JPLAY was built with only one goal in mind: optimal music reproduction. Its stripped-down, bare-bones playback engine fits completely inside CPU cache and can be used as stand-alone player or together with popular music management software:JPLAY is the first audiophile player providing direct integration with JRiver Media center, foobar2000 and iTunes.There is a GUI panel included for quick & easy adjustment of most important settings. This now makes JPLAY easier to use than ever and leverages hosts’ GUI with JPLAY’s Award-Winning audio playback technology.
jplay pre-loads complete playlist into RAM guaranteeing zero disk I/O during music reproduction.Maximal Priority Schedulingultra low latency capabilitiesMaximal Priority Scheduling Ensure uninterrupted flow of music data by running music playback at highest possible priority.Hibernation Modemulticore audio playbackHibernation Mode Cancel OS ‘noise’ by eliminating dozens of OS jitter-inducing processes & hundreds of threads!
It squeezes all the details from the files
unfortunately believe that anything that is inconvenient or difficult to use must be better sounding.
jplay pre-loads complete playlist into RAM guaranteeing zero disk I/O during music reproduction
In the meantime: another computer, another room.
I'm interested, how a playback engine, which is, by definition, software, can get into CPU cache? OK, if it's small as CPU cache is (but then, which one, and on which CPU's?), but how can you load it directly to CPU cache? Or I misunderstood something?
well I installed the trial and it didn't work, it runs a service but the program won't recognize mp3 files or music from the network, for me definitely not worth 99 bucks
Quoteunfortunately believe that anything that is inconvenient or difficult to use must be better sounding.I noticed that. Convenience an anathema to the purity of sound.
Quote from: chiwou on 12 January, 2012, 12:27:18 AMwell I installed the trial and it didn't work, it runs a service but the program won't recognize mp3 files or music from the network, for me definitely not worth 99 bucksOn their website, when they mention foobar2000 interaction, their playback 'engine' only takes over on lossless files. It hands playback duty back to foobar2000 on mp3. I did not see explanation of why.
Most audio players don't need to be cache resident, and they don't use that much CPU when they are running. If this program could do what it claims, it would proably be a really bad idea!
For its size, at 256K, compared to other programs, it does seems a little expensive, say compared to Word or the Windows operating system, but it does produce the cleanest digital playback I’ve yet obtained from a computer even when the program is not in Hibernate mode. Get the trial program for free, see what you think, then go ahead and make the purchase.
Jplay looks like it may be largely vaporware based on spurious claims, meaning it does little or nothing beyond what the "real" player does that it claims to "integrate" with. It could easily be violating the licenses of each of the players it claims to enhance or whatever.
I also wonder how they gained permission to use Foobar2000's logo/icon for their money-making purposes. Its prominence on the main page shows they know how and are willing to leverage the credibility of others to make themselves money.
Perhaps more substantially, there are several significant claims made on the jplay website claiming "integration" with Foobar2000 and JRiver and providing capabilities to overcome claimed deficiencies. To the extent use of any terms or claims are defined in any SDK or licensing terms (I'm not an attorney or software developer), I would find it very hard to believe that jplay would meet a reasonable standard for true integration given what it does and does not.