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Conversion DFF to DSF. 3 ways for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux

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Here 3 ways of conversion DFF to DSF high resolution audio files under Windows, Mac OS X, Linux are considered.

  1. Via FREE command line tool dff2dsf (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)
     
  2. Via automatic connection of command line tool dff2dsf to HD audio converting software AuI ConverteR 48x44 DEMO, maximal PROduce-RD, some configurations Modula-R (Windows, Mac OS X)
     
  3. (Obsolete way, strongly not recommended) Via connection command line tool dff2wav to HD audio converter AuI ConverteR 48x44 (Windows).
     

Conversion DFF to DSF Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

 


General DSF DFF issues

DFF, DSF are different DSD stream containers. Sound quality don't depend on which of contaners is used.

Transformation between DSF, DFF formats may be performed as lossless. Each conversion software piece should be checked though.

DFF structure based on blocks (chunks). id3 metadata may be stored as id3-chunk. However it can cause id3-reading issues by playback software.

Standardized DSF format store metadata as id3 metadata chunk. Generally, music storing to this format is more preferable to home applications.

DSD stream edition (gain altering, resampling) is lossy actions, that provided via conversion to PCM and back. The edition losses comparable with usual resampling losses. Pro audio software do it transparently to ears enough.

Filter ringing is one of most visible factors there. Acoustic musical stuff have smooth transitions primarily. And ringing is not so "scary" as it look at "synthetical" tests. Engeneers minimize ringing anyway.

Cutting DFF, DSF to parts may performed without lossy processing.

Links to the format specifications see below.

 

 


Via automatic connection of command line tool dff2dsf
to HD audio converting software AuI ConverteR 48x44 (Windows, Mac OS X)

 

Graphical user interface, resampling, gain adjusting and other abilities

The converter's software editions PROduce-RD and some Modula-R's configurations provide:

  • convert DFF to DSF (1-bit D64/128/256/512/1024),
  • upsampling and downsampling,
  • adjusting output stuff volume,
  • converted stuff's auto level normalizing,
  • graphical user interface.

Functionality of Modula-R edition added via relevant module (license key) purchasing. The key entered to Modula-R edition and it open relevant functionality.

Modules can't be added to inegrated editions Lite, Audiophil-E. PROduce-R, PROduce-RD.

Coding to DSF audio file format available in versions:

  • FREE (DEMO with 2 second silence in middle of output track, but in full audio quality)
  • PROduce-RD or some Modula-R configurations without demo's limitations.

Currently this converting software work "from box": when relevant file open, codec is automatically downloadee, installed and configured.

Audio converter DFF to DSF Mac OS X, Windows

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WARNING: Input DSF, DFF, ISO supported in Audiophil-E, PROduce-R and configurable Modula-R
Output DSF supported in maximal PROduce-RD and configurable Modula-R

 

Need do nothing to configure last versions of the conversion software.

As alternative, you can confugure codec manually.


1. Visit download page to download dff2dsf utility.

2. Unpack zip archive. Here three folders: linux, osx, win32 (compatble operation systems).

3. Open the conversion software (it must be v. 3.8.8 and later)



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WARNING: Input DSF, DFF, ISO supported in Audiophil-E, PROduce-R and configurable Modula-R
Output DSF supported in maximal PROduce-RD and configurable Modula-R

4. Run the conversion software. Click Settings button.

Settings button

5. In opened Settings window select Input formats tab.

Settings window - Input formats tab

6. If you use FREE or Lite editions you can't add new source format (see Input file format list). You can replace one of existing (as example dff).
In Audiophil-E and above - you can add new source format: push Add button.

7. In each fields Displayed name and File extension type dff.

8. Push button ... right field Input converter executable. In opened window select executable dff2dsf (Mac OS X) or dff2dsf.exe (Windows).

9. If after selection executable name look as .../dff2dsf-101/osx/dff2dsf.*, delete .* at end. It must look as .../dff2dsf-101/osx/dff2dsf

10. In field Input converter command line type command line parameters

%inputfile% %outputfiledsf%

11. Push OK button.

12. In main window of the conversion software click Open button and select dff file.

13. Select output format DSF / 1 bit / desirable target sample rate.

14. Into Directory output files field default value is ConvertResult. If source stuff is "c:\Music\sample.dff", output one will  "c:\Music\ConvertResult\sample.dsf"

15. Click Start button. Wait until end of conversion.

You can control process of conversion in Log tab of main window (select Log tab at left upper part of the window).

 

 

 


DFF DSF via command line tool dff2dsf (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

 

It's free cross platform way.

1. Visit download page. Download dff2dsf utility.

2. Unpack zip archive. Here three folders: linux, osx, win32 (compatible operation systems).

3. Open terminal window (terminal - under Mac OS X, cmd - under Windows).

4. Open folder linux/osx/win32 (as your operation system).

5. Type into command line:

     dff2dsf '<input path>/<input.dff>' '<output path>/<output.dsf>'

Press <Enter> key.

6. Output dsf (output.dsf) placed into <output path>.

 

    Example under Windows:

     c:\dff2dsf-101\win32\dff2dsf.exe 'c:\music\input.dff' 'c:\music\output.dsf'

 

    Example under Mac OS X:

     /Users/<username>/dff2dsf-101/osx/dff2dsf '/Users/<username>/input.dff' '/Users/<username>/output.dsf'

 

 

 

 


Via connection command line tool dff2wav to HD audio conversion software AuI ConverteR 48x44 (Windows)

It is obsolete way. Strongly not recommended.

 

Disadvantages:

  • Decoder dff2wav.exe have limitation: 2.8 MHz (D64) only.
  • With the decoder DFF to DSF is converted thru intermediate resampled filtered WAV.

 

How get advantages:

Better way to use full audio quality and abilities is PROduce-RD edition or configurable Modula-R.

Some albums like operas, live concerts have non-zero levels on track borders. Or some 1-bit audio ISOs has DC bias thru all tracks. It can give clicks sometime after converting.

In this case better choise use PROduce-RD with True Gapless Conversion ability or some Modula-R's configurations.

 

Currently Lite edition of the conversion software automatically download, install dff2wav.exe when open DFF file.

Video: Manual installing dff2wav.exe

In FREE or Lite versions you can't add new source format (see Settings window > Input formats tab > Input file format list). You can replace one of existing (as example dff).
In Audiophil-E and above - you can add new source format: click Add button.

 

1. Download dff to wav decoder here.

 

2. In field Input converter executable select where placed downloaded dff to wav converter

c:\utils\dff2wav.exe

 

3. In field Input converter command line type command line parameters

%inputfile% %outputfile%



 

 


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ID3 metadata standard

DFF specification

DSF specification

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