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Imola Ghost
Aug 29, 2011, 05:31 PM
Thought some of you audiophiles might be interested in this.

From the site:

Audirvana is an audiophile player for Mac OSX.

No equalizer, no trendy special effects, just the music

Native playing of FLAC, libSndFile (WAV, AIFF, ...), ALAC and other quicktime formats (AAC, MP3, ...)
Direct sound path, directly to the CoreAudio HAL for pure bit perfect sound
Audio Device exclusive access mode
HAL I/O using DAC native physical formats "Integer Mode" (instead of CoreAudio 32bit float)
Automatic sample rate switching
Up/Oversampling capability
Plays completely from memory
Tracks are loaded, decoded and sample rate converted in a memory buffer before being played
Minimizing CPU and hard drive activity to lessen sources of interference
Gapless playback by using a double buffering mechanism (playing track and next track)
Transparent split load for loading tracks of any size
Background tracks loading/decoding (including sample rate conversion)
Playlist (m3u & m3u8 formats) load/save
Handles Apple IR Remote
Automated updates downloading (using Sparkle)
Currently works on 10.6 Intel Macs with any CoreAudio compatible DAC

This is still a beta release for this opensource project in active development.


Aug 29, 2011, 07:57 PM
What about support for good parametric EQs?

Imola Ghost
Aug 29, 2011, 08:06 PM
What about support for good parametric EQs?

On the wiki site I believe you can make some suggestions and report bugs. I've used it and so far it's been fine.