Playing DSD files on the PWT


#1

Sorry, couldn’t find the original thread Paul had started a while back. He had been able to burn DSD files onto a DVD and then play it from the PWT to the DS. Anyone have that info or a link to it?


#2

Don’t know if this is the thread you’re looking for, but it might be worth checking out:

http://www.psaudio.com/forum/directstream-all-about-it/dsd-over-pcm-from-pwt-to-direct-stream/#p22758


#3

Ah, wait, I think this might be the thread that you’re talking about: Recording DSD Playing Back Over PWT


#4

That’s the one, thanks SF cool

I’ve been streaming my DSDs from my Synology NAS to the DS using MinimServer, and they have never sounded so good. Just curious as to how they will sound through the PWT, which has always sounded better to me than anything through the bridge has.


#5

Interesting - I have a Synology NAS I recently setup - I’ll have to look into Minim (installing it now)


#6

Raven, be sure to set up the transcoding for DSD in MinimWatch (dff:dopwav, dsf:dopwav) Let me know if you have questions on how to do this.


#7

I think it’s a moot point, don’t I need the bridge to play from the NAS to the DAC? It was late and that didn’t click with me till after I had the software installed and updated. I’m only running USB right now - too broke for the Bridge.


#8

Yes, bridge is necessary to stream from the NAS to the DAC. No worries, you still have time to save for the impending Bridge II. laugh


#9
Lonely Raven said I think it's a moot point, don't I need the bridge to play from the NAS to the DAC? It was late and that didn't click with me till after I had the software installed and updated. I'm only running USB right now - too broke for the Bridge.
I play from my NAS over USB using Amarra Playlist/Finder/your NAS files.

#10

Both rogerdn and radioclash are correct. Just to clarify for those who aren’t used to NAS setups:

a) if you want to stream directly from the NAS, using server software installed on the NAS (e.g.,MinimServer) with no other computer running, then you need the Bridge.

b) most players will let you play files located anywhere on your network, so you can use JRiver or Pure Music or whatever on your computer via USB, and tell it to look on the NAS for audio files stored there. No Bridge needed.


#11

Excellent bit of clarification. Nicely done. clapping_gif


#12
magister said

b) most players will let you play files located anywhere on your network, so you can use JRiver or Pure Music or whatever on your computer via USB, and tell it to look on the NAS for audio files stored there. No Bridge needed.

Yes, that’s where I"m having trouble. Every time I reboot my PC, JRiver may or may not play my files. So I’m looking for other options…unless someone wants to sell me a Bridge for $250. :)


#13
Lonely Raven said
magister said

b) most players will let you play files located anywhere on your network, so you can use JRiver or Pure Music or whatever on your computer via USB, and tell it to look on the NAS for audio files stored there. No Bridge needed.

Yes, that’s where I"m having trouble. Every time I reboot my PC, JRiver may or may not play my files. So I’m looking for other options…unless someone wants to sell me a Bridge for $250. :)


Could be JRiver and your PC are not friends, did the same or crashed too much so I moved on to Amarra or PMusic, much better for me. There are free trials for both.