Reliably playing back 192/24-bit audio files with the BDP-1.
With recent releases of Manic Moose:
Build: Manic Moose
MPD: 0.19.21 NEWS
I am unable to playback 192/24 files without stuttering at the start of the song. I have both disabled thumbnail optimization, and left on on (default), and I've disabled all of the Bryston scraper stuff.
What I observe is this: at the start of a track, the album art in the MEDIA player view sort-of flashes - twice - like it's loading and then re-loading album art. I have some large tracks from the Grateful Dead that are 192/24 and (relatively) long, so the files are large. This occurs at the start of an album or if I skip forward or skip ahead to a random track - same observed symptom. This seems to be an issue only with these large files - with Redbook or 96/24 files, playback is as smooth as it always was.
For storage, I am using a Samsung EVO SSD, in an external enclosure and connected via USB 2.0 (back, lower port) which benches at 14.8 MB/sec, using the Manic Moose bench test.
FWIW, if I am not using the Manic Moose UI (no web UI) and use Soundirok as the control app (i.e. pure MPD playback), the stuttering does not occur.
I can't recall when I started seeing this issue, but it's been a while.
Just an FYI, I suppose... maybe it's time for me to sunset the BDP-1, but this has not been a problem in the past with 192/24 files.