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« on: May 25, 2007, 01:21:10 pm »

So here it is : the first public release of the XXHighEnd Audio Player.

This first release is a demo version only. It can *not* be upgraded to a fully working version yet, but that will take a few days only.

What's Demo about the demo version ?

The demo version plays continuesly for 5 minutes at least, and after that it quits somewhere around 30 minutes of playing.


Currently known issues : many.

Well, not *that* many, but enough to call it a beta version so far.

If you :
Just play a bunch of tracks right after the startup of the player, there's not much wrong.
The only thing you might notice is that gapless playback is or not so gapless as intended, or even overlaps. This depends on the speed of reading the tracks from your harddisk or network, and the only thing I can say is that currently all anticipates on the speed of SATAII internal hdd reading, which still may vary from "yours". Eventually this will be okay.

Further known issues (also see see Helptext !) :

  • Possibly many install issues (XP or Vista), because very few have been tested currently.
  • Possibly soundcard or USB issues, because very few have been tested so far.
  • Under Vista, obtaining one track from the Library button, will show the track twice in the Playlist area. First attempt per session only, and only when 1 track is selected.
  • ToolTips cannot be shutoff, although a checkbox implies it can
  • A-B playing (repeating a selection) ditto.
  • Pictures can be named Folder.jpg only (which by itself is good btw), although a textfield suggests otherwise (and is put there will not be remembered).
  • Dragging the playback cursor under Engine #1 may cause anomalies. Under Engine #2 you can't drag it at all.
  • Under Engine #2 it is allowed to choose another playback driver (device), but it won't do anything (only the Primary Playback Device will work).
  • Though rare, it can happen that a track plays double under Engine #1 (echoing).
  • Playlists cannot be copied to other PCs in the network, hence the drive references -as currently used instead of Computernames- will be wrong then.
  • Similarly, Playlists can be use locally only (from the install directory of XX).
  • Although not officially available yet, a payed for version might give licensy issues, while you'd have a license for the whole house (which you always have).
  • Though the Properties area suggests otherwise, currently only 2 channel stereo playback is supported. Different sample rates than 44100 should work, and only a bitdepth of 16 has been tested.
  • Playing *not* gapless hasn't been tested for a long time. Expect that not to work properly in this version (by default Gapless playback is On).
  • Using Doubling under XP will use many resources, and may hogg the PC for a while for other stuff than XX playback.
  • The currently playing track, eventually will move out of (under) the Playlist area (depending on the length of the Playlist).
  • You will find anomalies on faxt clicking the Next and Prev buttons. I tried my best to get it as decent as possible though. Just don't click them that fast, and click a track + Play instead.

Small tips : Engine #2 wasn't meant for Vista, and instead should be used under XP *with* Doubling (needs 88K2 samplerate of the DAC). When possible, use Vista with Engine #1 and set the soundcard (and/hence DAC) to 96K sample rate. Set ThreadPrio to highest in either case.
Open Explorer and drag files onto the Playlist area is more convenient than using the Library button.

Download XXHighEnd : 
grazy
Also see the Install notes.

Edit : This version has now (unintentionally) expired ! Please go to 0.7f.

* XXHighEnd-07d.zip (53.44 KB - downloaded 662 times.)
« Last Edit: June 22, 2008, 11:09:28 am by PeterSt » Logged

For the Stealth III LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - Oct 31, 2018 (2.10)
XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 10/20 cores) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 30/-/1/1/1/ Q1Factor = 10 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 15ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 140.19  (max 140.19) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = 35 / Nervous Rate = 10 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Arc Prediction Filtering (16x)* / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^2*A:B-W-Y-R, B:B-W-R* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> *Blaxius^2 A:B-R, B:B-R* Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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