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#1 AudioPhil

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Posted 13 December 2023 - 08:29 AM

Hello everyone

 

I am happy to announce the start of the closed beta phase of AO 4.00. "Closed" means upon application, later on this will change to the public beta phase which means every current AO 3.00 user will see the option to download AO 4.00 Beta in the download portal.

 

If you are interested participating in the closed phase Beta please be aware of the following points:

  • We are still in very early beta, far from perfect..
  • You need to have a valid AO 3.00 license
  • You must be a very experienced long-time AO user
  • You need to format Windows and start from scratch with a fresh and clean installation with the OS of your choice
  • It might be needed to re-format and re-install that machine, even several times (this might be due to failure/issues or even just by my request to do so, I am sorry..)
  • This machine is not the playground for your own or other foreign mods, tools or tweaks
  • The focus is testing AO 4.00 on a clean and not already optimized system (for obvious reasons)

 

We are currently on AO 4.00 Beta 2, the portation for the new OS'es is still ongoing. New is support for Windows Server 2022 and also for Windows 11. Pretty happy so far with the Windows Server 2022 part, Kernel-Streaming and WASAPI working in Core mode! The Windows 11 part is not very far yet, be aware of that.

 

 

Version 4.00
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AudiophileOptimizer 4.00
- Enables WDM Drivers in Windows Server 2022 Core Mode
- Enables Kernel-Streaming in Windows Server 2022 Core Mode
- Enables WASAPI in Windows Server 2022 Core Mode
- Updated MediaPlayer support for Windows Server 2022 Core Mode
- Added support for Windows Server 2022 RTM & Evaluation (Standard, Datacenter & Essentials)
- Added support for Windows 11
- Minor changes and updates

ServiceTool 4.00
- Shell replacement for JRiver Media Center 28-32 (x86 & x64)
- Added support for Windows Server 2022 RTM & Evaluation (Standard, Datacenter & Essentials)
- Added support for Windows 11
- Minor changes and updates

AudiophileShell 4.00
- Added support for Windows Server 2022 RTM & Evaluation (Standard, Datacenter & Essentials)
- Added support for Windows 11
- Minor changes and updates

AudiophileUninstaller 4.00
- Minor changes and updates

Setup 4.00
- Added support for Windows Server 2022 RTM & Evaluation (Standard, Datacenter & Essentials)
- Added support for Windows 11
- Minor changes and updates

 

win11AO.jpg

 

 

List of all suppored OS'es and editions:
   - Windows Server 2022 (Standard, Essentials, Foundation & Datacenter) / FoD 2022

   - Windows Server 2019 (Standard, Essentials, Foundation & Datacenter) / FoD 2019

   - Windows Server 2016 (Standard, Essentials, Foundation & Datacenter)

   - Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard, Essentials, Foundation & Datacenter)
   - Windows 11 (All Editions)

   - Windows 10 (All Editions)

 

 

If you are interested in testing AO 4.00 and you are fully comfortable with the terms stated above, then please apply via Email (audiophil@highend-audiopc.com) to participate in AO 4.00 Beta.

 

Very best,

AudioPhil


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#2 Ben Webster

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Posted 13 December 2023 - 11:29 AM

No longer supporting Windows Server 2016?


System doesn’t matter - if you have mine.


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Posted 13 December 2023 - 11:37 AM

No longer supporting Windows Server 2016?

...thanks for pointing out the missing info and links about Server 2016! Of course still supported, just corrected the list.


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Posted 14 December 2023 - 04:43 PM

안녕하세요

기다리고 있었어요, 어서 오세요

ıllıllı [ AO 3.00이 여기에 있습니다.... ] ıllıllı AO 3.0 Laessence 이메일이 전송되었습니다.

 

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Change HQPLAYER NAA shell settings
I would like to request more

 

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Posted 15 December 2023 - 07:13 AM

여러분, 안녕하세요

 

AO 4.00의 비공개 베타 단계의 시작을 알리게 되어 기쁘게 생각합니다. "폐쇄" 이는 신청 즉시 공개 베타 단계로 변경된다는 의미입니다. 즉, 현재 모든 AO 3.00 사용자는 다운로드 포털에서 AO 4.00 베타를 다운로드할 수 있는 옵션을 볼 수 있습니다.

 

비공개 단계 베타 참여에 관심이 있으시면 다음 사항에 유의하시기 바랍니다.

