Thursday, 4 October 2018

macOS Mojave update

We can confirm that there is a minor problem with BitPerfect under macOS 10.14 (Mojave) which is preventing Integer Mode from being selectable. Interestingly enough, if you had previously been using Integer Mode on your selected DAC, BitPerfect was still playing using Integer Mode, even though the check box was unchecked and grayed out.

In any case, we have developed a fix for this issue. It is currently undergoing test, and will soon be released for Approval to Apple. You should be seeing it in due course as an update.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

macOS Mojave problem

We are seeing evidence of unusual behavior of BitPerfect under macOS 10.14 (Mojave). It seems that the Integer Mode checkbox appears to be greyed out and unchecked, and yet playback is still happening in Integer Mode.

It looks like something that will need to be addressed with an update to BitPerfect. As soon as we have any further information to report we will post it here.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

macOS 10.14 Mojave

I have just installed macOS 10.14 Mojave on one of my Macs and so far BitPerfect seems to be working just fine with it.  This is not yet a comprehensive approval, but at least I have not encountered an out-of-the-box catastrophe.  BitPerfect users who wish to upgrade to Mojave can do so if they need to for other reasons.

Monday, 12 March 2018

AirPlay with High Sierra

After my slightly encouraging reports on AirPlay under Sierra, the newer High Sierra (macOS 10.13) has proven to be a catastrophic step backwards.  AirPlay under BitPerfect failed completely.  You would go through all the hoops to get BitPerfect to select your preferred AirPlay device as its designated audio output device, but as soon as music started to play - and BitPerfect hogged the AirPlay device - macOS would observe that the device had suddenly disappeared, and would delete its Standard Audio Interface.  Since this is what BitPerfect was using for playback, it meant that playback instantly stopped, before it even got started.

Well, without any fanfare, it seems Apple have fixed this with the 10.13.3 update to High Sierra.  I am now getting it to work.  The approach is pretty much as described in the previous post (which I linked to above) except for one thing which has changed.

As before, you still need to go into iTunes and in its “Choose which speaker…” selector (the button with a ‘transmission beacon’ icon to the right of the iTunes volume slider).  But now you need to be sure to choose the AirPlay device that you actually want BitPerfect to play to and NOT "Computer".

I hope this is a sign that Apple are taking seriously the situation where third-party software (such as BitPerfect) "hogs" a device (in Apple-speak, puts it in "exclusive mode").