

I am not feeling as pressured now about it due to the new BDP-1 software allowing for attached file memory.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 19 Apr 2011, 08:55 am
i have 2 hdd (500gb + 1tb) connected to the BDP-1. both are NTSF. the 500gb seems to have serious issues...the player doesn't has promptly access to the files. both hdd are new (WD) and 2.5".
have to check...

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: vengky on 19 Apr 2011, 09:05 am
I thought the BDP does not support NTFS....or has there been a software upgrade on this issue. My software is 28/3/2011.

VK


i have 2 hdd (500gb + 1tb) connected to the BDP-1. both are NTSF. the 500gb seems to have serious issues...the player doesn't has promptly access to the files. both hdd are new (WD) and 2.5".
have to check...

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 19 Apr 2011, 09:41 am
I thought the BDP does not support NTFS....or has there been a software upgrade on this issue. My software is 28/3/2011.

VK

Hi VK

The BDP will play NTSF it is just that you can not write to it or copy files to it over the network like you can with FAT32.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 19 Apr 2011, 01:30 pm
James,

does it matter if a hdd is NTSF or FAT 32 regarding the performance?!?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 19 Apr 2011, 03:56 pm
James,

does it matter if a hdd is NTSF or FAT 32 regarding the performance?!?

al.

NO :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 19 Apr 2011, 05:44 pm
James,

what are the correct settings for Mpod when using an iphone4?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 19 Apr 2011, 05:52 pm
James,

what are the correct settings for Mpod when using an iphone4?

al.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=45805)

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 19 Apr 2011, 06:46 pm
Doesn't sound good, you are still intending to do a drive solution though?

Cheers


Hi Terry,

I am not feeling as pressured now about it due to the new BDP-1 software allowing for attached file memory.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 19 Apr 2011, 06:51 pm
Doesn't sound good, you are still intending to do a drive solution though?

Cheers

Yes still looking at it but want to get the SP3 finished and on the market before I move on to another project.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 19 Apr 2011, 07:08 pm
Yes still looking at it but want to get the SP3 finished and on the market before I move on to another project.

james

Thanks James, nice to know it will be along.

Just wish I could afford an SP3  :bawl:

Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 20 Apr 2011, 06:39 pm
James,

since the BrystonMax shows the sample rate of the songs I discovered that I have some files with 11025hz, 22050hz. these sample rates are under the limit of the BDA-1's sample rate (which is 32khz!?!). will I have to expect any playback problems? (probably I have some more files with different khz-sample rates which are below 32khz :o, have to check that out!)

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jjc1 on 27 Apr 2011, 06:52 pm
Hi Al,

Heres a shot of mine at home.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43680)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43681)

james
James, I read in a review of the bpd1 that stacking the bdp1 and bda1 (as u show in your system) is very bad for the sound. Any comments?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 27 Apr 2011, 06:55 pm
Hi Al,

Heres a shot of mine at home.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43680)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=43681)

james
James, I read in a review of the bpd1 that stacking the bdp1 and bda1 (as u show in your system) is very bad for the sound. Any comments?



james
James, I read in a review of the bpd1 that stacking the bdp1 and bda1 (as u show in your system) is very bad for the sound. Any comments?

Hi al,

Yes it sounds like crap :lol:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 27 Apr 2011, 08:27 pm
James,

i think this is a misunderstanding here. the question about how to stack the BDP/BDA came from JJC1 not from me. however, according to his postings i assume that he is a newbie and is probably not experienced enough with Bryston gear. i think that JJC1 really wanted to know what you have to say about stacking Bryston gear...
give him a chance to understand your first hand/first class advice about Bryston stuff...like we all want and need it :wink:.

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 27 Apr 2011, 09:40 pm
James,

i think this is a misunderstanding here. the question about how to stack the BDP/BDA came from JJC1 not from me. however, according to his postings i assume that he is a newbie and is probably not experienced enough with Bryston gear. i think that JJC1 really wanted to know what you have to say about stacking Bryston gear...
give him a chance to understand your first hand/first class advice about Bryston stuff...like we all want and need it :wink:.

al.

Hi al

Yes I knew you said a reviewer and I was being a smart ass but sometimes I feel reviewers stretch credibility a bit -  I do not mind when they split hairs - it's when they quarter them I start to worry  :lol:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: caberxx on 2 May 2011, 07:02 pm
James, on some of the pictures posted of the BDP/BDA, the LED lights are blue.  On others, they're green.  Is there a way to switch?  All my equipment has blue lights, except the BDP/BDA which are green.  Is there someway to change their colour?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 2 May 2011, 07:14 pm
James, on some of the pictures posted of the BDP/BDA, the LED lights are blue.  On others, they're green.  Is there a way to switch?  All my equipment has blue lights, except the BDP/BDA which are green.  Is there someway to change their colour?

Hi,

No sorry - they can be ordered in blue or green but can not be changed in the field. We are thinking of dumping Blue as the LED's are very difficult to find.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 3 May 2011, 08:18 am
Hi,

No sorry - they can be ordered in blue or green but can not be changed in the field. We are thinking of dumping Blue as the LED's are very difficult to find.

james

NO, don't dump the Blue's, least not until I have ordered everything...... :oops:

Cheers


Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 3 May 2011, 09:25 pm
NO, don't dump the Blue's, least not until I have ordered everything...... :oops:

Cheers

Sounds like you'd better get that order in quick Alpha  :wink:

It would definately be a shame if you had to discontinue the blue LED's James as they do look lovely, if I had my time again I'd love a 100% blue led Bryston system, I like caberxx's idea though of having a switch to change between green and blue, just so I could change to suit my mood  :)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 4 May 2011, 06:20 pm
Sounds like you'd better get that order in quick Alpha  :wink:

It would definately be a shame if you had to discontinue the blue LED's James as they do look lovely, if I had my time again I'd love a 100% blue led Bryston system, I like caberxx's idea though of having a switch to change between green and blue, just so I could change to suit my mood  :)

Cheers Vipers, I am saving hard, nearly there for the 4BSST2, but I am still trying to decide whether to go for the pre-amp before the power amp, to enhance the BDP/BDA combo. I may go power amp first as I still hope to pursuade James to do the right thing and have a high quality, simple pre-amp with HT bypass  :fishing:

Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 9 May 2011, 07:05 pm
Yes still looking at it but want to get the SP3 finished and on the market before I move on to another project.

james

Hi James, I was just wondering if there is any update on if/when you may get back to the drive solution for the BDP?

Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 May 2011, 07:33 pm
Hi James, I was just wondering if there is any update on if/when you may get back to the drive solution for the BDP?

Cheers

Hi Alpha10,

Have not really looked at it recently as the pricing issue seems to continue to be the problem.  I do not know what value we can bring to a dedicated drive given the prices of the USB drives currently out there other than matching cosmetics?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 10 May 2011, 08:47 am
Hi Alpha10,

Have not really looked at it recently as the pricing issue seems to continue to be the problem.  I do not know what value we can bring to a dedicated drive given the prices of the USB drives currently out there other than matching cosmetics?

james

Hi James,

I agree you cannot compete with the drives included, it is the cosmetics and convenience that are important to me. I think that what would be a great value add to the BDP is a simple drive enclosure (probably just based on an existing box such as the MPS2?) for matching cosmetics, in this have a good power supply so we do not need to use horrible wall-warts and four drive slots in the back such that we can add whatever drives we want/have? Maybe a simple USB hub such that there is a single output to the BDP?

How does that sound to others?

Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 10 May 2011, 10:03 am
Sounds good to me Alpha.
Only features I'd like to add is a trigger input such that the unit switches itself on when you switch on the BDP-1 and the ability to use RAID-1 or RAID-0 - selectable

It would need a sata to USB interface (I'm sure they're available off the shelf) so I could use standard drives, either solid state or mechanical ones

As far as drives sizes are concerned, we'd want to use either 3.5" or the smaller laptop types.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jas007 on 17 May 2011, 03:29 pm
Well, I received my new Bryston BDP-1 yesterday and it sounds fantastic.  However, I seem to be having a networking problem.  Maybe someone out there has encountered the same problem?  I'm sure there's an easy solution, it's just that I'm not a computer wiz.

My setup includes a cable modem with an attached Apple Airport Extreme for Wi-Fi.  I'm using an Apple IMac (latest version). I've hard wired the BDP-1 to a spare port on the Airport Extreme.  However, sometimes the BDP-1 shows up on my system, and sometimes it doesn't.  When I turn off my computer and Bryston system and then turn it all back on again, the BDP does not show up as a device.  But if I go to the Airport Extreme and change the port that the BDP-1 is plugged into, then I can manage to get it to show up on my computer.

Anyone with any ideas?

Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: klao on 17 May 2011, 04:28 pm
I've been using the Gnome Music Player Client (instead of MAX), on my Win7 64-bit PCs.  Happy to report back that there is no dropout at all.  Can postpone my purchase of Ipad2 or new Galaxy Tab til way later.  :thumb:

Once in a long while, the Gnome crashes and I have to restart the program, though.

Some times, I'm experiencing some hiccups or dropouts when playing music on BDP, mostly with 192/24 materials.  Ran some tests and found out that, with the same files, they occured when I use Bryston MAX / FireFox 4.0 in my notebook PC (Win7 64bit) as the controller.  No dropouts when playing with the unit's front buttons & BR-2 remote.

Should I try using FireFox 3.6 and/or Minion instead?  Or if Ipad2 can resolve the problem totally, I'll tell my wife I'll have to get it!   :lol:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 17 May 2011, 04:46 pm
Well, I received my new Bryston BDP-1 yesterday and it sounds fantastic.  However, I seem to be having a networking problem.  Maybe someone out there has encountered the same problem?  I'm sure there's an easy solution, it's just that I'm not a computer wiz.

My setup includes a cable modem with an attached Apple Airport Extreme for Wi-Fi.  I'm using an Apple IMac (latest version). I've hard wired the BDP-1 to a spare port on the Airport Extreme.  However, sometimes the BDP-1 shows up on my system, and sometimes it doesn't.  When I turn off my computer and Bryston system and then turn it all back on again, the BDP does not show up as a device.  But if I go to the Airport Extreme and change the port that the BDP-1 is plugged into, then I can manage to get it to show up on my computer.

Anyone with any ideas?

Thanks

Does it reconnect if you plug and un-plug into the same port?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jjc1 on 17 May 2011, 05:13 pm
Well, I received my new Bryston BDP-1 yesterday and it sounds fantastic.  However, I seem to be having a networking problem.  Maybe someone out there has encountered the same problem?  I'm sure there's an easy solution, it's just that I'm not a computer wiz.

My setup includes a cable modem with an attached Apple Airport Extreme for Wi-Fi.  I'm using an Apple IMac (latest version). I've hard wired the BDP-1 to a spare port on the Airport Extreme.  However, sometimes the BDP-1 shows up on my system, and sometimes it doesn't.  When I turn off my computer and Bryston system and then turn it all back on again, the BDP does not show up as a device.  But if I go to the Airport Extreme and change the port that the BDP-1 is plugged into, then I can manage to get it to show up on my computer.

Anyone with any ideas?

Thanks
My audio setup is in a differnt room than my router. So I bought a Netgear Powerline adapter for the BDP1. You simply plug one adapter into an electric socket and it connects to the router via an ethernet cable. In the room with the BDP1, another adapter is connected to an electric socket and to  the BDP1 via ethernet cable. You now have a dedicated wireless connection to the BDP1 for your interface. It also is a wireless connection to the internet so that you can have internet radio thru the BDP1 and also access to album art, etc.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MttBsh on 17 May 2011, 05:24 pm
I have a high end CD-based audio set-up but have been doing research into incorporating network-access to my FLAC files, trying to step up to 2011. However, after reading this thread and others, and recognizing that I listen to music as my means of unwinding and relaxing, I've come to the conclusion that screwing around with network connections and drop-outs is the antithesis of relaxation. I just want to sit on my couch at night with an ice cold martini and push a button on my remote control. When I can do that with a PC based system, I will jump on it.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jas007 on 17 May 2011, 05:47 pm
Does it reconnect if you plug and un-plug into the same port?

james

I just tried it leaving everything on and yes, it re-connected when I plugged it back in.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 17 May 2011, 06:01 pm
My audio setup is in a differnt room than my router. So I bought a Netgear Powerline adapter for the BDP1. You simply plug one adapter into an electric socket and it connects to the router via an ethernet cable. In the room with the BDP1, another adapter is connected to an electric socket and to  the BDP1 via ethernet cable. You now have a dedicated wireless connection to the BDP1 for your interface. It also is a wireless connection to the internet so that you can have internet radio thru the BDP1 and also access to album art, etc.

That sounds like a great idea - what model Netgear do you use?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jjc1 on 17 May 2011, 06:08 pm
That sounds like a great idea - what model Netgear do you use?

james
I"m not at home right now. I'll check tonight and let you know.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 17 May 2011, 08:44 pm
I"m not at home right now. I'll check tonight and let you know.
I have them too, XAV2501
They're good!
They have a mains socket on the front so you don't loose a socket
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ricko01 on 17 May 2011, 08:51 pm
Quote
My audio setup is in a differnt room than my router. So I bought a Netgear Powerline adapter for the BDP1. You simply plug one adapter into an electric socket and it connects to the router via an ethernet cable. In the room with the BDP1, another adapter is connected to an electric socket and to  the BDP1 via ethernet cable. You now have a dedicated wireless connection to the BDP1 for your interface. It also is a wireless connection to the internet so that you can have internet radio thru the BDP1 and also access to album art, etc.

Only issue is you now have sent "crud" down your powerline and into any components connected to the same circuit.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 17 May 2011, 09:49 pm
I have a high end CD-based audio set-up but have been doing research into incorporating network-access to my FLAC files, trying to step up to 2011. However, after reading this thread and others, and recognizing that I listen to music as my means of unwinding and relaxing, I've come to the conclusion that screwing around with network connections and drop-outs is the antithesis of relaxation. I just want to sit on my couch at night with an ice cold martini and push a button on my remote control. When I can do that with a PC based system, I will jump on it.

Hi MttBsh,

I hear what you are saying but I urge you to think again, the BDP-1 is a real painless exercise in setup, mine runs faultlessly. Plus you can get access to 24bit audio and as you are not limited to the play length of a cd you can queue up and extra long playlist giving more time for relaxing and an extra large martini :)

I really can't recommend the BDP-1 highly enough.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 17 May 2011, 10:07 pm
...Vipers is correct! simplicity is the word that the BDP can call its own. plug in a stick or a hdd sit down and r-e-l-a-x :D. all in the name of music.

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jas007 on 18 May 2011, 08:48 pm
I guess I'm now just about going crazy trying to make my BDP-1 work on my network.  This morning, when I turned everything back on (computer, BDP-1) it took three or four cycles of on and off and changing ports on my Airport Extreme to get the computer to even recognize the BDP-1 device.  Once that happens, though, the MPod remote works.  Anyway, I started fooling around with the settings on the BDP-1 and set it back to the "factory" configuration.  Now, I can't get the computer to see it at all.  Somehow, though, the MPoD on my IPod touch still works.

Could this be a problem that could be solved by assigning a static address to the device in the computer?  Assuming, that is, I can ever get the computer to see the device again.

Oh well.  I'm not that hard to please, but it would be nice if this thing worked.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 May 2011, 09:25 pm
I guess I'm now just about going crazy trying to make my BDP-1 work on my network.  This morning, when I turned everything back on (computer, BDP-1) it took three or four cycles of on and off and changing ports on my Airport Extreme to get the computer to even recognize the BDP-1 device.  Once that happens, though, the MPod remote works.  Anyway, I started fooling around with the settings on the BDP-1 and set it back to the "factory" configuration.  Now, I can't get the computer to see it at all.  Somehow, though, the MPoD on my IPod touch still works.

Could this be a problem that could be solved by assigning a static address to the device in the computer?  Assuming, that is, I can ever get the computer to see the device again.

Oh well.  I'm not that hard to please, but it would be nice if this thing worked.

Sorry you are having troubles but a static IP would help.  I do not have any experience with the Airport product though.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jjc1 on 18 May 2011, 10:38 pm
That sounds like a great idea - what model Netgear do you use?

james
James, the Netgear Adapter I use is  "Powerline 85 Adapter Kit. 79.99 at Best Buy. That's all you need. No use for anything more sophiscated or powerful assuming the distance from the BDP1 is a normal listening distance.(Can't see why anyone would be further away). It's also much easier to set up than a separate router.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 May 2011, 10:45 pm
James, the Netgear Adapter I use is  "Powerline 85 Adapter Kit. 79.99 at Best Buy. That's all you need. No use for anything more sophiscated or powerful assuming the distance from the BDP1 is a normal listening distance.(Can't see why anyone would be further away). It's also much easier to set up than a separate router.


Thanks a bunch for that -- I will definitely check it out :thumb:

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jas007 on 18 May 2011, 10:51 pm
Sorry you are having troubles but a static IP would help.  I do not have any experience with the Airport product though.

james

Thanks for listening.  I guess I'll figure it out after about 1000 hours of fooling around.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 18 May 2011, 10:55 pm
I guess I'm now just about going crazy trying to make my BDP-1 work on my network.  This morning, when I turned everything back on (computer, BDP-1) it took three or four cycles of on and off and changing ports on my Airport Extreme to get the computer to even recognize the BDP-1 device.  Once that happens, though, the MPod remote works.  Anyway, I started fooling around with the settings on the BDP-1 and set it back to the "factory" configuration.  Now, I can't get the computer to see it at all.  Somehow, though, the MPoD on my IPod touch still works.

Could this be a problem that could be solved by assigning a static address to the device in the computer?  Assuming, that is, I can ever get the computer to see the device again.

Oh well.  I'm not that hard to please, but it would be nice if this thing worked.

If you are expecting a client to use the Bonjour network service, where you just type bryston-bdp-1.local, you need to expect this to take several minutes for the discovery process to work.  This isn't a function of the BDP or even the Airport Extreme router, but a function of the Bonjour service and the MPD Client Software running on your computer or the handheld of your choice.   

Using a static IP address will avoid this delay by essentially short-circuiting the Bonjour protocol and the only difficult part is setting up a static IP address on your network.  You have two choices here
1) configure the BDP to use a static address with the downside that you have to plug in the DNS information when your ISP changes it. 
2) Have the Airport Extreme (or any router) assign the IP address using the MAC address of the BDP.   No downside here, and is the method I use for a few network appliances.

BTW, the BDP and Airport extreme works flawlessly for me, just need to be patient on first boot.   i.e. I turn everything on, grab a beer, then fire up the client to control it. 

Jim
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 May 2011, 11:16 pm
If you are expecting a client to use the Bonjour network service, where you just type bryston-bdp-1.local, you need to expect this to take several minutes for the discovery process to work.  This isn't a function of the BDP or even the Airport Extreme router, but a function of the Bonjour service and the MPD Client Software running on your computer or the handheld of your choice.   

Using a static IP address will avoid this delay by essentially short-circuiting the Bonjour protocol and the only difficult part is setting up a static IP address on your network.  You have two choices here
1) configure the BDP to use a static address with the downside that you have to plug in the DNS information when your ISP changes it. 
2) Have the Airport Extreme (or any router) assign the IP address using the MAC address of the BDP.   No downside here, and is the method I use for a few network appliances.

BTW, the BDP and Airport extreme works flawlessly for me, just need to be patient on first boot.   i.e. I turn everything on, grab a beer, then fire up the client to control it. 

Jim


Thanks Jim - very helpful. :thumb:

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jas007 on 18 May 2011, 11:46 pm
If you are expecting a client to use the Bonjour network service, where you just type bryston-bdp-1.local, you need to expect this to take several minutes for the discovery process to work.  This isn't a function of the BDP or even the Airport Extreme router, but a function of the Bonjour service and the MPD Client Software running on your computer or the handheld of your choice.   

Using a static IP address will avoid this delay by essentially short-circuiting the Bonjour protocol and the only difficult part is setting up a static IP address on your network.  You have two choices here
1) configure the BDP to use a static address with the downside that you have to plug in the DNS information when your ISP changes it. 
2) Have the Airport Extreme (or any router) assign the IP address using the MAC address of the BDP.   No downside here, and is the method I use for a few network appliances.

BTW, the BDP and Airport extreme works flawlessly for me, just need to be patient on first boot.   i.e. I turn everything on, grab a beer, then fire up the client to control it. 

Jim

Thanks a lot.  Maybe I'm just being a bit impatient.  I'll take your advice tomorrow and give the system time to recognize the BDP-1.  If that's all it takes, that would be great.  It's not as though I'm in any hurry.  Anyway, once I get this problem solved, I'll buy a IPad to control everything.  My next project.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jas007 on 19 May 2011, 12:29 pm
Thanks again everyone.  This morning I turned on my system and my computer.  The BDP-1 initialized and after that it took the computer about 10 minutes to find the BDP-1.  After that, all was well.  I'm listening to it now, and as I've said before, it sounds great with the Bryston DAC, especially playing some of the HDTracks music.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 24 May 2011, 11:25 am
...my BDP has 2 hdd connected at its back (lower input 1tb, upper input 500gb and both are 2,5"). the player can't play the files stored on the 500gb hdd even though it is detected and displayed by Minion.

anyone any idea?

thanx,

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 24 May 2011, 11:34 am
...my BDP has 2 hdd connected at its back (lower input 1tb, upper input 500gb and both are 2,5"). the player can't play the files stored on the 500gb hdd even though it is detected and displayed by Minion.

anyone any idea?

thanx,

al.

Hi Al,

What happens if you just have the 1TB drive attached (no 500).  Is the 1TB drive formatted NTSF?

I usually recommend self powered drives (especially the older ones) once you get above 750GB as the USB spec allows for 500ma of current and some TB and larger drives try to draw too much current.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 24 May 2011, 05:08 pm
James,

if only the 1tb hdd is connected everything works perfectly (attached again on the lower usb input).

both the 1tb and the 500gb are NTSF.


al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 24 May 2011, 05:12 pm
James,

if only the 1tb hdd is connected everything works perfectly (attached again on the lower usb input).

both the 1tb and the 500gb are NTSF.


al.

Hi Al,

It sounds like the combined drives are asking for more current - my guess is that if you disconnect the 1TB the 500 will work. Some drives require more power than others.

Are they new drives or older USB drives? The newer 2.5 inch USB drives take much less power than the older versions.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 24 May 2011, 05:32 pm
...both are new. WD 2.5". even if the 500gb is attached alone it does not work with Minion. Minion shows it on the screen but I don't have access to the files.

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 24 May 2011, 05:54 pm
...both are new. WD 2.5". even if the 500gb is attached alone it does not work with Minion. Minion shows it on the screen but I don't have access to the files.

al.

Hi Al,

Gee you got me - maybe the drive is defective in some way?  Have you got other drives you can try besides the 1TB drive of course. Can you send me the model number of the 500G.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 24 May 2011, 06:00 pm
...done!

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 24 May 2011, 06:05 pm
James,

i don't think the 500gb drive is defective as it works with my computer without issues. weird, isn't it?!?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 25 May 2011, 10:22 am
Hi al

Try reformatting the drive Fat32 and see if that solves it. Make sure you save the content on your computer.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 25 May 2011, 12:17 pm
Hi al

Try reformatting the drive Fat32 and see if that solves it. Make sure you save the content on your computer.

James

ok, thanks. will give it a try...

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 26 May 2011, 10:20 am
James,

the 500gb works with BrystonMax !!! the problem seems to be Minion????? :scratch:
the drive is still NTFS.

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 26 May 2011, 10:21 am
James,

the 500gb works with BrystonMax !!! the problem seems to be Minion????? :scratch:
the drive is still NTFS.

al.

That is a first Al  - not sure where to go on that. :scratch:  If you are using a PC try GNOME.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 26 May 2011, 03:55 pm
James,

the 500gb works with BrystonMax !!! the problem seems to be Minion????? :scratch:
the drive is still NTFS.

al.

HA! another first one: i started BrystonMax first and the complete content of the 500gb appeared (the drive is connected to the upper usb input at the BDP's back). cool. no issues! after that i started Minion....and the whole content of the 500gb drive appeared again as a playlist. i tried to play a few songs - everything ok! then i hooked up the 1tb hdd into the lower usb input at the back of the BDP. the files got loaded - and NOW i have a complete playlist of both the 500gb and the 1tb hdd.
it works troublefree :D

hmmm....Gremlins?!? :scratch:

al.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 26 May 2011, 04:40 pm
HA! another first one: i started BrystonMax first and the complete content of the 500gb appeared (the drive is connected to the upper usb input at the BDP's back). cool. no issues! after that i started Minion....and the whole content of the 500gb drive appeared again as a playlist. i tried to play a few songs - everything ok! then i hooked up the 1tb hdd into the lower usb input at the back of the BDP. the files got loaded - and NOW i have a complete playlist of both the 500gb and the 1tb hdd.
it works troublefree :D

hmmm....Gremlins?!? :scratch:

al.


Sounds like "Product OK" --- "Customer Defective"  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 26 May 2011, 05:00 pm

Sounds like "Product OK" --- "Customer Defective"  :lol: :lol:


well, i don't have a problem if it's me... :oops:

but i will try it again later:

1) turn off the BDP
2) unplug both hdd
3) plug in the 500 gb again (upper input)
4) see what happens...

all in all it could be a problem of the drive, of NTFS, of FAT32 or W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R...or me?!? i don't know.

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 27 May 2011, 04:36 am
i turned off the BDP, unplugged both drives and plugged the 500gb in again with the same result. need to start BrystonMax first before Minion and/or Gnome can play music from this drive.

al :roll:.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 7 Jun 2011, 02:32 pm
Hi Folks,

I have been asked a number of times why we choose the particular components we did in the BDP-1 Bryston Digital Player and the motivation for the development of the BDP-1.

The BDP-1 was born out of my frustration with trying to assemble a quality digital playback system that would do all the way to 192/24 without glitches (dropouts etc.). I spent a year playing with different operating systems like Windows and MAC and different sound cards and finally decided on Linux because it can be dedicated to do 'one thing'- PLAY A MUSIC FILE - no housekeeping, no virus issues etc.

I played with a number of soundcards and many had issues integrating with the specific operating systems the operating systems had to have many areas 'deactivated' (ex - 'do not map through this device' in Windows) in order to get 'bit perfect' output.  Some would play 96/24 and 192/24 but not 176/24 etc. Anyway long story short I wanted a plug and play system which performed at a state of the art level and you did not have to be a computer guru to figure out how to setup your computer operating system and choose an appropriate sound card that did not have issues with high resolution (192/24) playback. 

So it is not easy to assemble a computer system which will have an incredibly low noise floor with low distortion and high resolution file playback that the BDP-1 has to offer.  Certainly a knowledgeable computer guy can assemble a great sounding setup but it is not a simple task.

The raw components in the BDP-1 were selected for their performance and reliability. Designing computer components from scratch is challenging with the short life cycle of consumer computer components.

The Sound Card in the BDP-1 player is a ‘Julia@’ sound card and it is excellent in native configuration  - one of the best out there.  To improve its performance we modified it with a much better output stage (both the transformer and driving stage are removed) so it is NOT a stock unit. We also install a dedicated balanced low noise, low distortion AES EBU and BNC output section to integrate properly (impedance matching) with our BDA-1 DAC.
 
The specific Computer Mother board was chosen because it is used in industrial areas and changes very little over time so you have a consistent supply of parts and predictability of performance.  But the really important part is it has NO MOVING PARTS - no fans or switching power supplies etc. that can generate noise. The motherboard has been used for metro area wireless systems for a number of years and has a very good reliability record. It also meets the essential requirements of low power and fan-less operation, both essential to the low noise, both acoustical and electrical, requirements for good audio.

The BDP-1 provides as faithful a bitstream as we know how to provide with current technology. Very few PC’s come close to this goal and then only with a lot of special optimizations that cripple their utility as a pc. Many PC’s have a lot of audio processing running in the background as well as a lot of EMI and RFI that can influence the performance of connected equipment. Sometimes the effects of the noise and jitter can be pleasing but they are not necessarily accurate.

James Tanner
V/P Bryston
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mikemalter on 25 Jun 2011, 03:29 pm
Hi VK

The BDP will play NTSF it is just that you can not write to it or copy files to it over the network like you can with FAT32.

James

James I am thinking about getting the BDP-1 and one of the questions I have is about getting music to the HDD plugged into the back.  Are you saying that if I have the BDP-1 on my network and the external HDD that is attached to it is formated FAT32, I should be able to see it from other computers on my network so I can write additional music files to it without having to unplug it and plug it in somewhere else?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mikemalter on 25 Jun 2011, 03:32 pm
Hi Terry,

I am not feeling as pressured now about it due to the new BDP-1 software allowing for attached file memory.

james

James, is attached file memory another way of saying a hard drive, or is it something different?

Thank you.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 26 Jun 2011, 08:10 pm
James I am thinking about getting the BDP-1 and one of the questions I have is about getting music to the HDD plugged into the back.  Are you saying that if I have the BDP-1 on my network and the external HDD that is attached to it is formated FAT32, I should be able to see it from other computers on my network so I can write additional music files to it without having to unplug it and plug it in somewhere else?

Hi mikemalter,

Correct - you can just drag and drop from any computer on the network to an attached drive.  You can even transfer from  one attached drive to another over the network.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 26 Jun 2011, 08:11 pm
James, is attached file memory another way of saying a hard drive, or is it something different?

Thank you.

When you shut down the BDP-1 it will REMEMBER the attached drive libraries so it does not have to reload them on startup.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: NeilR on 8 Jul 2011, 01:42 am
Jim, would you be able to explain exactly how do I do this in a Mac with Time Capsule? I tried typing the BDPs' MAC address into AirPort  Utility's Access Control, naming it BDP-1. Then in MoPAD I set up a connection named BDP-1 with Server named BDP-1. Couldn't connect to the MPD server. It also won't connect via the bryston.local setting. I am able to connect from my iMac using Max. I'm just guessing at what buttons to push here and have not found step by step instructions.
Thanks very much,


2) Have the Airport Extreme (or any router) assign the IP address using the MAC address of the BDP.   No downside here, and is the method I use for a few network appliances.

BTW, the BDP and Airport extreme works flawlessly for me, just need to be patient on first boot.   i.e. I turn everything on, grab a beer, then fire up the client to control it. 

Jim
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Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Jul 2011, 02:25 am
Jim, would you be able to explain exactly how do I do this in a Mac with Time Capsule? I tried typing the BDPs' MAC address into AirPort  Utility's Access Control, naming it BDP-1. Then in MoPAD I set up a connection named BDP-1 with Server named BDP-1. Couldn't connect to the MPD server. It also won't connect via the bryston.local setting. I am able to connect from my iMac using Max. I'm just guessing at what buttons to push here and have not found step by step instructions.
Thanks very much,


2) Have the Airport Extreme (or any router) assign the IP address using the MAC address of the BDP.   No downside here, and is the method I use for a few network appliances.

BTW, the BDP and Airport extreme works flawlessly for me, just need to be patient on first boot.   i.e. I turn everything on, grab a beer, then fire up the client to control it. 

Jim

Hi Jim

I will forward to our software engineer.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: NeilR on 8 Jul 2011, 10:43 am
Hi Jim

I will forward to our software engineer.

James

Thanks. I should have properly signed the post (it was my first one). I was quoting Jim's, but my name is Neil. Again, appreciate any assistance as the new BDP sounds great but I am frustrated getting a reliable remote MoPad connection. I  was able to connect after reboot of BDP but as soon as I selected a song to play the connection dropped until next reboot.

Neil
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Jul 2011, 10:55 am
Thanks. I should have properly signed the post (it was my first one). I was quoting Jim's, but my name is Neil. Again, appreciate any assistance as the new BDP sounds great but I am frustrated getting a reliable remote MoPad connection. I  was able to connect after reboot of BDP but as soon as I selected a song to play the connection dropped until next reboot.

Neil

Hi Neil,

It has to be a network issue I assume - Have you tried any other interface like a desktop or laptop with Chrome or Safari browser?  Also instead of the bryston-bdp-1.local try the IP address of the BDP-1.  It is available using the down button on the 5 button navigation array on the front panel of the BDP-1 when the display says Bryston BDP-1

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: NeilR on 8 Jul 2011, 11:39 pm
Hi Neil,

It has to be a network issue I assume - Have you tried any other interface like a desktop or laptop with Chrome or Safari browser?  Also instead of the bryston-bdp-1.local try the IP address of the BDP-1.  It is available using the down button on the 5 button navigation array on the front panel of the BDP-1 when the display says Bryston BDP-1

james

I'm sure it is (was) a network issue too. In fact, all is now working with the original recommended settings. This is the fun I was looking for! Don't know how or why it was fixed...but I'll just be glad it works now. Hopefully the network stays solid. 

Well, I just this instant got one of those static bursts between songs of different albums. I'll look for posts on that to see if there is news. Both songs are the same format, Apple lossless.

Cheers,
Neil
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Jul 2011, 11:54 pm
I'm sure it is (was) a network issue too. In fact, all is now working with the original recommended settings. This is the fun I was looking for! Don't know how or why it was fixed...but I'll just be glad it works now. Hopefully the network stays solid. 

Well, I just this instant got one of those static bursts between songs of different albums. I'll look for posts on that to see if there is news. Both songs are the same format, Apple lossless.

Cheers,
Neil


I have some apple lossless and do not have an issue but if you can... convert the files to FLAC.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 9 Jul 2011, 05:07 am
I have some apple lossless and do not have an issue but if you can... convert the files to FLAC.

james
James,

I assume folks that use iTunes would prefer that ALAC works, but probably the better advice would be to convert to AIFF over FLAC so they can at least use it in iTunes.   Asking them to keep two song libraries will make the BDP sound less usable than it really is.     Also, FLAC still isn't supported by Microsoft or Apple, of course you can install other players and rippers to get around this limation, but it pretty much kills any portable device.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 9 Jul 2011, 05:16 am
I'm sure it is (was) a network issue too. In fact, all is now working with the original recommended settings. This is the fun I was looking for! Don't know how or why it was fixed...but I'll just be glad it works now. Hopefully the network stays solid. 

Well, I just this instant got one of those static bursts between songs of different albums. I'll look for posts on that to see if there is news. Both songs are the same format, Apple lossless.

Cheers,
Neil

Neil,

It just takes a few minutes for Bonjour to work.  If you still have issues, I can post the screen shots on how to add it.   But really just go to the Internet tab within the Airport Utility and add a DHCP Reservations by clicking the plus to 'reserve by MAC Address'. The difficult part will be to find the MAC address, sadly the bryston-bdp-1.local webpage doesn't list it, nor do i remember if it's listed on the back, but you can review the airport extreme/time capsule logs and get the MAC address via the DHCP client list. 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Jul 2011, 09:24 am
Neil,

It just takes a few minutes for Bonjour to work.  If you still have issues, I can post the screen shots on how to add it.   But really just go to the Internet tab within the Airport Utility and add a DHCP Reservations by clicking the plus to 'reserve by MAC Address'. The difficult part will be to find the MAC address, sadly the bryston-bdp-1.local webpage doesn't list it, nor do i remember if it's listed on the back, but you can review the airport extreme/time capsule logs and get the MAC address via the DHCP client list.

The MAC address is available on the front panel of the BDP by pressing the left navigation button on the front panel navigation buttons when the display says Bryston BDP-1

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Vipers on 15 Aug 2011, 04:20 pm
James,

A quick question if you don't mind, I'm sure it's been asked before and I should probably know the answer.

Is it possible to connect the BDP-1 to a network wirelessly?

As it is only so you can control the BDP-1 by an Ipad, etc, then hard wiring is not as crucial as if you were streaming, is there a wireless dongle of any kind that would work?

Thanks,

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 15 Aug 2011, 04:35 pm
James,

A quick question if you don't mind, I'm sure it's been asked before and I should probably know the answer.

Is it possible to connect the BDP-1 to a network wirelessly?

As it is only so you can control the BDP-1 by an Ipad, etc, then hard wiring is not as crucial as if you were streaming, is there a wireless dongle of any kind that would work?

Thanks,

Correct - the wireless network is only for control.  You want a hardwired connection for best performance - please avoid all wireless music transfer connections.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rupret on 15 Aug 2011, 05:00 pm
James,

A quick question if you don't mind, I'm sure it's been asked before and I should probably know the answer.

Is it possible to connect the BDP-1 to a network wirelessly?

As it is only so you can control the BDP-1 by an Ipad, etc, then hard wiring is not as crucial as if you were streaming, is there a wireless dongle of any kind that would work?

Thanks,


I use the Netgear WNCE2001 connected to the BDP-1.

http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wireless-adapters/high-performance/WNCE2001.aspx

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jjc1 on 15 Aug 2011, 06:05 pm
James,

A quick question if you don't mind, I'm sure it's been asked before and I should probably know the answer.

Is it possible to connect the BDP-1 to a network wirelessly?

As it is only so you can control the BDP-1 by an Ipad, etc, then hard wiring is not as crucial as if you were streaming, is there a wireless dongle of any kind that would work?

Thanks,


  I use the Netgear Powerline Adapter Kit. It connects the BDP1 wirelessly and I have no trouble with internet radio streaming. It also helps with album art and artist and album info. Try it. If you don't like it, return it.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 16 Aug 2011, 11:03 am
From: Paul
Sent: August-16-11 5:33 AM
To: Bryston - James Tanner
Subject: Bryston BDP-1, BDA-1

Hi James,

I see you facilitate the Bryston forum on AudioCircles – apologies for not posting there but I presume you can’t post without registering (I have no objection if you wish to post this there for the benefit of others).

I live in Hong Kong and have had Bryston kit (BP-26 pre, SST2-4B power amp and BDA-1 DAC) since Jan 2010 - I am very happy with it. I had a Musical Fidelity A5 CD player but opted for convenience and ripped all my CDs to a NAS. I found wireless gave me dropouts, so the NAS is now wired to my router, as is a Sonos ZP80 connected to my DAC. I am interested in the BDP1 for its quality, but until recently Bryston had no Internet radio which was a deal-breaker for me (I don’t have the room to keep a Sonos or Squeezebox as well, just for radio).

Unfortunately the info on Bryston’s web site and forum seems contradictory and most is only available *after* you own a BDP1. Could you answer a few simple questions to help me decide, please?

1) Will the BDP1 work with a NAS?
2) I have ripped my CDs in Apple Lossless format - do I have to convert them to FLAC to use the BDP1?
3) Does an external USB HDD need to be formatted in FAT32 to work with the BDP1? (you say the latest f.w. can read/write NTFS, but elsewhere you said FAT32 is required for something).
4) I plan to use my iPod (Touch, 3rd Generation) & iPad (original) as remotes – what’s the best software? A desktop solution would be useful occasionally (I have a PC with IE9 and I can’t get along with Chrome or Firefox – should I use Gnome?).
5) You say the latest f.w. includes 16 Internet radio stations (probably enough – I mostly listen to Radio Paradise lately) but on one of your posts you mentioned a guy had found a way to listen to any station – ring any bells?

Sorry if it’s a long list.

Regards and thanks in advance,
Paul


Hi Paul,

1. Currently No – we have tried the NAS route and prefer a hard connection with attached USB drives.  The BDP-1 is a NAS so you can copy files to the attached drives over your network if you wish. We are looking at providing a USB docking bay that would take plug in SATA drives and cosmetically match the BDP-1 going forward.
 
2. No problem  the BDP-1 will play Apple Lossless but we recommend FLAC because it is an open system and no one owns the rights to it. It also works great with Album art etc.

3. The BDP-1 can read FAT32 or NTSF it was just it could not write to NTSF until recently – new software

4. Yes download MPOD and MPAD from the Apple APP store – MPOD is free and works on iTouch and iPad and MPAD is $2.98 and is a superb program. There are also 2 Bryston interfaces built into the BDP-1 software called MINI and MAX that you can use on any computer that sees a web browser. GNOME is great and does not need a browser to work – it connects directly to the BDP-1 over the network.

5. Yes we have selected a variety of high quality radio stations that are preloaded – Radio Paradise is one.  Yes in GNOME you can save a station using the URL to a playlist. We are also looking at expanding that feature going forward so you can connect to Shoutcast.

Hope this helps Paul.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 16 Aug 2011, 05:15 pm
Any suggestions for OS X users for ripping to Flac format?  Any experience with Music Lab 10?  Also is there a site for downloading Gnome for OS X that is self install?

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Anonamemouse on 17 Aug 2011, 09:10 am
  I use the Netgear Powerline Adapter Kit. It connects the BDP1 wirelessly and I have no trouble with internet radio streaming. It also helps with album art and artist and album info. Try it. If you don't like it, return it.

I use the TRENDnet TEW-654TR (http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=175_TEW-654TR&cat=77) for anything that is too far away for cables. Works like a charm (BluRay and hdtv are no problem whatsoever), and with some searching you can find nice deals.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 18 Aug 2011, 09:36 am
hi, Folks!

does Firefox 6 supports Minion? :scratch:

thanx,

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 18 Aug 2011, 10:07 am
hi, Folks!

does Firefox 6 supports Minion? :scratch:

thanx,

al.
My version of Firefox attempted to update itself to v6 and it said Minion was not compatable.
James has a manual workarond though.
Basically you edit the Minion config file which is part of the install package to say it's Firefox v6 compatable. Doing this will allow Minion to be reinstalled and it'll work.
Let Google be your friend for more info
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 19 Aug 2011, 01:05 pm
ok, Terry. thanks! :thumb:

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pardales on 14 Sep 2011, 05:25 pm
Does the BDP-1 have to be connected to a computer or home network via Ethernet cable to be controlled by an iPad or iPod or can it speak to such devices wirelessly?

