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Decoding MQA in the TIDAL player....

uses significantly more CPU time than playing 16/44.1 tracks. Obviously my MacBook Air with the slowest CPU available at the time (mid 2011) is going to have a larger percentage of CPU time used to decode MQA in TIDAL than my recently purchased maxed out i7 iMac.

But still, it's using at least 3 time the resources to stream MQA and decode it in the player that it is to just stream 16/44.1, or so it would seem. Enough to make the fan come on. But that happens when I streaming a YouTube video and have a dozen Firefox tabs open anyway.

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  • Decoding MQA in the TIDAL player.... - Ivan303 06:47:04 07/14/17 (0)


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