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Well I play FLAC files with vlc player. I can re-EQ them any way I want.

When I stumble on a torrent made with SNH files I have to dig out Mac Amp Lite X, a software created around 2000. No EQ possibility, the interface is SO nightmarish it must hve been designed by a Microsoft guy. Aw, this blue bar stuck to the top of my monitor... uuuurggggh!

So PLEASE no more SHN files Wanna add pollution to an already polluted world?
you can use Cog to play pretty much any format ya run across:
http://cogx.org/



shn is an outdated compression format, no doubt about that...but i'm not really interested in spending days on end converting the shn sets i have to flac
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you can use Cog to play pretty much any format ya run across:
http://cogx.org/

shn is an outdated compression format, no doubt about that...but i'm not really interested in spending days on end converting the shn sets i have to flac


Theres a SHN plugin for WinAmp. Which has a nice little EQ at the bottom.
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yes it does...however the guy i was answering is running a Mac, as do i...no winamp on the OSX platform
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Can you tag wav files in the same way you tag flac? I didn't thinks so. Maybe I'm wrong.
Thats the drawback of .wav. But for me, not a big deal. I run the files using Pure Music as the player, which uses itunes as a database only. I can input what the info I need and utilize the data base to sort. Also, by using.wav, it's a work around itunes not being able to play FLAC. Although the upcoming update of Pure Music will support FLAC.
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Thats the drawback of .wav. But for me, not a big deal. I run the files using Pure Music as the player, which uses itunes as a database only. I can input what the info I need and utilize the data base to sort. Also, by using.wav, it's a work around itunes not being able to play FLAC. Although the upcoming update of Pure Music will support FLAC.

Is this like a Mac thing? Because I want to be able to play my music with whatever device I choose, and get the artist, album, song title, etc.
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Thats the drawback of .wav. But for me, not a big deal. I run the files using Pure Music as the player, which uses itunes as a database only. I can input what the info I need and utilize the data base to sort. Also, by using.wav, it's a work around itunes not being able to play FLAC. Although the upcoming update of Pure Music will support FLAC.
whats the plus's to this Pure Music player, as opposed to just using Cog?
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Is this like a Mac thing? Because I want to be able to play my music with whatever device I choose, and get the artist, album, song title, etc.
Not really a "Mac" thing. Probably works on a PC - I don't know. Pure Music is the engine utilizing itunes as only a database. And yes, I can query on artist, album, etc utilizing the database.
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What about when I put the wavs on an mp3 player?
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whats the plus's to this Pure Music player, as opposed to just using Cog?
The plus for me is that I can play hi-res audio 16/44, 24/96. 32/192, and Pure Music will auto switch my DAC to the proper kHz. I no longer have to switch the Midi settings, shut down itunes, reopen itunes, in order for itunes to recognize the higher bit rates. COG is a basic engine that works, but I find it to be a bit kludgy and shuts down for no apparent reason. for me, Cog does not provide much in the way of sorting files. If I have 44kHz files mixed with 96kHz, with itunes, I can sort them out.


iTunes really is not the best music engine when playing higher resolution files. It works well, but with an engine like Pure Music or Amarra handling the jitter than is so normal with digital files, the sound upgrade is noticeable. Not in an EQ way, but with depth and a better sound stage.

IMO anyway.
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What about when I put the wavs on an mp3 player?
No idea. I know I can't play wav files on my iphone, BUT, there is a FLAC player app for the iphone that works well.
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What about when I put the wavs on an mp3 player?
No idea. I know I can't play wav files on my iphone, BUT, there is a FLAC player app for the iphone that works well.

Right, that's what I'm saying. This is why I don't think wav is a good choice.
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Ah, I see.

Well, if I want to listen to music on my iphone, chances are it's through ear buds or a headphone. Quality probably is not as important as if I'm listening to my home system.
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Well, you are right about that. However, we've already established in this discussion that file size isn't an issue. Therefore, I think it is more ideal to keep the music collection in one format that all devices can use rather than having the same music in multiple file formats.
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Old 2010-12-31, 03:28 PM
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Yep, based on that, FLAC is the better file.
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The plus for me is that I can play hi-res audio 16/44, 24/96. 32/192, and Pure Music will auto switch my DAC to the proper kHz. I no longer have to switch the Midi settings, shut down itunes, reopen itunes, in order for itunes to recognize the higher bit rates. COG is a basic engine that works, but I find it to be a bit kludgy and shuts down for no apparent reason. for me, Cog does not provide much in the way of sorting files. If I have 44kHz files mixed with 96kHz, with itunes, I can sort them out.


iTunes really is not the best music engine when playing higher resolution files. It works well, but with an engine like Pure Music or Amarra handling the jitter than is so normal with digital files, the sound upgrade is noticeable. Not in an EQ way, but with depth and a better sound stage.

IMO anyway.
right on, i didn't really read about Pure Music when asking, was thinkin more along the lines of a basic flac player, not 24/96>up files...readin the site now, sounds like an interesting little engine
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