It seems that it is exactly the device I searched for long time. Some audio-only standalone flac player with good DAC inside, simple control (not requiring the TV connected to scroll through files) and remote... This one looks as what I need. Already ordered one on eBay, will be delivered in one week or so... Can't wait.
Thank you for making available such a usable thing, I'm happy that I finally found it!
So, one question so far: how is "shuffle
" function implemented in the firmware?
As this function is extremely
important for me: as I already wrote, I like very simple controlled player, and in this case "enable and forget" is the best choice for me or for my wife. I don't need to scroll through all the files every time, as I like to hear the different songs every time in different order (some like music radio). So, in this case two things are very important:1)
Press as little amount of buttons on remote as possible to start play "shuffle
" through ALL
files in all folders present on the card, not just from one chosen folder. Ideally - just have some setting in firmware preferences like "Automatically start shuffle playing after power on"...2)
The "clever" shuffle. I'll try to explain. When you have e.g. 1000 music files on the card, even good random generator algorithm hits into the same songs often enough. So, in the case of "just choose the next song using next random generator function call output" - you will hear the same songs too often, and some songs you will almost never hear... But in the case the algorithm stores
already played songs numbers, and randomly chooses the next song only from not played previously (before it reaches the last song and starts again from first by round-robin) - in this case you will never
hear the same song twice before all
the songs from the card will be played.
These two simple things would make this device absolutely killer. As I search for something like this already looong time, and can't find.
I'd even paid more, if I could find some device having these simple features (I know that these things are simple to implement, I'm programmer by myself
As it could be such a fun: to just take the remote, press just one button
and music starts to play... Instead of "press Power, look at display, press the arrows a lot of times looking at display to find some needed menu items and catalogs, pressing OK few times, press Play...".
Can it be added to firmware?.. Or perhaps it is already present there?..
Thank you very much, good device! Can't wait to get it.