MPD decoding HDCD format?

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MPD decoding HDCD format?

Post by 111MilesToGo » March 10th, 2018, 10:04 am

I would like to know whether and how MPD handles (decodes) the HDCD format. You know, that Pacific Microsonics then Microsoft stuff encoding 20 bits into the 16 bits of a CD at 44.1 kHz (PE, LLE, TF).

Coming from Windows, the consensus best practice is to rip HDCDs as-is to 16/44.1 FLAC via dBpoweramp, then leave it to the audio player (foobar2000 with HDCD component) to decode.

So what about MPD, both for said FLACs from hard disk as well as for replaying an HDCD from the optical drive?

PS: I read that ffmpeg incorporates an HDCD decoder.

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Re: MPD decoding HDCD format?

Post by max » March 10th, 2018, 1:07 pm

No, MPD doesn't support this format.

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Re: MPD decoding HDCD format?

Post by jast » March 11th, 2018, 10:45 am

It does support FLAC, though. :)

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