can VLC output be made "bit perfect" ?

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by RShackleford, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. RShackleford

    RShackleford Active Member

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    I've been trying to set up a "headless" Mac Mini as a media (most music) server in my A/V system. Though I like the audio quality of iTunes coupled with BitPerfect, the instability of iTunes has been a continuing source of exasperation (don't get me started here, but see http://audiokarma.org/forums/index....t-proof-my-macmini-music-server-setup.816213/ if you want to know more).

    I've been advised to try a player other than iTunes (maybe continuing to use iTunes to manage my music library). I'd prefer not to pay. VLC is mentioned a lot, but I'm not getting a clear-cut answer on its audio quality - specifically, is it able to produce "bit perfect" digital output ? Mostly from 16-bit/441.khz rips of CDs. To be output via USB of the Mini's optical audio output to an external DAC. And with an iOS remote app available.
     

     

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  2. awillia6

    awillia6 Super Member

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    Still flailing I see. I would never have considered a person could have so much trouble with a plain Jane Apple iTunes setup. Something fishy going on here...
     
  3. RShackleford

    RShackleford Active Member

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    Turns out I did something stupid, I'll explain in that other thread. Don't want to clutter this one, and my question about VLC remains, even though I'm going to give iTunes a second (or thirteenth) chance.
     
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  4. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8641 Subscriber

    Sure ... enable WASAPI in Windows ... <G>
     
  5. mgosdin

    mgosdin Well-Known Member

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    A wise man once said, "With Apple Products making something work is either very easy or impossible."

    Mark Gosdin
     
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