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: zybar on 14 Sep 2011, 05:36 pm
Does the BDP-1 have to be connected to a computer or home network via Ethernet cable to be controlled by an iPad or iPod or can it speak to such devices wirelessly?

Yes, it needs to be connected via an Ethernet cable for remote access via an iPad, iPod, SmartPhone, etc...

George
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Sep 2011, 06:10 pm
Does the BDP-1 have to be connected to a computer or home network via Ethernet cable to be controlled by an iPad or iPod or can it speak to such devices wirelessly?

You can use a second dedicated router for wireless control just connected directly to the BDP-1 if you want (Man-cave option) which keeps it separate from the main house network.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: RLL1 on 14 Sep 2011, 06:56 pm
Does the BDP-1 have to be connected to a computer or home network via Ethernet cable to be controlled by an iPad or iPod or can it speak to such devices wirelessly?

You can also use this type of device. Its small and can be powered by the BDP-1 usb port, or a regular power outlet.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6613567&CatId=2704

Rick
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pardales on 14 Sep 2011, 07:55 pm
You can also use this type of device. Its small and can be powered by the BDP-1 usb port, or a regular power outlet.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6613567&CatId=2704

Rick

Thanks, everyone. Very helpful. I would need something like this device as the point of the BDP for me would be to NOT have a computer nearby.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Anonamemouse on 17 Sep 2011, 11:05 am
Thanks, everyone. Very helpful. I would need something like this device as the point of the BDP for me would be to NOT have a computer nearby.

I would use the TRENDnet TEW-654TR (http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=175_TEW-654TR&cat=77) for anything that is too far away for cables. It is better than the Netgear one, even though it is built in the same factory.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gil99 on 8 Oct 2011, 02:22 am
You can use a second dedicated router for wireless control just connected directly to the BDP-1 if you want (Man-cave option) which keeps it separate from the main house network.

james

Does that router needs to be connected to internet, if not using an ipod or ipad do you have the choice of using either the max, mini or mpod, mpad with no interet connection.  Also if you want to connect your BDP-1 on your home network, does it have to be hardwired to your router or is there a way to connect it wireless (like with add another router or network adapter) as my desktop computer and internet connection is far from my sound system.  I try to gather all the information I can get on the different way to control the player to know what will be needed to buy in addition to the BDP-1.  I plan to connect it to my BP26 w/dac at first then go with the BDA-1 when my budget will permit and use an ipod or ipad to control the player.  Thank you.

Gilles
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gil99 on 8 Oct 2011, 02:27 am
Hi all,
I think I post it wrong, so one more try, sorry.

Does that router needs to be connected to internet, if no connection needed,  using an ipod or ipad do you have the choice of using either the max, mini or mpod, mpad with no interet connection.  Also if you want to connect your BDP-1 on your home network, does it have to be hardwired to your router or is there a way to connect it wireless (like with add another router or network adapter) as my desktop computer and internet connection is far from my sound system.  I try to gather all the information I can get on the different way to control the player to know what will be needed to buy in addition to the BDP-1.  I plan to connect it to my BP26 w/dac at first then go with the BDA-1 when my budget will permit and use an ipod or ipad to control the player.  Thank you.

Gilles
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: yo2tup on 8 Oct 2011, 02:45 am
is it possible to order the bdp-1 with a high quality RCA jack instead of the BNC?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Oct 2011, 11:41 am
is it possible to order the bdp-1 with a high quality RCA jack instead of the BNC?

Hi,

We could probably do that for you as a special but BNC is a true 75Ohm connector so I would recommend it over an RCA.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Oct 2011, 11:43 am
Hi all,
I think I post it wrong, so one more try, sorry.

Does that router needs to be connected to internet, if no connection needed,  using an ipod or ipad do you have the choice of using either the max, mini or mpod, mpad with no interet connection.  Also if you want to connect your BDP-1 on your home network, does it have to be hardwired to your router or is there a way to connect it wireless (like with add another router or network adapter) as my desktop computer and internet connection is far from my sound system.  I try to gather all the information I can get on the different way to control the player to know what will be needed to buy in addition to the BDP-1.  I plan to connect it to my BP26 w/dac at first then go with the BDA-1 when my budget will permit and use an ipod or ipad to control the player.  Thank you.

Gilles

Hi Gilles,

Yes you can connect a dedicated router to the BDP-1 and use any wireless device to connect to it - I call it my ManCave option.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gil99 on 8 Oct 2011, 01:12 pm
Even if I don't have access to the internet.  Thanks


Hi Gilles,

Yes you can connect a dedicated router to the BDP-1 and use any wireless device to connect to it - I call it my ManCave option.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Oct 2011, 02:42 pm
Even if I don't have access to the internet.  Thanks

Correct - send me an email at jamestanner@bryston.com and I will send you a 'how to' paper.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Deftone on 11 Oct 2011, 07:03 am
Correct - send me an email at jamestanner@bryston.com and I will send you a 'how to' paper.

james.   
                                                                                                              Hi James,                                                                                                 I think I will be needing the same help as Gilles do.Need a dedicated router set up just for the Bdp-1.Will email you my regarding this .Thank you.

Din


Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 1 Nov 2011, 08:58 pm
I'm thinking about picking up a BDP-1.  I will be using the internal DAC of a Simaudio Supernova CD player.  I'm just wondering if anyone else out there has used their BDP-1 with the Supernovas DAC.  Your impresions of the combo would be appreciated.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 2 Nov 2011, 11:36 pm
Well, showing my impatience here.  Rather than wait for your responses, I placed an order for a BDP-1 today.  Should be a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, can someone tell me what software I should be downloading to use with it?  I have a MacBook Pro with Lion and a iPad1.  Comments and suggestions would be appreciated.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 2 Nov 2011, 11:41 pm
Well, showing my impatience here.  Rather than wait for your responses, I placed an order for a BDP-1 today.  Should be a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, can someone tell me what software I should be downloading to use with it?  I have a MacBook Pro with Lion and a iPad1.  Comments and suggestions would be appreciated.

Hi

Does your CD player Dac do Native high resolution decoding -above 44.1?

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 2 Nov 2011, 11:48 pm
James:  Yes, it will do up to 352.8kHz. 24 bit.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 2 Nov 2011, 11:53 pm
James:  Yes, it will do up to 352.8kHz. 24 bit.

Ok great - should work well with the BDP.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 12:01 am
Ok great - should work well with the BDP.

James

James:  I see that you say "native".  I now am not sure based on that.  This is directly from the Supernovas spec sheet:
- Internal upsampling which uses 24-bit/352.8kHz processing.
- Ultra high-perfromance 24-bit BurrBrown PCM1798 DAC/digital filter.

Will this still work?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 3 Nov 2011, 12:06 am
James:  I see that you say "native".  I now am not sure based on that.  This is directly from the Supernovas spec sheet:
- Internal upsampling which uses 24-bit/352.8kHz processing.
- Ultra high-perfromance 24-bit BurrBrown PCM1798 DAC/digital filter.

Will this still work?


It will work but as I suspected it upsamples the 44.1 file rather than play a native file at say 96/24 or 192/24.

There are very few Dacs that will play native 192/24 -the BDA is one of course.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 12:10 am

It will work but as I suspected it upsamples the 44.1 file rather than play a native file at say 96/24 or 192/24.

There are very few Dacs that will play native 192/24 -the BDA is one of course.

James

Wow...that is what I was afraid of.  I purchased the Supernova for this purpose, because it also had the CDP built in as well as the ability to plug external digital sources into it and utilize its DAC.  Now I fear that I won't be getting any significant improvement over a CD.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 3 Nov 2011, 12:14 am
Wow...that is what I was afraid of.  I purchased the Supernova for this purpose, because it also had the CDP built in as well as the ability to plug external digital sources into it and utilize its DAC.  Now I fear that I won't be getting any significant improvement over a CD.

Fortunately I think you will find ripped CD's through the BDP will sound better than the CD player direct. I think you will have to think about adding the Bryston BDA Dac at some point in the future if you want to play the new high resolution digital files.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 12:33 am
Fortunately I think you will find ripped CD's through the BDP will sound better than the CD player direct. I think you will have to think about adding the Bryston BDA Dac at some point in the future if you want to play the new high resolution digital files.

James

James:

If the incoming signal is already a native 96 kHz or even a 192 kHz signal, isn't the DAC going to just take that signal and upsample it to 352.8 being the maximum ability of the DAC?  I don't quite understand the issue.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 3 Nov 2011, 02:45 am
James:

If the incoming signal is already a native 96 kHz or even a 192 kHz signal, isn't the DAC going to just take that signal and upsample it to 352.8 being the maximum ability of the DAC?  I don't quite understand the issue.

Hi

I am not that familiar with your Dac but I assume as you do it will upsample to the highest setting. I have found though that listening to the native file usually sounds better.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 3 Nov 2011, 07:04 am
I believe the digital input is only good for 44k input, so won't do hi-res.
If you want that, you'll need a new DAC that's capable of that.
The choice is getting larger every day for that.
At present, your DAC is good for ripped and downloaded CDs only
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 04:13 pm
I believe the digital input is only good for 44k input, so won't do hi-res.
If you want that, you'll need a new DAC that's capable of that.
The choice is getting larger every day for that.
At present, your DAC is good for ripped and downloaded CDs only

This is directly from Simaudio: "The SuperNova does not use a sample-rate converter circuit (SRC) to convert the incoming data to any pre-defined sampling frequency before D/A conversion.  That said, it will process the data at whatever rate it is sent.  The SuperNova will accept data at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4
and 192kHz, and process it at those respective frequencies.
"

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 3 Nov 2011, 04:50 pm
This is directly from Simaudio: "The SuperNova does not use a sample-rate converter circuit (SRC) to convert the incoming data to any pre-defined sampling frequency before D/A conversion.  That said, it will process the data at whatever rate it is sent.  The SuperNova will accept data at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4
and 192kHz, and process it at those respective frequencies.
"


Ok great - looks like it will work :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 05:01 pm

Ok great - looks like it will work :thumb:

james

That just lost you a sale of a BDA but saved me $2000.  A bit of a relief.  I'll likely get a BDA sometime down the road, but I just wasn't ready to get one at the moment.  Thanks for your feedback.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ellsworth on 3 Nov 2011, 06:11 pm
Well, showing my impatience here.  Rather than wait for your responses, I placed an order for a BDP-1 today.  Should be a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, can someone tell me what software I should be downloading to use with it?  I have a MacBook Pro with Lion and a iPad1.  Comments and suggestions would be appreciated.
Mpad
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 06:17 pm
Mpad

I assume that software is for the iPad1?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 3 Nov 2011, 06:38 pm
I assume that software is for the iPad1?

Correct - you can download 2 apps - MPOD - is free and MPAD - is $2.98. They both work great.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 3 Nov 2011, 07:11 pm
"I assume that software is for the iPad1?"
*******
I use MPad with an MPad1 and it works great.  Once you start to use the BDP-1 and iPad, the racks of CDs and CD player will look rather quaint. 

I also continue to read some of the Mac mini/music server threads and the angst about which software, USB interface, etc. to use and think who whats that hassle for what is, after all of the work, a kluge.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 08:44 pm
"I assume that software is for the iPad1?"
*******
I use MPad with an MPad1 and it works great.  Once you start to use the BDP-1 and iPad, the racks of CDs and CD player will look rather quaint. 

I also continue to read some of the Mac mini/music server threads and the angst about which software, USB interface, etc. to use and think who whats that hassle for what is, after all of the work, a kluge.

Steve

MPad seems to be a game controlling app of some sort at $.99.  Doesn't quite appear right to me, but perhaps it is.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 09:32 pm
I ended up downloading MPod and I can't even get beyond the "Connection Setup".  I can't seem to find any explanation on where the connection name, mode, server, etc., that I am supposed to type into the spaces.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 3 Nov 2011, 09:44 pm
I ended up downloading MPod and I can't even get beyond the "Connection Setup".  I can't seem to find any explanation on where the connection name, mode, server, etc., that I am supposed to type into the spaces.

Do you have the BDP-1 now?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 3 Nov 2011, 09:46 pm
MPad seems to be a game controlling app of some sort at $.99.  Doesn't quite appear right to me, but perhaps it is.

Go to the APPs store and type in MPAD under search.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 09:57 pm
Not yet.  I just want to have everything setup and ready to go when it arrives.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 3 Nov 2011, 10:07 pm
Not yet.  I just want to have everything setup and ready to go when it arrives.

OK you need the BDP in order to connect :thumb:

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 10:21 pm
OK you need the BDP in order to connect :thumb:

James

Ah.....ok.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 10:22 pm
I just found out that HD Tracks are only downloadable in the US.  That sucks!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 3 Nov 2011, 10:28 pm
I just found out that HD Tracks are only downloadable in the US.  That sucks!

No you can pay with paypal from anywhere, I am in the Uk and it is no problem.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 3 Nov 2011, 10:57 pm
No you can pay with paypal from anywhere, I am in the Uk and it is no problem.

ok, didn't try purchasing anything because I read that downloads are just for US customers.  Thats good to know.  I am in Canada.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 4 Nov 2011, 12:39 am
Here s another site:

http://www.channelclassics.com/

It's located in Holland but I have no problem downloading to USA.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 4 Nov 2011, 05:59 pm
hi, Bluemark!

...basically the BDP-1 is an "out-of-the-box-and-ready-to-play" unit so you don't really need to download (if any) software to play your files. furthermore the player has the Bryston Max (for computers) and Bryston Mini (for handheld devices), Gnome and Minion if you want to control the BDP-1 via your computer.

software updates are available and should be done, of course.

al.


Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 4 Nov 2011, 06:04 pm
I managed very well for the 1st few weeks using just the front panel controls
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 4 Nov 2011, 06:56 pm
Thanks guys.  I didn't want to get the unit only to find out I need to have a bunch of software and other things first. I guess I'm getting ahead of myself.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pardales on 9 Nov 2011, 09:15 pm
How does the BDP-1 handle internet radio? How would you look up and select stations, and play them?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: JfTM on 9 Nov 2011, 09:59 pm
How does the BDP-1 handle internet radio? How would you look up and select stations, and play them?
http://www.youtube.com/embed/NOggDwajyNs?hl=en&fs=1 (http://www.youtube.com/embed/NOggDwajyNs?hl=en&fs=1)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pardales on 9 Nov 2011, 11:56 pm
http://www.youtube.com/embed/NOggDwajyNs?hl=en&fs=1 (http://www.youtube.com/embed/NOggDwajyNs?hl=en&fs=1)

Eeek! That's what I was afraid of. But thank you, this was informative.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 10 Nov 2011, 12:28 am
I think that I will stick to my Squeezebox Touch/BDA-1 combination for internet radio unless/until BDP-1 radio service becomes more user friendly.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Nov 2011, 12:54 am
I think that I will stick to my Squeezebox Touch/BDA-1 combination for internet radio unless/until BDP-1 radio service becomes more user friendly.

Steve

The BDP was never really designed for Internet radio so I would say definitely stick with the Touch or similar products if that is your main source of listening.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 10 Nov 2011, 02:57 am
"The BDP was never really designed for Internet radio"
*******
Exactly...That's the nice thing about the BDA-1; with 8 inputs, I can hook up IPad/Pod dock, Apple TV, Touch, CD transport, BDP-1,  etc. and switch inputs with Logitech.  That said, 90% of time it's on AES/EBU BDP-1. :>)

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bavarian05 on 21 Nov 2011, 09:46 pm
What length are the power cables supplied with the BDP-1 and BDA-1?
Any real benefit to upgrading from the supplied power cabling on either or both units?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: saveloy on 21 Nov 2011, 11:31 pm
What length are the power cables supplied with the BDP-1 and BDA-1?
Any real benefit to upgrading from the supplied power cabling on either or both units?

They are 1.5M each.  I have swapped both for aftermarket cables.  I find it gives a bit more in the way of clarity.

Kyri
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bavarian05 on 22 Nov 2011, 03:28 pm
Thank you for the info.
Are you using the BNC or AES/EBU connection between them?
I see alot of conflicting opinion on this subject out there. The rest of my
system is running fully balanced, but reviewers seem to prefer the BNC connection.   
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 22 Nov 2011, 03:52 pm
I woudn't pay too much attention to what reviewers say.
They're not listening to your system afterall.
Try both and stich with the one which sounds best to you.
I chose AES but that was my choice for my system which I'll bet is different to yours?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bavarian05 on 22 Nov 2011, 04:04 pm
Normally I would completely agree. I have ordered both the BDP-1 and BDA-1 without being able to hear either of them first as none of my local dealers are stocking or offering demo's on them. I have never done this before, but with Bryston, I am thinking it is a safe bet. I would rather avoid having to purchase both cables if I don't have to. Both cables would be considered special orders and I cannot return the one I don't like. I can always sell on Auduigon at a loss, but would like to avoid the trouble if possible. Please tell me what specifically you preferred about the AES/EBU over the BNC connection.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jjc1 on 22 Nov 2011, 04:13 pm
Normally I would completely agree. I have ordered both the BDP-1 and BDA-1 without being able to hear either of them first as none of my local dealers are stocking or offering demo's on them. I have never done this before, but with Bryston, I am thinking it is a safe bet. I would rather avoid having to purchase both cables if I don't have to. Both cables would be considered special orders and I cannot return the one I don't like. I can always sell on Auduigon at a loss, but would like to avoid the trouble if possible. Please tell me what specifically you preferred about the AES/EBU over the BNC connection.
For what it's worth, I spent a couple  of weeks with Kimber Select S/pdif and AES/EBU cables thru the BDA1 and BDP1. They are excellent cables. I found that the AES/EBU offered a fuller, more analog sound while the S/PDIF was a bit more detailed but a bit thinner sound. But as Terry said, it really will come down to one's preference.
  Hope this helps.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 22 Nov 2011, 04:27 pm
AES sounded like music and BNC sounded like a recording.
This is somewhat exagerated as the differences were subtle.

There again, others heared it differently and prefer BNC.


A lot of dealers and on-line sellers do sale or return
I presume you're in the USA so try The Cable Company.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Bavarian05 on 22 Nov 2011, 04:32 pm
That is helpful. Thank you.
Did you find a difference in imaging?
Sound staging depth and width as some reviewers have suggested?
As a point of reference, they will be run with an ARC LS17, Bryston 4B SST2 and Magnepan 1.7's.
Audioquest CV-8 speaker cable and Columbia balanced cables.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jjc1 on 22 Nov 2011, 04:38 pm
AES sounded like music and BNC sounded like a recording.
This is somewhat exagerated as the differences were subtle.

There again, others heared it differently and prefer BNC.


A lot of dealers and on-line sellers do sale or return
I presume you're in the USA so try The Cable Company.
Terry, if you order from The Cable Company, aren't you obligated to purchase some cable from them? I thought I once read this in their literature.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 22 Nov 2011, 04:42 pm
Don't know mate.
Can you order one of each and return the one you don't like?

I like Pure Note cables and they do sale or return, no questions asked.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 22 Nov 2011, 04:42 pm
Normally I would completely agree. I have ordered both the BDP-1 and BDA-1 without being able to hear either of them first as none of my local dealers are stocking or offering demo's on them. I have never done this before, but with Bryston, I am thinking it is a safe bet. I would rather avoid having to purchase both cables if I don't have to. Both cables would be considered special orders and I cannot return the one I don't like. I can always sell on Auduigon at a loss, but would like to avoid the trouble if possible. Please tell me what specifically you preferred about the AES/EBU over the BNC connection.

I can't hear any difference but if you want to test for your self, you can order high quality pro cables at a fair price.

example:

http://www.markertek.com/Cables/Audio-Cables/XLR-to-XLR-Cables/TecNec-Cables-Connectors/MSC1-5XXJ.xhtml?MSC15XXJ

http://www.markertek.com/Cables/Video-Cables/Video-Patch-Cables/Canare-Corporation-Of-America/VAC010F.xhtml

If you prefer one or the other,  then you can buy the boutique cable with the cryo treated quantum copper wire and the un-obtanium cosmic ray reflecting cover; for just a few thousand more.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jjc1 on 22 Nov 2011, 05:12 pm
Don't know mate.
Can you order one of each and return the one you don't like?

I like Pure Note cables and they do sale or return, no questions asked.
  Best to read the return policy before you order anything from The Cable Co.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 22 Nov 2011, 06:08 pm
Here is another custom cable site, I haven't used them but mark-up looks reasonable for the quality of components, especially if you want XHADOW connectors.

http://www.soundoctor.com/cables.htm

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 22 Nov 2011, 06:34 pm
Here is another custom cable site, I haven't used them but mark-up looks reasonable for the quality of components, especially if you want XHADOW connectors.

http://www.soundoctor.com/cables.htm

Steve

Cables are like audiophiles' audiofools' jewelry  :lol:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jjc1 on 22 Nov 2011, 08:07 pm
Cables are like audiophiles' audiofools' jewelry  :lol:
That's why the manufacturers name them after jewels...Diamond, Saphire..etc.,etc.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 23 Nov 2011, 05:09 am
Cables are like audiophiles' audiofools' jewelry  :lol:

Especially when you research the cost of the components that go into the kilo-buck cables and then calculate the mark-up...yikes.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 23 Nov 2011, 10:04 am
Especially when you research the cost of the components that go into the kilo-buck cables and then calculate the mark-up...yikes.

Steve

Talking of which, have you seen inside a Naim external power supply and what they charge for them?
They're taking their customers for mugs!!!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: saveloy on 27 Nov 2011, 01:51 pm
Thank you for the info.
Are you using the BNC or AES/EBU connection between them?
I see alot of conflicting opinion on this subject out there. The rest of my
system is running fully balanced, but reviewers seem to prefer the BNC connection.   

I use the balanced connection.  Many reviewers like the BNC, but I really do like the sound a balanced connection provides.  Again, I think it's more accurate. 

Kyri
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 27 Nov 2011, 02:48 pm
Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I will start here anyway.  I finally got my BDP-1 last week and got it all connected to my network.  I have it working fine using Bryston's Max interface.  The internet radio stations are great.

As an alternative to Max, I've added the Minion add-on to Firefox, but I can't seem to get it to work.  I've added the bdp-1 server as my host under manage servers, but it does not work at all.  I am using a macbook pro os 10.7.2 (lion).  I've also tried adding the ip of the bryston versus the path, but still nothing.  Does anyone have any suggestions other than just use Max?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 27 Nov 2011, 03:13 pm
Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I will start here anyway.  I finally got my BDP-1 last week and got it all connected to my network.  I have it working fine using Bryston's Max interface.  The internet radio stations are great.

As an alternative to Max, I've added the Minion add-on to Firefox, but I can't seem to get it to work.  I've added the bdp-1 server as my host under manage servers, but it does not work at all.  I am using a macbook pro os 10.7.2 (lion).  I've also tried adding the ip of the bryston versus the path, but still nothing.  Does anyone have any suggestions other than just use Max?

Hi blue,

Minion seems to have a problem with the latest versions of Firefox.  It worked fine on previous versions.  I have a file that seems to work so email me at jamestanner@bryston.com and I will send it.  You just drag and drop it on top of Firefox.  seems to work for me and a number of others that have tried it.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 28 Nov 2011, 10:36 am
Hi blue,

Minion seems to have a problem with the latest versions of Firefox.  It worked fine on previous versions.  I have a file that seems to work so email me at jamestanner@bryston.com and I will send it.  You just drag and drop it on top of Firefox.  seems to work for me and a number of others that have tried it.

james

James,

you mean that the file will work with the latest Firefox?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Nov 2011, 11:35 am
James,

you mean that the file will work with the latest Firefox?

al.

Hi al

Yes the fellow that created Minion says this file should work up to version 9.  I find it does on my MAC laptop and Windows 7.  Some say it does not.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Marius on 28 Nov 2011, 02:43 pm
Hi James,

I'd like to give it a go and mailed you just now.

Greetings!
Marius

Hi al

Yes the fellow that created Minion says this file should work up to version 9.  I find it does on my MAC laptop and Windows 7.  Some say it does not.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: TingBB on 1 Dec 2011, 02:06 am
*sigh, hoping that it can be used with NAS in the future.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 1 Dec 2011, 02:12 am
*sigh, hoping that it can be used with NAS in the future.

Hi,

I would not count on that - do not want to mislead anyone.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 12 Dec 2011, 04:42 pm
Is there a way to connect the digital out on a Wadia 170i dock to the USB on the BDP-1?  I've searched for a cable to convert the two as well as adapters, but have had no luck.  It would be nice to be able to connect them and use the 44.1 kHz music files stored on my iPod as opposed to connecting my computer via USB to the BDP-1 each time.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 12 Dec 2011, 04:52 pm
Not going to work as they do two entirely different things.
Why not connect the Wadia output to whatever the BDP-1 is connected to?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 12 Dec 2011, 04:58 pm
I have the Cambridge Audio equivalent IPod dock and have it connected to my BDA via SPDIF coax.  From previous discussions, the IPod/Pad can't be connected to the BDP as an USB drive.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 13 Dec 2011, 01:48 am
Not going to work as they do two entirely different things.
Why not connect the Wadia output to whatever the BDP-1 is connected to?

Because then I would have to disconnect the BDP-1 as it is connected to my Simaudio Supernova CD players digital input.  Everyone says everything seems to sound better through the BDP-1, so I was hoping to try it out.  I was hoping to connect the Wadia to one of the 4 USB ports and leave it there as opposed to disconnecting the BDP-1 each time I wanted to use the Wadia.  The other option I suppose is to get a dedicated DAC.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 13 Dec 2011, 02:04 am
Another option would be to get an S/PDIF switch box like the Inday.
 
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=36136)
 
http://www.inday.com/da4x/da4x.htm (http://www.inday.com/da4x/da4x.htm)
 
Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Tezza009 on 20 Dec 2011, 10:06 am
Hi there
Hopefully I have posted this to the right spot. Just wondering if the BDP-1 will play 24 bit ALAC flies. Does not seem to work on my setup.
Regards
Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: JfTM on 20 Dec 2011, 12:22 pm
My ALAC library plays fine.  I just copied my iTunes music files (at the artist folder level) to an appropriate external HDD. 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Tezza009 on 20 Dec 2011, 01:24 pm
Thanks for the prompt reply. I should have been clearer. 16 bit ALAC play fine as do hi rez Flac files. However, cannot get hi rez 24 bit ALAC files to play.
Regards Terry.


Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 20 Dec 2011, 01:41 pm
Thanks for the prompt reply. I should have been clearer. 16 bit ALAC play fine as do hi rez Flac files. However, cannot get hi rez 24 bit ALAC files to play.
Regards Terry.

Hi Terry

Where can I get 24bit ALAC to test?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Tezza009 on 20 Dec 2011, 02:38 pm
Hi James, I will send to your email account, Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 25 Dec 2011, 02:46 am
Hi. I have just ordered a BDP-1 and BDA-1 to drive my new Bryston/PMC system and I am now working out what kit I need to feed it with digital music files.  I am thinking about controlling the equipment initially with a laptop (on my home wi-fi network) and a universal remote.  So I will try out Max and GNOME.  I understand that the BDP-1 can be hard-wired with ethernet cable to my wireless router for receipt of control signals from the remote control device (laptop).  I may invest later in an Ipad. 

I am more intrigued now about how and where to store ripped CD FLAC files and how to feed them to the BDP-1.  I plan to use my desktop PC to rip CD's (using dbPoweramp or EAC) to FLAC files on my PC's second hard drive and I would ideally like to drag and drop them onto a networked storage device connected by ethernet cable rather than having to keep unplugging USB devices and moving them back and forth from computer room to lounge.  Although I am sure I will make some use of USB flash drives and maybe a USB powered HDD (like the WD Pssport Essential SE) I am keen to be able to directly select music from my entire CD collection and any high res downloads I acquire over the next few years, so I will want to connect a couple of large hard drives to the BDP-1.

In the absence of a Bryston dedicated NAS drive I am attracted to the Synology DS211j NAS  http://www.synology.com/us/products/DS211j/index.php
which adds all sorts of additional functionality to being a bay for two hard drives.  It could double as a back-up file server for all my family's computers and could ocasionally be used to stream music, photos and video to any devices on my home wi-fi network (and over the net to anywhere else) as well as feeding the BDP-1 with FLAC files via its USB output.  It is a powered device containing computer circuitry - 1.2GHz Marvell Kirwood CPU, 128MB DDR2 RAM with support for JBOD, RAID 0 and RAID 1 arrays plus iSCSI support - so it is basically a low power computer as well as a data storage device.  I imagine any objection to using this with the BDP-1 will be the risk of noise contamination degrading the audio chain?  It runs very quietly apparently and could be located well away from the hifi or in a cupboard by using a long USB cable.  It has many very good customer reviews over here in the UK but has anyone actually tried it with the BDP-1?  Is there any reason why I should not go down this route?  I would obviously not want to compromise sound quality.

James, when is the planned Bryston USB file server going to come out?

And a merry Xmas to everyone!

Nigel
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 25 Dec 2011, 03:28 am
"I plan to use my desktop PC to rip CD's (using dbPoweramp or EAC) to FLAC files on my PC's second hard drive and I would ideally like to drag and drop them onto a networked storage device "
*******
I think that you are over thinking the situation.  The USB drive/s that are connected to the BDP-1 show up as drives on the network.  So it's just drag and drop from computer to BDP-1.  If you rip 10s of albums at a sitting, it's more time efficient to transfer files directly rather than over the network.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 25 Dec 2011, 03:53 am
The BDP-1 requires a directly attached USB drive for music file storage.  The USB port on the Synology NAS is a USB host port to connect peripherals (a USB drive, a USB printer, a USB wireless network dongle, etc.) to be shared on the network, however it cannot be connected to another host (another computer or the BDP-1) to provide connectivity to its internal drives.
 
Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 25 Dec 2011, 10:26 am
The USB drive/s that are connected to the BDP-1 show up as drives on the network.  So it's just drag and drop from computer to BDP-1.  If you rip 10s of albums at a sitting, it's more time efficient to transfer files directly rather than over the network.

Steve

Thanks Steve.  When you say "over the network" do you mean wirelessly?  I am assuming that the drag and drop transfer would send the data down hard-wired ethernet cable linking my PC to the BDP-1 via my router?  Or when you say "it's more time efficient to transfer files directly rather than over the network" do you mean unplugging a USB hard drive or flash drive from the BDP, inserting it in the PC's USB socket and then dragging and dropping on the PC from internal to external drive?  I was hoping to be able to transfer files from the PC to a hard drive connected to the BDP-1 without having to unplug devices.  Appreciate your guidance.

Nigel
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 25 Dec 2011, 10:39 am
The USB port on the Synology NAS is a USB host port to connect peripherals (a USB drive, a USB printer, a USB wireless network dongle, etc.) to be shared on the network, however it cannot be connected to another host (another computer or the BDP-1) to provide connectivity to its internal drives.
 
Steve

Glad I asked first then!  But are you sure?  If, as is apparently the case, reading a review, the Synology's USB ports can be used "to add further storage and backup specific content to thumb drives" then data files can clearly be transferred out via the USB, so why could that data not be seen and read by a connected BDP-1?

Nigel
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SamKVA on 25 Dec 2011, 01:31 pm
Glad I asked first then!  But are you sure?  If, as is apparently the case, reading a review, the Synology's USB ports can be used "to add further storage and backup specific content to thumb drives" then data files can clearly be transferred out via the USB, so why could that data not be seen and read by a connected BDP-1?

Nigel

Thumb drives are not hosts and the BDP-1 is (as is the NAS). Best way to confirm is to hold the ends of a USB cable in your hands while looking at the ports on the NAS and BDP-1; it should be clear that it won't work.

Sam
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 25 Dec 2011, 04:39 pm
Thanks Steve.  When you say "over the network" do you mean wirelessly?  I am assuming that the drag and drop transfer would send the data down hard-wired ethernet cable linking my PC to the BDP-1 via my router?  Or when you say "it's more time efficient to transfer files directly rather than over the network" do you mean unplugging a USB hard drive or flash drive from the BDP, inserting it in the PC's USB socket and then dragging and dropping on the PC from internal to external drive?  I was hoping to be able to transfer files from the PC to a hard drive connected to the BDP-1 without having to unplug devices.  Appreciate your guidance.

Nigel

I am not an expert on this stuff but...for example, I have a wireless router to which my BDP-1 is hard wired, the alternative would be to use a D-link power line adapter or lastly a travel adapter such as trendnet tew-654.  It is my understanding that the BDP-1/internet connection performs two main functions: control of the BDP and access for album art. In addition, the USB drives attached to the USB show up on you home network so that music file may be transferred wireless from your PC/Mac to the BDP-1 attached USB drive.

As far a transfer efficiency, when I was ripping my CD collection, I might have 20-30 albums to be transferred at one sitting.. It was more time efficient to attach the BDP-1 drive directly to the USB port on my Mac than to transfer via wireless.  Now that I just transfer a song or a few albums, I rarely do direct transfer.

Steve

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 25 Dec 2011, 07:22 pm
The BDP-1 requires a directly attached USB drive for music file storage.  The USB port on the Synology NAS is a USB host port to connect peripherals (a USB drive, a USB printer, a USB wireless network dongle, etc.) to be shared on the network, however it cannot be connected to another host (another computer or the BDP-1) to provide connectivity to its internal drives.
 
Steve

Not being into computers I am learning slowly here.  I understand what you mean by two hosts and that you would normally use a USB port to attach a peripheral device to a host computer (or a BDP-1), but I don't understand where the line is drawn between a storage device whose files the BDP-1 can read and one which it cannot.  If it cannot connect via USB and play the music files on the Synology's hard drives, what about the Lacie device which seems functionally very similar: http://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?id=10491 ?  I thought someone said that did work with the BDP-1?  It boasts both ethernet and USB interfaces.

Failing that, the BDP-1 obviously can read the files on external hard drives like the WD My Books, Essentials and the portable Passports which James recommends.  But you would still want to keep the music files safely somewhere else - i.e. another hard drive or NAS.

Is there no NAS which directly interfaces via USB with the Bryston and which can also be used as a principal media storage for streaming to other devices (e.g. video and photo files)? 

Nigel
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 25 Dec 2011, 07:29 pm
As far a transfer efficiency, when I was ripping my CD collection, I might have 20-30 albums to be transferred at one sitting.. It was more time efficient to attach the BDP-1 drive directly to the USB port on my Mac than to transfer via wireless.  Now that I just transfer a song or a few albums, I rarely do direct transfer.

Steve
Steve, so where do you keep your music files?  Do you have them only on USB thumb drives and external USB hard drives connected to the Bryston or do you have a back-up on your Mac as well?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 25 Dec 2011, 07:32 pm
what about the Lacie device which seems functionally very similar: http://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?id=10491 (http://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?id=10491) ?  I thought someone said that did work with the BDP-1?  It boasts both ethernet and USB interfaces.

The USB port on the LaCie NAS is for direct connection to a computer (or the BDP-1) in lieu of the Ethernet network connection, they cannot be used simultaneously.
 
Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 25 Dec 2011, 07:54 pm

The USB port on the LaCie NAS is for direct connection to a computer (or the BDP-1) in lieu of the Ethernet network connection, they cannot be used simultaneously.
 
Steve

Presumably it could simultanously be connected to a home network by ethernet and connected to the BDP-1 by USB, so that it could be used as a network server and principal data store whenever it was not being used to play files on the Bryston?  I could live with that!

Nigel
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 25 Dec 2011, 08:08 pm
Presumably it could simultanously be connected to a home network by ethernet and connected to the BDP-1 by USB, so that it could be used as a network server and principle data store whenever it was not being used to play files on the Bryston?  I could live with that!

LaCie advises to disconnect the Ethernet connection when using USB.
 
http://manuals.lacie.com/en/manuals/ns2-nsmax/usb (http://manuals.lacie.com/en/manuals/ns2-nsmax/usb)
 
If your network is limited to 10/100 megabit transfer speeds or if you use Wi-Fi, the USB connection will generally permit faster transfer rates. In such cases, LaCie suggests that you copy large quantities of files from your computer to your LaCie network storage via USB. Please note that your network storage device should not be connected to the network while it is attached to a computer via USB
 
Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 25 Dec 2011, 08:37 pm
Steve, so where do you keep your music files?  Do you have them only on USB thumb drives and external USB hard drives connected to the Bryston or do you have a back-up on your Mac as well?

I have backup on a separate external HD, just for music files and on Mac OSX "Time Machine" backup on a RAID.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 25 Dec 2011, 10:49 pm
Thanks guys for your help.  It looks like it boils down to having quite separate storage devices with USB thumb drives and external hard drives (powered or low current USB powered) reserved for the Bryston and completely independent network attached storage and/or external powered hard drives for PC back-up and central data storage.  Which, for shifting ripped CD and high res download files, means either unplugging the Bryston's USB drive(s) and plugging into a networked PC for direct drag and drop file transfer, or transfer over the network from PC to the USB drive plugged into the Bryston.  Hard-wired ethernet connections would presumably be needed for reliable and faster transfer than wireless connection.

Nigel

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 27 Dec 2011, 10:32 am
From: Paul
Sent: August-16-11 5:33 AM
To: Bryston - James Tanner
Subject: Bryston BDP-1, BDA-1

The BDP-1 can read FAT32 or NTSF it was just it could not write to NTSF until recently – new software
james

James, re this new software, does this mean you can now write over the network to a HDD attached to the BDP-1 if the drive is formatted NTSF rather than FAT32?

Nigel 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 27 Dec 2011, 04:50 pm
James, re this new software, does this mean you can now write over the network to a HDD attached to the BDP-1 if the drive is formatted NTSF rather than FAT32?

Nigel

Hi Nigel,

Yes you can write to both Fat32 and NTSF

FAT32 is cross platform compatible and hard to imagine support for it ever going away on any platform due to it being ubiquitous.

"Formatting a drive for FAT32 is not difficult on a Mac of Linux desktop. Unfortunately, Microsoft has removed support for creating a FAT32 volume from it's drive manager. This is likely because of the very cross platform compatibility discussed above.

Fortunately there are free small applications that can be used on Windows 7 to make FAT32 format volumes up to 2 TB in size.

Changing the format of a new drive for FAT32 is also very quick with any of the available tools.

Other drive formats like NTFS and HFS+ gain the listener nothing when used in the application of music playback. NTFS and HFS+ may actually bring unneeded baggage, including security and permissions issues the customer may accidentally engage, along with them. And the new software included with major brand NTFS formatted drives to make them work with Mac OS may very well present problems with all computer systems when it comes to reliability and speed. The new Seagate drives, for example, take longer to show up when connected to a Windows computer than is typical with other drives.

As always, the simple solution that does the job is best."
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 1 Jan 2012, 07:48 pm
I am using an iPod Touch/iPad and MacBook Pro for control of the BDP-1.  I have a Harmony remote for the control of my other equipment.  Does anyone know if the Harmony remotes can be used to control the BDP-1?  I do not have Bryston's remote, so I would not be able to learn the commands from it, so I would have to rely on the Harmony database of commands.  Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 1 Jan 2012, 08:01 pm
I am using an iPod Touch/iPad and MacBook Pro for control of the BDP-1.  I have a Harmony remote for the control of my other equipment.  Does anyone know if the Harmony remotes can be used to control the BDP-1?  I do not have Bryston's remote, so I would not be able to learn the commands from it, so I would have to rely on the Harmony database of commands.  Thanks

The BDP is already in the harmony database, look under 'Music Player/Digital Music Server' I think it is, works fine.


Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bluemark81 on 1 Jan 2012, 08:22 pm
Yes, the bdp-1 appears to be in the harmony database, but it does not seem to work.  When I press the power button, the light on the bdp flickers as though it recognizes the signal, but it will not turn it on.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Alpha10 on 3 Jan 2012, 08:06 pm
Yes, the bdp-1 appears to be in the harmony database, but it does not seem to work.  When I press the power button, the light on the bdp flickers as though it recognizes the signal, but it will not turn it on.

Hmm, that is strange, it works fine for me (both BDP and BDA turn on/off together). I wonder if it has to do with other settings - duration or something?

Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Deftone on 4 Mar 2012, 07:45 pm
Hi Gilles,

Yes you can connect a dedicated router to the BDP-1 and use any wireless device to connect to it - I call it my ManCave option.

james

James,

With this mancave option will you be able to upgrade the firmware wireless.Will it show up in your computer network?Or it's strictly just for the use of the interfaces with your wireless devices with the bdp-1?Will Mpod/Mpad work in this config or only Max/Mini only?  :scratch:

What router are you using?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 4 Mar 2012, 08:00 pm
James,

With this mancave option will you be able to upgrade the firmware wireless.Will it show up in your computer network?Or it's strictly just for the use of the interfaces with your wireless devices with the bdp-1?Will Mpod/Mpad work in this config or only Max/Mini only?  :scratch:

What router are you using?

With Mancave anything on the home network will not show up as you are independent of any networks around you so updates are not possible over the mancave network of course. You would have to connect short term to your home network router for a wireless update or replace the flash card inside the BDP.

