CueSheet format

Hi.
I have a 5.1 surround file in CueSheet format (though the file’s name is a .wav). VLC plays it, but not Audirvana; I get white noise in stereo. Anything I can do?

Hello @jpcote,

Can you send me a copy of the “Debug Info”? You can get it in Audirvana Settings>General>Debug Info

Note: By clicking on the Debug Info button, Audirvana automatically copies all its content, all you have to do is paste it in response to this message

Hi Damien,

There you go (down below).

All audio software that I have see the WAV file as a stereo one (therefore playing white noise), and so is Audirvana. None of those apps seems to see and read or use the .cue file. VLC and such video players do.

I am not familiar with this format. It appears to be a WAVE file that is actually encoded, with the decode info in the .cue file?

I wonder how I could de-interleave the 5.1 tracks and/or convert this to PCM (?)… Or is Audirvana supposed to be able to associate —and decode— the .cue file?


JPC

Debug Info :


Audirvana Mac Version 3.5.40 (3570)
macOS 10.14.6 with 16384MB RAM

Licence enregistrée pour Jean-Pierre Côté

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

Polarity Inversion:
	Globally: OFF
	Per track: ON
Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE

UPSAMPLING:
SoX with device max frequency upsampling
SoX filter parameters
Bandwidth at 0dB = 99.5
Filter max length = 30000
Anti-aliasing = 100
Phase = 66

AUDIO VOLUME:
Max allowed volume: 100
Replay Gain: None
SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
Sync list: 1 folders
AUTO: /Users/parentscote/Music
iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized
Library database path: /Users/parentscote/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaPlusDatabaseV2.sqlite

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES

=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================

Direct Mode audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 2048

Max. memory for audio buffers: 13312MB

Local Audio Engine:
Exclusive access: Disabled
Integer mode: Enabled

Preferred device:
MHLink Audio [00075900b762]
Model UID:ULN-8
UID:com.mhlabs.mhlink.00075900b762

Currently playing in standard 32bit float mode
Device: 16ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32bits little endian Signed Float, 64 bytes per frame 192kHz

Active Sample Rate: 192kHz
Hog Mode is off

Bridge settings:
Sample rate limitation: none
Sample rate switching latency: 0.5s
Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
Mute during sample rate change: ON

Selected device:
Local audio device
ID 0x3e MHLink Audio [00075900b762] Manufacturer:Metric Halo
Model UID:ULN-8 UID:com.mhlabs.mhlink.00075900b762

6 available sample rates up to 192000Hz
44100
48000
88200
96000
176400
192000
Audio buffer frame size : 58 to 3072 frames
Current I/O buffer frame size : 2048
Volume Control
Physical: Yes
Virtual: Yes
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
DSD capability: Unhandled
Device audio channels
Multichannel: 16 channels
Preferred stereo channels L:1 R:2
Channel bitmap: Ox3f, layout:
Channel 0 mapped to 0
Channel 1 mapped to 1
Channel 2 mapped to 2
Channel 3 mapped to 3
Channel 4 mapped to 4
Channel 5 mapped to 5
Channel 6 unused
Channel 7 unused
Channel 8 unused
Channel 9 unused
Channel 10 unused
Channel 11 unused
Channel 12 unused
Channel 13 unused
Channel 14 unused
Channel 15 unused

Audio channels in use
Number of channels: 16
Use as stereo device only: No
Simple stereo device: No

1 output streams:
Number of active channels: 16, in 1 stream(s)
Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1
Channel #2 :Stream 0 channel 2
Channel #3 :Stream 0 channel 3
Channel #4 :Stream 0 channel 4
Channel #5 :Stream 0 channel 5
Channel #6 :Stream 0 channel 6
Channel #7 :Stream 0 channel 7
Channel #8 :Stream 0 channel 8
Channel #9 :Stream 0 channel 9
Channel #10 :Stream 0 channel 10
Channel #11 :Stream 0 channel 11
Channel #12 :Stream 0 channel 12
Channel #13 :Stream 0 channel 13
Channel #14 :Stream 0 channel 14
Channel #15 :Stream 0 channel 15

Stream ID 0x3f 16 channels starting at 1
6 virtual formats:
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 192kHz
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 176.4kHz
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz

6 physical formats
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 big endian Signed Integer 192kHz
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 big endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 big endian Signed Integer 96kHz
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 big endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 big endian Signed Integer 48kHz
16 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 big endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz

Local devices found : 4
Device #0: ID 0x34 Sortie intégrée Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: AppleHDA:88 UID: AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,2:0
Device #1: ID 0x44 HDMI Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: AppleHDA:88 UID: AppleHDAEngineOutputDP:1B,3,1,0:0:{2D4C-0D37-30503255}
Device #2: ID 0x48 HDMI Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: AppleHDA:88 UID: AppleHDAEngineOutputDP:1B,3,1,2:1:{A934-A0D8-01010101}
Device #3: ID 0x3e MHLink Audio [00075900b762] Manufacturer: Metric Halo Model UID: ULN-8 UID: com.mhlabs.mhlink.00075900b762

UPnP devices found : 0


Can you send us your file at [email protected]?

Hello @jpcote,

Your file is encoded in DTS, we do not support this lossy format thus VLC have it embedded but they do not pay for it. Playing this kind of DTS 5.1 file need to have the DTS decoder in the program.

Ok thanks.

Can Audirvana play such files straight to my surround decoder via a digital connection (TOSLINK or coax)?

Replying to myself. I tried it, and yes, it does work (to send the DTS encoded audio to the surround decoder through digital coax, using Audirvana as the player). The downside is that upsampling is, then, not possible (for obvious reasons). Is there anyway to easily set Audirvana to perform upsampling (or not to) only under certain conditions? Or a quicker/easier way to do it than getting to the audio interface settings?

This is actually not possible but we are thinking about it for a future update of Audirvana.