will the balenaSound project play various HiRes Audio formats

Will the project outlined in the “Turn your old speakers or Hi-Fi into Bluetooth, Airplay and Spotify receivers with a Raspberry Pi and this step-by-step guide” work for various HiRes Audio formats (flac, DSD types, etc.)?

If not, what options are out there to try? installing a codec, installing software like jRiver, ??

Hi, yes it should work though you’ll want a DAC HAT for better audio quality. You can see more information on the supported DAC configurations here https://github.com/balenalabs/balena-sound/blob/master/DAC_configuration.md. Other options would include Volumio https://volumio.org/ which has confirmed supported for those audio formats.

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