Package Details: hqplayer 3.25.6-1

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Package Base: hqplayer
Description: The high-end upsampling multichannel software HD-audio player
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Keywords: audio resampler
Licenses: custom
Submitter: blackhole
Maintainer: blackhole
Last Packager: blackhole
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2014-06-19 10:06 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2019-12-15 22:33 (UTC)

Latest Comments

blackhole commented on 2017-09-29 07:34 (UTC)

3.18.0 released. Extended control API functionality, updates, optimizations and bug fixes.

blackhole commented on 2017-04-10 07:24 (UTC)

3.16.1 released. Further improved multi-core CPU support and number of small fixes and improvements.

blackhole commented on 2017-03-16 07:35 (UTC)

3.16.0 released. Reliability and performance improvements. Improved support for higher number of CPU cores (8+) and automatic configuration for multicore systems.

blackhole commented on 2017-02-27 16:14 (UTC)

3.15.1 released. Bug fixes and performance improvements. Also a new option in control interface to select transport type.

blackhole commented on 2017-01-25 07:32 (UTC)

You are right, thanks.

FarStar commented on 2017-01-25 05:07 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-25 05:13 (UTC) by FarStar)

Hello, qt5-quick1 seems no longer necessary. I removed it and HQPlayer 3.15 runs without problem. Edit: I use Qt 5.8.

blackhole commented on 2017-01-24 23:09 (UTC)

3.15.0 released New poly-sinc-xtr "extreme" filters, update for Linux package forward compatibility, updates and fixes to the control protocol, number of smaller fixes and improvements.

blackhole commented on 2016-11-30 07:14 (UTC)

3.14.4 released. Some small fixes and optimizations to convolution engine initialization. Also fixes a timing problem in CUDA algorithm initialization.

blackhole commented on 2016-10-30 13:17 (UTC)

3.14.3 released. Fixes seeking problems, adds double-click-to-play on cover flow, optimizes GPU memory usage. 3.14.2 released. Fixes handling of certain multichannel FLACs. Also fixes loading of certain types of WAV files on Windows.

blackhole commented on 2016-10-10 09:38 (UTC)

Oct 9 2016 HQPlayer Desktop 3.14.1 released. Changes logic when loading items from the library; single click loads item and double click also immediately starts playback of the loaded item. Re-enables CUDA support on macOS and workaround for a case where CUDA freezes in certain environments. Cleans up metadata with extra whitespaces on import.

blackhole commented on 2016-10-03 06:24 (UTC)

3.14.0 For Network Audio Adapter endpoints, improved discovery and support for IPv6 (Win/Linux). New modulator for DSD512+ rates. Added minimum-phase variant for two filters. Hardware requirements bumped up. Support for CUDA 8 (and Pascal-generation GPUs). Lot of bugfixes and other improvements.

blackhole commented on 2016-07-05 08:15 (UTC)

Please remember to recompile and reinstall qt5-quick1 every time that QT version is updated, otherwise HQPlayer will not start.

blackhole commented on 2016-03-28 11:31 (UTC)

Good! now the package qt5-quick1 is in AUR

commented on 2016-03-28 11:09 (UTC)

For information, the PKGBUILD of this qt5-quick1 package can be found here:

blackhole commented on 2016-03-28 10:29 (UTC)

As a temporary solution, after upgrading to QT 5.6, first install the package 3.13.3 released. Improves reliability on DAC reconnect and hot-plug cases when used together with latest networkaudiod. Simplifies CD reading algorithm for better compatibility with certain drives. Also contains other small fixes.

blackhole commented on 2016-03-28 09:41 (UTC)

Thank you for the suggestion. I will make a package for AUR

commented on 2016-03-28 09:35 (UTC)

@blackhole: I've manually installed qt5-quick1 v.5.6 from Chakra repos => Now, HQPlayer works perfectly!

commented on 2016-03-27 19:17 (UTC)

Thank you for your fast reply. I hope that a new version compatible with Qt5.6 will come soon.

blackhole commented on 2016-03-27 19:16 (UTC)

See also

blackhole commented on 2016-03-27 19:12 (UTC)