Any of the interfaces like Mpad and Mpad, Bryston interfaces, Gnome etc work just fine with the Mancave option.  :thumb:

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 10 Mar 2012, 10:58 am
I have managed to set up my BDP-1 on my home network, my PC can see attached USB devices (the Bryston flash drive and my WD My Passport 1TB hard drive) and I am controlling everything wirelessly with a Sony S tablet (android).  I can read and play flac files on my PC over the network from both devices when they are connected to the BDP-1, but when I try to drag and drop files from my PC to the Bryston over the network I can only write to the flash drive.  When I try to write to the WD My Passport USB hard drive I am told I need permission, access denied.  The Bryston settings page lists the drive under "writeable" as "no" whereas for the flash drive it says "yes".  I have looked at the settings for the WD on my PC (properties-sharing and security) and it is set for sharing files and the box against "write" is ticked. Indeed I can write normally to the WD when it is directly attached to the PC but not when connected to the BDP-1 over the network.  Any suggestions?? :scratch:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Mar 2012, 01:34 pm
I have managed to set up my BDP-1 on my home network, my PC can see attached USB devices (the Bryston flash drive and my WD My Passport 1TB hard drive) and I am controlling everything wirelessly with a Sony S tablet (android).  I can read and play flac files on my PC over the network from both devices when they are connected to the BDP-1, but when I try to drag and drop files from my PC to the Bryston over the network I can only write to the flash drive.  When I try to write to the WD My Passport USB hard drive I am told I need permission, access denied.  The Bryston settings page lists the drive under "writeable" as "no" whereas for the flash drive it says "yes".  I have looked at the settings for the WD on my PC (properties-sharing and security) and it is set for sharing files and the box against "write" is ticked. Indeed I can write normally to the WD when it is directly attached to the PC but not when connected to the BDP-1 over the network.  Any suggestions?? :scratch:

The drive has to be formatted FAT32 or NTSF.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 10 Mar 2012, 02:07 pm
James, the drive is formatted NTSF.

Nigel
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Mar 2012, 02:43 pm
James, the drive is formatted NTSF.

Nigel

Hi Nigel

Not sure what is happening - do you have another drive that you can format FAT32 and see if you can write to it?  Most thumbdrives come FAT32.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geordienp on 10 Mar 2012, 06:55 pm
Hi Nigel

Not sure what is happening - do you have another drive that you can format FAT32 and see if you can write to it?  Most thumbdrives come FAT32.

James

Yes, I can write over the network on to the Bryston thumb drive which came with the BDP-1 and is FAT32 fomatted.  But I can't write to the NTFS formatted My Passport drive unless I plug it in directly to the PC.  I don't have another external hard drive which I can reformat.

On the Bryston settings page it says "README: *NTFS (Windows) volumes do not support Read/Write function currently; support is planned
*After remotely copying files to a drive, click the 'Update' button above"

Nigel
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Mar 2012, 07:13 pm
Yes, I can write over the network on to the Bryston thumb drive which came with the BDP-1 and is FAT32 fomatted.  But I can't write to the NTFS formatted My Passport drive unless I plug it in directly to the PC.  I don't have another external hard drive which I can reformat.

On the Bryston settings page it says "README: *NTFS (Windows) volumes do not support Read/Write function currently; support is planned
*After remotely copying files to a drive, click the 'Update' button above"

Nigel

OK - email Chris Rice at Bryston and see if he can help. crice@bryston.com

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Mar 2012, 08:43 pm
Hi Folks,

This may help if you are using newer versions of Firefox and can not get Minion Music Player to work with the BDP-1.

http://www.gargan.org/en/Mozilla_Extensions/Music_Player_Minion/

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gustavog on 16 Mar 2012, 08:10 pm
Quote
Hi Folks,

This may help if you are using newer versions of Firefox and can not get Minion Music Player to work with the BDP-1.

http://www.gargan.org/en/Mozilla_Extensions/Music_Player_Minion/

james

Hmm, I installed it and everything seems to work except that I cannot add songs to the current playlist. If I add to playlist on Max, Mpad, etc. the playlist shows in Minion but I cannot create one! What am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gustavog on 17 Mar 2012, 01:09 am
Quote
Hmm, I installed it and everything seems to work except that I cannot add songs to the current playlist. If I add to playlist on Max, Mpad, etc. the playlist shows in Minion but I cannot create one! What am I doing wrong?

I found out that Minion has zillion options for adding tracks to the current playlist (right click, menu, etc.) but not all seem to work. The + sign for adding the selected tracks to the playlist does work. Same for deleting a track from the playlist. The right click menu does not work but using the delete button from the keyboard does. Has anyone run into this problem?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Marcner on 27 Apr 2012, 02:25 am
This many have been asked before but is there anyway to access music that is on a windows home server and play on the BDP-1? Ideally controlling it with with my iPhone or iPad. I realize the comparison may have been beaten to death but I presently do so with my logitech touch and would love to be able to use the same music library. Am I dreaming?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SHV on 27 Apr 2012, 03:02 am
This many have been asked before but is there anyway to access music that is on a windows home server and play on the BDP-1? Ideally controlling it with with my iPhone or iPad. I realize the comparison may have been beaten to death but I presently do so with my logitech touch and would love to be able to use the same music library. Am I dreaming?

The BDP-1 is only a digital source component.  I have a Touch connected to my BDA-1 for streaming.

Steve
Title: USB drive power w/ Intel SSD
Post by: Bavarian05 on 11 Nov 2012, 07:21 am
I have searched for this info, but am coming up short. I purchased a new Intel SSD (520 series - 180 GB) and am going to use it with a Dynex USB 3.0 SATA hard drive enclosure to connect it to the BDP-1 via USB cable on the bottom rear port of the BDP-1. My question is does the BDP-1 have enough juice to drive it properly?
According to what I have read, the Intel SSD uses 850mv's in use and the BDP-1's port limit is 5ma's... I know this is likely a stupid question to most, but I do not understand the difference between MA's and MV's. Is this SSD a good choice and does it have enough power to run comfortably/properly with the BDP-1 on the lower rear USB port? :duh: :scratch: :scratch:

I thank you in advance for any clarity or assistance anyone can provide.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 11 Nov 2012, 08:22 am
The Intel SSD 520 series drive uses 850mW of power.  Given a 5V SATA power supply, it would require 170mA of current (850mW / 5V = 170mA) and the Bryston BDP-1 rear USB port can supply 500mA current.  The Dynex external drive enclosure will also use some power for its SATA to USB circuitry, but it should be minimal compared to the drive consumption (Dynex does not list a power consumption spec for the enclosure).
 
I would not think there would be any problem powering that external USB drive with the BDP-1.
 
Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mikemalter on 24 Nov 2012, 10:36 pm
I'll throw in a couple of things I've learned from James, others on the forum or through trial and error. 

Hard Drive File types:
FAT32 - this is an old format that doesn't work well on larger drives but most thumb drives still come formatted using it.  For now it is the only format that allows you to copy files from a PC or NAS over your network to a drive while it is connected to the BDP.
NTFS - most HDs come in this format.  It works great with the BDP but you have to disconnect your HD and connect it to a PC to add music.  For now you do not have the ability to copy files to a drive formatted in NTFS while it is connected to the BDP. 
exFAT - a newer version of FAT32. It doesn't work with the BDP.  No big loss.  No one is using it anyway. 

I have a larger NTFS HD preloaded with most of my library and a FAT32 thumb drive attached to my BDP. The NTFS HD remains pretty static.  When I get new music I rip or copy it to a NAS and then to the thumb drive.  Obviously I will move music from the thumb to the HD.  This seems like a pretty good way to feed the BDP-1.
Jim

I have NTFS and I can copy files from anywhere on my network to the HDD attached to my BDP-1.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: terrycym on 25 Nov 2012, 08:40 am
I have NTFS and I can copy files from anywhere on my network to the HDD attached to my BDP-1.
I've been using NTFS for well over a year and copy files to it over the network while it's still attached to the BDP without issue.
My pen drive is formatted worth NTFS too that works great too except on my Oppo BLuRay player.
FAT32 has a maximum file issue.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Robin1 on 16 Dec 2012, 11:06 pm
Hi guys....since the last mpad upgrade the manual "refresh cache" is gone  which is fine but the auto refresh cache doesn't
seem to want to work for me. When I add a few cds to my hard drive sometimes it is days or several listening sessions before it will refresh.
Until it decides to do it I can't listen to the new stuff. Is there another way to prompt a refresh ? Am I missing something simple ?
thanks
Robin
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 16 Dec 2012, 11:45 pm
Hi guys....since the last mpad upgrade the manual "refresh cache" is gone  which is fine but the auto refresh cache doesn't
seem to want to work for me. When I add a few cds to my hard drive sometimes it is days or several listening sessions before it will refresh.
Until it decides to do it I can't listen to the new stuff. Is there another way to prompt a refresh ? Am I missing something simple ?
thanks
Robin

Hi Robin

Are you using UPDATE on the Brystons Settings page after you add material? Click Settings on this page and you will see UPDATE.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=72397)


james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: TrainDriver523 on 26 Dec 2012, 03:50 pm
Hi,

My first post here, so please be kind to me! I've got two questions:

1. Does BDP-1 work with network-attached storage these days?

2. Am I right in thinking it's a single-voltage appliance and needs to be converted from 110v to 230v if used in Europe? How difficult would it be to convert to 230v?

Many thanks and a very merry Christmas to all!

TrainDriver
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 30 Dec 2012, 10:43 am
hi, James!

what is the recommended maximum length for an ethernet cable if connected between the BDP-1 and the router?

thanks,

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 30 Dec 2012, 11:08 am
hi, James!

what is the recommended maximum length for an ethernet cable if connected between the BDP-1 and the router?

thanks,

al.

Hi al

I have 50 feet in my setup at home.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 30 Dec 2012, 11:12 am
Hi,

My first post here, so please be kind to me! I've got two questions:

1. Does BDP-1 work with network-attached storage these days?

2. Am I right in thinking it's a single-voltage appliance and needs to be converted from 110v to 230v if used in Europe? How difficult would it be to convert to 230v?

Many thanks and a very merry Christmas to all!

TrainDriver

Hi

Yes we have tried a number of NAS drives with good success.

Conversion is not easy and would have to be done by the distributor in that country to make sure all safety regulations are met.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 30 Dec 2012, 03:27 pm
hi, James!

what is the recommended maximum length for an ethernet cable if connected between the BDP-1 and the router?

thanks,

al.

Hi Al,

The theoretical limit of using cat6 Ethernet cable is 328'

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_6_cable

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 31 Dec 2012, 07:51 pm
...ok, thanks Chris! but isn't it a cat5 cable that must be used to connect the BDP-1 and the router??

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 31 Dec 2012, 07:56 pm
...or is it that a cat5 cable is something like the minimum standard that has to be used in order to get proper system functionality?!?!

al.
Title: Adding EQ
Post by: Johnnybrick on 4 Jan 2013, 02:26 pm
Moved to the bdp2 software thread.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: OrangeCrush on 16 Jan 2013, 03:27 pm
I have a 250 gig SSD drive attached to the lower rear USB port. When I turn on the BDP-1 it does not reconize and auto connect to the drive. I have to unplug it and plug it in again. The drive is FAT32. Is that normal?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 16 Jan 2013, 03:49 pm
I have a 250 gig SSD drive attached to the lower rear USB port. When I turn on the BDP-1 it does not reconize and auto connect to the drive. I have to unplug it and plug it in again. The drive is FAT32. Is that normal?

Hi,

Certainly not normal - what software version are you using?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: OrangeCrush on 16 Jan 2013, 08:16 pm
The latest one on the website. Although, it might be corrupted as under systems the Internet radio tab is no longer is there. I tried to reinstall, but it failed. I will a factory restore tonight.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 17 Jan 2013, 03:57 am
Does your drive show up under drive information on the settings page?

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 17 Jan 2013, 04:02 am
I have NTFS and I can copy files from anywhere on my network to the HDD attached to my BDP-1.

NTFS read write support was included with loony loon (S1.XX) firmware for the BDP.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 17 Jan 2013, 04:06 am
...ok, thanks Chris! but isn't it a cat5 cable that must be used to connect the BDP-1 and the router??

al.

Cat6 will work just fine, or there are a bunch of Fleming College grads walking around with the wrong knowledge ;)

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: OrangeCrush on 18 Jan 2013, 12:23 am
Does your drive show up under drive information on the settings page?

Cheers,
Chris

Thanks Chris and James, the Oyen MiniPro drive enclosure is the culprit. It has an optional power cable and on/switch. That seems to be the causing the problem. It would not show up on my Network either. I got a new USB powered ONLY case for my SSB Samsung 840 and it works awesome. Life is good!

BTW, the BDP-1 is the best sound I have ever had in my system. I am using Aif files to match with my iTunes library on a Mac and it is super fast. Everything works seamlessly. I can add music easily in Finder to my drive attached to the BDP-1. Thanks for the great support you offer here. That was important for me to purchase the unit.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: OrangeCrush on 18 Jan 2013, 06:22 am
Duplicate post.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Phil on 19 Jan 2013, 07:08 pm
trying to add a radio station to the BDP for my wife.  From settings, internet, tried to find the address in shoutcast.  Since it didn't appear there, found it on the web and played it there.  When I paste it into the BDP settings interface, it doesn't appear correctly (url not correct) on the BDP and does not play.

Why?

Thanks. 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 21 Jan 2013, 03:45 am
Hi Phil,

The links on the shoutcast web site links to playlist files that contain the shoutcast server addresses and port numbers, where as your web site is just that a web site and not a playlist.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Phil on 21 Jan 2013, 03:49 am
Hi Phil,

The links on the shoutcast web site links to playlist files that contain the shoutcast server addresses and port numbers, where as your web site is just that a web site and not a playlist.

Cheers,
Chris
Thanks, Chris.  Found the station at tunein.com, which provided the homepage of the station, which provided the URL.  Success!

Phil
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: stereoclub on 30 Jan 2013, 07:06 pm
Hi James,

I have BDP-1 with most recent firmware. Until now I used only one single Seagate USB hard drive, 500 GB without problems.
Problem occurs when I try to use one more 500 GB hard drive WD MyPassport.  Both hard drives are powered from USB.
It works with any of them, but with both it shuts them down and shows ERROR on display.
In manual I found is possible to use 2 hard drives if they are 500 GB...

What can be the problem?

Thank you
Bogdan - StereoClub
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 30 Jan 2013, 07:59 pm
Hi James,

I have BDP-1 with most recent firmware. Until now I used only one single Seagate USB hard drive, 500 GB without problems.
Problem occurs when I try to use one more 500 GB hard drive WD MyPassport.  Both hard drives are powered from USB.
It works with any of them, but with both it shuts them down and shows ERROR on display.
In manual I found is possible to use 2 hard drives if they are 500 GB...

What can be the problem?

Thank you
Bogdan - StereoClub

Hi

The BDP1 can only output 500 milliamperes on the USB so my guess is the 2 drives combined are greater than 500.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: stereoclub on 30 Jan 2013, 08:30 pm
Hi

The BDP1 can only output 500 milliamperes on the USB so my guess is the 2 drives combined are greater than 500.

James

BDP-2 has higher limit?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 30 Jan 2013, 08:34 pm
BDP-2 has higher limit?

Yes - it has a much larger power supply - 5 amps.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 31 Jan 2013, 03:02 am
Hi,

The BDP-1  has a total of two 500mA power supplies shared between four USB ports.  The bottom rear USB port has one of these supplies dedicated to it and the other three share the second.  You should try a powered USB hub that comes with a wall wart greater then 1amp.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: marpe on 31 Jan 2013, 05:08 pm
a bunch of Fleming College grads walking around with the wrong knowledge

I have colleagues who graduated from Sir Sandbox.  Some are pretty quick :D.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jjc1 on 31 Jan 2013, 06:26 pm
   Bogdan, I am using the exact hard drives as you and have never had that problem. Something seems amiss with your BDP. I suggest you contact Chris or James again.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MJW on 13 Feb 2013, 02:21 am
I'm hoping someone can help with a question.  Why doesn't album art, artist, song or album show on max/bdp1 when listening to Internet radio stations.  Radio paradise in particular, either the 128 or the 320 Naim stream.

Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mfig on 26 Feb 2013, 10:55 pm
I have NTFS and I can copy files from anywhere on my network to the HDD attached to my BDP-1.

Now I am really confused. I currently cannot copy over my home network to my attached 2gig HD and the above entries are contradictory. Can anyone confirm one way or the other, and if it is possible, perhaps add some guidance on how?
Thanks
M
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrysTony on 26 Feb 2013, 11:13 pm
Now I am really confused. I currently cannot copy over my home network to my attached 2gig HD and the above entries are contradictory. Can anyone confirm one way or the other, and if it is possible, perhaps add some guidance on how?
Thanks
M

Mike,
It is easy to copy files to the HD attached to the BDP as long as the BDP is connected to the network.  In my case using a MAC the BDP shows up in Finder as a shared device.  I just click on it and it will connect to the drive ( you will have to connect using userid/password (bryston/bryston unless you have changed it.)  Then you can drag and drop files to the BDP HD.  Same process is available in Windows.
Tony
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 27 Feb 2013, 03:01 am
Now I am really confused. I currently cannot copy over my home network to my attached 2gig HD and the above entries are contradictory. Can anyone confirm one way or the other, and if it is possible, perhaps add some guidance on how?
Thanks
M

Hi M,

Check the video tutorials portion of this thread, the last or second last entry is video on how to copy songs over the network to the BDP.  If you are still having problems login into the settings page, goto the Drive Information tab and check if the drive is writeable.  If the drive isn't writeable, check the file system bein used (also listed on the dive information page).

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mfig on 27 Feb 2013, 06:50 pm
Have done so. Drive is not writeable, and I am not knowledgeable enough to change it. Appreciate any guidance. Thanks!
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=76105)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=76105)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 27 Feb 2013, 07:34 pm
The BDP cannot read or write to HFS+ formatted drives.  It can read both FAT32 and NTFS formatted drives, and after the proper firmware update ("NTFS read write support was included with loony loon (S1.XX) firmware for the BDP"), NTFS can now also be written to.

You will need to reformat your hard drive to either NTFS (if the BDP has the necessary updated firmware) or FAT32 using the Mac Disk Utility.

http://www.geek.com/articles/apple/geek-101-how-to-format-a-mac-hard-drive-20120427/ (http://www.geek.com/articles/apple/geek-101-how-to-format-a-mac-hard-drive-20120427/)

Mac can read NTFS but not write to it natively without 3rd party software, so if you need both BDP and Mac compatibility with the hard drive, you should probably format with the FAT file system, but otherwise NTFS would be my choice.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Timslim18 on 6 Mar 2013, 03:26 pm
I am a delighted relatively newbie owner of a BDP-1. 

From my Squeezebox days, I was a great fan of Radio Paradise when I was not in serious listening mode.  Through bRadio on the BDP-1 I have successfully added the 128 kbit Radio Paradise stream. However, I have read that there is a 320 kbit Radio Paradise stream through NAIM. 

If it is possible to stream 320 kbit Radio Paradise, would someone kindly walk me through the steps to do so.

Many thanks

Tim
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mikemalter on 6 Mar 2013, 04:34 pm
+1 on this one too.

Thanks.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: joc3721 on 20 Mar 2013, 04:26 pm
Any suggestions for a good, small, portable SSD drive to work off of BDP 2 USB?  Maybe with esata and USB, USB needed to get stuff off laptop.  At least 64-128GB.
Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: cprem on 20 Mar 2013, 08:55 pm
Hi Chris,
There has been a new firmware (firmware 20130319) that you posted on the dropbox web site but has no notes on it? So is it safe to update my BDP1 with this version of firmware?

cprem
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Blueshirt1 on 29 Mar 2013, 02:54 pm
Hi all,

Just got my BDP2 and having a hell of a time setting it up. Forget about the network part which doesnt seem to be working yet.

I just plugged the BDP 2 to my DAC (Lampizator) via AES/EBU connection and used the USB thumbdrive. I can hear the music but it is all distorted!!! Lots of noise, unlistenable.

What am I doing wrong?

Thx
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 29 Mar 2013, 03:02 pm
Hi all,

Just got my BDP2 and having a hell of a time setting it up. Forget about the network part which doesnt seem to be working yet.

I just plugged the BDP 2 to my DAC (Lampizator) via AES/EBU connection and used the USB thumbdrive. I can hear the music but it is all distorted!!! Lots of noise, unlistenable.

What am I doing wrong?

Thx

Hi,

Is there another DAC you could try as the thumbdrive is high res and is it possible your DAC is not???

Also maybe try another thumbdrive with standard CD quality files 44/16???


james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Blueshirt1 on 29 Mar 2013, 03:49 pm
Thanks for the quick reply.

I do not have another DAC to try it with. But I am sure the DAC is high rez. From the website "It is a multi bit top model with fully differential balanced outputs and 192 kHz capability."

I will try another thumbdrive.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 29 Mar 2013, 10:30 pm
Have done so. Drive is not writeable, and I am not knowledgeable enough to change it. Appreciate any guidance. Thanks!
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=76105)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=76105)

You'll need to back up, the drive and format it as msdos type using disk utility on your Mac.  To clarify the BDP can read HFS, just doesn't write to it yet.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: So There on 29 Mar 2013, 11:04 pm
Please, Chris, make that word yet in your post 590 above be incredibly significant.

Rich
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Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: keet360 on 11 Jun 2013, 02:08 am
I noticed that was a problem reported with the play back of 24bit ALAC files on the BDP and I was wondering if there was a resolution to the problem.  I purchased a couple of albums in this format from HDTracks that won't play on my BDP1. The only sound that comes out of these files is a ticking sound. On my Mac they play fine and when I convert them to FLAC they play on my BDP1.

Thanks.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: simmac on 13 Jun 2013, 07:18 am
Hi Guys need some help please I have had to send back My BDP1 to Geoff at PMC due to some Firmware issues whilst there it was updated so it can read music from external drives over the internet like the BDP2

On connecting the BDP back up you can see the drives that are connected directly to the BDP via usb as it did before but now there is another thing that comes up
PUBLIC_ON _PMCNAS01
I DONT KNOW WHAT THAT IS when i double click it nothing happens when i look at settings the IP address is different from the one that is normally used the last 2 numbers but it wont let me save them

I don't have any Nas drive connected
does this facility allow you to see and play music from a computer in a different room though the home router or does it just let you play music from A NAS drive

Can someone talk me through how to connect and set up so i can use this new facility to see and play music from devices either nas or computer that is not directly connected to the bdp1 via usb

Thanks
Jimbles

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gil99 on 14 Jun 2013, 12:24 pm
I have a BDP-1 and use Mpod to control it via my network and everything is working fine.  I have never upgrade it with newer software, should I leave that way or do you recommend having the upgrade.  Thanks

Gil
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Jun 2013, 12:42 pm
I have a BDP-1 and use Mpod to control it via my network and everything is working fine.  I have never upgrade it with newer software, should I leave that way or do you recommend having the upgrade.  Thanks

Gil

Hi Gil

What version of software are you running now?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gil99 on 14 Jun 2013, 03:24 pm
Hi James,
I will look at it tonight and will let you know.  Thank.
P.S. I bought it the first year it came out.

Gil
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Jun 2013, 03:32 pm
Hi James,
I will look at it tonight and will let you know.  Thank.
P.S. I bought it the first year it came out.

Gil

OK if the software is taht old I think it best to let Chris Rice at Bryston contact you as there may be some interm software you would have to load before you can load the most recent version.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gil99 on 14 Jun 2013, 09:20 pm
The version software of my BDP-1 is S1.19 2011/10/01 and the serial #000643.   Thank you

Gil
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Jun 2013, 09:40 pm
The version software of my BDP-1 is S1.19 2011/10/01 and the serial #000643.   Thank you

Gil

Yes please contact Chris Rice at Bryston.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: s4s4s4 on 3 Jul 2013, 02:10 am
Hope this not a repeat, but my player doesn't see my apple protected files??????
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Phil on 3 Jul 2013, 02:36 am
I've read that it is OK to use both SPDIF and AES/EBU outputs simultaneously.

Any problem with sound quality used this way?  I'm assuming not.

Thanks.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 3 Jul 2013, 02:44 am
You assume correctly
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 3 Jul 2013, 02:46 am
Hope this not a repeat, but my player doesn't see my apple protected files??????

The BDP is unable to playback drm protected media; however if your problem is that you can't playback any mpeg based formats then you may wish to consider the latest beta release of the firmware.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 10 Jul 2013, 01:40 pm
I believe I had read somewhere here that the BDP-1 is slower than the BDP-2.
Is that for loading up tracks or is it going from one track to the next.
Haven't heard any complaints about the slowness of either.
Almost ready to buy a BDP,seems the BDP-1 is right for me as I don't need a bazillion tracks.
Thoughts would be a good thing,thx.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Jul 2013, 02:11 pm
I believe I had read somewhere here that the BDP-1 is slower than the BDP-2.
Is that for loading up tracks or is it going from one track to the next.
Haven't heard any complaints about the slowness of either.
Almost ready to buy a BDP,seems the BDP-1 is right for me as I don't need a bazillion tracks.
Thoughts would be a good thing,thx.

Hi Don

Every function is faster with the BDP-2 but not to the extent that it is fustrating to use either one.  The BDP-2 though is the better option if you see yourself wanting to use some of the new products we are planning on iuntroducing to be used with the BDP-2.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 10 Jul 2013, 02:18 pm
Oh my,James what new products....BOT,you did say product(S)correct.
what might they be,course maybe I shouldn't know these things,could be bad,thx.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Jul 2013, 02:32 pm
Oh my,James what new products....BOT,you did say product(S)correct.
what might they be,course maybe I shouldn't know these things,could be bad,thx.

Yes the BOT idea is one but we have some further thoughts on how to better integrate the rip and play function of the BOT using the BDP-2.  Also the 3 times speed advantage and 8 times more memory advanatge of the BDP-2 allows us to look at other peripheral options.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 10 Jul 2013, 02:37 pm
VG,BDP-2 it is as nothing worse than repurchasing for significant upgrades,thanks(I think) :lol:.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gdayton on 10 Jul 2013, 08:55 pm
I am a delighted relatively newbie owner of a BDP-1. 

From my Squeezebox days, I was a great fan of Radio Paradise when I was not in serious listening mode.  Through bRadio on the BDP-1 I have successfully added the 128 kbit Radio Paradise stream. However, I have read that there is a 320 kbit Radio Paradise stream through NAIM. 

If it is possible to stream 320 kbit Radio Paradise, would someone kindly walk me through the steps to do so.

Many thanks

Tim

Hi Tim, Can you send me the info on the 320kbps radio paradise stream you're talking about? I didn't know one existed. I listen to the 192kbps ogg stream regularly and it sounds much better than the MP3.

-Gary
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Timslim18 on 10 Jul 2013, 10:13 pm
I'm hoping someone can help with a question.  Why doesn't album art, artist, song or album show on max/bdp1 when listening to Internet radio stations.  Radio paradise in particular, either the 128 or the 320 Naim stream.

Thanks


Hi MJW:

How do you get the "320 Naim stream" of Radio Paradise you mentioned in your Feb/13 post?

I and several other BDP-1 fans are very curious.

Kindly advise.

Thanks,

Tim
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mikemalter on 11 Jul 2013, 09:31 pm
This is the link that I use:

http://radioparadise.com/m3u/aac-320.m3u

This "splits" into three links and I chose the third one which is New York. 

I am listening to Radio Paradise and the sound quality rivals audio from my hard drive. 

Mike
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 12 Jul 2013, 12:25 am
Bit the bullet and ordered the BDP-2(black 19")with blu leds.
wondering does the BDP-2 come with a sample TD.
Also or all TD's alike as far as putting music on them if say using DB poweramp,
frig still use to cd's,almost as bad as tape.
Perhaps I'll have to call Chris when she comes in as I'm not sure if I'll connect to computer or not.
Unknown BDP  territory out here.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: So There on 12 Jul 2013, 01:41 am
Congratulations, drummermitchell, you'll love your BDP-2. It does come with a fine sampler thumb drive in a clever case.

You might also consider downloading the HDTracks sampler as well. It led me to two fine albums: Be Still by Dave Douglas and Cassandra Wilson's Another Country. Of course, many of the participants on this thread will have excellent recommendations for you.

FWIW, I recommend strongly connecting to your computer. I ran CAT6 through Cisco business class switches to our router, connecting to our gigabit network, and the speed and reliability made the effort very worthwhile. The connection will open many possibilities, including management of the BDP-2 and of your music. Installing an internal drive in the BDP-2 would also be an excellent move. I put in a Samsung 500gb solid state drive, and it can hold a substantial collection of hi-res files; Bryston thoughtfully included the required cable, so installation is incredibly easy (Chris posted an excellent video on this). Of course, you can also add external drives, since the BDP-2 has plenty of oomph.

Chris Rich is a superb resource and all-around great guy, very generous in sharing his expertise and extremely patient in working with non-techies like me. He spent a more than an hour on the phone with me, troubleshooting and resolving a configuration issue.

Best wishes for many happy hours of listening,

Rich
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Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 12 Jul 2013, 01:44 am
THX :thumb:.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MJW on 12 Jul 2013, 09:18 pm
TimSlim18,

You sent me a PM on Radio Paradise 320 Naim feed.  I don't have enough posts to reply to your message but I had found this on Shoutcast back in February.  I tried searching for it now but it's gone.  Fortunately I added it to a playlist and it still works.  Perhaps Naim made them take it off the site?

Mark
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BozemanEric on 30 Jul 2013, 03:41 am
I apologize if this is a repeat but I gave up after about a dozen pages. I was wondering if anybody had any specific hard drive suggestions for the BDP-1. I currently have one 256GB solid-state that is filled. I need about another 256GB.

What are other using for hard drives?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 30 Jul 2013, 09:05 am
I'm using an OCZ Vector. I've read others are using Samsung 840's. Either way, the transfer speeds these SSDs are capable of is way in excess of what you need. I'm getting great throughput on a Patriot USB 3.0 flash drive. You might consider opting for a large USB thumb drive?

If I had to do it over again, I'd probably aim for one of the less expensive SSDs. You might consider Crucial, Samsung, OCZ, or some of the others.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mikemalter on 30 Jul 2013, 05:03 pm
TimSlim18,

You sent me a PM on Radio Paradise 320 Naim feed.  I don't have enough posts to reply to your message but I had found this on Shoutcast back in February.  I tried searching for it now but it's gone.  Fortunately I added it to a playlist and it still works.  Perhaps Naim made them take it off the site?

Mark

This is the link that I use:

http://radioparadise.com/m3u/aac-320.m3u

This "splits" into three links and I chose the third one which is New York. 

I am listening to Radio Paradise and the sound quality rivals audio from my hard drive. 

Mike
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mario09 on 30 Jul 2013, 05:23 pm
How can I copy, paste and play this URL with the BDP-1 and the latest software? I really Like Radio Paradise. Thank you for your help :thumb:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ancient hippy on 24 Aug 2013, 06:18 pm
What about width?  Does width matter?  :)
                                                                                                                                                                                                         whoops accidentally logged into comedy central
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 25 Aug 2013, 04:24 am
How can I copy, paste and play this URL with the BDP-1 and the latest software? I really Like Radio Paradise. Thank you for your help :thumb:

Radio Paradise should be available from within bRadio, a link to this web app is available from the BDP's home page in the drop down menu just below settings

cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: palexand on 26 Aug 2013, 02:58 pm
I'm about to pull the trigger on a BDP-2 purchase.  It will be configured to share files with a Mac Mini running iTunes with music stored on an a Drobo.  I've got three choices: (i) use Samba on the mini to share the drive with the BDP-2; (ii) move the Drobo to the BDP-2 share with the Mac; or (iii) use a second disc and synch on the BDP0-2 and synch with the Drobo.  Anyone tried this or something similar?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Stefan_DR3 on 25 Sep 2013, 04:12 pm
Is there a setup option to limit PCM output to 48kHz like with DVD players?  I am looking to play all kinds of files, but due to my DAC limitation need 88.2k downsampled to 44.1k; 96k downsampled to 48k; etc.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BSMSPEMBA on 26 Sep 2013, 02:56 pm
Is there a setup option to limit PCM output to 48kHz like with DVD players?  I am looking to play all kinds of files, but due to my DAC limitation need 88.2k downsampled to 44.1k; 96k downsampled to 48k; etc.

To the best of my knowledge, no.  The BDPs are bit perfect.  They do not perform conversions. 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Stefan_DR3 on 26 Sep 2013, 03:06 pm
OK, thanks.  I'll have to pass it through my Sonic Frontiers D2D before sending to Processor 3 @ 44/48k.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: newmill on 27 Sep 2013, 02:15 pm
Hello:
Quick question. I cannot access radio stations anymore on my Bryston BDP1/BDA1 controlled with MPad?b Not sure if this is an Mpad issue? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bjski on 28 Sep 2013, 02:48 pm
Hey Chris,

I loaded some albums onto a Centon Rush 16gb thumb drive. All the material is 46/24 resolution or higher. I have a BDP-1 which couldn't read that particular thumb drive. I have another Centon 16gb with different material and the BDP-1 has no problems reading it. I then took a third brand new Centon 16gb thumb drive loaded the same material I was having trouble with and that thumb drive wouldn't work with the BDP-1. The files played fine on the computer. Not worried for I have the songs stored on a 2TB Western Digital which plays the material fine. Also have the music backed up up on another 2 hard drives.  Did not try the thumb drive in the rear ports. I do have the latest software download 17.3. What to do? Would you like a Centon thumb drive to play around with?
Cheers,
BJ
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 28 Oct 2013, 11:15 am
Hello!

I have a couple of questions regarding the differences between BDP-1 and BDP-2. Answers should help me decide which one to purchase in a few months time. So, here goes:


1. Are there big differences between BDP-1 and BDP-2 in terms of loading times? How much does it take for either to load a flash drive with 1 GB of music files for example?

2.Are there measured differences in terms of audio quality?

3. How do the BDP-1 and BDP-2 fare against optical-media transports like the ones from Sony (the late 1980s and early 1990s) or Teac in terms of audio quality?

4. Are there differences in user interface and playback functions on the main unit (such as repeat, programming modes etc.)?

5. Does the BDP-1/2 have to be connected to an internet router with WiFi in order for it to be controlled remotely by an Android device (I assume it has no built-in Wi-Fi receiver)?

6. If the BDP-1/2 is connected to an internet router and is controlled by an Android device, I am right to assume that this will work regardless of a computer (if it is off or is not connected to the network at all)? I would just like to have something that works like an ordinary CD player but that can be controlled by an Android device since the music library is much greater than a dozen songs you find on an average compact disc.

7. Is it possible to make a custom order and have the SPDIF BNC connector replaced by an RCA connector? The reason is that I already have all the cables. These were made by a friend who, in the meantime, started doing something differently and so these are a prototype but as much as I refused to believe it, these cables have made a difference.


This is essentially what I am interested in. I had an idea of purchasing a dedicated music streamer like the ones from Naim. However, I still prefer to have the music stored on something you can disconnect easily, not on network-attached storage devices because the D-Link I have has proven itself to be a loud, slow and not at all intuitive device. It doesn't provide me with a sense of reliability at all. There are good optical-media transports out there but the really nice ones are too expensive and they are limited to CD playback only. Also, I have recently discovered that not even all expensive CD transports perform any better than even the cheapest of DVD players (it certainly came as a shock to me).

Thanks for all the help!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 28 Oct 2013, 05:02 pm
I can answer a couple of them (I have a BDP-2, I only demoed the BDP-1) :

1 - No personal experience here, but reports are that the BDP-2 is faster. Can someone else comment?

2 - I don't believe there is any difference at all. Can someone else comment?

3 - I have a Sonos. Both that and the BPD-2 run through my BDA-2. The BDP-2 makes the same source files sound more like music with a much wider, deeper, and more detailed presentation than the Sonos, which sounds flat and 2-dimensional by comparison.

4 - The BDP-1 and BDP-2 use the same firmware, so there shouldn't be any difference in operation at all.

5 - Yes

6 - Yes, you don't need to have a computer hooked up to use the BDP's, unless the computer is the source of your music of course.

7 - I believe read a post once where James Tanner said that was indeed possible. If you can though, I highly recommend the AES/EBU connector instead though. I also had a hard time buying that digital cable "quality" can make an audible difference. For me and my system, it can. There's also (in my opinion) a much steeper cost/value ratio for digital cables, meaning you can spend LOTS of money for a very SMALL (in my opinion on my system) difference.

One other difference that may or may not matter to you (it did to me): the BDP-2 is designed to house an internal SSD or other 2.5" HDD. The BPD-1 only uses external hard drives.

Hope that helps a bit until others can fill in the blanks.

- Garrett
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 28 Oct 2013, 06:59 pm
I can answer a couple of them (I have a BDP-2, I only demoed the BDP-1) :

1 - No personal experience here, but reports are that the BDP-2 is faster. Can someone else comment?

2 - I don't believe there is any difference at all. Can someone else comment?

3 - I have a Sonos. Both that and the BPD-2 run through my BDA-2. The BDP-2 makes the same source files sound more like music with a much wider, deeper, and more detailed presentation than the Sonos, which sounds flat and 2-dimensional by comparison.

4 - The BDP-1 and BDP-2 use the same firmware, so there shouldn't be any difference in operation at all.

5 - Yes

6 - Yes, you don't need to have a computer hooked up to use the BDP's, unless the computer is the source of your music of course.

7 - I believe read a post once where James Tanner said that was indeed possible. If you can though, I highly recommend the AES/EBU connector instead though. I also had a hard time buying that digital cable "quality" can make an audible difference. For me and my system, it can. There's also (in my opinion) a much steeper cost/value ratio for digital cables, meaning you can spend LOTS of money for a very SMALL (in my opinion on my system) difference.

One other difference that may or may not matter to you (it did to me): the BDP-2 is designed to house an internal SSD or other 2.5" HDD. The BPD-1 only uses external hard drives.

Hope that helps a bit until others can fill in the blanks.

- Garrett

That's very helpful Garrett, thank you!

I also have a BDA-2 and while I do believe what you are saying about the AES connection, I need an RCA output on the BDP for a different DAC.

I hope that others will join in and fill in the missing bits. Thank you again!

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: So There on 29 Oct 2013, 06:08 pm
Antun, in addition to the excellent points that Garrett makes, I would note that the BDP-2 has an element of "future-proofing" (insofar as that is possible today) by virtue of its greater power and capacity. I have the BDP-2 and BDA-2, and they're magical together.

As to your third question, I've compared hi-res files on the BDP-2 to CDs, SACDs, and DVD-As on my Oppo BDP-105 and find the BDP-2 smoother, more detailed, and more engaging (though the differences are more subtle with SACDs and DVD-As). I look forward to the forthcoming BOT-1 and plan to purchase this disc transport to work in harmony with the BDP-2 and BDA-2.

Regarding your sixth question, the player does not need a network. I've added a 500gb Samsung SSD, and as Garrett notes, this is a very useful feature, adding great capacity to the player whether or not you're using a network. I ran a gigabit ethernet cable, through two Cisco business class switches, to my iMac computer, and this adds many more possibilities to the BDP-2. I can't comment on Android devices, as my experience is with iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

Bottom line, Antun, go with the BDP-2. You'll be happier with the performance, expandability, and longevity of this excellent product.

Best fishes,

Rich
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Whiney Napa Valley

The means — Bryston SP3 | Bryston 6B-SST(C) - L/C/R; 4B-SST(C) - surrounds; 4B-SST(C) - rears | Bryston BDP-2 Digital Player; BDA-2 D/A Converter; Oppo BDP-105 | Paradigm Reference Signature S8 fronts; C5 center; ADP surrounds; S4 rears; two Velodyne DD15 subs | APC S20 | Pioneer Elite PRO-1130
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 1 Nov 2013, 02:52 pm
Antun, in addition to the excellent points that Garrett makes, I would note that the BDP-2 has an element of "future-proofing" (insofar as that is possible today) by virtue of its greater power and capacity. I have the BDP-2 and BDA-2, and they're magical together.

As to your third question, I've compared hi-res files on the BDP-2 to CDs, SACDs, and DVD-As on my Oppo BDP-105 and find the BDP-2 smoother, more detailed, and more engaging (though the differences are more subtle with SACDs and DVD-As). I look forward to the forthcoming BOT-1 and plan to purchase this disc transport to work in harmony with the BDP-2 and BDA-2.

Regarding your sixth question, the player does not need a network. I've added a 500gb Samsung SSD, and as Garrett notes, this is a very useful feature, adding great capacity to the player whether or not you're using a network. I ran a gigabit ethernet cable, through two Cisco business class switches, to my iMac computer, and this adds many more possibilities to the BDP-2. I can't comment on Android devices, as my experience is with iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

Bottom line, Antun, go with the BDP-2. You'll be happier with the performance, expandability, and longevity of this excellent product.

Best fishes,

Rich
_______________
Whiney Napa Valley

The means — Bryston SP3 | Bryston 6B-SST(C) - L/C/R; 4B-SST(C) - surrounds; 4B-SST(C) - rears | Bryston BDP-2 Digital Player; BDA-2 D/A Converter; Oppo BDP-105 | Paradigm Reference Signature S8 fronts; C5 center; ADP surrounds; S4 rears; two Velodyne DD15 subs | APC S20 | Pioneer Elite PRO-1130


Hi Rich and thank you for your reply!

I am struggling to justify the difference in price. You see, equipment is generally much more expensive in Europe so the BDP-1 is around 2200 Euro and the BDP-2 is 3100 Euro so there is a 900 Euro price difference.  These prices are with 15% discount I was able to get.

