Bryston Manic Moose Interface

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #100 on: 18 Jul 2020, 10:29 am »
I apologize in advance if this is a query that has arisen before but does anyone experience an occasional momentary pause in the sound when using the search function on MM or is it me?

Hi

Do you mean the song you are playing is paused or when you start the song you searched paused?

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #101 on: 20 Jul 2020, 06:19 am »
If music is playing and I enter a search, there is a small gap in the music, as if it can't do the two things at the same time.

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« Reply #102 on: 20 Jul 2020, 10:42 am »
If music is playing and I enter a search, there is a small gap in the music, as if it can't do the two things at the same time.

OK I will try that myself on my unit.

james

Update - I tried it on mine and no issue.  maybe network related - I will ask Chris if he has any thoughts.

james
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« Reply #103 on: 23 Jul 2020, 12:16 am »
I've had my issues with Manic Moose, but this isn't one of them -- assuming I understand the question correctly.  I've had problems with the streaming services, specifically iDagio and Qobuz, inserting unwanted pauses between movements of classical works, but Manic Moose hasn't introduced any gratuitous pauses or gaps in any music that I've played through it.

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #104 on: 23 Jul 2020, 04:18 am »
Calypte,

How do you use iDAGIO with Manic Moose? With one of the AirPlay options? Or with a computer?

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« Reply #105 on: 29 Jul 2020, 01:30 am »
Ha-ha!  I knew someone would ask that.  Answer: I didn't.  Only Qobuz.

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #106 on: 31 Jul 2020, 02:39 am »
Anyway, BigGeek and I have completely different needs for the software and I am afraid it will not be easy for Bryston to develop an app and a GUI that will satisfy everyone’s needs. I feel that the combination of the two is the way to go.

WillyP


Hi Willy

Interesting thought - maybe there is room for a web and an app version.

james

Just a (few week later) followup to this idea that the two kinds of listeners will not agree on a GUI:  It seems not well understood that the 3rd party apps we are mostly referring to, do not force you to sort using your tags; they also have a Folder browse option that does just what MM does.  So for WillyP, who listens to mostly classical like I do, he could stay in his well organized folder tree as he is doing now, or, with a single touch, see how many albums the Vienna Philharmonic shows up in by hitting Artist sort...which would get better over time as he completed his tagging.  The best apps do not tell you how to explore and play your music... the choice is always yours.  As BigGeek has eloquently explained in his posts, MM is simply not in the same league with respect to this flexibility. 

With competing products to Bryston's digital offerings, their users are not debating whether their provided app is the best solution vs a web interface.  Of course users always want more features, which is a judgement call, however much of the app improvement in other firms stems from the constantly evolving commercial streaming services, not from the core functionality of playing one's own music stored locally. 

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #107 on: 2 Aug 2020, 01:13 pm »
My suggestion is have a friendly app. Its the one big negative for me. Love the hardware. Hate the software. Thxs for seeking input.

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #108 on: 4 Aug 2020, 07:02 pm »
It is very difficult for me to understand folks disdain with Manic Moose and their continuing comparing it to other interfaces in other apps. Personally, I like the Manic Moose interface. It has your colorful art in the middle, and you can see your colorful art to the right of the middle. There is a soft gray and black to its left showing the compositions, and a sprinkle of blue throughout the interface. I have learned to import two channel DSD from my SACDs so I have ALL my music accessible. I don't do any fancy networking, just USB drives. The most important feature I am looking for in the BDP-2/3 is sound quality, and both have them in spades. I guess folks who are disappointed in the interface would rather look at their screens than listen to music. The only time I care about looking at a screen on either my laptop, phone or iPad is when loading my music. Thats it. I could care less about it looking like the Roon interface, Regalian or whatever other interface. To say that a person would not buy the BDP-3 due to the Manic Moose interface is simply ridiculous. I don't get it.  :duh:

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #109 on: 5 Aug 2020, 06:36 pm »
I fully agree with Robert (gbaby): I like the Manic Moose interface a lot.  Manic Moose is much more in use here than Rigelian and it is far better than Logitech Media Software, which was installed on my former server / streamer. Of course, it is not perfect - which software is? - and I have a few suggestions.

