Mac audiophile player!

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Imola Ghost, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Imola Ghost, Aug 29, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011

    Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    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.
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
  3. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009

    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.

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