>I have not seen any issues to play HQ Files on MM5 (NOTE: MQA are usually distributed in FLAC container)
>>Because users who want true hi-res no longer even bother with MM?
To be honest True hi-res playback equipment costs several tens of thousand, I am really not sure why they use any software except one for bit streaming to DAC.
>Can you please explain what do you assume by HQ Player, MM4 and MM5 uses plain decoder and if you assume ASIO then it is not supported WASAPI is very close to it.
>>Not so. https://www.signalyst.com/consumer.html
I can't use it I am an ATi GPU preferred. But that is completely another concept as that player is DSP along with serious hardware eg. 1k GPU + rest of High end Hardware. Also Desktop app is 200€
and HQPlayer 4 Pro is 2390€
so I am not sure what you want to imply with MediaMonkey which lifetime license cost 48.82€
>We are in process of testing full DSD support, but standard is still bit vague.
>>But not so vague that the players monkeyphile mistakenly thinks don't differ from MM haven't implemented it for several years.
Not sure, what are you talking about, as DSD was not so widely supported and was constantly debated about licensing http://www.ip.philips.com/licensing/program/45
it is like you say why MMW not break DRM as there is number of apps that do that. Gray area is a bit gray and we like to play safe.
>Can you please explain, not sure what you are referring to? If standard Tags for Classical music exist then MediaMonkey use them and representation of tags and properties edit depends on File Type, so if you select Classical Music as File Type then File Properties will be different accordingly to preferred tags for that Type.
>>WORK and PART are easily tagged in Musicbrainz Picard using the Classical Extras plug-in. Songkong also has a (rather awkward) way of doing this. Get a trial version of roon and/or Audirvana to see how they use Work and Part to allow the user to play compositions rather than tracks or albums. I sent you a PM with more info on this.
Classical Extras Plugin is whole new dimension and it only uses Picar Interface and function but is app on itself with ton of options https://github.com/MetaTunes/picard-plu ... cal_extras
and it can be made as a plugin to work in both MMW (Discogs and musicbrainz exists) and MM5 if needed by any third party developer
Audirvana is 65€
and partnered with large paid databases and you need to have subscriptions with them also, I am not sure how this is comparable with free tag searching.
Roon Charges 119 USD
a year just to access database https://roonlabs.com/pricing.html
which are less than https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index. ... erties/4.0
and only thing that I see is matter of Sorting and as MMW support Multi Sort eg. HOLD CTRL+Left Click on Sub Sort Columns I do not see the issue even UI is Bit different.
>>I am glad to hear you think streaming should be part of MM. But the programs monkeyphile doesn't understand already integrate the streaming services in such a way that the streamed albums/tracks are almost indistinguishable from albums/tracks on a local drive or NAS.
Again I am not sure what are you talking about, I am in Broadcasting industry as of 1993 when was in High school and started to work at local radio station.
Streaming Industry was struggling all those time and even now good streaming apps cost ton of money and many many many work hours to make things not good but fair and managing in those apps high number of files can be very tricky.
Do not get me wrong MediaMonkey should be flattered but you are comparing Honda Civic Type R
with McLaren 720S
as it is compared with much expensive choices on the market with so little feature missing. That for sure can and will be improved in future.