If the performance in terms of audio quality is identical between the two, that leaves me with better expandibility and convenience but it comes at a price. It was easier with the BDA-2 because I felt it gives more in return than some other similar DACs but with the BDP-2 we are talking about improving everything but the sound.

On the other hand, the BDP-2 is more future-proof as you say. Chris tells me the current operating system uses around 200 MB of RAM and so the 2048 MB RAM in the BDP-2 has a lot more free space for data manipulation.

The one thing that completely failed for me was trying to integrate a player that can handle high resolution audio. The reason it failed because such a machine is inevitably dependent on display as all it's features are accessed via the on-screen menu. That is what attracts me to the BDP series - they require no connection to a screen.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: So There on 1 Nov 2013, 03:50 pm
Your points are good ones, Antun, and I well understand your dilemma. I do think that the long-term benefits are worthwhile, though, as you'll have a far longer useful life with the BDP-2, and that may justify the substantially greater investment. Larry Greenhill had a very well presented article on the BDP-2 vis-a-vis the BDP-1 in the October Stereophile.

I appreciate your comment about video. The BDP players are very simple and straightforward, yet powerful and expandable. I also have an Oppo BDP-105 that plays high-resolution files. It's a fine machine but not at the level of the BDP-2/BDA-2, and it really likes the video display on when controlling the player.

Rich
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Whiney Napa Valley
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 9 Nov 2013, 03:34 pm
I think the BDP-2 seems like a viable option then. I have read several reviews and all of them suggest it is a magnificent machine. I am somewhat worried about the lack of "physicality" for it is a solid state player and I am somewhat "attached" to analogue formats. But then, no one says it will be a replacement for an analogue system.  The one thing that preoccupies me is the internal hard disk because I am not very keen on opening the top cover and installing it myself, even if it is an ordinary computer hard drive.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 9 Nov 2013, 05:10 pm
I think the BDP-2 seems like a viable option then. I have read several reviews and all of them suggest it is a magnificent machine. I am somewhat worried about the lack of "physicality" for it is a solid state player and I am somewhat "attached" to analogue formats. But then, no one says it will be a replacement for an analogue system.  The one thing that preoccupies me is the internal hard disk because I am not very keen on opening the top cover and installing it myself, even if it is an ordinary computer hard drive.

The video links below describe the process of the physical installation, formatting of the drive and copying music from your computer to the drive attached to your bdp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmafbFKnWWw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmafbFKnWWw)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRsyU15-sB8&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRsyU15-sB8&feature=youtu.be)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQjn2HSd6b8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQjn2HSd6b8)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 13 Nov 2013, 03:12 pm
Just finished ripping 7062 songs :o,onto a ext storage device over the weekend.
I have one wireless router connecting two computers,laptop and the (BDP-2+BDA-2),
Would it be beneficial to have the BDP-BDA on their OWN router,any downsides having all these hitch hikers in the same spot.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 13 Nov 2013, 10:17 pm
That really depends on how much data you are transferring through the router all the time. Think of it like the hot water heater... if you are only using maybe one hot shower and the dishwasher at one time, there's plenty of hot water. If you are also using another hot shower and the hot water in the kitchen sink, you're going to start putting some strain on the hot water system.

So if you're not streaming Netflix to two computers and trying to listen to music over the network all at the same time, you'll probably be fine.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 14 Nov 2013, 02:01 am
Great,jsust surfing the net a bit while listening to tunes,thx.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 14 Nov 2013, 02:26 am
Great,jsust surfing the net a bit while listening to tunes,thx.

Your better off keeping it the way you have it, you don't have much traffic and everything has access to the Internet.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 14 Nov 2013, 02:42 am
Thanks Chris,and thanks a lot for getting this together for me :thumb:.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Matt501 on 10 Dec 2013, 02:44 pm
New to audiocircle so excuse and redundancies as I am sure that the topic has been covered. I am the new owner of a BDP-1 and BDA-2 combo. So far loving them, aside from one glitch I have encountered and I was hoping for some feedback or confirmation.

I got a strange skipping sound or no playback at all when I attempted to play newly downloaded material from HDTracks that is high res ALAC. I got Charlie Brown Christmas (Vince Guaraldi) in 192/24 ALAC and Andre Previn and the LSO: The Nutcracker in 96/24 ALAC. In both instances the output was skipping and/or nothing.

I re-downloaded same albums at same sample/bit depth in FLAC and everything works fine as kind. ALAC (m4a) material ripped lossless via itunes from CDs works great, but no high res ALAC.

Is it simply that high res ALAC is not supported, or have I done something wrong?

Playback was from USB flash drives in the front panel (SanDisk 64GB cruzers) and components were connected via AES/EBU XLR.

Thanks for any help!!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Dec 2013, 03:50 pm
New to audiocircle so excuse and redundancies as I am sure that the topic has been covered. I am the new owner of a BDP-1 and BDA-2 combo. So far loving them, aside from one glitch I have encountered and I was hoping for some feedback or confirmation.

I got a strange skipping sound or no playback at all when I attempted to play newly downloaded material from HDTracks that is high res ALAC. I got Charlie Brown Christmas (Vince Guaraldi) in 192/24 ALAC and Andre Previn and the LSO: The Nutcracker in 96/24 ALAC. In both instances the output was skipping and/or nothing.

I re-downloaded same albums at same sample/bit depth in FLAC and everything works fine as kind. ALAC (m4a) material ripped lossless via itunes from CDs works great, but no high res ALAC.

Is it simply that high res ALAC is not supported, or have I done something wrong?

Playback was from USB flash drives in the front panel (SanDisk 64GB cruzers) and components were connected via AES/EBU XLR.

Thanks for any help!!

It may be a copy code issue but I will ask the expert:

Chris?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Dec 2013, 08:20 pm
Hi Matt,
 
Hi Res ALAC and other mpeg based format will only play when using the S1.73 firmware with MPD version 0.17.2(0.17.3).  Changing the version of MPD can be done from within the settings page under the MPD menu.  The default username and password are both “bryston” without quotes.
 
Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: CDinsmore on 11 Jan 2014, 05:09 pm
I've had my BDP-1 for a little over a week and am really enjoying it.  No problems or issues to speak of, but I do have a few questions about ripping discs.  I'm using dbpoweramp to rip and am controlling my player with an iPad Mini running MPad.  I'm ripping to FLAC level 5.

1) Sometimes when ripping a CD, I see it in two different places on my MPad display, but on my HDD it is in only one folder.  I figured out early on that some of this was because I had different entries in the Artist field in dbpoweramp when I ripped.  I fixed this by either re-ripping, or going into each songs metadata and changing information in the ID-Tag.  However, sometimes this doesn't work....either that or I'm missing something.  Is there another place I need to look to fix this?

I also have one disc in FLAC that I downloaded off the artist's site that shows up in two places - once in the correct place and once in a folder with the bizarre name of S-1-5-21-2956237528-128... that I can't see in any of the files so I don't know where it is coming from.  Any ideas?

2) Also, I noticed that even though I have cover art for each disc in a jpeg file in each folder, MPad is going to Amazon and Discogs for it with mixed results.  It does say something about using local album art and that I need to be running a webserver with access to my music folder typically on the same unit that MPD is running to use it.  Question - Is it possible to do this and how do I go about it? Would it be an improvement?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gdayton on 21 Jan 2014, 04:44 am
Your ripping software may be storing a local copy of the file as it rips to a directory that's not the final destination of the file. It's not really useful to try and look at the library while music is being copied into it. Try hitting the "update" button on the web interface or from MPaD after your rips and copies are done. You'll probably get a much more reliable picture of what's in the library that way.

To get MPaD to look at local art, see the picture. From the connections menu, you need to hit advanced beside your player, and enter http://bryston-bdp-1.local/music then enter whatever the file name is that is contained within your music album directories. Commonly, this is folder.jpg, or cover.jpg, etc. It won't read embedded cover art in a file.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=93394)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 21 Jan 2014, 03:03 pm
I've had my BDP-1 for a little over a week and am really enjoying it.  No problems or issues to speak of, but I do have a few questions about ripping discs.  I'm using dbpoweramp to rip and am controlling my player with an iPad Mini running MPad.  I'm ripping to FLAC level 5.

1) Sometimes when ripping a CD, I see it in two different places on my MPad display, but on my HDD it is in only one folder.  I figured out early on that some of this was because I had different entries in the Artist field in dbpoweramp when I ripped.  I fixed this by either re-ripping, or going into each songs metadata and changing information in the ID-Tag.  However, sometimes this doesn't work....either that or I'm missing something.  Is there another place I need to look to fix this?

I also have one disc in FLAC that I downloaded off the artist's site that shows up in two places - once in the correct place and once in a folder with the bizarre name of S-1-5-21-2956237528-128... that I can't see in any of the files so I don't know where it is coming from.  Any ideas?

2) Also, I noticed that even though I have cover art for each disc in a jpeg file in each folder, MPad is going to Amazon and Discogs for it with mixed results.  It does say something about using local album art and that I need to be running a webserver with access to my music folder typically on the same unit that MPD is running to use it.  Question - Is it possible to do this and how do I go about it? Would it be an improvement?

Thanks in advance.

Hello,

I believe the "S-1-5-21-2956237528-128" folders are created by microsoft windows, if you rip your music directly to the BDP over the network by way of the network shares that the BDP creates then you shouldn't get these folders.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQjn2HSd6b8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQjn2HSd6b8)

In regards to the doubles showing you may wish to try the following:
-ensuring MPD's database is up to date
-refresh local cache under settings in mPad/mPod

if your still seeing doubles uninstall/reinstall mPad/mPod

if your still seeing doubles then it could be that the BDP is reading in files from the recycler

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Mbain on 25 Jan 2014, 03:30 pm
I have owned and enjoyed a BDP-1 for approximately 2 years.  Recently I have begun to wonder if the SQ of the BDP can be significantly improved by using a linear power supply of the type provided by Paul Hynes Audio as well as others.  Does anyone have experience with this application of a linear power supply?

Mark
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: CDinsmore on 27 Jan 2014, 02:35 am
Thank you unincognito and gdayton for your help.  I think everything is good now.  Can you tell me exactly what the 'Refresh local cache' and 'Update database' commands do?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 28 Jan 2014, 03:47 pm
I have owned and enjoyed a BDP-1 for approximately 2 years.  Recently I have begun to wonder if the SQ of the BDP can be significantly improved by using a linear power supply of the type provided by Paul Hynes Audio as well as others.  Does anyone have experience with this application of a linear power supply?

Mark

Hi Mark!

I think it would be increasingly difficult to improve upon the performance of the BDP in a purely technical sense. I think you'd see greater improvements in the pre/power amplification domain. If there would be any improvements in the BDP at all, they would be slight since BDP already measures excellent. At least in my opinion.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gdayton on 29 Jan 2014, 01:01 pm
I agree. We already have a linear PSU in the system that is extraordinarily stable, doesn't pollute the AC mains, doesn't radiate noise into the digital audio path, has plenty of current available, etc. Bryston does a lot of things well, and power supplies are one of them. Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Blueshirt1 on 31 Jan 2014, 11:25 pm
Quick question, how long does it normally take for my BDP2 to update  new files I have added? Is there a way to speed this up? I add songs and I seem to have to wait a ridiculous amount of time before I can listen to them.

Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: lycia on 1 Feb 2014, 12:06 am
I have 3 x 2TB WD Essentials HDDs hanging off my BDP2. Today I uploaded 25 files (1.32 GB) to the BDP2 and from the time of ordering the system to update it took just over two minutes to complete and make the files available for playing.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Blueshirt1 on 1 Feb 2014, 12:12 am
Thanks for the reply.

Something must be wrong then. It's been over 30min, WD Livebook is still flashing. I've rebooted both. Unplugged both.

Just opened a bottle of wine and can't listen to music :(
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: hawkeye99 on 1 Feb 2014, 12:22 am
Have you tried another usb port. might be worth a try.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: PETE6737 on 1 Feb 2014, 03:02 am
Hello All,
I just finished reading all 33 pages, whew!!! Great info here for the future BDP/BDA owners and current owners! Thanks to all for the info .....
I am about to start ripping my first CDs into Flac. I read a bunch of threads on how to do this, I am going to use DBpoweramp...and an unknown powered hard drive as yet...I sent my windows 7 laptop off to a friend to clean it up and make it ready for turning the machine into basically a machine for my music room, ripping files, use for my remote control  program and light internet use for updates and music downloads etc... . He expressed to me that it may be slow for what I plan to do. I have a one year old HP laptop with a   i3 processor and 4G ram, he recommended at least, getting an 8G ram. Those of you ripping, will this be enough? or will I need to buy a new machine that's faster...I hope to be a BDP and BDA owner this spring. I am trying to get all the files on the Hard drive so that when the BDA/BDPcome in, I can just plug and play...thanks for your replies, Pete
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mfig on 3 Feb 2014, 11:07 pm
Hi Folks - a place to ask and answer more technical and operational based questions on the BDP-1 Digital Player

james

How about a 'problem' that might be unique or just not mentioned by anyone yet.
I have a bdp-1 that i typically control by mpad (latest version) on my ipad. I will turn off the bdo-1 at end of night and clear the playlist on mpad only to see the bdp displaying a song title and when turning on the stereo hear it skipping 'permanently'. Mpad is unresponsive and the bdp needs to be rebooted to clear the skipping.
Anyone else with the same problem?
Any suggestions?
Thanks...
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geardude on 12 Feb 2014, 03:56 pm
Just out of curiosity could someone explain how the "service mode" works with the BDP? For instance, what things can the Bryston techs see on the BDP? Do they have access to all of your files? Do they have access to other computers on the owners local network?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gdayton on 12 Feb 2014, 07:51 pm
Maybe Chris can chime in, but my understanding is that Service Mode sets up a VPN to the BDP that allows Bryston techs to remote into the BDP in order to diagnose problems. It would theoretically give access to your media, however not to other computers on the network. Since service mode has to be turned on and off locally (that is, by you) there is little apparent security risk.

-Gary
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: geardude on 13 Feb 2014, 02:42 am
I thought it might be something like that.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 13 Feb 2014, 03:26 am
No risk at all,have had Chris setup my BDP-2  and also help me fix and do a few other things remotely,
If your stuck,he's the guy :thumb:,.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mfig on 23 Feb 2014, 04:05 pm
Moved house and am now having serious issues with mpad and no album art. Of 2000 albums I now only get perhaps 50 random displaying. I can manually get the artwork but then it disappears only to appear if I expand the icon, then disappears when collapsed. No problem with art if using Max II.
Don't know if this is related- I have an unknown file at the top when viewing in Max called trashes which has a sub directory called 501 with hundreds of titles under it.
I have mined this forum, and am confident all mpad settings are correct- went into the bryston software and set a scratch drive, rebooted, basically did it all and still perplexed. Running loony loon on a mac with latest mpad.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 25 Feb 2014, 04:56 pm
Hello,

The BR-2 remote will do the following:
toggle power
next track
previous track
toggle pause
toggle play
stop playback

An iPod touch is capable of doing all of these tasks above except toggle power.  The iPod touch is also able to create playlists, choose songs directly from the playlist (rather then using next/previous track controls),  scan forward/reverse through a track, create playlists, load playlists.  It can do more but there are the things regarding playback that i can think of off the top of my head.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bk12 on 2 Mar 2014, 09:06 pm
I had a question for BDP-1 experts.  I am new to the unit, and I believe that I have figured out how to access the 10 radio stations saved on the playlist through Gnome.  I am trying to access internet radio station KCRW Eclectic 24, but I cannot locate an IP address to access the stream anywhere.  I currently access it through Tune-In or through their popup flash player. 

Does anyone know how I may locate the IP address for that station, or how else I can access the internet radio stream through Gnome (or whatever)?

Thanks!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gdayton on 5 Mar 2014, 03:17 am
Try http://www.kcrw.com/pls/kcrwmusic.pls
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Marius on 5 Mar 2014, 07:00 am
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=95797)

make a textfile with this content, save it as kcrwmusic.m3u and move it to root/mnt/img/playlists. et voila, a playlist with that preset radiostation shows up in the BDP...

edit:  content of the text file should be http://kcrw.ic.llnwd.net/stream/kcrw_music, the former doesn't work in BDP media player.



(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=95918)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=95919)

Cheers,
Marius

Try http://www.kcrw.com/pls/kcrwmusic.pls
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: WBimmer on 8 Mar 2014, 03:42 pm
Hello Marius, I'm trying to do the same thing as what you've described and I'm having trouble accessing the root directory.  So how exactly do you get to this stage over the network?

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=95919)

I can see my BDP player, but cannot access anything and I'm stuck.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=96034)

Thanks
Wayne
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Marius on 8 Mar 2014, 07:00 pm


Hi Wayne,

You should be able to browse the bdps attached USB drives, if that's not happening, solve that first
Second, for the root to show up, you need to enter developer mode, which is accessible through a command entered in the startup script field. Maybe Chris knows more options to do that.

Then, you have to set permissions right in the current state of te firmware, Chris might change that to default soon?

For the first: do you have samba enabled in the options?
Marius
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: WBimmer on 9 Mar 2014, 01:05 am
Hi Wayne,

You should be able to browse the bdps attached USB drives, if that's not happening, solve that first
Second, for the root to show up, you need to enter developer mode, which is accessible through a command entered in the startup script field. Maybe Chris knows more options to do that.

Then, you have to set permissions right in the current state of te firmware, Chris might change that to default soon?

For the first: do you have samba enabled in the options?
Marius

Hi Marius, yes samba is enabled.

I'm thinking another option is to remove the USB card and put it into a card reader and do the same thing there and then put the card back in.

Wayne.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Marius on 9 Mar 2014, 06:27 pm
Hi Wayne,

not sure what you trying to accomplish, but i wouldn't take the flash-card out of the BDP and start copying things to it just like that.
You really ought to see the bdp in Mac/finder and read/write to it. How else to write music files to the usb-drives, other than de/attaching them all the time. Have you never done that before?

First accomplish browsing the BDP before doing other things would be my advice. If you're in trouble doing so, lets try and help you there.

Cheers,
Marius

Hi Marius, yes samba is enabled.

I'm thinking another option is to remove the USB card and put it into a card reader and do the same thing there and then put the card back in.

Wayne.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: WBimmer on 9 Mar 2014, 07:27 pm
Hi Wayne,

not sure what you trying to accomplish, but i wouldn't take the flash-card out of the BDP and start copying things to it just like that.
You really ought to see the bdp in Mac/finder and read/write to it. How else to write music files to the usb-drives, other than de/attaching them all the time. Have you never done that before?

First accomplish browsing the BDP before doing other things would be my advice. If you're in trouble doing so, lets try and help you there.

Cheers,
Marius

Agreed.

So how do I access this through Mac/Finder??

I can see it, but I cannot connect to it and not sure how to go further.

I've also tried the Go drop down in finder and use the Connect to Server option and was unsuccessful through this approach, so I'm stuck.

Wayne.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Marius on 9 Mar 2014, 08:59 pm
Which version software is on your BDP? And, have you seen it on the network before? Can you see it entering http://bryston-bdp-1.local/ in your browser?



M
 
Agreed.

So how do I access this through Mac/Finder??

I can see it, but I cannot connect to it and not sure how to go further.

I've also tried the Go drop down in finder and use the Connect to Server option and was unsuccessful through this approach, so I'm stuck.

Wayne.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: WBimmer on 10 Mar 2014, 12:18 am
Which version software is on your BDP? And, have you seen it on the network before? Can you see it entering http://bryston-bdp-1.local/ in your browser?



M
Software version is S1.74 2014-01-23

I've never been able to connect to access the drive or folder structure via my Mac.  I can access the drive and move music files across with my MacBook running Windows.

Wayne.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Marius on 10 Mar 2014, 09:06 am
let us check some other things:
have you tried entering the ip address into the Finder/Go ?
And, did you try the link in the internet browser? If you see Max interface, that would mean a correct network connection at least, and we could narrow our search a bit..
Do you use any remote system for operating the bdp, or only the buttons on the frontpanel. Mpod/Mpad and the likes.

Marius

 
Software version is S1.74 2014-01-23

I've never been able to connect to access the drive or folder structure via my Mac.  I can access the drive and move music files across with my MacBook running Windows.

Wayne.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: WBimmer on 10 Mar 2014, 03:58 pm
let us check some other things:
have you tried entering the ip address into the Finder/Go ?
And, did you try the link in the internet browser? If you see Max interface, that would mean a correct network connection at least, and we could narrow our search a bit..
Do you use any remote system for operating the bdp, or only the buttons on the frontpanel. Mpod/Mpad and the likes.

Marius

I've entered the IP address into finder and it says it can't be found.

Max interface works fine and I can build playlists and such from within there, but I don't see an option to add internet radio stations within Max.

mPad and mPod both connect and work fine with my BDP.

Wayne.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Marius on 10 Mar 2014, 04:16 pm
Wayne,

seems to be a Mac /finder issue then, since all other network connections to the BDP work. Have you checked filesharing in the Sharing settings in system preferences? Maybe firewall setting?

one extra check: try Go in finder, connect to server, and type smb://bryston-bdp-1.local if login displays, type bryston twice #fingerscrossed

being able to see Max is a good thing, you can enter the developer mode command then ;-)


Marius

I've entered the IP address into finder and it says it can't be found.

Max interface works fine and I can build playlists and such from within there, but I don't see an option to add internet radio stations within Max.

mPad and mPod both connect and work fine with my BDP.

Wayne.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: WBimmer on 10 Mar 2014, 04:42 pm
Wayne,

seems to be a Mac /finder issue then, since all other network connections to the BDP work. Have you checked filesharing in the Sharing settings in system preferences? Maybe firewall setting?

one extra check: try Go in finder, connect to server, and type smb://bryston-bdp-1.local if login displays, type bryston twice #fingerscrossed

being able to see Max is a good thing, you can enter the developer mode command then ;-)


Marius

We're making progress…  :D

This is what I'm seeing now and I can access the music on the drive now.  So I guess the next piece is how to enter the developer mode command to see the file structure?

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=96139)

Wayne.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Marius on 10 Mar 2014, 07:16 pm
Wayne,

id caution you before doing so. You might want to wait for Chris to enable some functionality for editing these playlists soon through the interface, instead of entering the BDP through terminal-commands.

check http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=105853.msg1097506#msg1097506 for Chris's directions for entering developer mode, and check that this command should be entered using ssh command and not the startup script. read carefully what Chris writes on that subject.

I would advice you to ask Chris if this still is the preferred way of entering developer mode, to reveal the root on the BDP, to be able to write the playlist folder.

Cheers,
Marius


We're making progress…  :D

This is what I'm seeing now and I can access the music on the drive now.  So I guess the next piece is how to enter the developer mode command to see the file structure?

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=96139)

Wayne.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: spotlightaudio on 12 Mar 2014, 03:31 pm
What thumb drives are recommended for BDP-2 ?  Any favorites ?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mrhyfy on 12 May 2014, 07:52 pm
Hi,,how do I configure the usb OUTPUT on my Bdp-1. I am running the latest firmware. I'll be connecting it to W4S dac2.  Very sorry if this was already covered in the forum.
Thanks!!


Never mind people,, I pm'd Chris for the answer.  Thanks Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 15 May 2014, 06:28 pm
Hi,,how do I configure the usb OUTPUT on my Bdp-1. I am running the latest firmware. I'll be connecting it to W4S dac2.  Very sorry if this was already covered in the forum.
Thanks!!


Never mind people,, I pm'd Chris for the answer.  Thanks Chris

Just reboot the BDP-1 with the DAC attached.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BVillet on 17 May 2014, 07:21 pm
This is my first post on this forum and I really hope to find a few answers. Much as I love the sound of my BDP-1, which I have had for several years, I find I am using it less and less because of interface issues.
I have tried Gnome on PCs connected to my home network and MPDroid on Android devices and am not fully satisfied with either.
As background, I have a large music collection on a NAS (more than 100,000 tracks), some from very obscure CDs.
My problem is cover art. I like to have the cover art available as both a basis for search and while playlists are in progress. But very many of the CDs I have ripped are not in the data bases used by Gnome and MPDroid.
I have all covers on my NAS as Folder.jpg files.
I have two questions:
1. Is there a setting in MPDroid that will allow MPDroid to correctly display the cover art from the NAS where all cover art files are Genre\Artist\Album\Folder.jpg.
2. If not, is there any possibility that the BDP firmware and software may be updated in the future to include JRiver MediaCenter now that JRiver is available for Linux and operates easily from remote apps such as Gizmo, and can also be controlled from any PC in the network with Jriver loaded? I would gladly pay an additional purchase fee to have this available.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 18 May 2014, 11:23 am
On the settings of MPDroid
  Download local cover art checked
  Path to music = http://ip_address_of_bdp/music
  Cover filename = Folder.jpg


On PC: try Cantata, there is possibility for similar settings, not in initial set up but after first run, in "Menu\Configure Cantata\Collection"

Hey James,

Not sure if anyone's previously listed the Cantata mpd client for windows & linux.  I just happened to stumble on it...still playing with it...Denny

https://code.google.com/p/cantata/
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BVillet on 18 May 2014, 04:49 pm
Thank you for the suggested settings. But I am afraid they simply do not yield the cover art for some albums. I am not sure what the issue is. The Android device I am using is a Samsung S3
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 18 May 2014, 06:12 pm
I am on version 1.03 from 16.10.2012 of MPDroid
I remember at one moment I upgraded to version 1.05 and I had similar issues, some cover art was not displayed.
Link to older versions: https://github.com/abarisain/dmix/downloads
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BVillet on 19 May 2014, 05:32 am
Thanks again. I discovered that part of my problem may be the difference between entering Folder.jpg and folder.jpg in the Android settings, a difference I did not expect. But not all art is displaying on MPDroid yet. Will work through this to see if I can find the cause.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 19 May 2014, 06:36 am
another plausible cause may be use of some special characters in the name of the folders or path being too long...
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 21 May 2014, 01:03 am
You'll so want to make sure your running recent software, I don't believe it was until February of this year that we fixed a compatibility issue with local cover art on android devices.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 21 May 2014, 06:12 pm
you mean this one:

Quote
firmware20140123 (http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/86196657/firmware.html)
S1.74 2014-01-23
*Apache 2: enable url slash encoding, should fix local cover art compatibility with some android apps
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 22 May 2014, 12:10 pm
Just did an firmware up grade on my BDP-2 which was released 05/20.
I like it when it's posted on the BDP's dashboard :thumb:..
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 May 2014, 12:55 pm
Just did an firmware up grade on my BDP-2 which was released 05/20.
I like it when it's posted on the BDP's dashboard :thumb:..

Hi Don

Yes we officially released Manic Moose software yesterday - hope you like it :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 22 May 2014, 01:12 pm
Hi James,
so far so good.
Would like to know  when I create a playlist on the left side and say I'm doing playback.
How do I remove a track from that list without taking all the tracks off.
I don't see anything there where I can remove  a certain track,thx.
Seems I have to clear everything on that playlist and start over :scratch:.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 May 2014, 02:20 pm
Hi James,
so far so good.
Would like to know  when I create a playlist on the left side and say I'm doing playback.
How do I remove a track from that list without taking all the tracks off.
I don't see anything there where I can remove  a certain track,thx.
Seems I have to clear everything on that playlist and start over :scratch:.

I think you have to clear the complete list but I will check.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 22 May 2014, 02:29 pm
James,I remember the older program(not manic moose)that you could take out a track or tracks while keeping the playlist intact.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mr_bill on 22 May 2014, 02:43 pm
Does the launch of Manic Moose mean we now have access to LMS as a server via the BDP-1/2?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 May 2014, 02:49 pm
Does the launch of Manic Moose mean we now have access to LMS as a server via the BDP-1/2?

LMS?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mr_bill on 23 May 2014, 04:02 am
Logitech media server
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 23 May 2014, 09:24 am
Logitech media server

Not sure - thats a Chris question. :scratch:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 23 May 2014, 10:17 am
Hi!

I have a question about the Linux software on the BDP-1/2. How much processor time and RAM is occupied by the software when the system is idle? I guess what I am trying to ask is how much longer the BDP-1 will remain "relevant".

From what I can see, everything that BDP-2 can do, BDP-1 can do as well. But for how much longer? With the expansion of firmware, deamands on the hardware become greater, at least with ordinary computers.

I'm trying to make a final decision on whether I should purchase a BDP-2 or a BDP-1. I really don't need the extra connectivity of the BDP-2 since I intend do use it exactly as I use my CD player but if purchasing a BDP-1 means I'll be out in the dry in a year or two because it's hardware will be insufficiently powerful for the future firmware versions, then I'd rather purchase a BDP-2.

Any comments would be appreciated!

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 23 May 2014, 10:46 am
Hi!

I have a question about the Linux software on the BDP-1/2. How much processor time and RAM is occupied by the software when the system is idle? I guess what I am trying to ask is how much longer the BDP-1 will remain "relevant".

From what I can see, everything that BDP-2 can do, BDP-1 can do as well. But for how much longer? With the expansion of firmware, deamands on the hardware become greater, at least with ordinary computers.

I'm trying to make a final decision on whether I should purchase a BDP-2 or a BDP-1. I really don't need the extra connectivity of the BDP-2 since I intend do use it exactly as I use my CD player but if purchasing a BDP-1 means I'll be out in the dry in a year or two because it's hardware will be insufficiently powerful for the future firmware versions, then I'd rather purchase a BDP-2.

Any comments would be appreciated!

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Antun

Chris is more capable at answering this in detail but I can tell you that products like the BOT Drive will work better with the BDP-2.  I think you are correct that more computing power and processing capability in the BDP-2 will provide much more flexibility going forward when it comes to hardware and software.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 23 May 2014, 08:45 pm
Antun,

i have a BDP-1 and it surely is a great sounding piece. three hdd are connected (via a powered usb hub) with a total of around 2.3 tb of music. the BDP-1 can load all these titles but it cannot play them flawlessly in a row...during playback it gets a nice hickup every now and then.
but no reason to get mad about the BDP-1 as long as your listening sessions don't need tb of music. i'd say that the average laid back listening event has some hundreds songs or so (even a few thousand songs would be no problem for the BDP-1).
i don't see myself selling this unit as it perfectly does what i want: playing my playlists whenever i want it. playlists never contain more than a few hours of music. so in most cases the BDP-1 should do the trick :D

al.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 23 May 2014, 09:19 pm
Hi Antun

Chris is more capable at answering this in detail but I can tell you that products like the BOT Drive will work better with the BDP-2.  I think you are correct that more computing power and processing capability in the BDP-2 will provide much more flexibility going forward when it comes to hardware and software.

james

Thank you James! Can you please ask Chris to answer the technical part of my question?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 23 May 2014, 09:25 pm
Antun,

i have a BDP-1 and it surely is a great sounding piece. three hdd are connected (via a powered usb hub) with a total of around 2.3 tb of music. the BDP-1 can load all these titles but it cannot play them flawlessly in a row...during playback it gets a nice hickup every now and then.
but no reason to get mad about the BDP-1 as long as your listening sessions don't need tb of music. i'd say that the average laid back listening event has some hundreds songs or so (even a few thousand songs would be no problem for the BDP-1).
i don't see myself selling this unit as it perfectly does what i want: playing my playlists whenever i want it. playlists never contain more than a few hours of music. so in most cases the BDP-1 should do the trick :D

al.

Hi Al and thank you for your reply!

I have no doubt whether what you are saying is true and perhaps BDP-1 would be just as perfect for me as a BDP-2. WHat concerns me is the software. If BDP-1 was released the same time as a BDP-2 as a more affordable alternative, then I'd have no doubts. But it is a few years old and I don't want to discover that the new software version will be too much for a BDP-1.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 23 May 2014, 09:26 pm
Antun,

i have a BDP-1 and it surely is a great sounding piece. three hdd are connected (via a powered usb hub) with a total of around 2.3 tb of music. the BDP-1 can load all these titles but it cannot play them flawlessly in a row...during playback it gets a nice hickup every now and then.
but no reason to get mad about the BDP-1 as long as your listening sessions don't need tb of music. i'd say that the average laid back listening event has some hundreds songs or so (even a few thousand songs would be no problem for the BDP-1).
i don't see myself selling this unit as it perfectly does what i want: playing my playlists whenever i want it. playlists never contain more than a few hours of music. so in most cases the BDP-1 should do the trick :D

al.

What USB Hub are you using?  That probably shouldn't cause a hicup, but I would remove it and see.  I've only had an issue with a certain codec causing glitches at the end of songs, but that's an easy fix...     A hiccup now and then would upset me... (also cause me to go grab a beer to cool off :) )

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: alexone on 24 May 2014, 03:36 am
Skunark,

it's a D-Link hub. the mentioned hiccup only appears if i want to play the whole content (2.3 tb). so it's more a problem of the BDP-1 than of the hub, i guess?!?

al.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mr_bill on 26 May 2014, 02:45 pm
Not sure - thats a Chris question. :scratch:

james

Thanks James, is there any way to get Chris to answer this question?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 26 May 2014, 03:08 pm
Thanks James, is there any way to get Chris to answer this question?

Will poke again.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: skunark on 27 May 2014, 04:19 am
Skunark,

it's a D-Link hub. the mentioned hiccup only appears if i want to play the whole content (2.3 tb). so it's more a problem of the BDP-1 than of the hub, i guess?!?

al.

I've never experienced hiccups when playing the complete library...  It won't be the size of the drive or files but the number of songs and in this case Chris set the max playlist length to 3000 songs, about a weeks worth of nonstop music.   Do the hiccups occur during the transition to the next song that happens to be on a different drive or at the creation of the 'play-all' playlist?  If the hiccup occurs with the next song from a different drive then I would guess the hub is causing the hiccups.  If the hiccup is that the creation of the playlist, then I would be curious about the number of songs in your library and is something Chris or the MPD folks could address.   I have ~17k songs on one drive and other than the codec issue, it's worked flawlessly for me.

Jim
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gdayton on 27 May 2014, 12:43 pm
Logitech media server
Yes, if you run Logitech Media Server on your computer, you can play that content through your BDP with Manic Moose.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ozzy on 27 May 2014, 06:43 pm
I can't seem to be able to perform the upgrade to the new Manic Moose with my Samsung Android tablet. Can someone point me in the right direction?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 28 May 2014, 06:22 am
Hi Don

Yes we officially released Manic Moose software yesterday - hope you like it :thumb:

james

Whaaaat? :) So excited! I was too busy over the weekend to get to listen, so I had no idea it was released.  :thumb:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 28 May 2014, 03:42 pm
Can you post how to install this firmware on BDP-1? It does not show in automatic upgrade.
Thanks!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: RonCH on 2 Jun 2014, 08:25 am
Hi Chris,

When using the BDP1 (MM) with a NAS ( in my case it's a Synology ) is there any difference between network protocols: SMB and AFP.  Is one faster or more stable than the other?

thanks
Ron
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 5 Jun 2014, 05:14 pm
Hi Chris,

When using the BDP1 (MM) with a NAS ( in my case it's a Synology ) is there any difference between network protocols: SMB and AFP.  Is one faster or more stable than the other?

thanks
Ron

the development and stability of samba is much more mature then afp, even if your using a mac to host the files i would still recommend using samba over afp.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 5 Jun 2014, 05:17 pm
Can you post how to install this firmware on BDP-1? It does not show in automatic upgrade.
Thanks!

you can use either these instructions

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/86196657/DOCS/Manic%20Moose%20Upgrade%20Instructions.pdf

or these instructions

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/86196657/DOCS/BDP%20image%20Windows.pdf

The first should work, however if the BDP fails to re-partition its storage or worse you can use the second set to restore the cf card to a factory fresh state or contact Bryston for additional service options.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 5 Jun 2014, 05:18 pm
Early draft of the manual for the new manic moose operating system for the BDP's

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/86196657/DOCS/Manic%20Moose%20Manual.pdf
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MoPac on 23 Jun 2014, 08:24 pm
I've never experienced hiccups when playing the complete library...  It won't be the size of the drive or files but the number of songs and in this case Chris set the max playlist length to 3000 songs, about a weeks worth of nonstop music.   Do the hiccups occur during the transition to the next song that happens to be on a different drive or at the creation of the 'play-all' playlist?  If the hiccup occurs with the next song from a different drive then I would guess the hub is causing the hiccups.  If the hiccup is that the creation of the playlist, then I would be curious about the number of songs in your library and is something Chris or the MPD folks could address.   I have ~17k songs on one drive and other than the codec issue, it's worked flawlessly for me.
 
 What codec did you have issues with?
 How do I get my above question out of this gray box?  I'm new at this.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 26 Jun 2014, 10:07 am
Hi!

I have a question about the Linux software on the BDP-1/2. How much processor time and RAM is occupied by the software when the system is idle? I guess what I am trying to ask is how much longer the BDP-1 will remain "relevant".

From what I can see, everything that BDP-2 can do, BDP-1 can do as well. But for how much longer? With the expansion of firmware, deamands on the hardware become greater, at least with ordinary computers.

I'm trying to make a final decision on whether I should purchase a BDP-2 or a BDP-1. I really don't need the extra connectivity of the BDP-2 since I intend do use it exactly as I use my CD player but if purchasing a BDP-1 means I'll be out in the dry in a year or two because it's hardware will be insufficiently powerful for the future firmware versions, then I'd rather purchase a BDP-2.

Any comments would be appreciated!

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Chris!

Can you please comment on the quoted question I posted a few weeks ago?

Just trying to reach a decision here.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MoPac on 27 Jun 2014, 04:16 pm
When using local cover art in MPad do I leave the "Cover Art File Name" blank if my Cover Art files all have different names?

 Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: vladacasa on 30 Jun 2014, 10:39 am
Hi,
The procedure to enable USB output for BDP-1, with the latest upgades, to a suitable DAC was just briefly mentioned.
Could you please elaborate in detail!
Kind regards,
Vlad
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 30 Jun 2014, 05:59 pm
Hi Chris!

Can you please comment on the quoted question I posted a few weeks ago?

Just trying to reach a decision here.

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Antun,

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, personally i would hold off with the idea that at some point you will spend the money.  Right now your right, if the BDP-1 does everything you need it to do then why get a BDP-2 when the 1 could be (likely) remain relevant until we release a BDP-3.  With that said the current hold up on the BOT is making it BDP-1 compatible, so although BDP-1 production is ramping down due to low sales (in comparison to the BDP-2, 30:1); it is still a relevant piece of hardware.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 30 Jun 2014, 06:02 pm
Hi,
The procedure to enable USB output for BDP-1, with the latest upgades, to a suitable DAC was just briefly mentioned.
Could you please elaborate in detail!
Kind regards,
Vlad

Page 15 of the manic moose manual has a detailed explanation of how to setup up this feature which graphics.  If you would like further clarification i am happy to provide it.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/86196657/DOCS/Manic%20Moose%20Manual.pdf

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: vladacasa on 1 Jul 2014, 12:03 pm
Hi Chris,
Thank you!
This update apears on the normal menu on the BDP?
Vlad
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 1 Jul 2014, 06:29 pm
Hi Chris,
Thank you!
This update apears on the normal menu on the BDP?
Vlad

Yes, with the most recent firmware, Manic Moose
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: CraigS720 on 3 Jul 2014, 06:13 pm
I finally pulled the trigger and bought a new BDP-2 yesterday. I hooked it up, upgraded the firmware to Manic Moose and enjoyed the Bryston provided tunes on the USB stick. Now comes time to hook up my 10,000 track hard drive to the BDP-2. I am moving from a 2009 MacBook Pro so the external hard drive is formatted in Mac (HFS?). In searching and combing through the various posts on this forum I gather I will have to reformat a new drive in FAT32 or NTSF? Is that still the case with Manic Moose? Any thing else I should look out for as I begin this journey?

I must say, in a somewhat brief listen last night, I was shocked how much better the BDP-2 sounded than my ancient Mac even using Pure Vinyl, Audirvana Plus and Amarra (always searching for the holy grail! :-)

Thanks for the help.

Craig
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gdayton on 3 Jul 2014, 06:25 pm
Thanks for buying in Craig! I believe HFS+ is supported as read only, but I may be mistaken. Chris can weigh in to confirm. The entire USB disk detection system was rebuilt with this new version of the firmware and was designed to include more formats, but I haven't got an HFS+ disk to check myself. Don't reformat just yet.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: CraigS720 on 5 Jul 2014, 02:00 pm
Thanks for buying in Craig! I believe HFS+ is supported as read only, but I may be mistaken. Chris can weigh in to confirm. The entire USB disk detection system was rebuilt with this new version of the firmware and was designed to include more formats, but I haven't got an HFS+ disk to check myself. Don't reformat just yet.

Thanks! I'm adventurous and I gave it a try. Works fine although I can't yet figure out why the BDP-2 spent hours updating (never seemed to finish) and about three quarters of the library is recognized. Also, coming from the Mac, the interface seems a bit difficult and not particularly intuitive but that's just a learning experience. After a couple of hours of listening last night I'm still very happy with the sound quality.

Craig
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MoPac on 5 Jul 2014, 04:46 pm
Chris
 OK...So I can format an internal hard drive in the BDP 2.  Watched the video for installing the internal drive which stated "...install a pre-formatted drive...".  If I purchase a SSD to install do I need an enclosure so the SSD can be formatted using a computer?  Can an un-formatted drive be installed in the BDP 2?
 Thanks, Rich
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: gdayton on 7 Jul 2014, 12:58 pm
There is no built-in provision to format an unformatted drive once it's installed in the BDP. So, you'll need to purchase a preformatted drive. I suppose you could format it from the command line, but unless that's something you're used to doing, it's easy to accidentally wipe the wrong drive. Don't most drives come pre-formatted?

