Show file type, sample rate, bit depth for every song while playing

Answered

Comments

7 comments

  • Official comment

    HI Music Lovah

    There is also this; https://support.bluos.net/hc/en-us/articles/360000063928

     

    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Music Lovah

    Hi Tony,

     

    Thank you, but that doesn't help. The info is much too vague to be useful, as I mentioned in the beginning of the other thread.

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Simon Blandford

    It is possible to query the API directly by using a web browser on a phone/tablet or desktop. First, find out the IP address of the Bluesound device, this can be obtained from the WiFi router's DHCP lease table in router's admin interface.

    Then just visit the web page : http://<ip address of Bluesound>:11000/Status

    Look for a line in the returned XML that looks like...

    "<streamFormat>FLAC 44100/16/2</streamFormat>"

    In the above example, it is playing a CD-quality Flac file.

     

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Music Lovah

    Thank you Simon, I hope this info was directed at Bluesound! When I buy a device I expect the app to do what I want. This is very reasonable, many people expressed interest in the other thread about this. I should not have to resort to hacks. The API is for the device/app developer, not end-users.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Simon Blandford

    I agree. I discovered the above while trying to scratch the same itch :)

    At least it demonstrates that the information is in there somewhere and is easy to implement on the App.

    Since the App is only interacting with a REST API, I don't see any reason why it couldn't be open-sourced so we can fix these things ourselves.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Frans R

    I'm almost sure this line of data only gives the category info (the range) and not the actual bitrate. So the icon "CD" which is already present, gives the same info.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Simon Blandford

    I tried it on some Qobuz tracks that just said "HD" and I was able to tell if they were 24/44.1 or 24/96 etc. So, yes it does give some useful info that isn't visible on the UI.

    MQA tracks just show as 24/44.1 however.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.