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Thread: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

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    Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    Hi. I follwed the instructions and installed Crossover and then Assett for Windows on my Mac Mini, got it to work after a while. But it still skips many Apple Lossless files for no apparent reason. It's set to transcode them to PCM and it seems to (icon on the Oppo says PCM). There's no apparent difference between the ALAC files it plays and the ones it skips on the same album. I'm setting it to transcode ALAC to LPCM.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    Can anything play the ALAC files? they might be corrupted?

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Can anything play the ALAC files? they might be corrupted?
    They play fine on my computer (iTunes), Apple TV and iPods.

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    Is wireless used anywhere from Asset to player? does it skip at the same point every time?

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    All wired. It varies a little. Sometimes a file will play, then other times it'll be skipped.

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    It is likely to be network related if it sometimes works, and sometimes not. If it was software related (ie a bug) it would be consistent.

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    Hmm. It's only ALAC files that have problems and all music plays perfectly on Apple TV. If it was a network problem, wouldn't it affect more than one type of file on one device? Seems like a transcoding problem, maybe?

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    If sent as LPCM then the files are 2x larger than normal (than say a FLAC file), it is possible for a network to always play flac, but not uncompressed.

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    ok. I don't understand. The ALAC (Apple Lossless) files won't play reliably on the Oppo. Flacs play fine. Are you saying that the Apple Lossless files are too big to be transcoded to LPCM? Aren't they the same size as Flac?

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    When they are transcoded to LPCM they are uncompressed, so the amount of data flowing down the network is 2x bigger than for a FLAC file.

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    Ok. I got it. So, what's the solution?

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    Try the native mac version of Asset which is in the beta section of this forum.

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    Re: Assett server with Mac and Oppo 105

    I don't understand why it won't play flac files that it plays from a hd. No matter how I set it..

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