0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Read 39087 times.
If all remained the same as in the preview I received than from this weekend you will have a new version with an integration of JPlay with Foobar or iTunes.
Again, all easier said than done where Linux is concerned. If someone wants to detail a step by step ( and I mean step by step not just do this and then just do that), I'd be more than willing to give it a go.Yes it was Pulse Audio. My 24/96 USB DAC was not detected otherwise...
Jplay's creators have been trumpeting this for a while: for those looking to get even better performance out of Jplay, install bootable Windows 8 on a USB stick and run the OS from it. This a big step forward in performance and worth the hassle. Windows 8 is not set to be released proper until next month but the RTM is available for download and the Consumer Preview as well. I am currently using CP 32bit and will try RTM 64 in a few days.One procedure to install can be found here:http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/03/ordering-windows-to-go-how-to-create-a-bootable-windows-8-usb-thumb-drive/The directions are easy to follow, just give yourself a couple hours set aside in case you make a mistake typing commands, copy paste etc. It is absolutely worth it. I have not tried other software yet, perhaps they show improvement as well. Jplay now sounds 'purer', I don't know the words really because Jplay sounds terrific already, but frickin' better. A LOT better.
I tried Jplay with J.River (ok guys, try naming something with another letter than J please ) on Win7 and honestly I can't hear a difference even though I wanted to. I didn't try the hibernate mode as I am using my computer for other stuff as I listen to music.
I received an email from JPlay the other day with a link to the new release, have not had a chance to install it but given their history, it too offers a step up.
I updated to JRiver 18 and it keeps eliminating itself from my system. I'll try again today.
That's no fun, I received email about the v18 beta and a discounted upgrade price but I don't see a good reason to pay for beta testing jriver.I did as wushuilu mentioned, created a win 8 portable install using a 60g ssd with a usb 3 enclosure, seems good but not sure if there's any improvement over an internal ssd. Definitely going to listen for a few days to each, as simple as a reboot.
It's recommended for specifically a usb flash drive, not ssd or external hdd...
Hmm, OK, well perhaps I'll pick up a 32G flash drive tomorrow. The good part is I can just copy the image I've already configured on the SSD over to the flash drive and not have to redo the image and installs. Looks like Microcenter has 32G USB 3 flash drives in stock.
Jplay's creators have been trumpeting this for a while: for those looking to get even better performance out of Jplay, install bootable Windows 8 on a USB stick and run the OS from it.
Page created in 0.052 seconds with 27 queries.