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himey

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Not trying to detour this but everyone in this thread is right there with me. I use Foobar for all my listening. Bought a Oppo 103 for SACD ripping. Before that I recorded all my multi channel SACDs from an analog out into a digital format. With the Oppo I rip and also use Sonare to DSF. I'm thinking of going back through ALL my SACDs and using the Oppo to rip a pure digital version and toss the old analog recordings. QUESTION: Since I use Foobar that decodes iso files fine, WHY use Sonare at all??? I'm thinking keep all these as iso files that I could always rip apart later and even burn new SACDs anytime I want. What is the advantage of getting to DSF or even FLAC files? Maybe I'm missing something.
Firstly, Sonare works great for ripping to iso, so don't bail on that.

Second, yes, jRiver and Foobar2000 handles iso SACDs nicely, but you are still stuck with the fact that other media players/organizers DON'T handle iso's. DSF is more compatible and FLAC is nearly universally compatible.
 

himey

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Thanks, I used sonore? to decode an SACD image that I mistakenly thought DSF, they're actually DFF, they won't play on the Oppo :confused:.
Stereo DFF files play fine on an Oppo, but not multichannel for whatever reason.
 

HomerJAU

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What do you use to rip them SACD things these days Homer?
I used to have a old PS3 with SACD and old firmware I found on eBay when the crack was first announced. I sold that (after all my SACDs were done) when it looked (to me) that surround SACD releases had stopped. (Not the first time a prediction of mine was wrong). I have a friend with an Oppo that I visit now.
 

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I'm giving up, can't get my head around it, must be doing something wrong, thanks for the help folks, it's only two albums I want to convert anyway, files deleted, moving on.
 
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