This is to revive an issue that was raised some tine ago. Gapless replay seems not possible when streaming hi-res files of 24/192 resolution.
LSO Live are releasing more recordings in this format. \there was a new issue yesterday of Strauss/Also Sprach Zarathustra / Roth/LSO. As with all of the Strauss tone poems the piece plays continuously although rack markers have been inserted at each change of “episode” . This creates a brief gap or glitch at each point making the whole entirety unlistenable IMO.
I have not bought a download of the recording as I presume that if streaming doesn’t work UPnP replay will be the same.
I know dCS always has a long list of things to deal with but this is now quite a longstanding issue.
Re LSO live… does anyone know what the post workflow is? Converted to DXD for balancing and editing? Native DSD is clear they create DSD derivatives from masters supplied by studios but in most cases they don’t specify the master. Wondering if lso live recordings are derived from DXD masters.
I have one or two titles purchased from native DSD that came as both high rated DSD and DXD. They sound identical to me through the Bartok.
According to Native DSD the original recording format was DSD256. Maybe I should change my mind about the viability of adding the format
Thanks to everyone for responding. We now seem to have established that the 24/192 stream plays with gaps when played via Mosaic but not via other streaming platforms. This is in line with a thread on the same technical shortcoming some time ago. So it remains as an issue. I’ll tag @Phil on this.
No, I am saying that this is a long standing issue and was the subject of a thread some time ago. Here it is. Please read the entire thread as it becomes clear that it is a Mosaic issue as it progresses.
I am currently playing 24/192kHz Dark Side of the Moon (50th Anniversary Issue) from Qobuz via Mosaic. I am noticing short gaps between the tracks. The gaps are not subtle and sometimes the beginning of the following track is cut off (piano at the beginning of ‘The great gig in the sky’)
This is after the recent Mosaic and Rossini FW update.
This error in the processing of 24 bit / 192kHz material has been around for a long time and was reported by me. The solution was to change the flac format to WAV or AIV or remove the stitched cover (“jpg” file) from the flac file. Of course, these are effective solutions for local files to which we have the rights and we can convert them and remove the covers inserted in them. However, there is no way in the case of streaming, e.g. Qobuz. Apart from the fact that each solution requires time and some knowledge of the software and sometimes the purchase of software to do it. In DCS’s opinion, this issue was not an important or common bug to be prioritized for finding resolution. Maybe that will change now?
Best Regards Robert