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Best software players for lossless and hi res music

Can you help me.

Witch software player do i install in windows for listening to lossless and hi res music .

 

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I use Winamp for MP3's, and I

I use Winamp for MP3's, and I use KM Player for FLAC, Winamp does support FLAC but I found it handles them terribly, and can often lock up my PC when using them on Winamp.

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Do I google search for

Do I google search for Windows (X) codec pack then download and install it, you can then use Windows Media Player to play virtually every file format available.

Hope this helps

Bill

X = The OS you are using

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I use AVS media player for my

I use AVS media player for my studio quality FLAC downloads.

You can download codecs to play 'em in Windows Media Player, but this adds a 'conversion' into the process, and I found the files didn't sound quite as good as AVS media player, which is free by the way.

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Foobar is really quick and

Foobar is really quick and simple and uses little resources.  Highyl regarded by many people.

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I use jRiver for both. It's

I use jRiver for both. It's excellent. New version is due soon.

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Better use player with

Better use player with ability direct access to DAC/souncard hardware (ASIO, wasapi, DoP-DSD).

It allow avoid resamplig/re-bit-depth into windows driver.

foobar allow use ASIO, WASAPI.

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agree

VoodooDoctor wrote:

I use jRiver for both. It's excellent. New version is due soon.

Agree. JRiver Media Centre is the best I have found yet for replay of all hiRes including DSD / DSF files. I have the new version and it is money well spent.

 

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That's right!

That's exactly what is very usefull for getting 'good' sound out of your PC.  Good

JRiver is best in everything multimedia.

 

On Mac OS X it's Audirvana+ 2.

 

hybridauth_Facebook_100006728620483 wrote:

Better use player with ability direct access to DAC/souncard hardware (ASIO, wasapi, DoP-DSD).

It allow avoid resamplig/re-bit-depth into windows driver.

foobar allow use ASIO, WASAPI.

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I would heartily recommend

I would heartily recommend JRiver too. As a movie player alone however Media Player Classic Home Theater is an excellent player using the best possible means for visual playback especially if you have an Nvidia card.

 

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