-Gary
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MoPac on 7 Jul 2014, 04:51 pm
There is no built-in provision to format an unformatted drive once it's installed in the BDP. So, you'll need to purchase a preformatted drive. I suppose you could format it from the command line, but unless that's something you're used to doing, it's easy to accidentally wipe the wrong drive. Don't most drives come pre-formatted?

-Gary
Don't know.  Never purchased a SSD before.  The installed drive can now be formatted.  Chris has a video on how to do this.  You need version S1.70.  Of course the one he formats has already been formatted hence my question concerning an un-formatted drive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRsyU15-sB8&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 8 Jul 2014, 11:12 am
Hi Antun,

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, personally i would hold off with the idea that at some point you will spend the money.  Right now your right, if the BDP-1 does everything you need it to do then why get a BDP-2 when the 1 could be (likely) remain relevant until we release a BDP-3.  With that said the current hold up on the BOT is making it BDP-1 compatible, so although BDP-1 production is ramping down due to low sales (in comparison to the BDP-2, 30:1); it is still a relevant piece of hardware.

Cheers,
Chris

Hi Chris and thank you for your reply!

May I ask another thing with respect to the BDP-3 - is it expected to replace both the BDP-1 and BDP-2 or just the BDP-1?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Jul 2014, 12:07 pm
Hi Chris and thank you for your reply!

May I ask another thing with respect to the BDP-3 - is it expected to replace both the BDP-1 and BDP-2 or just the BDP-1?

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Folks

There are no plans for a BDP-3 - not even on the drawing board - unless the technology changes drastically there is no need for a BDP-3.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 8 Jul 2014, 12:46 pm
Hi Folks

There are no plans for a BDP-3 - not even on the drawing board - unless the technology changes drastically there is no need for a BDP-3.

james

Hi James!

Does that mean BDP-1 will remain in production alongside the BDP-2 for a number of years?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Jul 2014, 12:59 pm
Hi James!

Does that mean BDP-1 will remain in production alongside the BDP-2 for a number of years?

Cheers!
Antun

I would say the BDP-1 will be discontinued at some point as the BDP-2 seems to be more popular with new buyers.  The BDP-1 is still much less expensive than the BDP-2 so my assumption is it will remain in the line for a while. 

We will let the market decide.

james

 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 9 Jul 2014, 01:08 am
Thanks for buying in Craig! I believe HFS+ is supported as read only, but I may be mistaken. Chris can weigh in to confirm. The entire USB disk detection system was rebuilt with this new version of the firmware and was designed to include more formats, but I haven't got an HFS+ disk to check myself. Don't reformat just yet.

I believe hfs+ write support has been added, it's been awhile since I have tested it as it's not the first filesystem I would choose.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 9 Jul 2014, 07:29 pm
Hi fellas!

One question about connecting the BDP to a BDA-2. Is it better to use an AES connection or have the BDA-2 connected with a USB cable?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 9 Jul 2014, 07:46 pm
Hi fellas!

One question about connecting the BDP to a BDA-2. Is it better to use an AES connection or have the BDA-2 connected with a USB cable?

Cheers!
Antun

I like the AES.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: So There on 10 Jul 2014, 01:27 am
Hi, Antun:

On James' recommendation, I chose an AES/EBU Bryston cable, and the sound is superb. BTW, I know you've considered the BDP-1, but I highly recommend getting the BDP-2 for its greater power and flexibility and its longer projected useful lifespan with evolving technologies. You will be thrilled how it sounds with your BDA-2.

Best,

Rich
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Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MoPac on 10 Jul 2014, 06:03 pm
Chris:
 My BDP should arrive in a couple weeks.  When it does I plan to pop in a Crucial M500 960GB SSD.  Never installed a drive before so a couple questions:

1.  Should I pre-format the drive to NTSF or FAT32 using my computer or does the BDP see un-formatted drives? ( I think they come un-formatted ).
2.  If the drive is formatted NTSF would this disable file transfer function?
3.  Thought I read somewhere that a drive that large should not be formatted in FAT 32.  Is that true?

  Thanks, Rich
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 11 Jul 2014, 06:01 am
The advice you are seeing about not using FAT32 is all based on using a drive in a PC environment.

All the older posts/literature point to using FAT32 and a MBR partition scheme for the BDP. You DO need to make sure you do NOT use the GUID partition type though. Use the MBR partition.

Here's a Youtube video Chris posted on how to install your drive. Looks like he was using MBR partitions and FAT32 formatting. I'm sure he'll chime in soon though and give you the best/most current info.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmafbFKnWWw
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MoPac on 11 Jul 2014, 03:42 pm

Here's a Youtube video Chris posted on how to install your drive. Looks like he was using MBR partitions and FAT32 formatting. I'm sure he'll chime in soon though and give you the best/most current info.

Thanks, Grit
 Watched the install video and caught the pre-format part this time.  Guess I missed it the first time through.

 I'm not sure if the install video predates the "Format from the BDP" video.  Therefore my confusion about wether the drive installed could be an un-formatted one and, after installation, be formatted using the BDP.  I was attempting to avoid the purchase of an enclosure to facilitate formatting at a computer.  Guess the enclosure could be used with another SSD to plug into one of the USB ports on the BDP.  Unless those enclosures are too power hungry.
  Rich
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 11 Jul 2014, 05:32 pm
Don't take this for granted, but all drives I bought in the last 5 years or more (including SSD) were pre-formatted for Windows, no format action required when installed in PC.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MoPac on 11 Jul 2014, 07:27 pm
Don't take this for granted, but all drives I bought in the last 5 years or more (including SSD) were pre-formatted for Windows, no format action required when installed in PC.

 Have they been NTFS or FAT32?  I think the BDP can't transfer files into the internal drive if it is NTFS.  Could be wrong there.

 I just eMailed Crucial to see what, if any, file system they set up.

Rich
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 11 Jul 2014, 08:02 pm
Hi

You can transfer files to Fat32 or NTSF.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MoPac on 12 Jul 2014, 02:18 pm
Thanks James.  That' good news.

Hey, ttsto:
 Just got a reply from Crucial.  Their drives are not formatted.  So...Guess I'll have to buy an enclosure and pre-format the drive before installation.  Maybe I'll stuff a little music in there while at the computer.

Rich
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 13 Jul 2014, 03:26 pm
James,

what is the largest capacity of USB flash drives I can use with the BDP-1? Can I use 64GB flash drives without problems?

Thanks!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 13 Jul 2014, 03:55 pm
James,

what is the largest capacity of USB flash drives I can use with the BDP-1? Can I use 64GB flash drives without problems?

Thanks!
Antun

Sure - I have used up to 128 GB

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 13 Jul 2014, 04:40 pm
Sure - I have used up to 128 GB

james

With a BDP-1? Seriously?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 13 Jul 2014, 04:41 pm
With a BDP-1? Seriously?

Hi

Yes thumbdrives are SSD's and very quick to load and play etc.  I use them all the time at shows.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 13 Jul 2014, 08:01 pm
Hi

Yes thumbdrives are SSD's and very quick to load and play etc.  I use them all the time at shows.

james

Excellent!

James, you are a gentleman! I have more information than I need and I will call the dealer (AViTech, Austria) and place an order for a BDP-1.

Thank you!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 27 Jul 2014, 01:04 pm
James, I sent you an email on Friday but got no reply. I ordered a BDP-1 from AViTech in Vienna and asked them to make sure everything is as I specified so I just wanted to inform you of my wishes.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 27 Jul 2014, 01:19 pm
James, I sent you an email on Friday but got no reply. I ordered a BDP-1 from AViTech in Vienna and asked them to make sure everything is as I specified so I just wanted to inform you of my wishes.

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Antun

Yes i forwarded it to production for you - I am on holidays so not getting all me emails.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 27 Jul 2014, 01:39 pm
Hi Antun

Yes i forwarded it to production for you - I am on holidays so not getting all me emails.

james

Thank you very much James!

Enjoy the holidays!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: So There on 27 Jul 2014, 02:57 pm
Congratulations, Antun! You will be thrilled with the sound of the BDP1 through your BDA2.

Happy listening,

Rich
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Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 27 Jul 2014, 03:52 pm
Congratulations, Antun! You will be thrilled with the sound of the BDP1 through your BDA2.

Happy listening,

Rich
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Just writing an email to you over here Rich! :) Of course, thank you!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MoPac on 28 Jul 2014, 06:19 pm
James:
 Does the BDP require a UPS ( not the big brown truck ) to save it's butt during a power outage?  Or does error code 04 and 05 keep bad things from happening?  It is a computer after all and it does take some time to shutdown.  Maybe a built in battery supply to gracefully shut the BDP down would be the ticket.

Thanks
Rich
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Jul 2014, 08:47 pm
James:
 Does the BDP require a UPS ( not the big brown truck ) to save it's butt during a power outage?  Or does error code 04 and 05 keep bad things from happening?  It is a computer after all and it does take some time to shutdown.  Maybe a built in battery supply to gracefully shut the BDP down would be the ticket.

Thanks
Rich

Hi Rich,

I know with earlier versions of the software there were some concerns but recent versions I believe Chris has built in some safeguards,  Will let Chris detail it for you.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 3 Aug 2014, 12:45 pm
Hello!

Is the BDP-1 now discontinued? I can no longer see it on the Bryston wehsite. If that is the case, then I sure do hope it is not because I finally placed an order for one! :)

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 3 Aug 2014, 01:08 pm
Hello!

Is the BDP-1 now discontinued? I can no longer see it on the Bryston wehsite. If that is the case, then I sure do hope it is not because I finally placed an order for one! :)

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Autun

We are only going to offer the BDP-1 as a special order going forward as the BDP-2 is outselling it 10 to 1.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 3 Aug 2014, 01:24 pm
Hi Autun

We are only going to offer the BDP-1 as a special order going forward as the BDP-2 is outselling it 10 to 1.

james

Hi James!

Understood! I still think BDP-1 is a lot more sensible value for the money if you don't need eSATA connectivity.

I don't want to revive the old BOT-1 thread so let me post my question here instead - is that project still going forward? Are you still inclined on making it BDP-1 compatible through USB interface?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 3 Aug 2014, 01:47 pm
Hi James!

Understood! I still think BDP-1 is a lot more sensible value for the money if you don't need eSATA connectivity.

I don't want to revive the old BOT-1 thread so let me post my question here instead - is that project still going forward? Are you still inclined on making it BDP-1 compatible through USB interface?

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Antun

Yes we are still looking at the BOT and it will be USB compatible.

james



Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 3 Aug 2014, 02:10 pm
Hi Antun

Yes we are still looking at the BOT and it will be USB compatible.

james

Thank you James!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Spritz57 on 4 Aug 2014, 03:39 pm
I believe hfs+ write support has been added, it's been awhile since I have tested it as it's not the first filesystem I would choose.

Cheers
Chris

Chris,

I need to purchase and install a scratch drive.  My music files are currently stored on a  1 TB HFS+ formatted drive (and working perfectly on my BDP-2) so can one use HFS+ for the scratch disc?  Secondly, can one use either a FAT32 or NTSF formatted drive as the scratch drive with the music files stored on a HFS+ drive--will mixing formats create any "down the line" issues?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: tomsenko on 5 Aug 2014, 05:39 pm
Hi Chris or someone else who knows!

How can I revert to the previous firmware from the Manic Moose?

Regards,
Toms
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SkotiPati on 18 Aug 2014, 06:59 pm
Cheers everybody.

My BDP-1 goes directly on to a screen that says "BDP1 000040 S1.40 2012-05-10" and nothing happens. If you press any buttons on the device nothing happens. Just this screen. I am stuck. Shutting down and powering up does nothing.

Tride to get into its Settings through bryston-bdp-1.local but when it says username and password I write bryston for both but I transfer to a internal server error site.

I am a sad audiophile. So sad.  :cry:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Aug 2014, 07:31 pm
Cheers everybody.

My BDP-1 goes directly on to a screen that says "BDP1 000040 S1.40 2012-05-10" and nothing happens. If you press any buttons on the device nothing happens. Just this screen. I am stuck. Shutting down and powering up does nothing.

Tride to get into its Settings through bryston-bdp-1.local but when it says username and password I write bryston for both but I transfer to a internal server error site.

I am a sad audiophile. So sad.  :cry:

Hi

Email crice@bryston.ca and he will assist.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SkotiPati on 18 Aug 2014, 07:52 pm
Hi

Email crice@bryston.ca and he will assist.

james

Thanks James that was fast.

I e-mailed Chris right away.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mfig on 18 Aug 2014, 08:08 pm
Get used to it. Bryston service is of the highest order
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 18 Aug 2014, 09:56 pm
Thanks James that was fast.

I e-mailed Chris right away.


He needs to either call or we need to send him a replacement cf card
18006328217

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SkotiPati on 19 Aug 2014, 08:43 am
This is my first Bryston product and wow! The speed and quality of the service was the best I've seen in the industry.

Thank you James and Chris.

With the help from Chris I managed to flash my CF card with a bit of Mac Os Terminal magic and I can play music now. Which is great. I am sorry to say that as a transport it beats my Wadia S7i marginally. Insane.

I still have one more problem though. Maybe one of you can help me out.

I do not use a remote or any network device to control my bdp-1. I just use the buttons on the device. The problem is when I press the NEXT button, or press the PREV button twice the music cuts and the display says Bryston BDP-1 with a square (STOP) sign. I can't get to the next or previous song. The player just stops like there is no other song. I can manually select the next song and play. No problem with that.

Also when a song is finished the bdp-1 do not start the next song. When it is finished it is done with making music. Again I have to manually start the next song using the list.

It doesn't matter if I activate the Shuffle function. After a song is finished the bdp-1 tell me to get my a** over there and play the next song manually.

Cheers everybody

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 19 Aug 2014, 09:36 am
This is my first Bryston product and wow! The speed and quality of the service was the best I've seen in the industry.

Thank you James and Chris.

With the help from Chris I managed to flash my CF card with a bit of Mac Os Terminal magic and I can play music now. Which is great. I am sorry to say that as a transport it beats my Wadia S7i marginally. Insane.

I still have one more problem though. Maybe one of you can help me out.

I do not use a remote or any network device to control my bdp-1. I just use the buttons on the device. The problem is when I press the NEXT button, or press the PREV button twice the music cuts and the display says Bryston BDP-1 with a square (STOP) sign. I can't get to the next or previous song. The player just stops like there is no other song. I can manually select the next song and play. No problem with that.

Also when a song is finished the bdp-1 do not start the next song. When it is finished it is done with making music. Again I have to manually start the next song using the list.

It doesn't matter if I activate the Shuffle function. After a song is finished the bdp-1 tell me to get my a** over there and play the next song manually.

Cheers everybody

Hi

The front panel was really not intended for managing your playlist etc.  I would recommend that you use your computer (laptop or desktop) or if you can an itouch or ipad for control and management.  Is that possible?

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SkotiPati on 19 Aug 2014, 09:37 am
This is my first Bryston product and wow! The speed and quality of the service was the best I've seen in the industry.

Thank you James and Chris.

With the help from Chris I managed to flash my CF card with a bit of Mac Os Terminal magic and I can play music now. Which is great. I am sorry to say that as a transport it beats my Wadia S7i marginally. Insane.

I still have one more problem though. Maybe one of you can help me out.

I do not use a remote or any network device to control my bdp-1. I just use the buttons on the device. The problem is when I press the NEXT button, or press the PREV button twice the music cuts and the display says Bryston BDP-1 with a square (STOP) sign. I can't get to the next or previous song. The player just stops like there is no other song. I can manually select the next song and play. No problem with that.

Also when a song is finished the bdp-1 do not start the next song. When it is finished it is done with making music. Again I have to manually start the next song using the list.

It doesn't matter if I activate the Shuffle function. After a song is finished the bdp-1 tell me to get my a** over there and play the next song manually.

Cheers everybody

Ok I am officially Stupid.

I shouldn't be licensed to get near complicated devices like bdp-1. There should be a law about it.


My problem was that I was selecting individual songs from the device menu so that the device was playing only that song. Seeing the song not part of an album but as a standalone file.

When I played the music by pressing play on an artist or an album all my problems are solved. Next and Prev buttons are working.


Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 19 Aug 2014, 09:39 am
Ok I am officially Stupid.

I shouldn't be licensed to get near complicated devices like bdp-1. There should be a law about it.


My problem was that I was selecting individual songs from the device menu so that the device was playing only that song. Seeing the song not part of an album but as a standalone file.

When I played the music by pressing play on an artist or an album all my problems are solved. Next and Prev buttons are working.


Cheers

Hi

Thats great news and that is the way the front panel works but if you can please look into getting a control device - it makes every function much easier to control. 

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: SkotiPati on 19 Aug 2014, 09:41 am
Hi

The front panel was really not intended for managing your playlist etc.  I would recommend that you use your computer (laptop or desktop) or if you can an itouch or ipad for control and management.  Is that possible?

james

Yes I will try that. Thank you James. The sound is amazing.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 21 Aug 2014, 09:07 am
Hello fellas!

As of yesterday, I am a new owner of a BDP-1 digital player!

None of my transports sound as good and even though I am currently using a USB cable with the BDA-2, the sound is unquestionably superior to having the BDA-2 connected to a PC. There is a noticeable smoothness, analogue feel, to the sound but with all the detail you expect from a high-resolution player like this.

I have a couple of questions though so I hope you can provide some answers for me.

1) the playback stops after the song has ended. I suppose you need to create a playlist in order to have continuous playback of all the songs. How do I do it? Keep in mind I am using the player as a CD player with no network.

2) the display goes off after the controls have not been touched for some time even though it still keeps playing. Is this normal and can I turn this off so that the display stays on all the time?

Thanks!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 21 Aug 2014, 10:22 am
Hello fellas!

As of yesterday, I am a new owner of a BDP-1 digital player!

None of my transports sound as good and even though I am currently using a USB cable with the BDA-2, the sound is unquestionably superior to having the BDA-2 connected to a PC. There is a noticeable smoothness, analogue feel, to the sound but with all the detail you expect from a high-resolution player like this. You can also just buy a router and connect it to the BDP1 and have a dedicated network if that is easier for you.

I have a couple of questions though so I hope you can provide some answers for me.

1) the playback stops after the song has ended. I suppose you need to create a playlist in order to have continuous playback of all the songs. How do I do it? Keep in mind I am using the player as a CD player with no network.

2) the display goes off after the controls have not been touched for some time even though it still keeps playing. Is this normal and can I turn this off so that the display stays on all the time?

Thanks!
Antun

Hi Antun

1. You are using the from panel buttons I assume so use the Play button when you see the Drive displayed and it will play all the songs.  Yes you need to get on the network and use your computer or ipad etc, to control and manage your files.

2. Yes the display will turn off after a period of time to reduce wear and tear on the display.  It will come back on as soon as you make a change in the playlist etc.

I agree that the BDP really does provide a much better quality of audio than most people realize as I think the assumption is 'digital is digital' so the computer does not matter.  As you have found out the computer is a big part of the end result.

ENJOY!

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 21 Aug 2014, 10:57 am
Hi Antun

1. You are using the from panel buttons I assume so use the Play button when you see the Drive displayed and it will play all the songs.  Yes you need to get on the network and use your computer or ipad etc, to control and manage your files.

2. Yes the display will turn off after a period of time to reduce wear and tear on the display.  It will come back on as soon as you make a change in the playlist etc.

I agree that the BDP really does provide a much better quality of audio than most people realize as I think the assumption is 'digital is digital' so the computer does not matter.  As you have found out the computer is a big part of the end result.

ENJOY!

james

Hi James!

I am still in a bit of a shock over here. I mean, I spent money on assembling a PC with noiseless power supply, processor cooling and everything else only to find out the driver business is an unpenetrable obstacle. At that point I started questioning computers can be a reliable source for music playback and that put a shade on the external DAC for me and I wondered why on earth I didn't get a CD player instead.

The BDP-1 changes my mind again. Now, I am sure there is a computer somewhere inside there but it certainly doesn't show and to me, this is a real achievement. Together with the BDA-2, it makes for a compelling highly integrated separates system that makes a lot of sense. It can be as simple or as powerful as you want it to be. I had no idea... I did not think a digital transport could enhance the performance in such an extent. I have used a PC, a dedicated CD transport with fine mechanics and DVD players that measured the best on the scope but all of that is now in the past. I get shivers when I hear the Firebird Suite. It completely bowls me over. And all this time, I had no idea...

I took a bit of time to relisten to some of the old samples of vintage analogue synthesizers and let me tell you, the Spectral sounds as good as I have heard it. Searing and melodic. Staggering.

You know, when I was a kid, I heard a pair of Kef Cresta 2 soeakers connected to a Kenwood amplifier and the matching CD player. I still remember the experience and to this day I haven't been able to repeat it even though I have heard much better systems. Until now. Something clicked into it's place and I lost ground. I have no idea what you did to this player or how, but you are to be congratulated. It was the missing link that combines it all together and makes the system greater than the sum of it's parts will allow. Every part of me, as a musician and as a music listener, tells me this is right and it sounds as good as studio sessions or live venues did. Look at me! I am excited over something that knows only 0s and 1s! Insanely great!

I must also thank you for including the cute little Bryston USB thumbdrive with a lovely music selection.

I am left with no words.
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 21 Aug 2014, 11:41 am
Hi James!

I am still in a bit of a shock over here. I mean, I spent money on assembling a PC with noiseless power supply, processor cooling and everything else only to find out the driver business is an unpenetrable obstacle. At that point I started questioning computers can be a reliable source for music playback and that put a shade on the external DAC for me and I wondered why on earth I didn't get a CD player instead.

The BDP-1 changes my mind again. Now, I am sure there is a computer somewhere inside there but it certainly doesn't show and to me, this is a real achievement. Together with the BDA-2, it makes for a compelling highly integrated separates system that makes a lot of sense. It can be as simple or as powerful as you want it to be. I had no idea... I did not think a digital transport could enhance the performance in such an extent. I have used a PC, a dedicated CD transport with fine mechanics and DVD players that measured the best on the scope but all of that is now in the past. I get shivers when I hear the Firebird Suite. It completely bowls me over. And all this time, I had no idea...

I took a bit of time to relisten to some of the old samples of vintage analogue synthesizers and let me tell you, the Spectral sounds as good as I have heard it. Searing and melodic. Staggering.

You know, when I was a kid, I heard a pair of Kef Cresta 2 soeakers connected to a Kenwood amplifier and the matching CD player. I still remember the experience and to this day I haven't been able to repeat it even though I have heard much better systems. Until now. Something clicked into it's place and I lost ground. I have no idea what you did to this player or how, but you are to be congratulated. It was the missing link that combines it all together and makes the system greater than the sum of it's parts will allow. Every part of me, as a musician and as a music listener, tells me this is right and it sounds as good as studio sessions or live venues did. Look at me! I am excited over something that knows only 0s and 1s! Insanely great!

I must also thank you for including the cute little Bryston USB thumbdrive with a lovely music selection.

I am left with no words.
Antun

Hi Antun

You are spot on with "it just sounds right".  I think there is a very fine line between a Great audio system and a Superb audio system - the difference is the ability to express the emotion in the music.  If the system has the ability to induce 'shivers', 'make the hair stand up'  and 'take you there' in my opinion that is the icing on the cake.   :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: So There on 21 Aug 2014, 03:24 pm
Well put, Antun, and congratulations on your BDP/BDA system. I find the BDA/BDP combo the finest source in my system, with superb resolution and incredibly engaging sound. May you have many hours of happy listening.

Rich
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Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Wapiti on 21 Aug 2014, 05:57 pm
New owner here.

I have searched and have not been able to locate either a tagging "best practices" document for the BDP-1/2 or a discussion of what to do or not do.

I am familiar with ripping and tagging.  My question is limited to what works best for these units and if there is anything to avoid.

For example, do the units prefer embedded album art, or is it better to place the album art in the album's folder (if so, named "folder.jpg?").  Are there fields to avoid which cause reading/playback issues?  Are their fields which others have found particularly useful?, etc.

Thank you for the help.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 21 Aug 2014, 07:30 pm
Cover art that is embedded in flac files is not accessible by the Android or IOS remote apps, therefore you should have "cover.jpg" file in the music folder and set up appropriate the MPod or MPdroid.
link (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=92231.340)
Other field that you may find useful is ReplayGain; even if MPD installation on BDP allows use of such information, there is not simple way to use it
link (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=110296.msg1343251#msg1343251)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Aug 2014, 01:16 pm
I was just reading through the manual again and didn't notice any mention of internal drives. I thought it was possible to install an internal drive, is that not the case? I see where it describes attaching an external eSATA drive and USB drive.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 22 Aug 2014, 01:30 pm
Hi fellas!

How exactly do I unplug a USB thumbdrive from the BDP-1? I am reading the manual and it says unplugging the drive while it is playing will crash the software. Naturally, it would happen on any computer but the manual doesn't explain the exact procedure.

Is it safe to unplug the drive when the playback is stopped or is it preferred to turn the machine off?

Also, how do I fast forward or rewind withing a track? Holding the FFW/REW buttons does nothing. I am using the machine with it's hardware controls on the fascia.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Aug 2014, 02:26 pm
Hi fellas!

How exactly do I unplug a USB thumbdrive from the BDP-1? I am reading the manual and it says unplugging the drive while it is playing will crash the software. Naturally, it would happen on any computer but the manual doesn't explain the exact procedure.

Is it safe to unplug the drive when the playback is stopped or is it preferred to turn the machine off?

Also, how do I fast forward or rewind withing a track? Holding the FFW/REW buttons does nothing. I am using the machine with it's hardware controls on the fascia.

Cheers!
Antun

Hi

You can insert or disconnect a thumbdrive at any time without issues.  You have to refresh the interface page though to see the changes.

You have to use the Computer interface to advance quickly - can not be done on the front panel controls.  The front panel controls are really a backup for normal operation with a computer or hand held interface device.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Aug 2014, 04:38 pm
I was just reading through the manual again and didn't notice any mention of internal drives. I thought it was possible to install an internal drive, is that not the case? I see where it describes attaching an external eSATA drive and USB drive.

Nevermid, I just found the youtube video showing the installation of a hard drive. Is there a size limit on the drive that can be installed?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Aug 2014, 04:40 pm
Nevermid, I just found the youtube video showing the installation of a hard drive. Is there a size limit on the drive that can be installed?

As long as it is a USB 2.5 drive no issue.  I have used up to 1TB rotary drives and 230G SSD.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Aug 2014, 05:14 pm
Thanks James, so 2.5" only, not 3.5"?

I'm just thinking as a backup if the network goes down it would be good to have the space onboard otherwise I would be storing all of my music on a NAS, that's the plan anyways.

Can the music from a thumb drive be copied to the internal drive if the network is down or do we need a PC, iPad, etc. in order to do the copying thus the network has to be up and running.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Aug 2014, 05:16 pm
Thanks James, so 2.5" only, not 3.5"?

I'm just thinking as a backup if the network goes down it would be good to have the space onboard otherwise I would be storing all of my music on a NAS, that's the plan anyways.

Can the music from a thumb drive be copied to the internal drive if the network is down or do we need a PC, iPad, etc. in order to do the copying thus the network has to be up and running.

Correct not 3.5.

I have only copied via the network so I will ask Chris to comment as to the possibility of other methods.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Aug 2014, 05:26 pm
Thanks

That would be great if you could ask. I'm thinking if the network is down and you can't copy from a thumb drive then it may make more sense to just have extra thumb drives on hand rather than install an internal drive otherwise you would need a defacto bunch of files already installed and ready to go in case of emergency :)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 22 Aug 2014, 07:19 pm
Hi

You can insert or disconnect a thumbdrive at any time without issues.  You have to refresh the interface page though to see the changes.

You have to use the Computer interface to advance quickly - can not be done on the front panel controls.  The front panel controls are really a backup for normal operation with a computer or hand held interface device.

james

Thanks!

So basically I can disconnect a USB thumbdrive at any time as long as the music is not playing from that drive, right?

Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Aug 2014, 07:25 pm
Thanks!

So basically I can disconnect a USB thumbdrive at any time as long as the music is not playing from that drive, right?

Antun

Hi

Does not matter if music is playing or not.  The music is stored in a Buffer so when you pull the drive it will play for a while depending on the resolution of the song.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 22 Aug 2014, 07:45 pm
Hi

Does not matter if music is playing or not.  The music is stored in a Buffer so when you pull the drive it will play for a while depending on the resolution of the song.

james

I am not so brave to unplug the drive while it is playing but still, that is good to know!! :thumb:

Yesterday I ran into a bit of a problem with this music file. I used to play it on the computer in Foobar before and even though it is a single file, Foobar recognized it as a playlist and you could skip the songs. The BDP-1 recognized it as a single file and once it started playing it, I could not stop the playback because the entire time it said "Loading...". I then checked the file on the computer and realized it is 2.5GB in size (it is a 192/24 sampler from The Nordic sound). I pressed the power button and the player shut off normally, something that would have crashed an ordinary computer no doubt.

Is there a way around this or is it better not to play such files? The file just might be too big for the player to process.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Aug 2014, 08:33 pm
I am not so brave to unplug the drive while it is playing but still, that is good to know!! :thumb:

Yesterday I ran into a bit of a problem with this music file. I used to play it on the computer in Foobar before and even though it is a single file, Foobar recognized it as a playlist and you could skip the songs. The BDP-1 recognized it as a single file and once it started playing it, I could not stop the playback because the entire time it said "Loading...". I then checked the file on the computer and realized it is 2.5GB in size (it is a 192/24 sampler from The Nordic sound). I pressed the power button and the player shut off normally, something that would have crashed an ordinary computer no doubt.

Is there a way around this or is it better not to play such files? The file just might be too big for the player to process.

Cheers!
Antun


I believe there is a limit to file size with Linux but will let Chris comment.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 22 Aug 2014, 11:30 pm
I am not so brave to unplug the drive while it is playing but still, that is good to know!! :thumb:

Yesterday I ran into a bit of a problem with this music file. I used to play it on the computer in Foobar before and even though it is a single file, Foobar recognized it as a playlist and you could skip the songs. The BDP-1 recognized it as a single file and once it started playing it, I could not stop the playback because the entire time it said "Loading...". I then checked the file on the computer and realized it is 2.5GB in size (it is a 192/24 sampler from The Nordic sound). I pressed the power button and the player shut off normally, something that would have crashed an ordinary computer no doubt.

Is there a way around this or is it better not to play such files? The file just might be too big for the player to process.

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Antun,

The only time you need to worry about corrupting the filesystem is when your writing files to a drive and yanking it out.  The only time data should be written to the drive is while your copying audio to it over the network or using the playlist copy feature found in Manic Moose.

I have only had a report of one other file that was an excess of 2GB, that was from when we first launched the player nearly four years ago.  I recall the issue was with bug in our at the time compiled library of ffmpeg.  Could be the same problem has reoccurred in manic moose.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 23 Aug 2014, 09:51 am
Hi Antun,

The only time you need to worry about corrupting the filesystem is when your writing files to a drive and yanking it out.  The only time data should be written to the drive is while your copying audio to it over the network or using the playlist copy feature found in Manic Moose.

I have only had a report of one other file that was an excess of 2GB, that was from when we first launched the player nearly four years ago.  I recall the issue was with bug in our at the time compiled library of ffmpeg.  Could be the same problem has reoccurred in manic moose.

Cheers,
Chris

Hi Chris!

That's interesting! The file is too large for me to send it to you but I could burn it on a DVD and send it to you if you want to take a look at it. I could possibly find the download link from where I got it.

It isn't a big deal anyway because every other file works flawlessly and even really long symphony movements in high resolution load instantly.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 25 Aug 2014, 01:38 pm
Fellas,

who can tell me what this means:

eth0 00:0d:b9:0e:68:d8

It is displayed on the BDP-1 screen. I have no idea what it means or why it is being displayed.

Is there any way BDP-1 can show time on it's display like a CD player?

All of this is new to me so I am sorry if I seem rather uninformed!
Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 25 Aug 2014, 01:53 pm
Fellas,

who can tell me what this means:

eth0 00:0d:b9:0e:68:d8

It is displayed on the BDP-1 screen. I have no idea what it means or why it is being displayed.

Is there any way BDP-1 can show time on it's display like a CD player?

All of this is new to me so I am sorry if I seem rather uninformed!
Cheers!
Antun

Thats the Ethernet connection.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 25 Aug 2014, 02:01 pm
Thats the Ethernet connection.

james

Hi James!

But it is not connected to the network.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 25 Aug 2014, 02:02 pm
Hi James!

But it is not connected to the network.

Yes thats why it has 0000 in the address.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 25 Aug 2014, 02:18 pm
Yes thats why it has 0000 in the address.

james

It's like an IP address then? I see!

But can you please tell me whether the display can show track time?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 25 Aug 2014, 03:11 pm
It's like an IP address then? I see!

But can you please tell me whether the display can show track time?

Hi,

No the interface you use on your Computer or IPAD will show track time and resolution etc.  Thats why I was saying getting an IPAD to control your files or a Laptop etc. would make things much more convenient as well as informative.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 25 Aug 2014, 03:20 pm
Hi,

No the interface you use on your Computer or IPAD will show track time and resolution etc.  Thats why I was saying getting an IPAD to control your files or a Laptop etc. would make things much more convenient as well as informative.

james

Hi James!

I am slowly beginning to see that! :thumb:

Okay, I'll see where I can run long network cables and get a tablet or something. But I'd still like it if you guys would include basic time information on the main display.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 25 Aug 2014, 03:28 pm
Hi James!

I am slowly beginning to see that! :thumb:

Okay, I'll see where I can run long network cables and get a tablet or something. But I'd still like it if you guys would include basic time information on the main display.

Cheers!
Antun

We really can't as far as I know as it is a function of the interface not the front panel display capability.

Also you do not have to run a long Ethernet cable - just buy a cheep router and attach it to the rear of the BDP and you will have a dedicated network for the BDP - its what I call my 'Man Cave' option.  :thumb:

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 25 Aug 2014, 04:00 pm
We really can't as far as I know as it is a function of the interface not the front panel display capability.

Also you do not have to run a long Ethernet cable - just buy a cheep router and attach it to the rear of the BDP and you will have a dedicated network for the BDP - its what I call my 'Man Cave' option.  :thumb:

james

That's me! Man in Cave! :thumb:

Alright, I'll do it! Thanks for your help James, I appreciate it!

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 25 Aug 2014, 09:51 pm
One other question about loading. For instance, I have this Kingston USB thumbdrive (32GB) plugged into the BDP-1. I use the cursor buttons to navigate to that drive and press "Play". It says "loading..." for minutes but it doesn't load the songs. The drive holds around 10GB of files but interestingly, if I navigate into the Kingston drive and select a specific album and then press "Play", playback starts immediately no matter the resolution. Does loading an entire thumbdrive take long for specific reasons or are there limits to the system and it cannot load the entire drive?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 25 Aug 2014, 10:54 pm
One other question about loading. For instance, I have this Kingston USB thumbdrive (32GB) plugged into the BDP-1. I use the cursor buttons to navigate to that drive and press "Play". It says "loading..." for minutes but it doesn't load the songs. The drive holds around 10GB of files but interestingly, if I navigate into the Kingston drive and select a specific album and then press "Play", playback starts immediately no matter the resolution. Does loading an entire thumbdrive take long for specific reasons or are there limits to the system and it cannot load the entire drive?

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Antun

How many songs total?

Time for an IPAD - :lol:

james



Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 26 Aug 2014, 12:42 am
One other question about loading. For instance, I have this Kingston USB thumbdrive (32GB) plugged into the BDP-1. I use the cursor buttons to navigate to that drive and press "Play". It says "loading..." for minutes but it doesn't load the songs. The drive holds around 10GB of files but interestingly, if I navigate into the Kingston drive and select a specific album and then press "Play", playback starts immediately no matter the resolution. Does loading an entire thumbdrive take long for specific reasons or are there limits to the system and it cannot load the entire drive?

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Antun,

What if you have just the thumb drive plugged in, push the play button before even navigating to the drives menu?

If you place the BDP into service mode, email me the service id, I can see why this is occurring and perhaps fix it if it is a software bug.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 26 Aug 2014, 12:44 am
We really can't as far as I know as it is a function of the interface not the front panel display capability.

Also you do not have to run a long Ethernet cable - just buy a cheep router and attach it to the rear of the BDP and you will have a dedicated network for the BDP - its what I call my 'Man Cave' option.  :thumb:

james

There are other options like using a wireless bridge or powerline av kit
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 26 Aug 2014, 12:02 pm
Hi Antun,

What if you have just the thumb drive plugged in, push the play button before even navigating to the drives menu?

If you place the BDP into service mode, email me the service id, I can see why this is occurring and perhaps fix it if it is a software bug.

Cheers
Chris

Hi Chris!

Okay, this is what happens:

If I plug in two thumbdrives and press play while in default screen (no navigation into drives or folders) it will play both drives in succession flawlessly.

If I navigate to "drives" and select the provided Bryston sampler and press play, it plays flawlessly. However, if I navigate to my own Kingston drive instead (displayed right underneath the Bryston one), it says "loading..." but does nothing.

If I navigate into the folders on that Kingston drive and press play on whichever album, it plays flawlessly.

So it appears I can't select that Kingston drive and play all the files on it without going into specific folders on it because it won't play it.

What shall I do?

How do I enter the service mode and where do I find the service ID?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 26 Aug 2014, 12:37 pm
To add to my previous email, this is what happens when only the Kingston drive is plugged in:

When in default sreen mode (no selected drives or folders) it plays flawlessly when I press play.

However, if I navigate to "drives" so that the Kingston drive is displayed and press play does nothing. It says "loading..." but doesn't really load the music.

It's funny, it must be software. It plays the drive while in the default screen and it plays them if you eneter the drive and select a specific album or even a specific track if you go deep into the folder to display individual tracks. But it just doesn't play the drive when you navigate to it. At least not with my Kingston drive, it does with the provided Bryston sampler drive.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 27 Aug 2014, 09:14 am
Hi fellas!

I need a bit of help here.

Okay, so I connected the BDP-1 to a network switch. I have copied the IP address from the BDP-1 display into the Firefox address bar on the PC and it opened the interface. Which interface is this? Is this the "MAX" version?

Also, I have done the same thing on the Android smartphone in it's Chrome browser and it opened a very similar application that seems to have less menus. Is this the "MINI" version then?

I also see that the interface says "New firmware version available". How can this be when the machine has been with me for less than one week?

I can now place the BDP-1 in service mode. Chris, please give me your email address and I will send you the service ID.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 27 Aug 2014, 10:16 am
Hi fellas!

I need a bit of help here.

Okay, so I connected the BDP-1 to a network switch. I have copied the IP address from the BDP-1 display into the Firefox address bar on the PC and it opened the interface. Which interface is this? Is this the "MAX" version?

Also, I have done the same thing on the Android smartphone in it's Chrome browser and it opened a very similar application that seems to have less menus. Is this the "MINI" version then?

I also see that the interface says "New firmware version available". How can this be when the machine has been with me for less than one week?

I can now place the BDP-1 in service mode. Chris, please give me your email address and I will send you the service ID.

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Antun

I would recommend Safari or Chrome over Firefox.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 27 Aug 2014, 11:22 am
Hi Antun,

What if you have just the thumb drive plugged in, push the play button before even navigating to the drives menu?

If you place the BDP into service mode, email me the service id, I can see why this is occurring and perhaps fix it if it is a software bug.

Cheers
Chris

Hi Chris!

Sent you a PM! Let me know when you want me to place the machine in SM and I'll send you the service ID.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 28 Aug 2014, 01:06 am
Hi fellas!

I need a bit of help here.

Okay, so I connected the BDP-1 to a network switch. I have copied the IP address from the BDP-1 display into the Firefox address bar on the PC and it opened the interface. Which interface is this? Is this the "MAX" version?

Also, I have done the same thing on the Android smartphone in it's Chrome browser and it opened a very similar application that seems to have less menus. Is this the "MINI" version then?

I also see that the interface says "New firmware version available". How can this be when the machine has been with me for less than one week?

I can now place the BDP-1 in service mode. Chris, please give me your email address and I will send you the service ID.

Cheers!
Antun

We purposely ship our machines with firmware that is one revision behind so the customer immediately knows what to expect when software becomes available.  In your case it sounds like you have purchased an older piece from spring, I say that because it sounds like you have a system with the older loony loon (S1.XX) firmware.  I only say hat because you mention max and mini, two interfaces replaced by one (media player) in the new firmware.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 28 Aug 2014, 07:40 am
We purposely ship our machines with firmware that is one revision behind so the customer immediately knows what to expect when software becomes available.  In your case it sounds like you have purchased an older piece from spring, I say that because it sounds like you have a system with the older loony loon (S1.XX) firmware.  I only say hat because you mention max and mini, two interfaces replaced by one (media player) in the new firmware.

Cheers
Chris

Hi Chris!

It says S2.04 2014-05-20 on the front display. I am really not familiar with either MAX or MINI. It says MEDIA PLAYER in the menu. I just mentioned those two because I watched some videos of James introducting the BDP-1 and thought that must have been it. I will place the machine in SM and let you know the ID at 10am ET according to your wishes.