1. The toolbars should be visible constantly, for example at the bottom of the screen.

2. My notebook has a 15-inch screen, a few inches too small to work comfortably with Manic Moose. Perhaps it is possible to use the available space a bit more efficiently without making the text too small.

3 When MPD is selected in the settings, Airplay (Shairport-Sync) is not available. You have to uncheck MPD first and then check Shairport-Sync. It would be nice if Airplay would be available all of the time, without the need for switching in a tools menu.

4.The Manic Moose manual is quite good, most (but not all) options are explained. I feel that all options should be explained to the users.

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #110 on: Yesterday at 01:40 pm »
Thanks Willie. 8)

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #111 on: Yesterday at 06:26 pm »
Willy
Re point 3
- I have always gone under “ playback method” and just one click/ touch on shareport-sync ( dashboard, left side above system and disk information)

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #112 on: Today at 02:18 am »
It is very difficult for me to understand folks disdain with Manic Moose and their continuing comparing it to other interfaces in other apps. Personally, I like the Manic Moose interface. It has your colorful art in the middle, and you can see your colorful art to the right of the middle. There is a soft gray and black to its left showing the compositions, and a sprinkle of blue throughout the interface. I have learned to import two channel DSD from my SACDs so I have ALL my music accessible. I don't do any fancy networking, just USB drives. The most important feature I am looking for in the BDP-2/3 is sound quality, and both have them in spades. I guess folks who are disappointed in the interface would rather look at their screens than listen to music. The only time I care about looking at a screen on either my laptop, phone or iPad is when loading my music. Thats it. I could care less about it looking like the Roon interface, Regalian or whatever other interface. To say that a person would not buy the BDP-3 due to the Manic Moose interface is simply ridiculous. I don't get it.  :duh:

By all means, Bryston, discontinue any misconceived ideas of software evolution. Mr. GBABY is the arbiter of what true audiophiles require. Any visual, functional or operational changes to MM could only be desired by those for whom music is but a novelty and distraction from a superficially attractive interface. Clearly those of us in the unwashed masses compensate for our lack of acute hearing and inability to truly enjoy music by focusing on trivialities.

I shouldn't wonder that candlestick rotary phones are more than any person could reasonably ask for in telephony - after all, it's the connection that's important isn't it? As long as you can phone and order another block for the icebox, what kind of a sophisticate needs more?

Or here's a novel idea: update MM but allow users to choose whether or not to adopt the newer version or simply do nothing and use what they have? Oh, is that an option? On second thought, no, better not. GBABY doesn't get it, so it must not be a thing. Carry on.

Cheers,
Robert

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Re: Bryston Manic Moose Interface
« Reply #113 on: Today at 01:15 pm »
By all means, Bryston, discontinue any misconceived ideas of software evolution. Mr. GBABY is the arbiter of what true audiophiles require. Any visual, functional or operational changes to MM could only be desired by those for whom music is but a novelty and distraction from a superficially attractive interface. Clearly those of us in the unwashed masses compensate for our lack of acute hearing and inability to truly enjoy music by focusing on trivialities.

I shouldn't wonder that candlestick rotary phones are more than any person could reasonably ask for in telephony - after all, it's the connection that's important isn't it? As long as you can phone and order another block for the icebox, what kind of a sophisticate needs more?

Or here's a novel idea: update MM but allow users to choose whether or not to adopt the newer version or simply do nothing and use what they have? Oh, is that an option? On second thought, no, better not. GBABY doesn't get it, so it must not be a thing. Carry on.

Cheers,
Robert

Come on man. Can't you make a cogent post without getting personal? Its not about you or me.  :o