I fear tat HQplayer must be recompiled in some way. We must ask to HQPlayer deleloper. Just now, after installing neq qt version 5.6: hqplayer locale=en_US, country=UnitedStates, language=English Cannot mix incompatible Qt library (version 0x50501) with this library (version 0x50600) Aborted (core dumped)

commented on 2016-03-27 18:51 (UTC)

Hello blackhole, There is a problem with the installation because qt5-quick1 no longer exists in Arch repositories. Moreover, HQPlayer 3.13.3 is out. Thank you in advance.

blackhole commented on 2016-03-09 14:52 (UTC)

3.13.2 released. Fixed a regression in convolution/matrix processing of DSD sources.

blackhole commented on 2016-02-29 08:29 (UTC)

3.13.1 released. This is a bugfix release, fixing various small issues.

blackhole commented on 2016-02-09 14:05 (UTC)

3.13.0 Multichannel speaker distance adjustments are now available also in DirectSDM mode. New set of keyboard shortcuts reflecting the function button layout on Apple keyboards. Fine-tuning of DSD7 modulator and new filter for cleaning up MQA encoded content. Automatic output mode and rate switching. Plus usual performance improvements and bug fixes.

blackhole commented on 2015-12-25 17:45 (UTC)

3.12.0 released Support for offloading part of the processing to a GPU using NVIDIA CUDA. Added support for cross-application raw streams and extensions to the remote control API. Lower overhead Pipeline SDM implementation and fix ASDM7 initialization bug. Various smaller fixes and optimizations.

Sukumi commented on 2015-11-27 16:28 (UTC)

########### !!!! URGENT ACTION REQUIRED !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ############### Let me make clear that you as a maintainer are responsible that your managed packaged adhere and comply with the community and ArchLinux philosophy and rules of package submission. And its it looks really that intentionally these rules have been broken to; for other software you maintain also. You must know that no sources and a explicitly proprietary has been provided. For other software you maintain also. See the license below, thats the one given and submited on the linux system. Its proprietary one and with the missing sources absolutely inacceptable and breaking the community ground rule of free software. Rules of Submission and referencing packaging standards make clear that the sources should be also available and they are the basis for the commonly required build. Binaries are generally not accepted and by far not without sources. The given PKGBUILD does not build any binary instead only copies the packaged binary from hqplayer_3.11.0-31_amd64.deb. I have to ask and request that you should be released from that task and that all software you maintain should be freezed and excluded from the repository as long someone who knows and can apply the rules of compliance to the packages in the repository. That these packages are at least for more than a year inside the repository makes me wonder how the rules are enforced and checked on a regular basis. ########### !!!! URGENT ACTION REQUIRED !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ############### The references hqplayer_3.11.0-31_amd64.deb Arch packaging standards Copyright: 1998-2015 Jussi Laako / Signalyst, <> License: Proprietary HQPlayer Desktop End User License Agreement . CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING LICENSE AGREEMENT. BY INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE OR CLICKING ON THE "I AGREE" BUTTON, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY AND ARE BECOMING A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT. 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blackhole commented on 2015-11-27 09:51 (UTC) (edited on 2015-11-27 09:53 (UTC) by blackhole)

I am not the developer of HQplayer or Jriver and I have not connections to these companies. I am only a PKGBUILD maintainer (something that I have decided myself to do) If you have problems about HQplayer or Jriver and you want some clarifications about the use of qt5, please contact the developers at and Remember that there is a custom license in the copyright file, as requested by archlinux rules.

Sukumi commented on 2015-11-27 09:26 (UTC)

Please, check the whole packages from that guy 'blackhole'. JRiver is same....invalid source code....They get here a free platform paid by the community. Totally Inacceptable....Bann the user....kick the all packages not complying to the rules out. Otherwise..I missed really something about archlinux philosophy. This is done totally by intention and strategy....Makes me really angry...people with that free rider mentality today...use itself GPL in their software but do not follow the rules.... When this is accepted here...I will leave the arch linux world...