Best wishes!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Aug 2014, 10:15 am
Hi Antun

New MM software looks like this on your interface:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=104521)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=104522)


james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 28 Aug 2014, 10:35 am
Hi Antun

New MM software looks like this on your interface:

[james

It looks exactly like that James!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 28 Aug 2014, 07:07 pm
Hi Antun

New MM software looks like this on your interface:

james

James, may I have Chris' email? I'd like to ask him something.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Aug 2014, 08:22 pm
James, may I have Chris' email? I'd like to ask him something.

Cheers!
Antun

Sure - email me at jamestanner@bryston.com

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 29 Aug 2014, 07:16 am
Sure - email me at jamestanner@bryston.com

james

James!

We had a power blackout. The BDP-1 lost it's IP address and shows only zeros on it's display. I use it's IP to access it's interface in the Chrome and of course, now it doesn't work and I can't access it. It is like the machine isn't even connected to the internet. I tried restarting it a few times but it just shows zeros.

What should I do?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 29 Aug 2014, 09:40 am
James!

We had a power blackout. The BDP-1 lost it's IP address and shows only zeros on it's display. I use it's IP to access it's interface in the Chrome and of course, now it doesn't work and I can't access it. It is like the machine isn't even connected to the internet. I tried restarting it a few times but it just shows zeros.

What should I do?

Cheers!
Antun

I will let Chris respond but if it does not show an IP address then my guess is the router is not sending one?

I assume the front panel works OK?

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 29 Aug 2014, 10:08 am
I will let Chris respond but if it does not show an IP address then my guess is the router is not sending one?

I assume the front panel works OK?

james

Hi James!

Yes, the front panel is okay and I can operate the machine with no problems. It is connected to the same switch as the computer and the computer is working fine. I did some experiments with cables and they work fine too. It is just that BDP-1 won't recognize it's internet connection.

I can also access the USB thumbdrives connected to the BDP-1 with the computer so obviously, the BDP-1 has a network connection.

I tried accessing it by entering http://bryston-bdp-1.local in the Chrome search bar instead of the IP address but no luck. It says the page cannot be opened.

Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 29 Aug 2014, 10:13 am
Hi James!

Yes, the front panel is okay and I can operate the machine with no problems. It is connected to the same switch as the computer and the computer is working fine. I did some experiments with cables and they work fine too. It is just that BDP-1 won't recognize it's internet connection.

I can also access the USB thumbdrives connected to the BDP-1 with the computer so obviously, the BDP-1 has a network connection.

I tried accessing it by entering http://bryston-bdp-1.local in the Chrome search bar instead of the IP address but no luck. It says the page cannot be opened.

Antun

Ok it sure sounds like the router is the issue  - do you have another router to try - are you using a wireless bridge?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 29 Aug 2014, 10:22 am
Ok it sure sounds like the router is the issue  - do you have another router to try - are you using a wireless bridge?

I have a router downstairs. The cables runs to a switch downstairs to accomodate the server, IPTV and the phone. One cable from that switch goes upstairs into another switch to which I have connected the computer and now the BDP-1.

So it's a wired connection, no wifi. I only use wifi when I am controlling it via Android phone.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 29 Aug 2014, 10:25 am
I have a router downstairs. The cables runs to a switch downstairs to accomodate the server, IPTV and the phone. One cable from that switch goes upstairs into another switch to which I have connected the computer and now the BDP-1.

So it's a wired connection, no wifi. I only use wifi when I am controlling it via Android phone.

Ok maybe consider getting another router and connecting it directly to the BDP using the Man-cave option I mentioned and that should tell you where the problem lies.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 29 Aug 2014, 10:28 am
Ok it sure sounds like the router is the issue  - do you have another router to try - are you using a wireless bridge?

Oh my... Now, don't get upset but the IP address is there after all! What I didn't realise is that once the BDP-1 has initialised, you need to press the "down" cursor button for the IP address to appear. I kept pressing the "LEFT" cursor button and always got that eth000... Pressing "DOWN" shows the IP adress as 192.XXX.X.XX.

The address is different than what it was before the power blackout we had this morning but I have read this is normal and that if I want to have a constant IP address, I need to make some changes to the router settings, right?

Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 29 Aug 2014, 10:30 am
Oh my... Now, don't get upset but the IP address is there after all! What I didn't realise is that once the BDP-1 has initialised, you need to press the "down" cursor button for the IP address to appear. I kept pressing the "LEFT" cursor button and always got that eth000... Pressing "DOWN" shows the IP adress as 192.XXX.X.XX.

The address is different than what it was before the power blackout we had this morning but I have read this is normal and that if I want to have a constant IP address, I need to make some changes to the router settings, right?

Antun

Correct you can set it to a Static IP address if you want but generally it will keep the assigned IP address - at least I find that in most cases.  Glad we found out what was going on  :thumb:

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 29 Aug 2014, 10:35 am
Correct you can set it to a Static IP address if you want but generally it will keep the assigned IP address - at least I find that in most cases.  Glad we found out what was going on  :thumb:

james

Me too! Thank you!

Let me ask one more thing - the PC interface says "BDP has no internet connection" right above "New firmware is available". I don't know why it says that and it is something I noticed when I first connected the BDP-1 to the network. Any ideas?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 29 Aug 2014, 11:01 am
Me too! Thank you!

Let me ask one more thing - the PC interface says "BDP has no internet connection" right above "New firmware is available". I don't know why it says that and it is something I noticed when I first connected the BDP-1 to the network. Any ideas?

Don't worry about that as it searches for the connection every few minutes and it is still connected.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 29 Aug 2014, 11:14 am
Don't worry about that as it searches for the connection every few minutes and it is still connected.

James

Oh I see! Well, the PC interface runs on Chrome and it too needs to be refreshed every now and then.  I am not worried!

Chris tells me there will be a new version of firmware next week which will fix a bug in the diagnstic program on the BDP which will then be used to examine the BDP to try and find out why the entire drive cannot be loaded once navigated to "drives" and pressed "play".

At least, that is whyt I think he said!! Chance of comprehension on my part when it comes to IT is less than 50%!!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 31 Aug 2014, 01:49 pm
Hi fellas!

What does "Error 05" mean? This is the second time it happened. The manual says it is because of higher voltage coming from the outlet and the circuit prevents damage to BDP-1's microprocessor.

Is this true?

I switched the machine off and then back on and it works perfectly. Is this normal?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 31 Aug 2014, 02:54 pm
Hi fellas!

What does "Error 05" mean? This is the second time it happened. The manual says it is because of higher voltage coming from the outlet and the circuit prevents damage to BDP-1's microprocessor.

Is this true?

I switched the machine off and then back on and it works perfectly. Is this normal?

Cheers!
Antun

I don't know why it says microprocessor, it's to protect the linear regulator from overheating and burning up.  It all depends on how stable the power lines are.  In North America it's not uncommon for some people to start getting error 04 messages in the summer time.  The error 04 can be tripped by a severe enough brown out, the brown outs are caused by the increase load on the power grid by all the air conditioners running at once.  The BDP-2 has been designed to tolerate a 10% (maybe 20% it's been over a year since I did the test) +/- swing in the voltage line.  Error 05 can be compensated by increasing the load on the BDP's transformer by plugging in a bus powered USB hard drive.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 31 Aug 2014, 03:06 pm
I don't know why it says microprocessor, it's to protect the linear regulator from overheating and burning up.  It all depends on how stable the power lines are.  In North America it's not uncommon for some people to start getting error 04 messages in the summer time.  The error 04 can be tripped by a severe enough brown out, the brown outs are caused by the increase load on the power grid by all the air conditioners running at once.  The BDP-2 has been designed to tolerate a 10% (maybe 20% it's been over a year since I did the test) +/- swing in the voltage line.  Error 05 can be compensated by increasing the load on the BDP's transformer by plugging in a bus powered USB hard drive.

Hi Chris!

I am not sure what you mean by "Error 05 can be compensated by increasing the load on the BDP's transformer by plugging in a bus powered USB hard drive"... You mean to say that I can preven Error 05 from happening if I plug in a hard drive to my BDP-1 that is powered directly from the USB?

I assume the BDP-1 has the same protection you speak of as the BDP-2?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 31 Aug 2014, 10:44 pm
Hi Chris!

I am not sure what you mean by "Error 05 can be compensated by increasing the load on the BDP's transformer by plugging in a bus powered USB hard drive"... You mean to say that I can preven Error 05 from happening if I plug in a hard drive to my BDP-1 that is powered directly from the USB?

I assume the BDP-1 has the same protection you speak of as the BDP-2?

Yes and yes
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: vengky on 28 Sep 2014, 11:39 am
Hi All

I have not been here in ages. My current BDP-1 software is S1.75 2014-05-01. Is there a newer version now. One thing I really miss is the radio streaming. Wish we could have it back.

Cheers
VK
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 1 Oct 2014, 11:56 pm
I'm in the process of setting up my first NAS and I need to choose a file system. The default for my Synology DS415play is ext4 so I was wondering if the BDP's can access drives formatted in ext4 without issue or should I look at formatting in something else, perhaps NTFS? I want to avoid Fat32 if I can due to it's 4Gb file limit.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 2 Oct 2014, 12:26 am
The default for my Synology DS415play is ext4 so I was wondering if the BDP's can access drives formatted in ext4 without issue or should I look at formatting in something else, perhaps NTFS? I want to avoid Fat32 if I can due to it's 4Gb file limit.

I believe the BDP with latest firmware/OS is ext4 compatible, so this might only be a concern if you were directly connecting an ext4 drive to the BDP and also needed to rip to it from a non-Linux computer.  But because you are accessing it through a NAS, the NAS' Linux OS is compatible with ext4 and becomes the intermediary between your computer or BDP device, regardless of the OS, and the drive.

The only incompatibility might be if you needed to access the drive removed from the NAS and directly connected to your Windows or Mac computer.  These OS aren't natively compatible, but can access ext4 drives with third party drivers/software.  Of course if the drive is in a RAID configuration, that might be a moot point anyway.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 3 Oct 2014, 08:09 pm
Excellent, thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: catmonv on 4 Oct 2014, 04:59 am
Hi James.  Any usb dual external hard drive with the other one serving as backup that you can recommend?  I got the most scary experience last night with my BDP-1.  The albums would not load right.  I got like 25% of the albums to show up.  i thought the file was corrupted.  i repeated turning it on and off last night the BDP-1, hoping it will run right ?  i also had to go to the settings update and load it many times.  After cycling the
BDP-1 around 15-25 times, my BDP1 is now back at work. 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 4 Oct 2014, 03:50 pm
Hi James.  Any usb dual external hard drive with the other one serving as backup that you can recommend?  I got the most scary experience last night with my BDP-1.  The albums would not load right.  I got like 25% of the albums to show up.  i thought the file was corrupted.  i repeated turning it on and off last night the BDP-1, hoping it will run right ?  i also had to go to the settings update and load it many times.  After cycling the
BDP-1 around 15-25 times, my BDP1 is now back at work.

Hi

I use my desktop computer as a backup and I have a 2 TB USB drive at work as a further backup

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 10 Oct 2014, 05:58 pm
Hi fellas!

What does Error 09 mean? I haven't listened to my BDP-1 for a while but when I turned it on today, it boots up but all it displays is the Error 09 and I can't do anyhing but power it off. I tried unplugging it but it didn't help and it always shows the same Error 09...

What shall I do?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 10 Oct 2014, 06:02 pm
Oh my...

Would this have to do with the fact I had the BDA-2 connected to it with both the USB cable and an AES cable?

I got the AES cable and was to do some comparisons. Is it possible this causes the Error 09?
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: So There on 10 Oct 2014, 06:11 pm
Antun, this is how Chris described Error 09 in December of 2013 - post 45 of this thread: http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=114816.0

"Hi Guys,

The error 09 means that the microprocessor that turns the power supply on/off and controls the buttons/display on the front of the unit hasn't received any communication from the mainboard within two minutes of power being applied.  If you get error 09 you should turn the unit off, then back on and pay attention to your DAC.  If your DAC is receiving signal from the BDP before the error 09 message appears then its likely a loose cable inside your system.  The serial cable in a BDP-1 is a ten pin grey ribbon cable to runs from the front of the unit to the mainboard, just behind the RS232 port on the rear.  A BDP-2 uses a cable made of five individual wires (red, blue, green, black and brown; please keep in mind I'm colour blind so I may have those colours wrong), we have had one occasion that i can recall where one of the wires had  broken from the connector.

If the DAC isn't receiving lock/signal then either the BDP is trying to boot from another source (another drive), doesn't have enough power to POST or the BDP's internal CF card (Kingston or Apacer) is no longer functioning.  To determine which is the case, whether it be the drives/power or the cf card, unplug all the drives from the BDP and try powering it on.  If the error continues you will need to either follow the instructions list below, or if your unable to do so we can make arrangements for repair.

BDP Reimage CF Card on Mac OS X(PDF)
BDP Reimage CF Card on Windows (PDF)

Cheers,
Chris"

Hope this helps, Antun.

Rich
_________________
Shaky Napa Valley

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 10 Oct 2014, 08:26 pm
Okay, I discovered what is wrong.

The machine never passes the "Initializing..." point. After a while it displays "Error 09". I trued restarting the machine 5 times and in each case the same happened - "Error 09".

I then unplugged the machine and plugged it back in. I started it up and the same thing happened again. I restarted it 5 times and still, it did not pass the "Initializing..." point.

During each of these incidents, the USB thumbdrive was plugged into one of the BDP-1's front USB ports. I switched the USB thumbdrive between the left and right port but it didn't help.

I then disconnected the USB thumbdrive and started the machine and it did actually pass the "Initializing..." point and displayed "Installing MPD" and eventually booted properly!

Just to be sure, I restarted the BDP-1 a few more times with no USB thumdrive and each time it booted properly.

Then I thought there must be something wrong with that particular USB thumbdrive as I bought it today. It is made by Intenso. So I plugged that thumbdrive back in and started the machine and the same "Error 09" appeared again. I dosconnected the thumbdrive and started the machine with no thumbdrives attached and it booted properly.

To be certain, I took out a few other USB thumbdrives, including the one provided by Bryston, and with each of these USB thumbdrives, the machine booted properly!

What's more, once the BDP-1 booted properly, I connected that Intenso thumbdrive, it too played properly. The machine just would not boot up with that Intenso thumbdrive already plugged into the machine.

Is this strange? Can anyone explain this please? Chris perhaps?
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Oct 2014, 08:36 pm
Okay, I discovered what is wrong.

The machine never passes the "Initializing..." point. After a while it displays "Error 09". I trued restarting the machine 5 times and in each case the same happened - "Error 05".

I then unplugged the machine and plugged it back in. I started it up and the same thing happened again. I restarted it 5 times and still, it did not pass the "Initializing..." point.

During each of these incidents, the USB thumbdrive was plugged into one of the BDP-1's front USB ports. I switched the USB thumbdrive between the left and right port but it didn't help.

I then disconnected the USB thumbdrive and started the machine and it did actually pass the "Initializing..." point and displayed "Installing MPD" and eventually booted properly!

Just to be sure, I restarted the BDP-1 a few more times with no USB thumdrive and each time it booted properly.

Then I thought there must be something wrong with that particular USB thumbdrive as I bought it today. It is made by Intenso. So I plugged that thumbdrive back in and started the machine and the same "Error 09" appeared again. I dosconnected the thumbdrive and started the machine with no thumbdrives attached and it booted properly.

To be certain, I took out a few other USB thumbdrives, including the one provided by Bryston, and with each of these USB thumbdrives, the machine booted properly!

What's more, once the BDP-1 booted properly, I connected that Intenso thumbdrive, it too played properly. The machine just would not boot up with that Intenso thumbdrive already plugged into the machine.

Is this strange? Can anyone explain this please? Chris perhaps?
Antun

That is weird - can you send me a link and we will try to buy a unit to test.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 10 Oct 2014, 08:43 pm
That is weird - can you send me a link and we will try to buy a unit to test.

james

Hi James!

I can do that, if I can find it online. I can put the drive in an envelope and send it across by post. You'd be getting "the" thumbdrive that way, not just "a" thumbdrive.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Oct 2014, 09:01 pm
Hi James!

I can do that, if I can find it online. I can put the drive in an envelope and send it across by post. You'd be getting "the" thumbdrive that way, not just "a" thumbdrive.

OK if you do not mind send it to me.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 10 Oct 2014, 09:10 pm
OK if you do not mind send it to me.

james

Of course I don't mind! I'll send you a chocolate along with it.

Please send me the address by PM.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Oct 2014, 09:58 pm
Of course I don't mind! I'll send you a chocolate along with it.

Please send me the address by PM.

Cheers!
Antun

Just send to the Bryston factory to my attention please.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 10 Oct 2014, 10:13 pm
Just send to the Bryston factory to my attention please.

james

Very well, it will be in the post early next week.

Thank you!

Best wishes,
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 11 Oct 2014, 12:28 am
It might be the way the USB drive is formatted.

When a computer boots up, it looks for drives that might have an operating system on them. If the drive was formatted in a way that's causing the BIOS some confusion, it could get hung up.

I'd copy all the files from a questionable USB drive to your computer, then use a utility to format the USB drive. Start with FAT32 as the format (it'll support up to a 4GB file size and a 2TB drive). I prefer Rufus USB formatting utility for windows (it's free too!). Then plug the drive in with the BPD-1/BDP-2 off and boot it up to see if it works.

If that works, you can try other formats to be adventurous. If you don't get any errors, copy your files over and you should be good.
 
- Garrett
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: So There on 11 Oct 2014, 01:40 am
Glad you got it working, Antun. I hope you're enjoying your BDP-1 and BDA-2.

I've been listening to the HDTracks 96/24 files of Karajan's 1963 Beethoven symphonies. The clarity and definition of instruments and orchestral sections pull one into the music. I must have a dozen or more versions of these works, but this presentation through the BDP/BDA is extremely engaging.

Best fishes,

Rich
________________
Shaky Napa Valley
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 11 Oct 2014, 12:17 pm
Hi fellas!

I tried it a few more times this morning and the same thing happened. It does not matter which USB port of the BDP-1 is used, front or back, it hangs on "Initializing..." and then displays the "Error 09". But only if that Intenso flash drive is plugged in. It boots properly and quickly with every other flash drive that I have so it has to be this particular flash drive that is causing the problem.

I will have it sent to James for an inspection.

Rich, that very Intenso flash drive is the one I used to listen to the music you've sent me. I haven't even had the time to listen to any of it and intended to do so this weekend. The 1963 Karajan's interpretation of Beethoven's glorious 5th symphony is the best I have heard. Without a doubt, a spectacular recording of such a passionate and dramatic performance. It left a profound impression on me. The clarity added by the high-res sampling is immediate and striking. In some ways, this recording somehow sounds more real and tactile than the amazing recording of the Stravinsky's The rite of Spring you sent me. The BDA-2 is a high-performance D/A converter no doubt but the BDP-1 did something to the sound that I like very much. It added immediacy, composure and texture to every aspect of the performance as if it brought me closer to the musical happening. It is an amazing machine.

Geez, I haven't even thanked you for the music you sent me... I'm terrible.

Hope you're doing well!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: PRELUDE on 20 Oct 2014, 11:30 pm
Hi folks,
Just a quick question here.
My DSL modem and router both are located in the kitchen and I am in progress to move them in one of my bedrooms which will be the permanent location. Right now I am running a very long ETHERNET cable from BDP-1 to router and I was wondering if there is a way to eliminate this cable and connect the BDP-1 to router wireless.

Thanks :thumb:   
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 21 Oct 2014, 12:26 am
Hi folks,
Just a quick question here.
My DSL modem and router both are located in the kitchen and I am in progress to move them in one of my bedrooms which will be the permanent location. Right now I am running a very long ETHERNET cable from BDP-1 to router and I was wondering if there is a way to eliminate this cable and connect the BDP-1 to router wireless.

Thanks :thumb:   

You could use a wireless bridge or a powerline av kit.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: PRELUDE on 21 Oct 2014, 12:53 am
You could use a wireless bridge or a powerline av kit.

Cheers
Chris
Thanks Chris,
 I am searching for this right now. Do you have any recommended brand? and can I update the firmware the same way or I have to move the BDP-1 and connect it with cable again?

Thanks,
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 21 Oct 2014, 04:58 am
The BDP won't know it's wireless, so you should be able to update it just fine.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bjski on 21 Oct 2014, 01:04 pm
I'm using an AsusRT-N66U as the router. I have my BDP-2 wired to that router. I purchased a AsusEA-N66 extender which I placed near my BDP-1. I ran a short Ethernet wire
from the Asus extender to the BDP-1 and it works great. The only complaint I have with the Asus extender is it only has one Ethernet port. You could always get an adapter if you need more devices wired.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 24 Oct 2014, 06:57 am
The reason it only has one port is because the adapter gets issued an IP address, like a wireless cell phone or tablet. Since only one device can use an IP address, it'd be impossible to have multiple devices on the other end of an adapter.

If you want to accomplish that, you'd have to use a second router, instead of an adapter, and create a sub network.

- Garrett
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: PRELUDE on 25 Oct 2014, 04:55 am
Thanks everybody.
I was coming home today from work and stopped by home depot and got this Linksys PLEK400 powerline AV1 and it works great.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Dreamseeker on 12 Nov 2014, 07:02 pm
Hi,
I own a Bryston BDP-2 with firmware 1.74 that is connected to an APL DSD-S (http://aplhifi.com/products/dsd-s). This DAC has a USB interface that should be USB 2.0 compliant. As I understand it should then be possible to connect BDP-2 to the DAC with a USB cable running from one of BDP-2's USB ports into the USB port on DSD-S. But when I try that I get no sound. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 12 Nov 2014, 07:09 pm
Have you chosen the DSD Dac under Audio Devices on the main page of Manic Moose software?

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Dreamseeker on 12 Nov 2014, 08:06 pm
Even if I have firmware 1.74 it seems like it's build Loony Loon and not Manic Moose. At least it doesn't seem to be a choice for audio devices when I go into settings. I'll update the firmware later tonight, then I guess there will be a choice for selecting the DAC under audio devices.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 12 Nov 2014, 09:07 pm
Even if I have firmware 1.74 it seems like it's build Loony Loon and not Manic Moose. At least it doesn't seem to be a choice for audio devices when I go into settings. I'll update the firmware later tonight, then I guess there will be a choice for selecting the DAC under audio devices.

Yes you need to use MM.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: rw@cn on 14 Nov 2014, 07:25 pm
I just finished reading all of the BDP-2 relevant pages. Whew! I think I understand most aspects of the BDP-2s operation. The one question that I need to resolve concerns the optional internal disk drive.

I presently have a Synology NAS which contains all of my music. I stream the music via Ethernet to a renderer which sends the music to a DAC. If the BDP-2 were to replace my renderer, what benefits would I see if I installed a 512 GB SSD versus a BDP-2 without any internal SSD installed?

Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Dreamseeker on 14 Nov 2014, 07:34 pm
Yes you need to use MM.

James
OK, now I got it to work. I think it sounds noticeably better through USB than through AES that I have used up to now. But then I also think DSD-S has a very high quality USB interface as pointed out by it's designer Alex Peychev.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Wapiti on 15 Nov 2014, 04:03 pm
If the BDP-2 were to replace my renderer, what benefits would I see if I installed a 512 GB SSD versus a BDP-2 without any internal SSD installed?
The only benefit is the BDP-2 would then be entirely self-contained with no external drives attached to it. 

The only downside is an SSD is more expensive than an external USB drive.  And the minimal inconvenience of opening the unit to install the SSD.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: rw@cn on 15 Nov 2014, 05:31 pm
The only benefit is the BDP-2 would then be entirely self-contained with no external drives attached to it. 

The only downside is an SSD is more expensive than an external USB drive.  And the minimal inconvenience of opening the unit to install the SSD.

Thanks Wapiti. I would continue to use my NAS. I was thinking that the SSD would serve as a cache (or prefetch) and that perhaps there would be some sonic or efficiency benefit.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: bjski on 17 Nov 2014, 09:48 pm
Hi James,
I posted on the Bryston support page. My BDP-2 said it crashed. Everything runs fine. I unplugged the unit and it still says my BDP-2 crashed. How do I get rid of the notice?
Cheers,
BJ
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 17 Nov 2014, 09:54 pm
Hi James,
I posted on the Bryston support page. My BDP-2 said it crashed. Everything runs fine. I unplugged the unit and it still says my BDP-2 crashed. How do I get rid of the notice?
Cheers,
BJ

I think it is just a bug that Chris is fixing in the next release.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 18 Nov 2014, 01:56 am
I think it is just a bug that Chris is fixing in the next release.

james

Likely the artist view started building and he unit was turned off before it finnished, simply resume building it by going to the artist view.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ren on 15 Dec 2014, 07:06 pm
Hi, All... I am a happy owner of a BDP-1, and (after I upgrade firmware to Manic Moose) I want to migrate my album storage for BDP-1 playback to an external USB SSD drive.  I currently use powerline networking adapters to play back music from a NAS drive located with my router in another room.  That setup is convenient and quiet, but it only reliably supports playback of files up to 16/44.1 FLAC. I expect the external USB drive to support 24/192 FLAC playback reliably.

SO, MY QUESTION IS...  what would you recommend for an external USB drive using SSD storage for  storing my album collection?  The closer to 1.0 TB the better.  Anything to watch out for?

Thanks!

Ren

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 15 Dec 2014, 07:09 pm
Not a chance to have wired network connection to your NAS? Will be much cheaper, I guess...
I run wired CAT 5 network cable and play 24/192 without any issues.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ren on 15 Dec 2014, 07:41 pm
Not a chance to have wired network connection to your NAS? Will be much cheaper, I guess...
I run wired CAT 5 network cable and play 24/192 without any issues.


Unfortunately, no.  My router and NAS are in the bedroom closet on the second floor.  My listening room (where the BDP-1 is located) is in the basement.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 17 Dec 2014, 02:04 am
SSD arn't perfect, they are filled with billions of transistors that will create electrical noise, whether or not you can hear this is up to you.  Although while not in use they are more efficient, but when all those transistors fired up, a ssd generally uses more power then some of the more energy efficient hard drives like a WD.  A WD 2.5" drive will typically use 350mA consistently, where SSD's typical use 700mA to 1600mA while in use.

Hard Drives have there own disadvantages aswell, typically this is audible noise, although personally this doesn't bother me as I need to hold my ear up to the drive to.... Well hear it.

As far as reliability, niether is really any better then the other.  A hard drives magnets are typically the first to go and a ssd, generally the memory controller dies.

Finally you are left with price, hard drives are still all lot less expensive then SSD's, for some people that maybe a non issue.

Personally if your considering dropping $500 for a 1TB solid state drives, perhaps you should see about just having an electrician run a network cable in the wall, It could be the same amount of money and you keep the benefits of using the NAS.

Something to consider

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: sputnikcdn on 17 Dec 2014, 04:43 pm

Unfortunately, no.  My router and NAS are in the bedroom closet on the second floor.  My listening room (where the BDP-1 is located) is in the basement.

I drilled a small hole in a heating duct (I live in a very old house) and was able to run a network cable to the basement very easily.

Definitely worth the hassle, I'd recommend using at least a CAT6 cable.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 17 Dec 2014, 04:52 pm
Hi folks!

I'm running into a bit of a problem with my BDP-1 (MM, S2.04). Sometimes it has a "hiccup" in the form of a short interruption in playback. This happens only with 192kHz music, never with 96kHz or any of the lower sampling rates. The interruptions are sporadic at best, sometimes only once or twice during an entire album but sometimes once or twice during each track.

They are usually closer to the beginning of the track I think and unlike with a skipping CD, they don't appear to happen at the same point in time.

I'm using a Sony 32GB flash drive.

Is it possible that the bitrate of these files is too high for BDP-1 to handle?

Does anyone have an idea what could cause this?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrystonFan on 17 Dec 2014, 10:52 pm
I'm still amazed how files on a NAS (say on the third floor) can sound the same travelling via CAT5/6 cable all the way down to the basement vs. the same files on an SSD installed in the BDP-2.  :scratch:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrysTony on 17 Dec 2014, 11:15 pm
I'm still amazed how files on a NAS (say on the third floor) can sound the same travelling via CAT5/6 cable all the way down to the basement vs. the same files on an SSD installed in the BDP-2.  :scratch:

The music file is buffered in the BDP. 

Tony
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 20 Dec 2014, 01:30 am
Hi folks!

I'm running into a bit of a problem with my BDP-1 (MM, S2.04). Sometimes it has a "hiccup" in the form of a short interruption in playback. This happens only with 192kHz music, never with 96kHz or any of the lower sampling rates. The interruptions are sporadic at best, sometimes only once or twice during an entire album but sometimes once or twice during each track.

They are usually closer to the beginning of the track I think and unlike with a skipping CD, they don't appear to happen at the same point in time.

I'm using a Sony 32GB flash drive.

Is it possible that the bitrate of these files is too high for BDP-1 to handle?

Does anyone have an idea what could cause this?

Cheers!
Antun

A BDP-1 should handle 192khz just fine, you should try upgrading the firmware.  That firmware will require the BDP placed into service mode to be updated by us.  Service mode is covered on page 24 or 26 in the manic moose manual.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 20 Dec 2014, 01:30 am
I'm still amazed how files on a NAS (say on the third floor) can sound the same travelling via CAT5/6 cable all the way down to the basement vs. the same files on an SSD installed in the BDP-2.  :scratch:

What tony said
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: cprem on 20 Dec 2014, 05:40 am
Hi Chris,
I have BDP1 running SW S1.75 Loony loose release. Whats the latest release of SW for BDP1?

PS: I just found the dropbox web site that guides you on how to update the BDP1/2 players to the latest "Manic Moose" release. So my question to you is that is there anyway to backup my playlist and configuration and restore it back on to newly release S/W? If not will this (backup) feature be implemented on the Manic Moose release?

Regards

Chetan

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 20 Dec 2014, 01:20 pm
A BDP-1 should handle 192khz just fine, you should try upgrading the firmware.  That firmware will require the BDP placed into service mode to be updated by us.  Service mode is covered on page 24 or 26 in the manic moose manual.

Cheers
Chris

Hi Chris!

Okay, so I should place the BDP-1 in service mode and you'll do the rest? If so, please let me know when I should do that and if I'm allowed to use it while it is in service mode.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrystonFan on 22 Dec 2014, 11:20 pm
What tony said

Thanks guys.
NAS still the way to go...in terms of overall flexibility and access.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrystonFan on 30 Dec 2014, 11:14 pm
Seeing as the BCD-2 is not on the Bryston agenda for 2015  :(, I might as well start ripping my CD collection to FLAC. I will be using dBpoweramp, how do you handle file structure and cd albums with 2 or more discs.
One album folder name or 2 separate ones, folder or cover jpg?
Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 30 Dec 2014, 11:51 pm
That kinda depends on you want to see the files. My preference is for all songs to be in one folder, even if there are multiple discs. It'll really come down to how you have dBpoweramp name the files (and create folder) when you rip them. I love dBPoweramp's quality (its what I use), but the macro function to create file names is less than user friendly.

I cut the default macro, put it in a text editor, and then formatted it so I could readily see/understand it. Then, I'd copy it to a second text file, delete all the unnecessary spaces, then copy that back into dBpoweramp. Took some doing, but once it's done, you don't need to redo it.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: black orange on 31 Dec 2014, 01:25 am
Hello everyone and Seasons Greetings

I need help as I am thoroughly confused. I need something to get music files stored on my NAS into my DAC. I have read many forum posts on this site and others and have narrowed down the choices but need help in finalising one of these.

I am currently using a laptop with Win server 2012, Audiophile Optimiser and JRiver, USB out into my DAC. Files are on a Synology NAS. Flac and Wave.

I wanted to get something better than my noisy laptop.

The price of each of these options are given below. Hope that helps you all in suggesting something.

Bryston BDP -1 - $1700
Aires - $2000
Zuma with linear PS - $2300 (APPX)

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I heard the NAD M50, Auralic Aris and Bryston BDP-1 recently.
Music was on a usb stick. NAD M50 via coax, Bryston via AES and Auralic via USB cable into the same dac (Auralic Vega). All other equipment was the same.

My observations as follows:

NAD M50: At first I liked the sound. Fairly detailed but I soon realised it was infact harsh. The top end was extended but it was almost grating with some recordings. I liked the air around the instruments but ultimately too rough and sibilant.

Bryston BDP-1: I really liked this. Excellent bottom end. In control top end. No Sibilance. Real authority to the music. Slightly warm sounding. Less air around the instruments than the NAD. IMHO clearly better than the NAD M50.

Auralic Aries: Nice top end. More detail compared to the Bryston but not brittle like the NAD. However lacked the bottom end of the bryston. Somehow music sounded a little flat compared to the Bryston.

Therefore for me the NAD is out. I liked the Bryston and also the aries even though they sound quite different. I wish the Bryston had a slightly more extended top end.

I still need to try and work out how the Auralic Aries sounds compared to a CAPS with Win server and AO. Any comments in this regard is appreciated.

Also does the firmware in the BDP-1 change the sound in anyway?

The BDP-1 I heard was running the original 0.XX firmware so not sure if newer firmwares have made any changes.   

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ultrarunner on 31 Dec 2014, 05:09 am
Would anyone care to comment on the sound quality differences between the BDP-1 USB and Auraliti PK90USB?

I have been contented with my PK90 for the last couple of years.  I recently tried the Auralic Aries as a possible upgrade but it doesn't seem to be compatible with my DAC.  Since the PK90 works, I assume the BDP-1 USB would also be compatible, given Auraliti's involvement in it's creation.  I understand the Bryston does internet radio, which the PK90 does not.  Plus it does DSD.  However I would only be interested in trading up if the sound quality is at least a little better.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Tympani on 31 Dec 2014, 04:00 pm
Re: the last 2 posters. I think you will find this thread is generally frequented by folks who own the Bryston units, and are trying to get the best performance from their equipment. I doubt you'll get much feedback regarding comparisons with other devices. I'd be happy if someone proves me wrong. Cheers, and Happy New Year.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: So There on 31 Dec 2014, 06:47 pm
BrystonFan, on the naming conventions for files, I would agree with Garrett. It's a shift of mindset from spinning discs, but on my BDP-2, there's no need to separate files into disc 1, disc 2, unless such separation conveys significant information to you (for example, your favorite selection is track 2 of disc 2). Of course, you have the title of the selection, but with classical works this can sometimes be repetitive or obtuse. For BDP owners, the Bryston web app, Manic Moose, does a good job of displaying album information.

Happy listening,

Rich
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Whiney Napa Valley
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: black orange on 1 Jan 2015, 04:02 am
Re: the last 2 posters. I think you will find this thread is generally frequented by folks who own the Bryston units, and are trying to get the best performance from their equipment. I doubt you'll get much feedback regarding comparisons with other devices. I'd be happy if someone proves me wrong. Cheers, and Happy New Year.

I understand but wanted to add my observations of the differences between the digital transports.
My main question for the members of this forum is if the newer firmware changes the sound of the
bryston players in anyway.

I know for a fact there are changes to the sounds of the players like the Auralic aries with different firmware.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 1 Jan 2015, 08:47 am
I own BDP-1 for some time now and did now witnessed any change in sound with firmware upgrades and with different versions of mpd
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ultrarunner on 2 Jan 2015, 01:09 am
Is Tidal integration in the works?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 2 Jan 2015, 10:53 am
Is Tidal integration in the works?

Yes it is but Chris can tell you more.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 2 Jan 2015, 05:49 pm
@ Black Orange & Ultrarunner

NAD M50 would have greater processing capability than Bryston BDP-1 due to it's powerful ARM processors compared to AMD Geode in the Bryston. It also has an integrated CD drive and host of other user-interface features. However, Bryston proved to be a more refined-sounding player. This is impossible to discriminate in a direct A-B comparison but those never really proved useful in my experience. Bryston brings out more musical involvement, not necessarily more detail or dynamics. It builds on the strengths of your existing DAC. The NAD, on the other hand, didn't strike me as such. Bryston sounded if as though it "went with the flow" intead of hand-waving "I am here!". NAD seems to draw more attention on itself with a bit of a luminance which others may percieve as greater detail resolution. Not at all I believe because not one instrument sounded more real to me because of this. It was more an impression of detail than anything else. The lack of this made Bryston a little bit smoother and effortless -sounding but regardless of this, I still believe Bryston left a greater emotional impact on me. A hair more smoothness in Emma Johnson's clariner or a thouch more roundness in the electrifying intro of John Petrucci's guitar... This is why Bryston (once again) prevailed. The guarantee and customer support were the extra few points on the Bryston's side.

In the technical sense, both NAD and Bryston are indistingushable one from another. Stereophile measurements suggest this and in fact, NAD should have a slightly quieter jitter-induced distortion but at well under -125dB, I can imagine this would be impossible to hear.

I hope this helps!
Cheers!
Antun

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ultrarunner on 3 Jan 2015, 01:56 am
Thanks for the feedback Antun.  I have a pretty revealing system so I would likely hear the things you describe.  The BDP-1/2 seem to get good reviews so it seems a safe bet, although taking one home and trying it will be the real test.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: black orange on 3 Jan 2015, 08:40 am
@ Black Orange & Ultrarunner

NAD M50 would have greater processing capability than Bryston BDP-1 due to it's powerful ARM processors compared to AMD Geode in the Bryston. It also has an integrated CD drive and host of other user-interface features. However, Bryston proved to be a more refined-sounding player. This is impossible to discriminate in a direct A-B comparison but those never really proved useful in my experience. Bryston brings out more musical involvement, not necessarily more detail or dynamics. It builds on the strengths of your existing DAC. The NAD, on the other hand, didn't strike me as such. Bryston sounded if as though it "went with the flow" intead of hand-waving "I am here!". NAD seems to draw more attention on itself with a bit of a luminance which others may percieve as greater detail resolution. Not at all I believe because not one instrument sounded more real to me because of this. It was more an impression of detail than anything else. The lack of this made Bryston a little bit smoother and effortless -sounding but regardless of this, I still believe Bryston left a greater emotional impact on me. A hair more smoothness in Emma Johnson's clariner or a thouch more roundness in the electrifying intro of John Petrucci's guitar... This is why Bryston (once again) prevailed. The guarantee and customer support were the extra few points on the Bryston's side.

In the technical sense, both NAD and Bryston are indistingushable one from another. Stereophile measurements suggest this and in fact, NAD should have a slightly quieter jitter-induced distortion but at well under -125dB, I can imagine this would be impossible to hear.

I hope this helps!
Cheers!
Antun

Thanks Antun

I too felt that with the bryston I connected with the music better.

I am still deciding between Aries and the Bryston as I prefered the Bryston but the Aries was more extended and had more detail but just did not have that emotional impact. The bryston was brand new and not run in and also the firmware on the bryston was the outdated. Not sure if the bryston will be able to match it with newer firmware and if it is run in a bit.

regards
K

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: black orange on 3 Jan 2015, 08:41 am
Also very keen to find out if the BDP-1 can run Tidal.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrystonFan on 3 Jan 2015, 10:04 pm
BrystonFan, on the naming conventions for files, I would agree with Garrett. It's a shift of mindset from spinning discs, but on my BDP-2, there's no need to separate files into disc 1, disc 2, unless such separation conveys significant information to you (for example, your favorite selection is track 2 of disc 2). Of course, you have the title of the selection, but with classical works this can sometimes be repetitive or obtuse. For BDP owners, the Bryston web app, Manic Moose, does a good job of displaying album information.

Happy listening,

Rich
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Whiney Napa Valley



Thank you Gentlemen.
I tried ripping the latest U2 deluxe cd (2 discs) using the default dBpoweramp settings and it created 2 folders for each disc. I would like to have these in one folder for the album on the drive. I figured I would start with the Multi disc and compilation CDs in my ripping saga for future use in my BDP-2
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 4 Jan 2015, 07:33 am
That's best... single CD's are comparatively easy.

The easiest solutions is to add "Disc 1" or "Disc 2" to the file name, but put them all in the same folder. This way, the files will display in order on the discs (since "Disc 1" alphabetically comes before "Disc 2"), but all in the same folder on the BDP-2. It should still display the correct metadata on the display though.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 4 Jan 2015, 04:21 pm
A BDP-1 should handle 192khz just fine, you should try upgrading the firmware.  That firmware will require the BDP placed into service mode to be updated by us.  Service mode is covered on page 24 or 26 in the manic moose manual.

Cheers
Chris

Chris, check your PM. I read the manual and have sent you a message but got no reply from you.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Manic Moose CD Backup App
Post by: docder on 19 Jan 2015, 05:33 pm
Hi,

I see mention in the firmware updates of a CD backup App. Is this available on the BDP-?  If so, how does it functiuon.

Thank you,

David
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: WillyC3 on 21 Jan 2015, 08:15 pm
I am debating what hardware to buy as a digital music player / DAC.  I was originally considering the Sony HAP-Z1ES, am intrigued by the new Cocktail Audio X40 as a combined solution, but my audio advisor recommends the Bryston BDP-1USB, coupled to the Bryston BDA-3 DAC when it comes out this spring.

I mostly play lossless ripped and hi-rez FLAC files (as well as some downloaded DSDs) stored on my Windows 8 PC hard drive using J River software, connected to my Oppo BDP-105 as a USB DAC, into a Bryston B135 Integrated Amp driving B&W CM-10 speakers.  I also have several dozen SACDs I play using my Oppo.

I would appreciate feedback on some questions related to the Bryston solution as I ponder my decision:

1) What control software/web page would I be using on my Windows 8 Surface Pro 3 to play music on the BDP-1USB in place of the J River software?  What would be the user experience relative to J River type functionality?