  • 아직은 초기 베타 단계이므로 완벽함과는 거리가 멀습니다.
  • 유효한 AO 3.00 라이센스가 필요합니다.
  • 당신은 경험이 풍부한 오랜 AO 사용자여야 합니다.
  • Windows를 포맷하고 선택한 OS를 사용하여 처음부터 새로 설치해야 합니다.
  • 해당 컴퓨터를 여러 번 다시 포맷하고 다시 설치해야 할 수도 있습니다(이는 실패/문제로 인한 것일 수도 있고 단지 요청에 의한 것일 수도 있습니다. 죄송합니다.)
  • 이 기계는 자신이나 다른 외국 모드, 도구 또는 개조를 위한 놀이터가 아닙니다.
  • 초점은 깨끗하고 아직 최적화되지 않은 시스템에서 AO 4.00을 테스트하는 것입니다(분명한 이유로).

 

우리는 현재 AO 4.00 베타 2를 사용하고 있으며, 새로운 OS에 대한 포팅은 아직 진행 중입니다. 새로운 기능은 Windows Server 2022 및 Windows 11에 대한 지원입니다. 지금까지 Windows Server 2022 부분, 커널 스트리밍 및 WASAPI가 코어 모드에서 작동하는 것에 매우 만족합니다! Windows 11 부분은 아직 그리 멀지 않았습니다.

 

 

버전 4.00
================================== ================================================= =======
AudiophileOptimizer 4.00
- Windows Server 2022 코어 모드에서 WDM 드라이버 활성화
- 커널 활성화- Windows Server 2022 코어 모드의 스트리밍
- Windows Server 2022 코어 모드에서 WASAPI 활성화
- Windows Server 2022 코어 모드에 대한 MediaPlayer 지원 업데이트
- Windows Server 2022 RTM &에 대한 지원이 추가되었습니다. 평가(표준, 데이터 센터 및 필수)
- Windows 11에 대한 지원 추가
- 사소한 변경 사항 및 업데이트

ServiceTool 4.00< /span>AudiophileShell 4.00< /span>AudiophileUninstaller 4.00< /span>- 사소한 변경 및 업데이트- Windows 11에 대한 지원 추가- Windows Server 2022 RTM & 평가(표준, 데이터 센터 및 필수)Setup 4.00- 사소한 변경 및 업데이트- 사소한 변경 사항 및 업데이트- Windows 11에 대한 지원 추가- Windows Server 2022 RTM &에 대한 지원이 추가되었습니다. 평가판(표준, 데이터 센터 및 필수 요소)- 사소한 변경 사항 및 업데이트- Windows 11에 대한 지원 추가- Windows Server 2022 RTM & 평가판(표준, 데이터 센터 및 필수)
- JRiver Media Center 28-32(x86 & x64)에 대한 셸 교체














 

 

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지원되는 모든 OS 및 에디션 목록:
   - Windows Server 2022(Standard , 에센셜, 기초 및 데이터 센터) / FoD 2022

   - Windows Server 2019(Standard, Essentials, Foundation 및 Datacenter) / FoD 2019< /span>

   - Windows Server 2016(Standard, Essentials, Foundation 및 Datacenter)

   - Windows Server 2012 R2(Standard, Essentials, Foundation 및 Datacenter)
   - (모든 버전)Windows 11

   - Windows 10(모든 버전)

 

 

AO 4.00 테스트에 관심이 있고 위에 명시된 조건에 완전히 동의하신다면 이메일(audiophil@highend-audiopc.com)을 통해 AO 4.00 베타 참여를 신청하세요.

 

최우수,

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Posted 23 December 2023 - 05:43 PM

Hi

 

I run HQPlayer 5.3 and tried 2022 core and Desktop and HQP did not start.

 

The client started up on Desktop but not on Core

 

Merry Xmas

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Posted 23 December 2023 - 10:24 PM

I find that the optimisation of AO is no longer needed at all if you use the Tiny Windows versions.....



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Posted 27 December 2023 - 09:04 AM

Hi

 

I run HQPlayer 5.3 and tried 2022 core and Desktop and HQP did not start.

 

The client started up on Desktop but not on Core

 

Merry Xmas

Tom

Dear Tom

 

We are still in the adoption phase of the OS'es. Making third party software like new versions of HQP working in core is on the list, but has not yet been in focus. We'll come to that part a bit later on :)

 

Best,

AudioPhil


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Posted 28 December 2023 - 08:56 AM

I was on WS2019 on both PCs. And I took the chance from Phil to test AO4Beta. So I had to install WS2022 on both. I did datacenter core as I always had them in core mode. The process of configuring the OS is same as WS2019 with just a few minor changes. AO4 configuration is same as AO3. WS2022 comes without device manager and it is necessary to install it from FOD. I still haven't done it yet but will in near future. I used TC3.1 and ES99 and ES61 for audio pc and ES99 for control pc. Since my processors are 6th generation Skylake Intel I would not bother with ES100 and above. As for the sound - WOW, it's amazing, much more noticeable details and channel separation, much more improved in the low frequencies. The other thing I've noticed sound was so warm like coming from a turntable. The only thing I don't like in AO4 are the windows (command prompt,PowerShell, etc) - can't be controlled (size remains the same, can't slide up or down). It could be great if I could be able to completely uninstall the program and the system reverts back as it was before. That sometimes is necessary.

