HQPlayer – High quality audio player

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HQPlayer is a high quality audio player for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. HQPlayer also features several selectable high quality upsampling and downsampling algorithms as well as selectable dither, noise shaping and modulator algorithms.

All modern DACs employ oversampling and delta-sigma modulation, however the hardware implementations are more or less resource constrained. Higher quality oversampling and delta-sigma modulation can be done by utilizing vast mount of processing power available in modern PCs. Many AVRs also resample internally to 48, 96 or 192 kHz, with the HQPlayer, these can be fed at the native rate.

Want to buy 192/24 files for future but currently own only 96/24 capable hardware? Or want to buy DSD128 files but currently own only DSD64 or 192/24 PCM capable hardware? Resampling and dither/noise shaper can be used to playback high resolution files on a lower resolution hardware, allowing future-proof investment on high resolution files.

Supported source formats:

CDDA (Audio CD)
DSDIFF (DFF, non-compressed)
RIFF (WAV, including DXD)

Supported playlist formats:

M3U / M3U8


Software upsampling / downsampling with selectable algorithm up to 32-bit 1.536 MHz or down to 16-bit 32 kHz PCM (14 options, most "apodizing")
Delta-Sigma modulators for upsampling PCM/DSD content up to 24.576 MHz 1-bit SDM (6 oversampling options)
Selectable dithering / noise shaping algorithm (7 options)
Selectable convolution algorithm (FIR) for equalization, such as digital room correction (2 options), for PCM/DSD content
Optional high-frequency expansion for the convolution engine
Software-based digital volume control for PCM and SDM (DSD)
Playback of DSF/DSDIFF files through any supported audio interface (PCM conversion and 128x to 64x conversion)
Selectable algoritm and noise filters for DSF/DSDIFF PCM playback (7 / 6 options)
Native/direct playback of DSF/DSDIFF files (ASIO DSD, DoP v1.1 with both 0x05/0xFA and 0x06/0xF9 markers)
Playback of stereo, 2.1, 3.0, quadrophonic, 3.1, 5.0, 5.1 and 7.1 channel material
Speaker configuration for multichannel playback (delay and level) for PCM and SDM (DSD)
Bypasses operating system software mixer and sample rate conversion
Support for professional ASIO drivers
Multi-room support with Signalyst Asynchronous Network Audio Adapters
Support for ID3v2 tags on AIFF, DSF and WAV files (versions 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4)
Smooth level limiter for clipped material
"Dual wire" channel bonding support to reach 2x rates, PCM and DoP (DSD)
64-bit floating point processing
Full support for multi-core processors (can utilize up to around 27 cores depending on configuration)
Light weight desktop-GUI to lower graphics noise
Touch-GUI for use with tablets or laptops with touch screen.

Install HQplayer in ubuntu

Download the .deb package from here .Once you have .deb package you need to double click on it to install.



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1 Response

  1. Eric G. Mitchell says:

    30 minutes wasn’t enough time to install, find the manual and debug the problem with no SOUND! Uninstalling.

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