2) What type of USB hard drives are recommended to connect to the BDP1-USB?  Separately powered?  What about SSDs?

3) What file structure works best to organize my collection on the hard drive I would connect to the BDP1-USB, i.e. Artist/Album/Songs or other?  Include a PDF with album art in each file folder?  I have about 1800 discs/albums worth of digital material.

4) It looks like I would be able to play my SACDs using the Oppo as a transport and the BDA-3 as a DAC when it is available, correct?

5) One attraction of the Cocktail X40 is using it's HDMI out to my TV as a control display in lieu of networked software, but it would reason that the Bryston solution will be more flexible in the long run and should be sonically superior (at about twice the price).  It is hard to estimate what the difference in listening experience would be between the two.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

PS: I thought I solved all this four years ago when I bought an Olive 6HD.  Long sad story... 
 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 22 Jan 2015, 06:04 pm
Hi
1. You can use own Bryston control web client by entering IP address of the player in a browser. Or use an app from the store, like Chimney (http://www.windowsphone.com/sv-se/store/app/chimney/dba1be69-7eb5-403e-bbb0-f3a93c4dff7a)
2. I use separate NAS, found it most convenient
3. I use Genre\Artist\[year] Album, I am used with this structure from old days
5. Phone is much more convenient than TV
Best!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: WillyC3 on 23 Jan 2015, 05:55 pm
Hi
1. You can use own Bryston control web client by entering IP address of the player in a browser. Or use an app from the store, like Chimney (http://www.windowsphone.com/sv-se/store/app/chimney/dba1be69-7eb5-403e-bbb0-f3a93c4dff7a)
2. I use separate NAS, found it most convenient
3. I use Genre\Artist\[year] Album, I am used with this structure from old days
5. Phone is much more convenient than TV
Best!

Thanks, ttsto!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: AJAudio on 23 Jan 2015, 06:18 pm
Hi,

When the BDP-2 has an installed internal harddrive inside of it, how does it exposes it to the outside world ?

Does it exposes it as a share on the ethernet network ?

SMB ?  (Windows compatible network share)

Can we define users with read/write permission and users with only read permission ?

Can it be use as a small NAS ?  (dedicated to music file)

Thanks!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ozzy on 23 Jan 2015, 10:33 pm
Can the BDP-2 output DSD over the USB?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 23 Jan 2015, 10:45 pm
Can the BDP-2 output DSD over the USB?

Yes with the new MM software.

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 24 Jan 2015, 07:41 pm
Yes with the new MM software.

James

Hi James!

is Chris still around? I have sent him a message and didn't get a reply. I am experiencing some glitches with my BDP-1 when playing 24/192 FLAC. Perhaps he's on a vacation, God knows he deserves one, in which case I don't want to bother him.

Best wishes!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 24 Jan 2015, 08:02 pm
Hi James!

is Chris still around? I have sent him a message and didn't get a reply. I am experiencing some glitches with my BDP-1 when playing 24/192 FLAC. Perhaps he's on a vacation, God knows he deserves one, in which case I don't want to bother him.

Best wishes!
Antun

Hi Antun

Yes he is around during the week.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 25 Jan 2015, 09:28 am
Hi Antun

Yes he is around during the week.

james

Okay thanks! I will give him a shout tomorrow.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 27 Jan 2015, 02:03 am
Okay thanks! I will give him a shout tomorrow.

Cheers!
Antun

Hi Antun,

I havn't recieved any messages from you since September of last year.... Or if that's it my apologies for missing it.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 28 Jan 2015, 05:49 pm
Hi Antun,

I havn't recieved any messages from you since September of last year.... Or if that's it my apologies for missing it.

Cheers
Chris

Hi Chris!

Curious but never mind!

If you remember, I am experiencing some glitches (interruptions) with my BDP-1 on 24/192 files. It works perfectly with everything else - 24/96 or below. You then said I should upgrade the system firmware. It is currently running MM, S2.04. I have read the instructions in the MM manual and nned you to tell me when to place the machine in it's service mode so that you can perform the upgrade remotely.

Best wishes,
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 29 Jan 2015, 01:43 am
Hi Antun,

Just place it in service mode email me the servce id

crice[at]bryston[dot]com

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 29 Jan 2015, 05:29 pm
Hi Antun,

Just place it in service mode email me the servce id

crice[at]bryston[dot]com

Cheers
Chris

Hi Chris!

Email sent! Please let me know if there is something I must do on my end. The BDP-1 is working even while in Service Mode so I assume it is safe to use it.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 30 Jan 2015, 12:38 am
Hi;

I have a question not so much for the BDP's themselves but the software people use to rip their CD's in order to play them via the BDP's.

So I think I'm going to purchase dbpoweramp this weekend to start the process of ripping my CD's which by default appears to come with both the CD ripper software as well as the music converter software. My question is do I or should I also buy the PerfectTUNES that's also offered on the website? I haven't seen people mention this so I'm not sure if it brings anything to the table for the BDP usage and/or the file playback software i.e. MPOD, Bryston-MAX etc.

Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 30 Jan 2015, 04:20 am
Ooof. No idea. I love dbPoweramp, you're getting a great product.

I highly recommend you make some hard choices first though. Decide for certain what folder and file name format you want to go with. Do you want albums with disc to all be in the same folder, but include "disc 1" in the file name? Do you want to have the folder structure show which disc you have? Do you want to use the default album art, or do through and use Album Art Exchange or something else to manually select album art? Do you want all of your album art the same size (1000x1000, 600x600, etc).

None of these will affect quality, just how you use/interface with the rips.

I'd suggest you get two cd's with one artist and one disc, two cds with multiple artists and one disc, a soundtrack, and a classical disc. Rip those and see how the file names and structures work. Then, if you make any changes, you don't have to redo your whole library!

I didn't do that, and when i got about 100 discs into it, I decided I wanted to catalog stuff in a different manner. It was easier to re-rip everything than to manually rename it. So, plan ahead, then start your ripping.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 30 Jan 2015, 05:32 pm
Thanks for the info.  :thumb: Dang! That's a lot of stuff to consider.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 30 Jan 2015, 05:51 pm
Or you could call Chris Rice to help you with dbpoweramp end of story(ONE THING) :thumb:.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 31 Jan 2015, 02:15 am
Who is Chris Rice?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: AJAudio on 2 Feb 2015, 12:32 am
Hi all,

I'd like to know how is the internal harddrive in the BDP-2 is access thru the network ?

How can we load it with music files ?

Is it a standard "Windows Share" or do we need to FTP into it or another method ?

(Sorry for the double post, I've posted a similar question here about a week ago but didn't received any answers...  If I'm on the wrong forum, please correct me.)

Thank you for your time!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 2 Feb 2015, 12:13 pm
Ooof. No idea. I love dbPoweramp, you're getting a great product.

I highly recommend you make some hard choices first though. Decide for certain what folder and file name format you want to go with. Do you want albums with disc to all be in the same folder, but include "disc 1" in the file name? Do you want to have the folder structure show which disc you have? Do you want to use the default album art, or do through and use Album Art Exchange or something else to manually select album art? Do you want all of your album art the same size (1000x1000, 600x600, etc).

None of these will affect quality, just how you use/interface with the rips.

I'd suggest you get two cd's with one artist and one disc, two cds with multiple artists and one disc, a soundtrack, and a classical disc. Rip those and see how the file names and structures work. Then, if you make any changes, you don't have to redo your whole library!

I didn't do that, and when i got about 100 discs into it, I decided I wanted to catalog stuff in a different manner. It was easier to re-rip everything than to manually rename it. So, plan ahead, then start your ripping.

So I purchased the software over the weekend. Unfortuately I don't yet have an application to view the stuff in so I'm not able to tell how fussy I'm going to be about things like different sized album art like you mentioned because I could see as I was ripping some the album art file sizes differed ranging from like 300x300 up to 1000x1000. I do like that you could add multiple images like back covers etc. and take an image directly from the scanner by the looks of it. I didn't experiment with this yet though. Do you know if you can add additional images or change your default choice once the album has been ripped? I don't even know what application would be used for that.

I ripped a number of albums with minimal Flac compression i.e. the 0 setting and some with the highest i.e. 8. I'll probably do some in the uncompressed option as well. Does any of this have an impact on the end result i.e. audio qualty or is it literally just how small or large you want your files to be since in the end all of the options are lossless.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 3 Feb 2015, 01:50 am
On paper the BDP will simple work harder to decompress the pcm.  If you intend on using the web interface, the BDP will make a copy of the existing cover are and resize it to 250x250 and smaller for the various views and will only use the original in the center of the default view.  This will be proportional to your viewing area, although 300x300 could be a tad pixely as the default filler Bryston image is 466x466.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 3 Feb 2015, 01:52 am
Hi all,

I'd like to know how is the internal harddrive in the BDP-2 is access thru the network ?

How can we load it with music files ?

Is it a standard "Windows Share" or do we need to FTP into it or another method ?

(Sorry for the double post, I've posted a similar question here about a week ago but didn't received any answers...  If I'm on the wrong forum, please correct me.)

Thank you for your time!

The web interface portion is a little dated as it's loony loon rather then manic moose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQjn2HSd6b8

Cheers


Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: AJAudio on 3 Feb 2015, 02:35 am
@unincognito

Thanks for the link.

Most informative.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 3 Feb 2015, 08:52 am
So I purchased the software over the weekend. Unfortuately I don't yet have an application to view the stuff in so I'm not able to tell how fussy I'm going to be about things like different sized album art like you mentioned because I could see as I was ripping some the album art file sizes differed ranging from like 300x300 up to 1000x1000. I do like that you could add multiple images like back covers etc. and take an image directly from the scanner by the looks of it. I didn't experiment with this yet though. Do you know if you can add additional images or change your default choice once the album has been ripped? I don't even know what application would be used for that.

I ripped a number of albums with minimal Flac compression i.e. the 0 setting and some with the highest i.e. 8. I'll probably do some in the uncompressed option as well. Does any of this have an impact on the end result i.e. audio qualty or is it literally just how small or large you want your files to be since in the end all of the options are lossless.

WAV vs FLAC or other lossless compression sound quality has been debated in the past. I remember some series of articles in one publication where the author tested WAV vs FLAC vs FLAC converted back to WAV. For me, I can't tell any difference. I use FLAC and the default compression size that dbPoweramp sets.

I can't speak for Mac. If you're using windows, you can examine the folder/file structure just as you would any other computer data files, using the Windows Explorer. For all my album artwork, I download from www.AlbumArtExchange.com. My preferred size right now is 1000x1000, but I have no technical basis for that choice. In addition to the image size, you'll notice the file size of the image can change dramatically. One 750x750 file may be 80KB, while another may be 1.2MB. That is due to compression. Much like mp3 files, image files can be compressed and made much smaller, but you will lose some detail. The more it's compressed, the more detail is lost. I'm more concerned with the image quality than the image size. After all, most software interfaces will resize the image anyway, just as Chris said the BDP interface does.

You can then go into Windows Explorer into a folder that contains all the FLAC files from one CD. Select all the files. Right click your mouse and select "Edit ID-Tag". From there, you can remove and add album art to all of the selected files. If you wanted to add or change the album art for just one file, just select only that file.

Once you decide how you want to store your collection, it becomes a pretty smooth process. I had to write down exactly what I did though. After I ripped my existing library, it was several months before I had more discs to rip. By that time, I didn't remember exactly what I had settled on. Fortunately for me, I kept notes and was able to get back to it with little stress and relearning.

- Garrett

The author of dbPoweramp ("Spoon") was pretty responsive to posts in the forum he runs for dbPoweramp too. If you run into a problem or have a question about the software, you can try there too. https://forum.dbpoweramp.com/forumdisplay.php?9-dBpoweramp
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 3 Feb 2015, 12:14 pm
Thanks for the info guys.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 6 Feb 2015, 07:45 pm
Does Manic Moose, MPOD, MPAD, etc. have the ability to display and scroll through various pictures for a single album? For example if I scan all pages from a typical CD booklet, can all of that be viewed?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 10 Feb 2015, 01:58 am
Does Manic Moose, MPOD, MPAD, etc. have the ability to display and scroll through various pictures for a single album? For example if I scan all pages from a typical CD booklet, can all of that be viewed?

We have considered adding the feature, but it's very low in our list of priorities
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 10 Feb 2015, 01:35 pm
Thanks

This saves me a lot of time and effort then as I would have done this after I finish ripping all of my CD's. I'm about half way through now. Since 99.99% of my CD's are store bought I actually have all of the liner notes that I could scan in and add to the photo sets.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: lycia on 10 Feb 2015, 08:53 pm
A question re the 9B SST2. I have not been able to obtain an answer to this on the Bryston Technical Support page so I will try here:


 Is it possible to change the face plate (in this case from silver to black) on a do-it-yourself basis given the presence of the on/off switch and the 5 LEDs?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Feb 2015, 09:36 pm
A question re the 9B SST2. I have not been able to obtain an answer to this on the Bryston Technical Support page so I will try here:


 Is it possible to change the face plate (in this case from silver to black) on a do-it-yourself basis given the presence of the on/off switch and the 5 LEDs?

Hi

Its not easy so would recommend factory only.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: lycia on 10 Feb 2015, 09:44 pm
Thank you, James.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: scheiner on 14 Feb 2015, 12:43 am
I'm trying to update BDP-1 firmware without success. Any clue? Thank


Downloading firmware filesystem
0 100% @2716
Downloading boot drivers
0 100% @2645
Downloading vmlinuz image
0 100% @2606
Running Filesystem Check: 25ab5d749f904e236e4437fc34a548da /lib/live/mount/medium/live/filesystem.new
: Filsystem Check Failed: md5 values different
Should Be:
Calculated: 25ab5d74
You should try redownloading this version of the firmware and try again
-
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 14 Feb 2015, 03:51 am
If I use my iPod touch to control the BDP-1 through the interface, will it do all the same functions as the Bryston remote will? If so, great, if not, what will both the Touch and Bryston remote be able to control?

the remote will power a bdp off and on, i generally only recommend getting the remote if you also have our dac and one of our preamps preamp/integrated amps.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: David Lester on 1 Mar 2015, 06:09 am
How long does it take to update a 500 Gb hard drive with 1100 mp3 and FLAC files (16 Gb)? I am using a BDP-1 and MM 2.05 firmware. It has been updating for hours now. Using LL firmware it took only a few minutes. Any comments?

Thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 1 Mar 2015, 03:26 pm
How long does it take to update a 500 Gb hard drive with 1100 mp3 and FLAC files (16 Gb)? I am using a BDP-1 and MM 2.05 firmware. It has been updating for hours now. Using LL firmware it took only a few minutes. Any comments?

Thanks

Hi

Should only take about 5 minutes or so.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: haxter1 on 1 Mar 2015, 05:08 pm
I had this problem until I read in the manual that one should power off the BDP, Reboot it and when the two little vertical lines on the bottom of the display become a solid square insert the drive.  Then the U should appear and the update will run as it should. 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: scheiner on 17 Mar 2015, 03:24 pm
I sent an email to support with my service ID hoping that someone would return to me to help upgrading firmware. Absolutly no response ... and also no response on my post from Feb 14th. Very disappointed with Bryston. Poor support.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BrysTony on 17 Mar 2015, 04:15 pm
I sent an email to support with my service ID hoping that someone would return to me to help upgrading firmware. Absolutly no response ... and also no response on my post from Feb 14th. Very disappointed with Bryston. Poor support.

Have you checked to see if your firmware has been upgraded?

Tony
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 19 Mar 2015, 12:30 am
I sent an email to support with my service ID hoping that someone would return to me to help upgrading firmware. Absolutly no response ... and also no response on my post from Feb 14th. Very disappointed with Bryston. Poor support.

Sorry, but I havn't seen a thing in my inbox
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 20 Mar 2015, 03:51 am
I sent an email to support with my service ID hoping that someone would return to me to help upgrading firmware. Absolutly no response ... and also no response on my post from Feb 14th. Very disappointed with Bryston. Poor support.

James Tanner usually directs people to email Mike Picket @ Bryston directly. Mike's email is mpickett@bryston.com. I'd give that a try.

Bryston's customer service is usually some of the best in the business. I understand your frustration, but don't count them out just yet.

You can also try sending James a message via this forum. I see him logged in several times a day, and he's always been very prompt about answering messages.

- Garrett
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Elemberg on 19 Apr 2015, 01:05 pm
Is it correct that the BDP-1 will only support DSD 64? Also are there plans to support higher rate DSD through the BDP-1 with a future firmware update?

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Norton on 20 Apr 2015, 06:02 pm
Is it correct that the BDP-1 will only support DSD 64? Also are there plans to support higher rate DSD through the BDP-1 with a future firmware update?

My BDP 2 plays DSD 128 over USB.  I don't know for a fact, but can't imagine the BDP 1 would be any different providing it's running recent firmware.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: stereoclub on 20 Apr 2015, 06:22 pm
More or less about Jitter:
Some say asynchronous USB transmission is better than AES or SPDIF for jitter rejection, as the clock relies on DAC exclusively. This raises some questions:
- connection between BDP1-USB and BDA-2 is asynchronous? So this means it would be the best way to have your digital files transmitted?
- you don't need BDP-2 for better quality, and the only reason for AES and SPDIF in BDP-2 is for compatibility with other non USB DAC's. If you have BDA-2 you don't need these interfaces and you are better with BDP-1USB in terms of quality
- why there is no BDP2-USB (with better power supply and huge library)? This would be the best player in a Bryston system with BDA-2...
- maybe a little out of topic, but then all the benefit which provides BUC-1 is lost when signal is transmitted SPDIF from BUC to other DAC?

James, please share some light on these aspects, thank you
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 20 Apr 2015, 09:34 pm
More or less about Jitter:
Some say asynchronous USB transmission is better than AES or SPDIF for jitter rejection, as the clock relies on DAC exclusively. This raises some questions:
- connection between BDP1-USB and BDA-2 is asynchronous? So this means it would be the best way to have your digital files transmitted?
- you don't need BDP-2 for better quality, and the only reason for AES and SPDIF in BDP-2 is for compatibility with other non USB DAC's. If you have BDA-2 you don't need these interfaces and you are better with BDP-1USB in terms of quality
- why there is no BDP2-USB (with better power supply and huge library)? This would be the best player in a Bryston system with BDA-2...
- maybe a little out of topic, but then all the benefit which provides BUC-1 is lost when signal is transmitted SPDIF from BUC to other DAC?

James, please share some light on these aspects, thank you

Hi

There is still a lot of discussion abut which interface yields the most accurate digital signal transfer so I use the BDP-2 as it allows me to experiment with all 3 types.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: stereoclub on 21 Apr 2015, 09:53 am
Thank you James, got the idea, seems to be an open discussion without conclusions yet.
Also related to USB, I have Chordette Qute EX USB DAC but BDP-2 doesn't recognise this device, doesn't appear in Audio Devices list as other USB DAC's do appear. Is there incompatibility with Chordette Qute EX?
http://www.chordelectronics.co.uk/products-info.asp?id=91

Again, thanks for your reply.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 21 Apr 2015, 04:22 pm
Thank you James, got the idea, seems to be an open discussion without conclusions yet.
Also related to USB, I have Chordette Qute EX USB DAC but BDP-2 doesn't recognise this device, doesn't appear in Audio Devices list as other USB DAC's do appear. Is there incompatibility with Chordette Qute EX?
http://www.chordelectronics.co.uk/products-info.asp?id=91

Again, thanks for your reply.

Hi

We have not tested the Chordette but sounds like an incompatibility issue.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: generichs on 22 Apr 2015, 02:08 am
I know this happens often because I read a previous thread.  My BDP1 was affected by a black out.  I read a thread about how reconnection is possible by clicking the address button down arrow to get the previous BDP1 address.  That fixed the connection on both my laptops.  But I have not been able to get my desktop to find the BDP1 on the Manic Moose software or Gnome Music Player.

When I input bryston-bdp-1.local it will either default to a websearch or address; or time out. 

Gnome Music Player won't work on the desktop with bryston-bdp-1.local, but it works on both laptops.  There is obviously some software setting in my desktop which is preventing connection with the bdp1.  Am I missing something?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 22 Apr 2015, 04:29 am
replace bryston-bdp-1.local with actual ip address of the player in your browser;
you can set the IP address of BDP as static in the settings, so next time will not change
alternative, you can set up fixed IP address for BDP in your router
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: generichs on 22 Apr 2015, 01:35 pm
Thanks for the response.  Where do I get the ip address of the player from?  I also have a problem where sometimes the BDP1 and other computers in the network don't display in the network map.  This happens often.

And now the BDP1 and NAS Drive show on the network map.  Maybe sometimes it just takes a long time to load.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 22 Apr 2015, 06:50 pm
Push once down arrow from front plate of BDP1 to get the IP address
Booting time: my BDP1 is fully functional about 3 minutes. On front panel, second line, should display the square sign.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: generichs on 22 Apr 2015, 11:15 pm
Have Manic Moose up and running.  Thanks.  I now know how to find my way to BDP1 if it drops off.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: lycia on 3 May 2015, 10:17 pm
BDP-2   Audio Devices in MM

Nothing appears in Audio Devices in my BDP-2 (S2.11 2015-04-13  MPD 0.18.21) although two DACs are connected and working. The built-in Audio Device does not appear.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: generichs on 4 May 2015, 01:24 am
I was having this problem often.  It is related to the Local Master Browser setting.  If you are operating a NAS Drive, it is best to set the NAS Drive as the Local Master Browser.  If you are using a Synology NAS Drive the setting is located in Control Panel/File Services/Advanced Settings.  Enable Local Master Browser.

The problem arises if you operate a number of computers on a network.  The first computer that switches on becomes the Local Master Browser by default.  When that computer switches off, all devices on the network will disappear.  If you then switch it on the devices on the network will not reappear, unless you switch off/on all the other devices.

The best setting is to set the NAS Drive as Local Master Browser and leave it on.  It will go into idle when the computers are switched off, but as it is always on, all devices will appear on your network when you switch any computer on the network on.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: lycia on 4 May 2015, 01:53 am
Thanks, but there is no NAS involved and only one computer.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: MoPac on 5 May 2015, 05:05 pm
Hi Chris:   ( BDP-2 with latest update )
 Would like to try USB out to a PS Audio PWD II.  Do I plug it in "hot" or must both the player and DAC be powered down first.

  Thanks, Rich
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: generichs on 6 May 2015, 04:53 am
I don't think it matters.  I usually simply put pre-amp on mute.  I keep USB permanently plugged in and use the input selector for different inputs.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 7 May 2015, 01:10 am
Hi Chris:   ( BDP-2 with latest update )
 Would like to try USB out to a PS Audio PWD II.  Do I plug it in "hot" or must both the player and DAC be powered down first.

  Thanks, Rich

http://www.bryston.com/PDF/Manuals/BDP-2_MM_Manual.pdf

Please see page 15
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: generichs on 8 May 2015, 04:05 am
I don't think it matters.  I usually simply put pre-amp on mute.  I keep USB permanently plugged in and use the input selector for different inputs.

Sorry, misunderstood what you said.  PS Audio PWD II can only be connected to BDP with co-axial outlet.  BDP1 Co-axial is BNC plug, PS Audio co-axial is RCA.  You will need BNC adapter for your digital cable to PS Audio DAC.  Or order a digital cable with the output end BNC and the input end RCA.   
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pbnmjk on 4 Jun 2015, 06:44 pm
Hello, I have a 16TB RAID 5 with 1TGB usable (4 x 4TB HDs) with more than 70,000 songs now and expecting complete around 140,000. Now my question to the users is:

What is the maximum files quantity are you using/used with the BDP-1?

I want to know how this work in the real life, is the reason becasuse I ask to the users.

Thanks in advance...
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ishmael010 on 4 Jun 2015, 11:45 pm
Bryston BDP-1 crowd-Which is advisable, to turn my
BDP-1 off after every use, or leave it on? 

Regards!

Dane

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Mag on 5 Jun 2015, 12:04 am
Hello, I have a 16GB RAID 5 with 12GB usable (4 x 4GB HDs) with more than 70,000 songs now and expecting complete around 140,000. Now my question to the users is:

What is the maximum files quantity are you using/used with the BDP-1?

I want to know how this work in the real life, is the reason becasuse I ask to the users.

Thanks in advance...

I'm in the process of re-mastering all my favourites. So I'm using 32 gig sticks, one fore electronic, one for rock, and one for pop. I'm planning on using 64 gigs for the rest of my collection. Then I want to get one large drive for back up.

I don't like going too large as I find it more cumbersome to scroll through songs. My system isn't well organized other than alphabetical and the 4 jump drives for regular use. :smoke:
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Mag on 5 Jun 2015, 12:07 am
Bryston BDP-1 crowd-Which is advisable, to turn my
BDP-1 off after every use, or leave it on? 

Regards!

Dane

I shut mine down every night, but on the weekend I leave it on 24/7 as well as the rest of my gear. 8)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pbnmjk on 5 Jun 2015, 01:11 am
I'm in the process of re-mastering all my favourites. So I'm using 32 gig sticks, one fore electronic, one for rock, and one for pop. I'm planning on using 64 gigs for the rest of my collection. Then I want to get one large drive for back up.

I don't like going too large as I find it more cumbersome to scroll through songs. My system isn't well organized other than alphabetical and the 4 jump drives for regular use. :smoke:

Thank you for your feedback, at the present time I'm using a Macbook Pro 16Gb RAM plus Audirvana+ with the RAID connected using Firewire 800 to the MBP and all flow without problems to my BDA-1 through a Wireworld USB, but I want to remove the computer from middle and I have the opportunity of buy a BDP-1. My library is organized by iTunes. Do you think the BDP-1 have the power to move all this music?

PS: I corrected the size of the RAID, I wrote GB instead of TB.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: generichs on 5 Jun 2015, 01:40 am
I have a 2TB hard drive that works with BDP1.  I don't think the size of the drive matters.  It comes down to software.  My 4TB NAS Drive won't connect to BDP1, but since I only play from Flashdrives for best fidelity, the NAS drive is only used for storage.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pbnmjk on 5 Jun 2015, 02:40 am
I have a 2TB hard drive that works with BDP1.  I don't think the size of the drive matters.  It comes down to software.  My 4TB NAS Drive won't connect to BDP1, but since I only play from Flashdrives for best fidelity, the NAS drive is only used for storage.

Thank you for your feedback... I'm concerned about the file quantity the BDP-1 can manage without issues.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Krutsch on 5 Jun 2015, 04:20 pm
Thank you for your feedback... I'm concerned about the file quantity the BDP-1 can manage without issues.

FWIW, I have more than 13,000 tracks on an attached USB drive with a BDP-1. I've experimented with USB Flash drives (128 GB and another 512 GB), as well as NAS (WD MyCloud). The attached USB drive is fastest for library generation (it's a powered, 7200 rpm drive).

The internal MPD playback software, and associated apps (e.g. MPad and MPDroid) work without breaking a sweat; library generation from scratch takes only a few minutes; playback is flawless. My guess is that my library could be a LOT larger with the same user experience.

Manic Moose works, as well, once your library and cover art are generated; that can take a seriously long time with a larger collection. I've been downloading the BETAs as they appear and the library issues are improving.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: pbnmjk on 7 Jun 2015, 12:54 am
FWIW, I have more than 13,000 tracks on an attached USB drive with a BDP-1. I've experimented with USB Flash drives (128 GB and another 512 GB), as well as NAS (WD MyCloud). The attached USB drive is fastest for library generation (it's a powered, 7200 rpm drive).

The internal MPD playback software, and associated apps (e.g. MPad and MPDroid) work without breaking a sweat; library generation from scratch takes only a few minutes; playback is flawless. My guess is that my library could be a LOT larger with the same user experience.

Manic Moose works, as well, once your library and cover art are generated; that can take a seriously long time with a larger collection. I've been downloading the BETAs as they appear and the library issues are improving.

Thank you Krutsch, your answer is very helpful to me... I'm asking because Bryston say it can work with 30.000 files, and I have more than double...
I can understand from what you said, it depend more of the software...
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: AJAudio on 15 Jun 2015, 02:49 am
Hi James,

Is there a "compiled FAQ" or "known bug list" for the latest firmware of the BDP-2 ?

I just took possession of my BDP-2 a few weeks ago and I'd like to see if the problems/situation I am experiencing are already in the process of being adressed without posting them again...

Or just I simply dump everything here ?   :D

Thanks!

Take care!

AJE
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 15 Jun 2015, 09:32 am
Hi James,

Is there a "compiled FAQ" or "known bug list" for the latest firmware of the BDP-2 ?

I just took possession of my BDP-2 a few weeks ago and I'd like to see if the problems/situation I am experiencing are already in the process of being adressed without posting them again...

Or just I simply dump everything here ?   :D

Thanks!

Take care!

AJE

Hi

Yes please let us know what issues you are having - so far I am not aware of any major issues with the latest software.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: AJAudio on 16 Jun 2015, 01:33 am
Hi James,

Sorry if I sounded alarming...  The BDP-2 works without any major issues.

The problem I'm referring to are mostly "little annoyance" or simply not properly understood on my side.

But I've just seen there's been an update I don't have (S2.14 2015-06-08).  I'll update first and check if any of my concern have already been addressed.

Thank you for your prompt response.

Take care!


Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 18 Jun 2015, 03:03 pm
Hi Guys,

Considering purchasing a dealer demo Bryston Bdp 1 and just wondering if it is coax out?

Thanks

Regards Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 18 Jun 2015, 03:51 pm
Considering purchasing a dealer demo Bryston Bdp 1 and just wondering if it is coax out?

If it's not the currently available BDP-1USB (USB output only) but the previous BDP-1, it has an S/PDIF BNC Coaxial output and AES/EBU XLR output.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 18 Jun 2015, 11:10 pm
Hi Steve,

The dealer demo is the previous model.  Looks like I will have to order an xlr balanced cable.

Thank you for the clarification.

Cheers Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 19 Jun 2015, 03:06 am
Hi Guys,

Just ordered a Bryston Bdp 1 from my Australian dealer which is located in Melbourne.  I live in Perth which is about 2000 miles away. We are a small market :). 

Luckily, I was able to purchase a brand new unit but this is the older version of the Bdp 1.  Hoping that it sounds great and is easy to setup.  I am a clux with computers.  Also bought an AES/EBU cable.  Looking forward to storing my cd's in the attic.

Cheers Rod

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 19 Jun 2015, 07:44 am
Hi Rod,

With the current firmware, Bryston has made operation/use of the BPD series pretty user friendly. And if you run into a hiccup, just post here!

- Garrett
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Norton on 19 Jun 2015, 01:49 pm
Rod

Would be worth asking the dealer to load the latest firmware before taking delivery.  If it's an original BDP 1it could still be on much older firmware -  so you can get started with the latest and best.

Not that's it's much hassle to do yourself, I've had no problems but apparently it can go wrong sometimes.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 19 Jun 2015, 03:55 pm
Hi Guys,

Just ordered a Bryston Bdp 1 from my Australian dealer which is located in Melbourne.  I live in Perth which is about 2000 miles away. We are a small market :). 

Luckily, I was able to purchase a brand new unit but this is the older version of the Bdp 1.  Hoping that it sounds great and is easy to setup.  I am a clux with computers.  Also bought an AES/EBU cable.  Looking forward to storing my cd's in the attic.

Cheers Rod

Hi Rod!

The BDP-1 is every bit as good as the BDP-2 when audio quality is in question. The "new" BDP-1USB is essentially a BDP-1 without BNC and XLR output so even if the BDP-1 is an older model, it is better than the BDP-1USB. I bought the BDP-1 last year, two weeks before the company discontinued it so it is one of the very last few that were made but let me tell you, I did this with a specific purpose. The BDP-2 had features I do not need so I felt the substantial difference in ptice (1000 Euro) was not worth it for me.

You will like the BDP-1 player.

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 20 Jun 2015, 05:03 am
Hi Guys,

Looks like I'm going to get lots of friendly help in this circle.  I've been reading James Tanner's posts for years and it is such a friendly circle.  One of the reasons I bought the Bryston Bdp1 is because of the back up.

I'll post when the unit arrives here in Perth.  It has 2000 miles to travel to get to me.

Cheers Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: vortecjr on 20 Jun 2015, 11:39 am
Hi

We have not tested the Chordette but sounds like an incompatibility issue.

james

The USB audio driver for the Chord Chordette should be included in recent Linux kernels. The Chord Chordette uses the M2Tech hiFace OEM interface and it not appear in the list of devices depending on where the units software looks for information about connected devices. I would connect the Chord Chordette via USB without any other USB device connected to the unit and try playback as it might be working properly without displaying its presence. 

Jesus R     
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: vortecjr on 20 Jun 2015, 11:53 am
Hi Chris:   ( BDP-2 with latest update )
 Would like to try USB out to a PS Audio PWD II.  Do I plug it in "hot" or must both the player and DAC be powered down first.

  Thanks, Rich

This is in general and not specific to this unit. Linux will automatically discover and play to most USB audio devices when hot plugged. However, there are few USB audio devices that need you to reboot the Linux operating system. One reason for this seems to be related to the fact that some units default to a particular hardware output and the order that you plug things in can makes a difference for playback. There are also some USB audio devices that require that you power cycle them before you power on the unit. As an example, this is necessary with the Mytek USB 2 input because the DAC needs to exchange a firmware with the unit on first boot up.

Jesus R   
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 22 Jun 2015, 02:51 pm
Hi Guys,

Well I received a phone call today to inform me that the Bryston Bdp 1 is on its way from Melbourne.  It should arrive before the end of the week.

Okay I exclusively use a Mac Book Pro and store my music using iTunes.  I'm wondering Apple lossless is supported on the Bdp 1 and also whether I have to format the usb hard drive using FAT 32?

Thanks of your help.

Regards Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Jun 2015, 03:25 pm
Hi Guys,

Well I received a phone call today to inform me that the Bryston Bdp 1 is on its way from Melbourne.  It should arrive before the end of the week.

Okay I exclusively use a Mac Book Pro and store my music using iTunes.  I'm wondering Apple lossless is supported on the Bdp 1 and also whether I have to format the usb hard drive using FAT 32?

Thanks of your help.

Regards Rod


Hi Rod

Yes the BDP will support Apple Lossless.

Are you using the drive in your computer to store the music or an external drive?  If external format it Fat 32 or NTSF.  FAT 32 will work on a MAC or a Windows computer.  Most Thumb-drives come formatted FAT32

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 06:55 pm
OK I got the BDP-2. It never occurred to me before to check out the weight, I always assumed it would be a light thing but it's actually rather heavy considering it's thickness. Also quite a robust power cord for a digital component. I ordered the extra long 8 foot one but didn't measure before I installed and connected to my Furman but it was just barely long enough. I'll pull it later on just to see if it's 8' and not 6'.

So I got it to see my NAS but only what seems like the 1st 300 songs ordered by artist alphabetically. There doesn't seem to be a page next for me to keep scrolling through all my content. I assume you can do that but how do I see my entire music catalog? But an even bigger problem I can't get any sound out of the unit. I can see on the web interface on my computer the song is playing and can see the song on the display. Is there a trick to get sound to output form the AES/EBU jack? The input on my SSP is properly set to the AES/EBU input. What is being output from the AES/EBU jack, I assume it's PCM?

I clicked on one icon that said "Album view has yet to be built, building view this may take a few minutes" When I click OK that message is immediately followed by a message saying "Please go into Disk Information and select a drive to be used as the scratch drive". What's that mean?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 07:22 pm
Correction, I thought I had a song playing and just couldn't hear it but that wasn't the case the progress indicator sort of goes across as you load up the media player which fooled me. No matter what song I click on and press play the song won't play not even from the front panel. I'm clearly missing something simple.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 07:54 pm
I just noticed in the System screen the unit is seeing 4958 songs so it knows they are there on the NAS.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 22 Jun 2015, 08:07 pm
Hi
From my experience some thoughts:

0. When powering on BDP, give time to finalize all boot sequence. This is done when you see a square sign on the VFD
1. After setting the NAS, click on Update link that appears in left top corner of web interface
2. Give time to update music library. Update is running all time when on VFD display, second line, first letter is U
3. Click on the Media Player text in right top corner; this will change your view
4. on the new view, in the right panel, you should see a panel with some folders, first should be music_on_your_NAS; click on it, not on the + sign
5. this should open folders structure on your NAS, navigate by scrolling and clicking on the name of sub-folders, not on +;
6. choose your desired folder to be played by clicking on the +; on the left panel you should see tracks from that folder; click on a track and will start to play

After you get comfortable with this interface, you may create playlists

Scratch drive is a USB stick that BDP will use to create swap files and store libraries that will create if you want to create album databases

There is also simpler ways to play music that I would recommend:
- for PC: install Cantata (http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Cantata?content=147733)
- for smartphone/tablet: install a MPD player
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 08:21 pm
Thanks

I can now browse through all of the folders and files on my NAS. I can't seem to get them to play or add them to the list on the left though. I click Clear and it empties the list on the left however as soon as I choose the + next to an album or go into the album folder and click + next to a song the same 300 song list just reappears on the left. Any thoughts as to what's going on?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 08:27 pm
hmmm...When I changed from Default view to Song View I can see what I added so that's good. It's odd though that the Default View is not properly being updated but at least I can choose items now. Still can't actually play anything though. Clicking Play does absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Jun 2015, 08:41 pm
hmmm...When I changed from Default view to Song View I can see what I added so that's good. It's odd though that the Default View is not properly being updated but at least I can choose items now. Still can't actually play anything though. Clicking Play does absolutely nothing.

Make sure you hit UPDATE on MM interface or Refresh Cache on MPAD

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 08:52 pm
Hi James yeah Update is not doing anything, at least not for the list on the left. I can Clear it, then click Update then click + next to an album and the 300 songs pop back in.

I notice in the list there is a 'N' below the song I'm currently on. What does that mean? I see that on the BDP's display as well.

To simplify things I plugged in the Bryston USB stick to try and play songs directly off of that, still no luck, nothing happens, no sound at all. Besides the song and artist name I see || or N (that's beside the artist name), I'll briefly get a Loading when I click Play but other than that nothing.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 08:57 pm
Paying really close attention after I click Play occasionally there is the Play symbol for a fraction of a second but it seems to kick into pause mode immediately. I assume that's what the || symbol I'm seeing indicates.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Spyman on 22 Jun 2015, 09:04 pm
Rod, have you tried unplugging the BDP and letting it sit for a minute or two? That sometimes makes things better.
Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 09:09 pm
Thanks, will give that a try now.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Jun 2015, 09:10 pm
Thanks, will give that a try now.

Hi Rod

Where are you located?

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 09:10 pm
Nova Scotia
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Jun 2015, 09:12 pm
Nova Scotia

Ok email Gary - gdayton@bryston.com - and he will help.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 09:22 pm
Thanks

Unplugging, waiting a few minutes and reconnecting the power cord seems to have sorted out the issue with the list view not properly populating so that's good. Still not getting any audio as the songs just won't play. I'm going to try swapping the AES/EBU for a S/PDIF.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 09:33 pm
Still no luck on getting files to play with the S/PDIF cable. The left hand list is still working correctly on my iPad but there does seem to be a bug when using IE 11 and Windows 8.1 as my laptop is still exhibiting the same behaviour.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Spyman on 22 Jun 2015, 09:39 pm
Sounds like you really need to contact Gary like James said. If anybody can figure out what's going on, he or Chris can Good luck!
Terry
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 09:40 pm
I just sent Gary and e-mail.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 22 Jun 2015, 10:15 pm
Finally. I got it working. I had to go into Audio Devices and enable the BUC card. I'm now listening to some 96/24 songs. Sounding pretty good :)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 22 Jun 2015, 10:39 pm
Finally. I got it working. I had to go into Audio Devices and enable the BUC card. I'm now listening to some 96/24 songs. Sounding pretty good :)

Great to hear :thumb:

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 23 Jun 2015, 06:30 pm
So does the BDP have to go through that long boot up sequence every time you toggle the power button? The power toggle seems to act more as a hard on/off switch performing a full system boot each time rather than the typical standby where a unit would be on and ready in just a couple seconds or so. It must take the better part of 60 seconds to get to the ready stage.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 23 Jun 2015, 06:32 pm
So does the BDP have to go through that long boot up sequence every time you toggle the power button? The power toggle seems to act more as a hard on/off switch performing a full system boot each time rather than the typical standby where a unit would be on and ready in just a couple seconds or so. It must take the better part of 60 seconds to get to the ready stage.

HI Rod

Yes it must go through a complete start up (reboot) - I typically leave mine on unless I am away from listening for a few days.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 23 Jun 2015, 06:57 pm
The BUC card? Would this be the new Integrated audio device James? Intriguing!

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 23 Jun 2015, 07:07 pm
The BUC card? Would this be the new Integrated audio device James? Intriguing!

Cheers!
Antun

Yes the bases for the new card.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 23 Jun 2015, 07:15 pm
HI Rod

Yes it must go through a complete start up (reboot) - I typically leave mine on unless I am away from listening for a few days.

james

OK, thanks
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Phil on 24 Jun 2015, 01:47 am
can the new audio card be installed into a BDP-1, or is it only for the 2?

thanks. 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 24 Jun 2015, 01:50 am
can the new audio card be installed into a BDP-1, or is it only for the 2?

thanks.