Sukumi commented on 2015-11-27 09:16 (UTC)

Is there any change in license policy, so that hqplayer is still listed hereand regulary updated? These guys try to sell free software as open source. They do the same on sourceforge to plcae their ads and spread their propritary piece on theno source code forge b back of the open source community. Beside that, they use qt5 and other licenses which strictly say thqat they need to provide the sources. Or do they have a commercial qt5 license model? Kick them off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They cheat us. Also their hint here that audiolinux is dependent on hqplayer shows what the try to to do. Kick them out or change the linux license... ;-)

blackhole commented on 2015-10-17 22:24 (UTC)

3.11.0 released! Adds closed-form-fast interpolation variant for lower CPU load. Fixes issue with closed-form interpolation when used with non-pipeline SDM. Fixes incompatibility issue on some 32-bit Windows sytems. Number of smaller bug fixes. Embedded version now has option to set fixed output volume level and fixes occasional race condition with track advance.

blackhole commented on 2015-10-08 10:21 (UTC)

HQPlayer Desktop and HQPlayer Embedded 3.10.0 released! Closed form interpolator added and some bug fixes. HQPlayer Desktop and HQPlayer Embedded 3.9.0 released! Modulator tuning for ASDM7 and one new filter. Track number metadata is now used for sorting tracks. Mac OS X version has now equivalent performance features as other versions (now requires OS X 10.9+). Plus usual small fixes and improvements. HQPlayer Desktop 3.8.2 released. Transport state persistence over restarts and some bug fixes.

blackhole commented on 2015-07-28 23:19 (UTC)

3.8.1 released. Fixes a problem with playlist clear operation.

blackhole commented on 2015-07-26 14:57 (UTC)

3.8.0 released New features such as matrix processing for routing/filtering/mixing channels (up to 32), remote control API, and new SDM rate converter. Plus number of smaller fixes and reworks such as changes to the ASIO backend.

blackhole commented on 2015-04-20 06:47 (UTC)

3.7.1 released. This is a bugfix release. Desktop version also includes a preliminary remote control interface.

blackhole commented on 2015-04-02 15:17 (UTC)

3.7.0 released. New adaptive seventh-order modulator, new file access method on platforms except 32-bit Windows. Traditional search function now available also on desktop mode. Plus usual small bug fixes, improvements and optimizations.

blackhole commented on 2015-01-22 00:48 (UTC)

3.6.1 This is a bugfix release with some minor optimizations.

blackhole commented on 2015-01-06 23:34 (UTC)

3.6.0 Support for new NAAv3 new functionality. Also some modulator tuning. Plus overall fixes and improvements.

blackhole commented on 2015-01-06 15:58 (UTC)

For DSD native (non DOP) up to DSD512 you could install special realtime kernel and alsa-git:

blackhole commented on 2014-12-06 17:38 (UTC)

3.5.2 Support for native non-DoP DSD on various DACs, such as iFi and Marantz. Allows DSD256 on iFi iDSD Nano and DSD512 on iFi iDSD Micro. For using non-DoP DSD ntive you must compile alsa-git and patch the kernel:

blackhole commented on 2014-11-12 11:00 (UTC)

3.5.1 Bug fix release

blackhole commented on 2014-11-04 13:26 (UTC)

3.5.0 New AdaptiveSDM(tm) modulator named "DSD5v3", improved load balancing for multi-core CPUs, config option to enable ASIO DSD on Merging Horus/Hapi and Playback Designs DACs. Also number other smaller improvements and fixes.

blackhole commented on 2014-09-27 20:51 (UTC)

HQPlayer Desktop 3.4.1 Bugfix release. Also adds album art to the desktop mode.

blackhole commented on 2014-09-13 10:31 (UTC)

Change evince dependency to optional

blackhole commented on 2014-09-04 10:30 (UTC)

HQPlayer Desktop 3.4.0 Possibility to switch backends from the Settings dialog on all platforms. Redesigned "-2s" oversampling filters now offering equivalent technical performance compared to "non-2s" versions. Modulator tuning, especially for highest SDM rates. Number of smaller changes and improvements.

blackhole commented on 2014-06-19 13:27 (UTC)

Added evince to dependencies for hqplayer manual

blackhole commented on 2014-06-19 12:43 (UTC)

fixed license

blackhole commented on 2014-06-19 10:28 (UTC)

This package will work for 30 minutes, after it will close. Obviously you can restart it for another 30 min. etc. Otherwise you must buy a licence. See also hqplayer network audio daemon: