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Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: The Hunchback of Notre Dame got released today!

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: The Hunchback of Notre Dame got released today!

Hi everyone, Today, we got a new entry in the Walt Disney Record: The Legacy Collection soundtrack series. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Walt Disney Records has released The Legacy Collection: The Hunchback of Notre Dame soundtrack. While today should have been the official launch date (Maybe for the CD version), the album has been available for a few days on streaming services. I listened to this 2-disc album version yesterday and I can…

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Development progress on DLNA Player – September 2021

Development progress on DLNA Player – September 2021

Hi everyone, It’s been a long time since I’ve shared some news on my DLNA Player software. Truth is, I’ve been taking a break on working on personal projects. I’ve been mostly watching movies and resting, but these days I’ve decided to start working on some software again. In this post, I’d like to tell you what have been integrated in the software. In terms of the user interface, not much has changed. There’s now a new Options menu where…

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DLNA Player can now play back Audio CDs!

DLNA Player can now play back Audio CDs!

NOTE: This post was originally posted in Spanish on August 11, 2018. I’m posting the English language translation today. Hi everyone, Today, I’ve took some time to improve my “DLNA Player” software, which is capable of streaming music tracks to DLNA-Enabled players. Up to this point, the software was able to play back local files as well as music files stored on Google Drive. It wasn’t able to play Audio CD tracks. Because I have a bunch of Audio CDs,…

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Listening to Audio CD in the Hiby R3

Listening to Audio CD in the Hiby R3

Hi everyone, 2 weeks ago, I got the LG GP96Y (GP96YB70) External Slim CD/DVD drive. This drive is marketed as a Multi-OS drive with compatibility with Android and compatible TV’s. One thing that some LG drives have is that they can mount a disk as a FAT32 filesystem, allowing browsing the disc on systems that do not officially support disc drives. What I did not know is that when an Audio CD is inserted, it can mount it and show…

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Tidal’s Android app now support MQA bitstreaming with DAC Exclusive Access

Tidal’s Android app now support MQA bitstreaming with DAC Exclusive Access

Hi everyone, As a long-time user of Tidal, I’ve been enjoying the app for my music listening sessions, except that it did not support MQA (Tidal Masters) bitstreaming to USB DACs. This meant that the audio always got resampled to either 48Khz at first, and then to 192Khz in later versions. Up until several weeks ago, this was the case. We were forced to use third-party apps like USB Audio Player Pro or the Hiby Music app which added MQA…

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Burning the PlexDisc CD-R discs on some Slim IDE drives

Burning the PlexDisc CD-R discs on some Slim IDE drives

Hi everyone, Today, we’ll see how well my 3 optical IDE slim drives handles the PlexDisc 700MB CD-R discs. The units we’ll be testing against this disc are the Optiarc AD-7561A, Teach DW-224E-C, and the Toshiba SD-R6252. Toshiba SD-R6252 Let’s start with the Toshiba SD-R6252. You may recall this drive failed to burn successfully the Verbatim CD-RW some time ago. The drive detects the disc just fine and gives us a burning speed of up to 16x: Starting to burn…

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KZ DQ6 Unboxing and First Impressions

KZ DQ6 Unboxing and First Impressions

Hi everyone, Today, I got the KZ DQ6. This IEM contains 3 dynamic drivers per side, which is a bit different than the usual BA and dynamic drivers combination they usually make. It is made of a single 10mm “Xun” unit that handles the bass and 2x 6mm drivers that handles the mids and treble. KZ is well known to experiment with different driver configurations and this is no exception. We’ll see how they perform below. Unboxing The box is…

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Hidizs adds support for MQA on their AP80 and AP80 Pro DAPs

Hidizs adds support for MQA on their AP80 and AP80 Pro DAPs

Hi everyone, It seems Hidizs released today a firmware for the Hidizs AP80 and AP80 Pro Digital Audio Players (DAP). The only improvement here seems to be the addition of MQA support. The new firmware version is 1.5 for the AP80 Pro and 2.3 for the AP80 The official changelog for both firmware states the same: You can download the firmware for these players at the following links: Hidizs AP80 v2.3 Hidizs AP80 Pro v1.5 This update comes as Hidizs…

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The Verbatim CD-RW 25pk

The Verbatim CD-RW 25pk

Hi everyone, A few days ago, I wrote I was trying to burn a Verbatim CD-RW on some old IDE drives. Today, I’m showing you the pack of these discs I got last year, which is what I’m still using to this date. These discs can be burned up to 12x. However, my drives can only burn them up to 10x. I don’t remember owning a drive that actually allowed me to burn at 12x. For some reason, they all…

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The Oakcastle CD100 Portable CD Player with Bluetooth

The Oakcastle CD100 Portable CD Player with Bluetooth

Hi everyone, Today, I’ll present you the Oakcastle CD100 Portable CD Player. Yes, a CD Player, and this one has Bluetooth in it. As you may know, nowadays people use streaming services to listen to music, which includes services with lossless audio quality. However, some people also prefer to buy CDs and listen to them, as some may argue that CDs offer better quality than lossless streaming services. Others buy them to collect them. I’m one of the few who…

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