Great job Phil! Thank you for your time and efforts to create such a brilliant program!


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Posted 28 December 2023 - 04:14 PM

Hi, 

Like taxman2 I took the chance to test AO4Beta.

In fact, after discussing with Phil about the possibilities to tweak and optimize Windows Server 2022 DesktopExperience (with GUI) and Windows Server 2022 Core, he has invited me to test the firsts AO4 beta. 

For my part I have made tweaks and optimizations on both versions of WS2022 for about 2 years. The result I've obtained is very good concerning sound quality. And step by step I've realized that reducing to a minimum the number of process is not necessarily mandatory to get the best sound quality possible. Searching what to disable and what to keep takes many time and a very good knowledge of Windows OS.

In another hand Windows 11 lite versions are excellent to get very good sound quality too.

 

Now as I wrote before I got the opportunity to test the firsts Audiophile Optimizer 4.0 beta. I can tell you that Phil has yet made a good job and Windows Server 2022 with GUI or Windows Server 2022 Core are sounding better than everything I've tried these past two years as described above. 

AO4 beta 3, I'm trying actually, is working without problem with Windows Server 2022 Desktop Experience, yet. At this time there is a few problems on which Phill is working for the Core version of Windows Server 2022. WS 2022 is a little bit more difficult to tweak to get it working easily for everybody.


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Posted 28 December 2023 - 06:05 PM

Yes, in Core instead of usual 20 services running on WS2019 after optimisation , now there are around 30. But that could easily be sorted out. The main thing is that SQ has never been better!


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Posted 07 January 2024 - 03:33 PM

Phil, I think you should consider first adding FOD on WS2022 then working on AO4Beta. There are new features in FOD for WS2022 that need attention. After optimisation and restart pops up a warning for a hard error. That was not the case before installing FOD. Maybe I should install the Windows update for Intel graphic driver. After installing FOD the interface has changed with multicoloured windows, tabs and bars. 


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Posted 20 January 2024 - 10:29 AM

Phil, I think you should consider first adding FOD on WS2022 then working on AO4Beta. There are new features in FOD for WS2022 that need attention. After optimisation and restart pops up a warning for a hard error. That was not the case before installing FOD. Maybe I should install the Windows update for Intel graphic driver. After installing FOD the interface has changed with multicoloured windows, tabs and bars. 

With AO 4.00 beta 5 we should see an FoD installiert feature withing service tool. This will make it easier to have FoD installed for all those having an internet connection on their audio PC available. Once that FoD installer is working properly we'll take it from there :)

 

Best,

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Posted 28 January 2024 - 11:00 PM

With AO 4.00 beta 5 we should see an FoD installiert feature withing service tool. This will make it easier to have FoD installed for all those having an internet connection on their audio PC available. Once that FoD installer is working properly we'll take it from there :)

 

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Audiophile I am using AO Beta 3. Where can I get AO Beta 5?



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Posted 05 February 2024 - 01:28 PM

Audiophile I am using AO Beta 3. Where can I get AO Beta 5?

AO 4.00 Beta 5 is not available yet, You'll be automatically notified whenever you start AO, ServiceTool or setup.exe from your current AO installation.

 

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Posted 06 February 2024 - 05:11 AM

AO 4.00 Beta 5 is not available yet, You'll be automatically notified whenever you start AO, ServiceTool or setup.exe from your current AO installation.

 

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AudioPhil

Yes, I understand.



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Posted 11 March 2024 - 09:15 PM

Hi everyone. Any updates? Excited to hear how this is going. Thanks

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Posted 12 March 2024 - 04:40 AM

Just moved my Control PC from Server core 2019 to Server core 2022 and blown away by the improvement is sound, bigger presentation, more bloom, hearing into the music more with increased separation around instruments and all playing together in a more musical rhythm. Increased weight, vocals are stronger and more natural, Great decay, really enjoyable listening. Thinking back something was very wrong with 2019,

 

All thanks, - helped by AO 4 – Thanks Phil

 

Looking forward to the upgrade of the Audio PC


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Posted 12 March 2024 - 09:57 PM

Wow thanks.

@AudioPhil how close are you to release?

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Posted 18 March 2024 - 02:01 PM

Wow thanks.

@AudioPhil how close are you to release?

I might be getting an old fish lately with this mentality, but I still prefer having a good quality product than rather be the fastet one. Good things sometimes just need some time... We'll see the next AO 4.00 beta soon, and I'll keep the beta phase goind as long as I think it takes to have it all right and matching the quality levels I want to keep up and on a very high level as always for AO :)

 

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