Package Details: hqplayer 3.25.3-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/hqplayer.git (read-only)
Package Base: hqplayer
Description: The high-end upsampling multichannel software HD-audio player
Upstream URL: http://www.signalyst.com/consumer.html
Keywords: audio resampler
Licenses: custom
Submitter: blackhole
Maintainer: blackhole
Last Packager: blackhole
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.000052
First Submitted: 2014-06-19 10:06
Last Updated: 2019-02-18 07:46

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Anonymous comment on 2016-03-27 18:51

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

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

blackhole commented on 2016-02-29 08:29

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

blackhole commented on 2016-02-09 14:05

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

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


########### !!!! 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
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#Rules_of_submission
Arch packaging standards

Copyright: 1998-2015 Jussi Laako / Signalyst, <jussi.laako@signalyst.com>
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. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS
OF THIS AGREEMENT, CLICK THE "CANCEL" BUTTON, AND, IF APPLICABLE, UNINSTALL
THE SOFTWARE.
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License Grant
The package contains software ("Software") and related explanatory written
materials ("Documentation"). "Software" includes any upgrades, modified
versions, updates, additions and copies of the Software. "You" means the
person or company who is being licensed to use the Software or Documentation.
"We" and "us" means Jussi Laako, Signalyst.
This Software is licensed, not sold. We hereby grant you a nonexclusive
license to use one copy of the Software on any single computer, provided the
Software is in use on only one computer at any time. The Software is "in use"
on a computer when it is loaded into temporary memory (RAM) or being executed
in other ways.
.
Title
We remain the owner of all right, title and interest in the Software and
Documentation.
.
Archival or Backup Copies
You may either:
- make one copy of the Software solely for backup or archival purposes;
or
- transfer the Software to a single hard disk, provided you keep the
original solely for backup or archival purposes.
.
Things You May Not Do
The Software and Documentation are protected by Finnish copyright laws and
international treaties. You must treat the Software and Documentation like
any other copyrighted material--for example a book. You may not:
- copy the Documentation;
- copy the Software except to make archival or backup copies as
provided above;
- modify or adapt the Software or merge it into another program;
- reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or make any attempt to
discover the source code of the Software, except solely for the
purpose of using modified versions of LGPL libraries, only to the
extent required for this purpose;
- place the Software onto a server so that it is accessible via a
public network such as the Internet; or
- sublicense, rent, lease or lend any portion of the Software or
Documentation.
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Trial Version
Limited time trial license is provided solely for the purpose of verifying
that the Software and Documentation is suitable for You and performs as
expected, before purchasing a license. As the trial license is provided for
verification purposes, there is NO WARRANTY or REMEDY. After the limited
trial time, You agree to either stop using the Software and Documentation or
purchase a license if You want to continue using the Software and
Documentation.
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Transfers
License is personal and You may NOT transfer any of your rights to use the
Software or Documentation to any another person or legal entity.
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In case the Software was delivered to You electronically (over the internet):
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verify it's functionality for You, there is NO WARRANTY at all.
In case the Software was delivered to You on a physical media, we warrant
that for a period of 14 days after delivery of this copy of the Software to
you:
- the physical media on which this copy of the Software is distributed
will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal
use; and
- the Software will perform in substantial accordance with the
Documentation.
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IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND WE
DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, regardless of whether we know or had reason to know of
your particular needs. No employee, agent, dealer or distributor of ours is
authorized to modify this limited warranty, nor to make any additional
warranties.
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In case the Software was delivered to You electronically (over the internet):
- as You have been able to test the software within a trial period to
verify it's functionality for You, there is NO REMEDY at all.
In case the Software was delivered to You on a physical media, our entire
liability and your exclusive remedy shall be:
- the replacement of any diskette(s) or other media not meeting our
Limited Warranty which is returned to us or to an authorized Dealer
or Distributor with a copy of your receipt; or
- if we or an authorized Dealer or Distributor are unable to deliver a
replacement diskette(s) or other media that is free of defects in
materials or workmanship, you may terminate this Agreement by
returning the Software and Documentation and your money will be
refunded.
IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST
PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
FROM THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (EVEN IF WE OR AN
AUTHORIZED DEALER OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE
DAMAGES), OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY.
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This license agreement takes effect upon your use of the software and remains
effective until terminated. You may terminate it at any time by destroying
all copies of the Software and Documentation in your possession. It will also
automatically terminate if you fail to comply with any term or condition of
this license agreement. You agree on termination of this license to either
return to us or destroy all copies of the Software and Documentation in your
possession.
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The Software contains trade secrets and proprietary know-how that belong to
us and it is being made available to you in strict confidence. ANY USE OR
DISCLOSURE OF THE SOFTWARE, OR OF ITS ALGORITHMS, PROTOCOLS OR INTERFACES,
OTHER THAN IN STRICT ACCORDANCE WITH THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT, MAY BE
ACTIONABLE AS A VIOLATION OF OUR TRADE SECRET RIGHTS.
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1. This written license agreement is the exclusive agreement between you and
us concerning the Software and Documentation and supersedes any and all prior
oral or written agreements, negotiations or other dealings between us
concerning the Software.
2. This license agreement may be modified only by a writing signed by you and
us.
3. In the event of litigation between you and us concerning the Software or
Documentation, the litigation will be held in the District Court of
Länsi-Uusimaa, Finland.
4. This license agreement is governed by the laws of Finland and
international treaties.
5. You agree that the Software will not be shipped, transferred or exported
into any country or used in any manner prohibited by the laws of Finland or
European Union or any other export laws, restrictions or regulations.

blackhole commented on 2015-11-27 09:51

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 http://www.signalyst.com and http://www.jriver.com/

Remember that there is a custom license in the copyright file, as requested by archlinux rules.

Sukumi commented on 2015-11-27 09:26


Please, check the whole packages from that guy 'blackhole'. JRiver is same....invalid license...no 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

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

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.