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Flac Player v1.1 for iOS goes 24/96 capable

  • You wait for a bus to arrive then two come at once.  Not only is FLAC on the iPhone/iPad now a (native) possibility thanks to Dan Leehr’s Flac Player, but it now supports 24/96 files according to this Head-Fi post from the app’s developer.

    “Hi everyone, Dan here.

    Couple things – FLAC Player 1.1 is coming. Small change to the playback engine that beta testers have reported enables 24/96 on iPads with USB DACs. It’s almost ready for release. There are some issues to iron out with sample rate switching, which I suspect is the culprit for shipsupt’s issue.….the change made for 24/96 is not iPad-specific. It may work on iPod touch/iPhone with an external DAC, but I do not have the test hardware to check this. I do have a USB DAC and a camera connection kit, as well as some evidence from beta testers, but nothing from Solo / Touch users. So I can’t guarantee it would work.”

    I’ve not listened to a single MP3 file on my iPhone since installing Flac Player a few weeks ago.  This app positions the humble iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad as a serious digital audio transport.  It might be time for me to buy a Wadia dock (or similar).

    v1.1 of Flac Player also displays embedded cover art.

    Grab it from the iTunes store for AU$12.99

    Written by John Darko

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts and pens written pieces for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

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