This is a puzzling product. I can’t understand exactly what it does. I thought it would be a music player like VLC or such, but it doesn’t seem to be like that.
I see that it has accessed my library of ripped CDs and also it links to Tidal, which I have a subscription to. However the interfaces lose a lot of information. EG when I look at my CD library, I have them organized on my PC in folders by classical, pop, opera etc. But in Audirvana they’re all lumped in one big page seemingly at random - even two CDs in a set aren’t necessarily next to each other. I can’t figure out how to organize them better. There are “genre” filters but that doesn’t work so well.
Also with Tidal, I can only browse what’s already been prepared. I can’t seem to access their categories to find new music.
My questions are:
- How do I get it to replicate the file system I have for my CDs on my PC?
- If I access Tidal through the Tidal app directly and not through Audirvana, will Tidal play through Audirvana anyway?
- What about other music sources? EG I like to watch opera through Met Online in my browser. Will that play through Audirvana?
In other words, is Audirvana processing all the sound that comes through my PC speakers, or only the sound that I access through the Audirvana app directly?