In early August a chap called Tim Murison released an app to the Mac App Store called BitPerfect. (Yes, it’s Mac only and requires iTunes). BitPerfect is an add-on for iTunes that takes care of automatic sample-rate switching (so no more delving into Audio Midi Setup each time you wanna move between RedBook and Hires files), memory playback and is – duh – bitperfect. The best thing? It’s only AU$5.49.
“BitPerfect is a simple, easy to use, audiophile grade music player that works with iTunes to deliver the highest possible sound quality.Unobtrusive, minimal UI Bit perfect output Exclusive (hog) mode Full memory playback with double-buffering to ensure continuous playback of large files Automatic sample rate switching Options for upsampling Gapless playback Integer mode (on supported DACs and supported versions of OSX) Support for sound check Playback from networked drives FLAC support (via Fluke or other 3rd party iTunes FLAC importers)”
More information at Tim Murison’s website.