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How to Open DSF Audio Files [Converters, Players]

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DSF audio file format (.dsf file extension) contains lossless 1-bit audio stream under delta sigma modulation (famous as DSD). It is audiophile high resolution file format for 1-bit DSD DACs. The file format support multichannel DSF music.

Read below about DSF players and converters, how to edit DSF metadata and DSF's audio content. Check below links to other articles about DSF, DSD.


How open DSF files audio



Download HD audio converter AuI ConverteR 48x44 FREE for high resolution music
WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, (1-bit audio) ISO, DFF, DSF, WMA, mp3,...

WARNING: Input DSF, DFF, ISO (1-bit audio) supported in Audiophil-E, PROduce-R and configurable Modula-R
Output DSF supported in maximal PROduce-RD and configurable Modula-R
For ISO tracks, DSF, DFF with length more 3 minutes FREE demo mute 2 second silence in the output middle

 

 


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How to open DSF files

Open DSF files with converters

  1. AuI ConverteR 48x44
  2. Audiogate
  3. Foobar 2000

 

 


DSF players

  1. Foobar2000 (with sacd input plugin)
  2. Audirvana
  3. Amarra
  4. HQ Player
  5. JRiver

 

DSF players can playback this kind of files either directly to 1-bit DSD DAC or convert inline ("on fly") to PCM and playback at traditional PCM DAC.

Audio conversion PCM to DSD and DSD to PCM has loosing quality anyway.

Alternative way is offline (non-realtime) conversion DSF to PCM or PCM to DSF with converter software. Usually offline conversion is not restricted by real-time CPU performance and can use "heavy" precise algorithms.

Audio players may have issues of DSF compatibility: supported channel number, metadata artwork size or other.

If your audio player support stereo files only, you can convert multichannel DSF 5.1 to stereo.

 

 

Read below how to edit DSF file metadata and audio content.

Watch video about DSF to FLAC conversion.

Check more links to articles about DSF, DFF, DSD below ↓

 


Open DSF files to edit metadata

  1. AuI ConverteR 48x44
  2. JRiver
  3. Metadatics

 

In the AuI ConverteR you can apply artwork size limitation during conversion:

see Settings > Metadata tab > Maximal size artwork... (width or height)

 

Read more:

  1. How to convert DSF to FLAC [Mac, Windows] >
  2. How to convert DSF to WAV [Mac, Windows] >
  3. How to convert DSF to mp3 [Mac, Windows] >

 

Watch below video how to convert DSF to FLAC ↓

 


Edit DSF audio files

About editing of DSF audio files read [DSF file: Editing] >

 

Look at video and more links to articles about DSF, DSD below ↓

 

 


Watch video: DSF to FLAC converter

 

 


 



Download HD audio converter AuI ConverteR 48x44 FREE for high resolution music
WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, (1-bit audio) ISO, DFF, DSF, WMA, mp3,...

WARNING: Input DSF, DFF, ISO (1-bit audio) supported in Audiophil-E, PROduce-R and configurable Modula-R
Output DSF supported in maximal PROduce-RD and configurable Modula-R
For ISO tracks, DSF, DFF with length more 3 minutes FREE demo mute 2 second silence in the output middle

 

 


Read more
  1. DSF file format. DSF extension >
  2. DSD vs DSF vs DFF Files Audio >
  3. DSF to PCM converter >
  4. DSF File Converter >
  5. DSF oversampling. D64 vs. D128 >
  6. Audio Converter DSF to FLAC >
  7. How Impact to Audio Quality of PCM to DSF Conversion. 1-bit DSF vs. PCM >

 


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