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Offline Pgaspar

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┴udio formats
« on: December 31, 2017, 01:48:48 pm »
Hi everybody, i'm thinking of buying a media player and stoped into Med8er. Above all I need something to read and play FLAC files into my audio system with absolute quality. Can you tell me if any of Med8er products can play it and (if so) who they are. Thanks in advance.

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Re: ┴udio formats
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 09:16:41 am »
Hi everybody, i'm thinking of buying a media player and stoped into Med8er. Above all I need something to read and play FLAC files into my audio system with absolute quality. Can you tell me if any of Med8er products can play it and (if so) who they are. Thanks in advance.
Mede8er are South African company from Woodmead. I've used their devices since 2011. Media players were quite slick, worked very well.  Support was great when I experienced issues.

That said, they are no longer releasing new products nor supporting latest (2013/2014) released products. Reason is that they used Realtek chips with are no longer supported, either by Realtek or external programmers.   Also, the current players are stuck on 1080p, no 4k support and newer audio formats. In a nutshell, the advent of smart tvs and cheap android media players have made Mede8er obsolete.

Even though I would want to continue supporting Mede8er, it's not a feasible choice at this point.

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Re: ┴udio formats
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 09:57:44 am »
Hi everybody, i'm thinking of buying a media player and stoped into Med8er. Above all I need something to read and play FLAC files into my audio system with absolute quality. Can you tell me if any of Med8er products can play it and (if so) who they are. Thanks in advance.

The player does not have gapless playback. That is the biggest complaint of audiophiles. I just use mine in DMR mode but for most people that seems a pointless workaround. From a system view I listen to music and control it with an iPad. Why should it matter if the iPad is pushing music from the nas rather than pulling it from the player?