Hi Phil

Only the 2

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 24 Jun 2015, 11:00 am
Hi Guys,

Just received my Bryston BDP 1 today.  The quality of the unit looks fantastic, especially, in comparison to some of my other gear.

From reading the setup manual it looks like the only way I can use my iPad to remotely control the BDP 1 occurs if I hard wire a cable using the ethernet connection to a wireless router.  The issue I have is my wireless router is in another room and I don't really want to run a cable 30 feet.

Just wondering if there are any other options I can use to operate my iPad.

Thanks for your help.

Regards Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 24 Jun 2015, 11:59 am
Hi Guys,

Just received my Bryston BDP 1 today.  The quality of the unit looks fantastic, especially, in comparison to some of my other gear.

From reading the setup manual it looks like the only way I can use my iPad to remotely control the BDP 1 occurs if I hard wire a cable using the ethernet connection to a wireless router.  The issue I have is my wireless router is in another room and I don't really want to run a cable 30 feet.

Just wondering if there are any other options I can use to operate my iPad.

Thanks for your help.

Regards Rod

Hi Rod,

Your next best option is to use a powerline av kit

http://www.amazon.ca/Linksys-Powerline-Network-Adapter-PLEK400/dp/B006JG5S6K

They range in speed, most common are 200mbps and 500mbps

The next best solution would be a wireless bridge.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 24 Jun 2015, 02:21 pm
Hello,

Thank you for the information I'll do some research on how to make this work.

Cheers Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 27 Jun 2015, 03:59 pm
Hi Guys,

Okay so I bought a power line network adapter which was very easy to setup and works perfectly.  I'm using mPad which also has worked perfectly with the bryston usb which was supplied.  I have been able to load some a couple of albums of music on this usb and it also is fine.  Having problem though with the usb hard drive which had about 50 cd's of music ripped to it.  The usb was recognised by the BDP 1 but after over one hour it still hadn't uploaded the music.

Any ideas?

Cheers Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 28 Jun 2015, 08:38 am
I've read where the initial database building can take some time, but that's usually with people who have thousands of CDs ripped. I've also read that there are some brands of drives that have comparability issues, though i don't know which. You might reply with the make/model of yours.

Computers some times have problems with devices that are plugged in (or powered on) AFTER the computer is booted up. Do you have the external drive powered up and plugged in before you power up the BDP-1?

- Garrett
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 28 Jun 2015, 02:44 pm
Hi Guys,

Okay so I bought a power line network adapter which was very easy to setup and works perfectly.  I'm using mPad which also has worked perfectly with the bryston usb which was supplied.  I have been able to load some a couple of albums of music on this usb and it also is fine.  Having problem though with the usb hard drive which had about 50 cd's of music ripped to it.  The usb was recognised by the BDP 1 but after over one hour it still hadn't uploaded the music.

Any ideas?

Cheers Rod

You should check disk information to ensure your USB hard drive is being recognized
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: lycia on 28 Jun 2015, 10:07 pm
My BDP-2 does not recognize any of my three DACs (BDA-2 and two DSD capable DACs) in “Audio Devices” but this does not stop it from playing  files through them (including DSD files).
What is likely to be the reason for the non-recognition?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Norton on 28 Jun 2015, 10:12 pm
My BDP-2 does not recognize any of my three DACs (BDA-2 and two DSD capable DACs) in “Audio Devices” but this does not stop it from playing  files through them (including DSD files).
What is likely to be the reason for the non-recognition?

Are you connecting via AES, BNC or USB? As far as I'm aware your DAC will only be listed as a separate audio device if you connect via USB.  But if you are not using USB, then it's interesting you are getting DSD replay.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: lycia on 28 Jun 2015, 10:32 pm
The connection is USB.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ishmael010 on 30 Jun 2015, 04:58 pm
I have a question for those Bryston owners who have the the BP-26/MPS-2 Preamp/Power Supply in addition to their BDP-1 Digital Players.  Have you enabled the remote trigger feature to turn your BDP-1 on or off when you turn on power to the MPS-2 power supply?  The BDP-1 uses an 3.5mm 2-conductor phone jack connection for the in and out remote triggers, but the MPS-2 uses wire connectors.  What have your experiences been using this?

Thanks  in advance!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 1 Jul 2015, 12:02 am
You should just be able to wire I up with the correct connectors, polarity shouldn't be an issue
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 2 Jul 2015, 01:29 pm
Hi Guys,

I'm all up and running now after only a couple of issues which I've sorted out.  The network line adapter works perfectly and is a good recommendation for customers who have a system which is not in the same room as their wifi/router.

I'm using Mpad which i find very easy to use.  I only have 72 albums on the usb hard drive but these are the best recordings that I have.  I can definitely hear and improvement in my system.  Very happy with the Bryston BDP 1.

Cheers Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 2 Jul 2015, 03:43 pm
Regarding your recommendation, do you use this adapter also to access files from NAS or only to manage BDP?
My experience was that such adapter was Ok to manage BDP and maybe access CD resolution files but starting with 24 bit / 96 KHz files became a bottleneck
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: srb on 2 Jul 2015, 04:12 pm
My experience was that such adapter was Ok to manage BDP and maybe access CD resolution files but starting with 24 bit / 96 KHz files became a bottleneck

Not sure why that would be.  Even the lower end current powerline network adapters, while usually not able to get maximum throughput from their 100mbps Ethernet port, can still usually manage > 25mbps even with less than optimal powerline conditions.

An uncompressed 24/96 file has a bitrate of ~ 4.6mbps, a 24/192 file ~ 9.2mbps and a DSD64 dsf file has a bitrate of ~ 5.6mbps.  I could see where a DSD256 file might have trouble depending on other network traffic and conditions.

Steve
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 2 Jul 2015, 04:22 pm
Maybe it have something to do with sustainability of such transfer rate or with error rates. I had similar experience with wireless bridge. Only wired connection worked in my case (I live in big apartment building with lots of electrical noise)

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 2 Jul 2015, 07:03 pm
Maybe it have something to do with sustainability of such transfer rate or with error rates. I had similar experience with wireless bridge. Only wired connection worked in my case (I live in big apartment building with lots of electrical noise)

I think when the tech first came to market it wasn't very good for streaming content, but the 200mb and 500mb stuff seems to be fine for streaming content.  Also the connection on those things can get quite slow, sub 2Mb (assuming worst case scenario) and that is below the tolerance required for flac playback.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Norton on 2 Jul 2015, 09:23 pm
I think when the tech first came to market it wasn't very good for streaming content, but the 200mb and 500mb stuff seems to be fine for streaming content.  Also the connection on those things can get quite slow, sub 2Mb (assuming worst case scenario) and that is below the tolerance required for flac playback.

I have  no problem with BDP-2 playing  DSD128 and DXD (24/352) over power line adapters (Devolo).
Whether the SQ is as good as from local storage is another matter...
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: marklivia on 7 Jul 2015, 04:15 pm
Trying out a friends BDP-2 and I was wondering if it can use a cheap remote for the basic functions? Also, I have a world class digital cable w/ RCA terminations. Should I use an adapter on the BNC or replace w/ a quality RCA (if I buy it)?
So far I'm really impressed w/ the sound, not so much w/ the ergonomics. It just beats my transport that bested transports over 5K. My wife is sensitive to Wi-Fi so that option is out. Why couldn't they have worked w/ bluetooth?  I will try to set up the ethernet option to my Macbook pro but not there yet.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 7 Jul 2015, 04:29 pm
You can probably set up any remote that will record IR to work with the BDP-2 if you have the original to use. Personally, I never use the remote. I find the software interface to meet all my needs. What functions would you want on the remote that you'd not use the regular web interface for?

Also, what portion of the ergonomics do you not enjoy?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: marklivia on 7 Jul 2015, 05:03 pm
Remember that I'm approaching this whole thing w/ the understanding I won't be using Wi-Fi so can't control the unit from a phone or tablet. Only my computer (which I understand doesn't have the best interface). Don't mind having to go to the computer (in the same room) to set up a playlist or album, but once I hit play and sit down, I want to be able to pause or go to next track. I understand you can't fast forward w/ a remote. Plus, it kinda sucks as the display is tiny and I can't see my computer screen from my listening position. These I consider to be really bad ergonomics . This piece is optimized for Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi sucks. (IMHO) I really want to figure out how to make it be somewhat practical to use. At least as easy as a CD transport.
But it does sound REALLY good!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 7 Jul 2015, 05:42 pm
This piece is optimized for Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi sucks. (IMHO)
But you realize the wi-fi is only for remote control and it does not have to do with playback...
 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 7 Jul 2015, 05:43 pm
Also, I have a world class digital cable w/ RCA terminations. Should I use an adapter on the BNC or replace w/ a quality RCA (if I buy it)?

Not sure what you mean by world class cable but I would think adding an adapter onto the end may cancel out what your quality cable is doing but I'm not sure how adapters affect cable performance. If replacing the cable you could also look into AES/EBU or even USB. Not knowing what your cable is it's possible it may be worth more than the BDP-2 where that may not have been the case with your current player. I don't know how you feel about cables being used that cost more than the gear they are attached to :) but with that in mind if you feel you need a new cable rather than simply use an adapter it might be an opportunity to scale down the cable thus the financial hit you take by possibly selling your current one doesn't prove to be so costly in the end.

I'm of the mindset to never spend more on the cable than the gear so decided against the cable I would have preferred, a Siltech Golden Eagle II and went with the Golden Ridge II. Now if the player had of been say a Moon 780D then I could have justified the Golden Eagle but that's just the way I tend to allocate my money.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: marklivia on 7 Jul 2015, 06:11 pm
But you realize the wi-fi is only for remote control and it does not have to do with playback...

Yes, but my wife is sensitive to the effects of Wi-Fi in not a good way.

As regards my digital cable, without going into it too far, it had an impact on my system more than any other component ever did, it's that good. And yes, it did cost some $$$ but I got it used. And my current transport is a Peter Daniel minimalist wonder that I power off of 12v batteries. Plays wayyyy about it's pay grade.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 7 Jul 2015, 06:27 pm
Yes, but my wife is sensitive to the effects of Wi-Fi in not a good way.

Hi

I do not want to pry but I am interested in what the issues are with Wi-Fi - first I have heard of this.

James
Bryston
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: marklivia on 7 Jul 2015, 07:21 pm
Wi-Fi is like (not the same as) cellular. It's a radiation, for lack of a better word. Like microwave radiation. Some people are sensitive to these enviormental man made whatever you want to call them. Some say they harm the physiology. They make my wife feel bad. Wi-Fi makes me feel somewhat drained ,especially if I'm physically near the router. So we hardwire all our stuff in our home. Some would say it's BS, which is fine w/ me but it is what it is.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 8 Jul 2015, 04:35 am

For "hardwired" operation of my BDP I use sometimes my PC with Cantata  (http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Cantata?content=147733)as remote control
Also other device that I use hardwired is a Minix Neo X7 (http://www.amazon.com/MINIX-Quad-Android-Bluetooth-Google/dp/B00EE4LHX2); it is a mini PC with Android that transforms my TV intro a giant tablet. Can be operated with mouse and on it you can install most apps you would normally install on a tablet, so also MPD control applications like MPDroid
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 8 Jul 2015, 09:39 am
Correct me if I'm wrong but when ordering new can't you specify that you want a RCA out rather than BNC on your BDP-2?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Jul 2015, 10:12 am
Correct me if I'm wrong but when ordering new can't you specify that you want a RCA out rather than BNC on your BDP-2?

Hi

No you would have to use an adapter cable with RCA on one end and BNC on the other,

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 8 Jul 2015, 10:25 am
Ah ok thanks for confirming. I could have sworn I read something somewhere recently on the forums that this was possible. I must have misread or misremembered :)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 8 Jul 2015, 11:03 am
Ah ok thanks for confirming. I could have sworn I read something somewhere recently on the forums that this was possible. I must have misread or misremembered :)

You may be thinking of the BDA DAC which offers that option ?

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 8 Jul 2015, 02:21 pm
Yeah that's probably what it was.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 10 Jul 2015, 01:58 pm
Hi Guys,

Thoroughly enjoying my Bdp 1 and definitely not experiencing buyers regret.  Just having a couple of minor issues which I think is related to the usb hard drive.  I'm using mPad with my iPod with good results. 

The issue I'm experiencing is between tracks I have an intermittent problem when I hear a moderate level  pop or distortion.  Any ideas what might be causing this problem?

Cheers Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Wapiti on 10 Jul 2015, 02:03 pm
James:

A few people I know have issues with a BDP-2 not connecting with a PS Audio DAC via USB.  The latest firmware for this DAC needs to see 5V on the VBUS line to connect (this resolves an issue where it had to be occasionally rebooted to reconnect with some computers). 

Query: Does the BDP-1/2 follow the USB standard and output 5 volts on the VBUS line?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 10 Jul 2015, 03:17 pm
James:

A few people I know have issues with a BDP-2 not connecting with a PS Audio DAC via USB.  The latest firmware for this DAC needs to see 5V on the VBUS line to connect (this resolves an issue where it had to be occasionally rebooted to reconnect with some computers). 

Query: Does the BDP-1/2 follow the USB standard and output 5 volts on the VBUS line?

Will ask engineering.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 10 Jul 2015, 03:19 pm
James:

A few people I know have issues with a BDP-2 not connecting with a PS Audio DAC via USB.  The latest firmware for this DAC needs to see 5V on the VBUS line to connect (this resolves an issue where it had to be occasionally rebooted to reconnect with some computers). 

Query: Does the BDP-1/2 follow the USB standard and output 5 volts on the VBUS line?

Yes
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 10 Jul 2015, 03:41 pm
Hi Guys,

Thoroughly enjoying my Bdp 1 and definitely not experiencing buyers regret.  Just having a couple of minor issues which I think is related to the usb hard drive.  I'm using mPad with my iPod with good results. 

The issue I'm experiencing is between tracks I have an intermittent problem when I hear a moderate level  pop or distortion.  Any ideas what might be causing this problem?

Cheers Rod

Hi.
I remember reading something similar here (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=92231.msg959746#msg959746), maybe is related to the DAC? what firmware you have and what is your dac?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 11 Jul 2015, 05:02 am
Hi,

Thank you for the information and this could be the issue I'm experiencing.  I would say though that this occurs when I'm playing a whole album where once or twice I hear a popping sound or loud distortion between tracks.  I would have thought that the frequency is the same on the entire album though?

I'm also trying to figure out how to access the settings on Bryston Max but it is asking for a password.  It requires a Name and password.

Firmware: S0.98 2011-04-01

My dac is an Eastern Electric Minimax Dac Plus.

Thank you for your help.  The only sad thing is that when I went through my hundreds of cd's I thought it was only worthwhile to rip 72 albums as the majority were compressed and poor quality sounding.

Cheers Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 11 Jul 2015, 05:37 am
First, you run on very old firmware. I would strongly recommend to upgrade your firmware, maybe Bryston can help you on this. There was a link pointing to 1.75 firmware, but I can't find it...Or even upgrade for the new 2.14 firmware that is developed for BDP2. Then see if problem is there anymore

Second, you should do a health check for your usb drive; if it is as old as the firmware, maybe there are some issues there also

Maybe you can also clarify more: are this distortions random or each time for the same tracks?  Also, the pops occurs in the silence between tracks of at the first seconds of a new track? I experienced distortions at beginning of new tracks in some particular conditions due to high processor usage, but not with CD quality, only with high resolution files.


Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 11 Jul 2015, 08:47 am
Hi,

Thanks for your help.  I bought the Bryston Bdp 1 on special and presumed (older firmware) it was older stock as it is not the USB only version.  The distortion occurs between the tracks and not during.  I did have some problems formatting the usb hard drive so that could also be a problem. 

Really I wasn't expecting it to sound as good as it does.  I hope  Bryston is going to be able to do some upgrades in the future as the BDP 1 is all I need.

Cheers

Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: ttsto on 11 Jul 2015, 08:59 am
I share your opinion
I also have BDP1 since 2012 and is all I need. Bryston provides firmware updates regularly and my BDP is at firmware S2.14 2015-06-08, same as for BDP2
I have large music library stored on a NAS and I use MPDroid app on my phone / Cantata on my PC as remote controls.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 12 Jul 2015, 11:47 am
Hi Guys,

I'm also trying to figure out how to access the settings on Bryston Max but it is asking for a password.  It requires a Name and password.  I can't access settings on Bryston Max because of this.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 12 Jul 2015, 11:52 am
Hi Guys,

I'm also trying to figure out how to access the settings on Bryston Max but it is asking for a password.  It requires a Name and password.  I can't access settings on Bryston Max because of this.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers Rod

bryston in both - lower case

James
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rocket on 12 Jul 2015, 12:17 pm
Hi James,

Thank you for your help.

Regards

Rod
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: brystoned on 17 Jul 2015, 11:04 pm
james

can original BDP-1 be connected to USB DAC via USB cable ?

if so will connecting this way bypass sound card ?  :scratch:


ed
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 17 Jul 2015, 11:25 pm
james

can original BDP-1 be connected to USB DAC via USB cable ?

if so will connecting this way bypass sound card ?  :scratch:


ed

Hi Ed

Yes it can and that bypasses the sound card.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: jazz4u2 on 24 Jul 2015, 06:20 am
Hello,
I recently upgraded my BDP-1 firmware to S2.16 2016-06-19, and since then the player has been periodically freezing, requiring a database refresh or reboot.  I just noticed in the revision notes that the MPD version 0.19.9 included in the firmware is not compatible with the BDP-1.  I'm thinking this may be the cause of the freeze issues.  Can anyone advise how to revert to a previous firmware version that includes an MPD version that is compatible with BDP-1?
Many thanks in advance for your help.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 24 Jul 2015, 12:22 pm
Hello,
I recently upgraded my BDP-1 firmware to S2.16 2016-06-19, and since then the player has been periodically freezing, requiring a database refresh or reboot.  I just noticed in the revision notes that the MPD version 0.19.9 included in the firmware is not compatible with the BDP-1.  I'm thinking this may be the cause of the freeze issues.  Can anyone advise how to revert to a previous firmware version that includes an MPD version that is compatible with BDP-1?
Many thanks in advance for your help.

There are multiple versions of MPD included with the firmware, 0.19.9 is one of three.  You should place he BDP into service mode and email us the service id.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: zuluwarrior0760 on 26 Jul 2015, 03:13 am
Chris,

I just recently moved and in my previous home I had a cat5 run to the audio system
from my office where my apple computer is.

I have not done that in the new house and was wanting a quick way to get iphone
control of my bdp2, so I brought my old ethernet router into the living room, plugged it
in and hooked the bdp2 up to it, but nothing I try gets me access....

Does the ethernet router HAVE to be connected to a computer?  I don't see why it would
since I'm not using anything internet based.....

Thanks


Eric
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: zuluwarrior0760 on 26 Jul 2015, 06:33 am
I got it working.  apparently i was connecting to the guest feature of the router and it didn't like that......
It is great to know that you don't necessarily have to string cat5 all over your attic.
Now I'm going to be looking for a super tiny ethernet router that can sit behind the bdp2.....
Maybe Bryston needs to make the future BDP wifi and bluetooth enabled.....


Chris,

I just recently moved and in my previous home I had a cat5 run to the audio system
from my office where my apple computer is.

I have not done that in the new house and was wanting a quick way to get iphone
control of my bdp2, so I brought my old ethernet router into the living room, plugged it
in and hooked the bdp2 up to it, but nothing I try gets me access....

Does the ethernet router HAVE to be connected to a computer?  I don't see why it would
since I'm not using anything internet based.....

Thanks


Eric
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: BSMSPEMBA on 27 Jul 2015, 11:12 am
I got it working.  apparently i was connecting to the guest feature of the router and it didn't like that......
It is great to know that you don't necessarily have to string cat5 all over your attic.
Now I'm going to be looking for a super tiny ethernet router that can sit behind the bdp2.....
Maybe Bryston needs to make the future BDP wifi and bluetooth enabled.....

You may want to use the Apple Airport Express, since you are already using an Apple computer.  It is a good, small router.

https://www.apple.com/airport-express/
Title: Cover Art Issue
Post by: CDinsmore on 4 Sep 2015, 04:08 pm
I've had my BD1 now for a couple of years now and love it.  I've recently experienced a problem with the cover art on a couple discs that I've never had before.  I downloaded a digital album from Bandcamp and then transferred it to to my BD-1 hard drive same as I usually do.  When I viewed the album (disc #1) in Mpad I noticed that it had the cover art of a different album in my collection (disc #2).  I assumed that I must have copied the wrong cover art file so I deleted it, copied over the correct file, and updated the database.  After doing this I was surprised that the wrong cover art was still there.  I did this a couple of times with the same result.  I finally deleted the cover art entirely.....not only from the folder containing disc #1, but also from disc #2 thinking that perhaps there was a link between the two folders.  I updated the database again expecting not to see cover art for either album.  However, I am still seeing the incorrect cover art for both disc #1 and and disc #2.  I even went into the Cover Wizard for each album and selected the Local Cover Art (which is now blank), updated the database, but still with no effect.

Anyone have an idea as to what is going on? 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 5 Sep 2015, 01:26 am
have you tried clearing the cover art cache?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: CDinsmore on 5 Sep 2015, 01:49 am
No I haven't.  Didn't realize there was such a thing.  How do I do it?  BTW...really appreciate the response/help.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: CDinsmore on 5 Sep 2015, 05:31 pm
Unincognito - I figured out how to clear the cache and it worked!  Thank you. 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ansum on 28 Sep 2015, 07:55 pm
I have two questions regarding firmware updates for the BDPs.

1. In case one buys a second hand BDP is one still eligible for firmware updates?

2. Although the BDP-1 is discontinued will it continue to receive firmware updates?

Thanks in advance.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 28 Sep 2015, 08:31 pm
I have two questions regarding firmware updates for the BDPs.

1. In case one buys a second hand BDP is one still eligible for firmware updates?

2. Although the BDP-1 is discontinued will it continue to receive firmware updates?

Thanks in advance.

Yes to both sir  :thumb:

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 3 Oct 2015, 11:31 pm
I really need to know what's up with my BDP-2.
Have had her for perhaps 2yrs and have had to change the main board.
Have had the new sound card installed about 3 months ago.
WHY IS IT I ALWAYS HAVE TO SHUT MY BDP-2 DOWN WITHIN A WEEK EVERY TIME AT LEAST TO GET IT TO PLAY.
Everything freezes up,can't go from from one song to the next from the created playlist(EVEN REFRESHING IT).
None of the buttons (icons) work on IPad,HCP,or Manic moose,Nothing External or internal HOME HCP OR ANYTHING
Of all the times I have had to send it in for  something even my audio dealer are surprised I don`t have a new one.
Christ my AV-8 has been on since 2006 24/7 and not a hick up as all my amps ect,even my BCD-1 was better.
Tryin not to BITCH,but reeeeealy.
I love my my BDP-2(when it works),
but when your in the mood for tunes and of course she Fcks up at least once a week,

I will add  when I first got the  BDP-2 she was plugged into a 240v 20a Torus,then I went direct to wall and finally went with a RM Surgex which has helped tremendously ,
Just want to play the music with n F K ups
then I ALWAYS have to power her down unplug the FKN cord ..................WAIT and start all over.
AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS TROUBLES WITH THE BDP`S,
if that is so and nobody else seems to have troubles with the obviously I have a dud.
Tryin to behave here and I`m just tryin to ENJOY the music which gets very difficult as the F`ups  are way to frequent(ONCE A WEEK if I leave the BDP-2 on 24/7
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Rod_S on 4 Oct 2015, 12:57 am
I've only had mine since June but no issues at all. Occasionally it takes a bit of time to load up all of my songs but other than that no complaints. I certainly wouldn't leave I on 24/7 though.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: brucek on 4 Oct 2015, 09:00 pm
I really need to know what's up with my BDP-2.
Have had her for perhaps 2yrs and have had to change the main board.
Have had the new sound card installed about 3 months ago.
WHY IS IT I ALWAYS HAVE TO SHUT MY BDP-2 DOWN WITHIN A WEEK EVERY TIME AT LEAST TO GET IT TO PLAY.
Everything freezes up,can't go from from one song to the next from the created playlist(EVEN REFRESHING IT).
None of the buttons (icons) work on IPad,HCP,or Manic moose,Nothing External or internal HOME HCP OR ANYTHING
Of all the times I have had to send it in for  something even my audio dealer are surprised I don`t have a new one.
Christ my AV-8 has been on since 2006 24/7 and not a hick up as all my amps ect,even my BCD-1 was better.
Tryin not to BITCH,but reeeeealy.
I love my my BDP-2(when it works),
but when your in the mood for tunes and of course she Fcks up at least once a week,

I will add  when I first got the  BDP-2 she was plugged into a 240v 20a Torus,then I went direct to wall and finally went with a RM Surgex which has helped tremendously ,
Just want to play the music with n F K ups
then I ALWAYS have to power her down unplug the FKN cord ..................WAIT and start all over.
AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS TROUBLES WITH THE BDP`S,
if that is so and nobody else seems to have troubles with the obviously I have a dud.
Tryin to behave here and I`m just tryin to ENJOY the music which gets very difficult as the F`ups  are way to frequent(ONCE A WEEK if I leave the BDP-2 on 24/7

Wow, quite a story, and you seem like you're actually holding back from what you would really like to say. I sympathize.

If I owned the company and read this tale of woe, I'd send you a brand new unit, no charge, and stay in contact to be sure it didn't happen again. The cost to the company is insignificant, as opposed to this very real anecdote that has a much larger negative effect.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 4 Oct 2015, 09:55 pm
I really need to know what's up with my BDP-2.
Have had her for perhaps 2yrs and have had to change the main board.
Have had the new sound card installed about 3 months ago.
WHY IS IT I ALWAYS HAVE TO SHUT MY BDP-2 DOWN WITHIN A WEEK EVERY TIME AT LEAST TO GET IT TO PLAY.
Everything freezes up,can't go from from one song to the next from the created playlist(EVEN REFRESHING IT).
None of the buttons (icons) work on IPad,HCP,or Manic moose,Nothing External or internal HOME HCP OR ANYTHING
Of all the times I have had to send it in for  something even my audio dealer are surprised I don`t have a new one.
Christ my AV-8 has been on since 2006 24/7 and not a hick up as all my amps ect,even my BCD-1 was better.
Tryin not to BITCH,but reeeeealy.
I love my my BDP-2(when it works),
but when your in the mood for tunes and of course she Fcks up at least once a week,

I will add  when I first got the  BDP-2 she was plugged into a 240v 20a Torus,then I went direct to wall and finally went with a RM Surgex which has helped tremendously ,
Just want to play the music with n F K ups
then I ALWAYS have to power her down unplug the FKN cord ..................WAIT and start all over.
AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS TROUBLES WITH THE BDP`S,
if that is so and nobody else seems to have troubles with the obviously I have a dud.
Tryin to behave here and I`m just tryin to ENJOY the music which gets very difficult as the F`ups  are way to frequent(ONCE A WEEK if I leave the BDP-2 on 24/7

Has the IP address been changing?  Every week seems like the duration a DHCP lease time might set for. 
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 5 Oct 2015, 12:26 am
Chris I don't believe so,
I'll give yo a shout tomorrow.
IP address  has been the same,
once a week she freezes up and have to power her down and reboot and it happens of course when were groovin with the oldies.
Maybe that it LOL.
I'll say also when you play a track..before when track is playing and the NEXT tune is up it stays where it is even 4-5 tracks later.
Before playin was playin and next was next,now she just stays on the track that is playing.
9 my time is about 10-10-30 your time,THX.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: mattchristiani on 21 Oct 2015, 06:10 pm
I just acquired a BDP-1 and it works like a charm. The sound is fantastic. I bought a few Kingston 64GB USB drives and did the drag and drop in iTunes to the drive using Apple lossless format. The BDP-1 won't recognized the drive when I plug it into it???? What am I doing wrong? It shows up in red at the bottom but you can't access it.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Mbain on 23 Oct 2015, 07:38 pm
James,
    Recently, while attempting a firmware upgrade on my Bdp-1, I have run into a lot of trouble with Manic Moose.  I have emailed Chris and have posted for Unincognito without problem resolution.  Today Ihave attempted to contact Chris and Unicognito without success.  They are probably are very busy.  Perhaps you could prod them.

Mark Bain
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 23 Oct 2015, 10:10 pm
James,
    Recently, while attempting a firmware upgrade on my Bdp-1, I have run into a lot of trouble with Manic Moose.  I have emailed Chris and have posted for Unincognito without problem resolution.  Today Ihave attempted to contact Chris and Unicognito without success.  They are probably are very busy.  Perhaps you could prod them.

Mark Bain

Hi Mark,

will do.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 24 Oct 2015, 12:18 am
Cough  :duh:and many more.
I thought my BDP-2 was haywire....not the case.
Since I had connect wifi for outside the BDP worked fantastic most of the summer,after that I started having a few issues(POSTED ABOVE)
Couldn't be my wifi as it worked great before so I assummed it was the BDP...NOT.
Started to trouble shoot,in house worked great......sooooooooooo I decided to connect a range extender(AMPED).
Here we go a good hour and a bit with no hick ups so far so good.
Then I would have to refresh my ipad to go to the next track as she would freeeze up....good for another half hr or so.
Chatted with Chris and probably is better to hard wire my range extender as even double pane windows will make her drop 10% or so.
So far she has been pretty good,sides shes's gettin cooler outside.
Any I'd like to apologize if I pissed any one off since it had to be the BDP and not my wifi,since it worked great before.
A little trouble shooting goes  long ways which I didn't think about.
Far as the hard wire ,we'll see in the spring,so all's good.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Grit on 24 Oct 2015, 04:18 am
You might look into ethernet over power wire. You won't win any through put awards, but it's plenty fast enough for music.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: TJ-Sully on 25 Oct 2015, 06:08 am
drummer mitchell,
 the BDP's are wonderful units.  i understand your frustration but please try to keep the tone more respectful. the Byston staff are incredibly accessible and, in my experience, offer help whenever issues arise.
for what's its worth, i turn my BDP off regularly after use, keep up with firmware updates and it works fine when I'm ready to listen again.
hope you have better luck in the future -  happy listening.
TJ.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: CanadianMaestro on 25 Oct 2015, 06:51 pm
Cough  :duh:and many more.
I thought my BDP-2 was haywire....not the case.
Since I had connect wifi for outside the BDP worked fantastic most of the summer,after that I started having a few issues(POSTED ABOVE)
Couldn't be my wifi as it worked great before so I assummed it was the BDP...NOT.
Started to trouble shoot,in house worked great......sooooooooooo I decided to connect a range extender(AMPED).
Here we go a good hour and a bit with no hick ups so far so good.
Then I would have to refresh my ipad to go to the next track as she would freeeze up....good for another half hr or so.
Chatted with Chris and probably is better to hard wire my range extender as even double pane windows will make her drop 10% or so.
So far she has been pretty good,sides shes's gettin cooler outside.
Any I'd like to apologize if I pissed any one off since it had to be the BDP and not my wifi,since it worked great before.
A little trouble shooting goes  long ways which I didn't think about.
Far as the hard wire ,we'll see in the spring,so all's good.

Good to hear.

2 things I did for my BDP-1 a while back.
1. Use an ethernet over power line (Netgear).
2. Use a powered USB hub for my pocket drives (500GB G-Drives) feeding ONE USB-A slot in back of BDP-1.

Am still using Loony Loon, I refuse to "upgrade" to Moose, as I've read so many glitches on other forums, incl the Bryston Support Forum.

Cheers
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: TJ-Sully on 26 Oct 2015, 03:57 am
question for chris or james.

i listened to Tidal 'directly' through the BDP1 for the first time today....Dashboard > Applications > Tidal Beta  and seemed to work fairly well - but when i switched back to the Media Player to access tracks from my external drive (as normal) i couldn't hear the music. i could see the track playing like normal, but no sound. i tried refreshing the screen a few times, but no love. i ended up doing a re-boot and could listen just fine again. i listened from Tidal again tonight and when i tried to access my library again, i got the same result - no sound. i'm running version S2.18 . sorry if you've answered this question in a previous thread..:scratch:

cheers, TJ.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: drummermitchell on 27 Oct 2015, 12:31 am
Well sully I guess you didn't read my last post did you.
My gear is on 24/7 has been for yrs and not a problem and I mean yrs.
you should maybe reread................... :roll:.
I will add I din't mean hardwire I meant the Ethernet connection :thumb:


Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 27 Oct 2015, 12:32 am
question for chris or james.

i listened to Tidal 'directly' through the BDP1 for the first time today....Dashboard > Applications > Tidal Beta  and seemed to work fairly well - but when i switched back to the Media Player to access tracks from my external drive (as normal) i couldn't hear the music. i could see the track playing like normal, but no sound. i tried refreshing the screen a few times, but no love. i ended up doing a re-boot and could listen just fine again. i listened from Tidal again tonight and when i tried to access my library again, i got the same result - no sound. i'm running version S2.18 . sorry if you've answered this question in a previous thread..:scratch:

cheers, TJ.

Did you clear the queue in tidal?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: TJ-Sully on 28 Oct 2015, 05:10 am
i'll try that next time, thanks C.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: vengky on 12 Nov 2015, 11:08 pm
Hi
I have been trying to update my BDP-1. All my attempts ends up with this message:-

"Downloading firmware filesystem
undefined% @undefined
Downloading boot drivers
100% @8
Downloading vmlinuz image

Running Filesystem Check: 5b13ffa02485e5da6e63020a05a92245 /lib/live/mount/medium/live/filesystem.new
:fecab6ed6f07e14f68a46972eb070c1cFilsyst em Check Failed: md5 values different
Should Be: fecab6ed6f07e14f68a46972eb070c1c
Calculated: 5b13ffa02485e5da6e63020a05a92245
You should try redownloading this version of the firmware and try again"

I am currently running S2.16 2015-06-19. Is there another way to download the firmware and use the update via a thumbdrive?
Thanks.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 12 Nov 2015, 11:11 pm
Hi
I have been trying to update my BDP-1. All my attempts ends up with this message:-

"Downloading firmware filesystem
undefined% @undefined
Downloading boot drivers
100% @8
Downloading vmlinuz image

Running Filesystem Check: 5b13ffa02485e5da6e63020a05a92245 /lib/live/mount/medium/live/filesystem.new
:fecab6ed6f07e14f68a46972eb070c1cFilsyst em Check Failed: md5 values different
Should Be: fecab6ed6f07e14f68a46972eb070c1c
Calculated: 5b13ffa02485e5da6e63020a05a92245
You should try redownloading this version of the firmware and try again"

I am currently running S2.16 2015-06-19. Is there another way to download the firmware and use the update via a thumbdrive?
Thanks.

Keep in mind you need to restart the BDP between update attempts.  Otherwise place the BDP into service mode and email me the service id.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: vengky on 13 Nov 2015, 09:08 am
Hi Chris

It didn't work unfortunately. So sent you the service ID via email. Thanks.

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 13 Nov 2015, 06:19 pm
Some folks have asked for a Volume control on the BDP Manic Moose software.   It has to be engaged through the "Audio Devices" tab in Dashboard if you wish to utilize it.

Trying it out this weekend.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=131739)


james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: R. Daneel on 14 Nov 2015, 09:40 am
Some folks have asked for a Volume control on the BDP Manic Moose software.   It has to be engaged through the "Audio Devices" tab in Dashboard if you wish to utilize it.

Trying it out this weekend.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=131739)


james

Hi James!

Does that mean you'll be able to connect DAC's outputs (like the ones on the BDA-2) directly to a power amplifier's inputs without the need for a separate preamplifier?

How is the volume control done and does it affect the audio quality in the digital domain by bit truncation?

Cheers!
Antun
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 14 Nov 2015, 10:46 am
Hi James!

Does that mean you'll be able to connect DAC's outputs (like the ones on the BDA-2) directly to a power amplifier's inputs without the need for a separate preamplifier?

How is the volume control done and does it affect the audio quality in the digital domain by bit truncation?

Cheers!
Antun

Currently it only controls the BDP or SP3 volume at this point (maybe the BDA3 DAC as you need ethernet control)) and you do loose bits as you turn the level down.  For maximum performance I recommend leaving the volume fully up.  It is really just a feature some people wanted for casual listening.

james
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Fernando on 16 Nov 2015, 01:59 am
Currently it only controls the BDP or SP3 volume at this point (maybe the BDA3 DAC as you need ethernet control)) and you do loose bits as you turn the level down.  For maximum performance I recommend leaving the volume fully up.  It is really just a feature some people wanted for casual listening.

james

Hi James,

yes, I agree it would be a useful feature ... a volume control *and* mute for casual listening or if a quick mute is a must.

maybe I should post the following in a different thread, but since we're talking about volume controls, I will write a related personal wish here.

I think it would be quite useful a LED on the volume control, to be manufactured and sold as an accessory, both for the BP-25 and 26 - one which could be replaced by the owner or by Bryston.

It's not a blasphemy ... music sounds better in the dark (no visual input to the brain, only acoustic input running through the Connectome [ http://tinyurl.com/kn9a9oy ])
And if someone thinks it is a blasphemy, the choice would be a regular no-LED model.
Same idea for the headphones amplifier ...  8)

Cheers,

Fernando.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: doveman on 16 Nov 2015, 07:06 am
Question on cover art.

I normally use my BDP-1 with a usb hard drive directly connected, but after reading about potential benefits of a NAS I figured I would give that a go, since I already had a NAS anyway.

With Mpod app I would add the cover folder as 192.168.0.1/music/  for example and this would work fine.

But now using the NAS I have the music working fine but cannot get any cover art, what address/ value do you use ? the IP of the BDP or the NAS? or something else.

Thanks.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ren on 16 Nov 2015, 03:11 pm
Sorry if this has been covered recently; I couldn't find a related post.

I recently bought a Samsung 500GB T1 external SSD USB drive for use with my BDP-1.  According to Samsung, it comes formatted as exFAT. It is my understanding that the BDP-1 needs the drive to be formatted as FAT32 or NTFS.  So I formatted it as NTFS (on my Win7 machine) and copied a few folders of FLAC files to the SSD. 

I played several FLAC files OK from this SSD in my office via  Win7 - JRiver.  However, when I went downstairs and plugged the SSD into a rear USB port on the BDP-1 there is no joy.  The BDP-1 reads the volume name and displays the folder names... but won't open any of the folders or play any FLAC files.  Any suggestions are welcome!
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: lateboomer on 22 Nov 2015, 06:10 am
Can I use BDP-2 to output ethernet audio to ethernet audio renderer? I think it is good to have the flexibility.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 22 Nov 2015, 10:58 pm
Sorry if this has been covered recently; I couldn't find a related post.

I recently bought a Samsung 500GB T1 external SSD USB drive for use with my BDP-1.  According to Samsung, it comes formatted as exFAT. It is my understanding that the BDP-1 needs the drive to be formatted as FAT32 or NTFS.  So I formatted it as NTFS (on my Win7 machine) and copied a few folders of FLAC files to the SSD. 

I played several FLAC files OK from this SSD in my office via  Win7 - JRiver.  However, when I went downstairs and plugged the SSD into a rear USB port on the BDP-1 there is no joy.  The BDP-1 reads the volume name and displays the folder names... but won't open any of the folders or play any FLAC files.  Any suggestions are welcome!

Hi Ren,

What version of the firmware is your BDP is running?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Ren on 24 Nov 2015, 11:35 pm
Hi Ren,

What version of the firmware is your BDP is running?


It's running S2.05 2014-07-11
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Mag on 1 Dec 2015, 03:04 am
I've been using the SPDIF cable with my BDP-1, and just switched this weekend to AES cable.

The AES cable seems to be have more clarity but maybe it's just louder. So does anyone know if using the AES cable adds gain and if so how many decibels. (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-music001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 1 Dec 2015, 11:11 am
I've been using the SPDIF cable with my BDP-1, and just switched this weekend to AES cable.

The AES cable seems to be have more clarity but maybe it's just louder. So does anyone know if using the AES cable adds gain and if so how many decibels. (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-music001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Hi

It does not add gain but it has twice the voltage swing.

james

Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: setamp on 1 Dec 2015, 03:49 pm
I have an older BDP-1 and have always used AES output from the soundcard.  Has anyone compared the USB out of the BDP-1 to the AES output with respect to sound quality?  Any preference?
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: unincognito on 1 Dec 2015, 11:50 pm

It's running S2.05 2014-07-11


You should upgrade to S2.20, I recently tested an exfat drive and it was fine.
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: Mag on 2 Dec 2015, 02:02 am
Hi

It does not add gain but it has twice the voltage swing.

james

Okay, how does that translate to what I'm hearing?
Listening to Allman Bros. Fillmore East 1970, In Memory of Elisabeth Reed, Strasborough Blues and Whipping Post as test tracks. At 8 on my volume dial I'm perceiving the music much louder. I think I would have to turn it up to 4 on dial with SPDIF to be near equivalent. The guitars also sound meaner, more raw.

So with increased clarity of AES cable I'm perceiving the music louder, twice the voltage swing allows greater dynamic range? (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-cool06.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: BRYSTON BDP-1/2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THREAD
Post by: James Tanner on 2 Dec 2015, 02:45 am
Okay, how does that translate to what I'm hearing?
Listening to Allman Bros. Fillmore East 1970, In Memory of Elisabeth Reed, Strasborough Blues and Whipping Post as test tracks. At 8 on my volume dial I'm perceiving the music much louder. I think I would have to turn it up to 4 on dial with SPDIF to be near equivalent. The guitars also sound meaner, more raw.

So