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Randor 25-Jan-21 7:51
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GeneralHmmm... did I just join a botnet? Pin
Chris C-B25-Jan-21 1:16
Chris C-B25-Jan-21 1:16 
I stream classical music from Idagio in FLAC, and the quality is very good but on some albums the volume is pretty low, requiring the preamp to go to eleven ( actually 21 on my system, but whose counting?) and this can impact playing quality, with the poor preamp gasping for breath. Two solutions - a digital booster in the PC or an additional external line-level analogue amp after the DAC. Clearly the digital s/w was the quickest and easiest solution, and my selected package was free - sort of.

I installed it on the hi-fi PC and it performed most excellently - good volume boost, excellent control through a graphic equalizer, and actually improved sound quality from a 10 year old laptop, which though high-end is not up to the quality of the rest of the system. What's not to like? Well, I'll tell you - the installer also installed a 'Luminati SDK'. WTF | :WTF: Being one for due diligence, I checked them out, and it seems they are now going to use my IP for the Luminati business VPN service, they say 'only when the system is not busy'. Suspicious | :suss:

If I wanted to build a 'volunteer' bot-net, seems this would be a good way to do it. The audio booster s/w company say that if I subscribe for a fee, they take away the SDK, but how the devil would I know? It's buried in their software, it seems.

Suggestions on a postcard to Chris C-B c/o Her Majesty's Prison Service. Laugh | :laugh:
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Chris C-B25-Jan-21 1:42
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GeneralOh dear, looks like another small energy supplier is going bust? Pin
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