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Offline mode with "Deezer HiFi" on Pioneer VSX-S520D AV-Receiver


Pioneer VSX-S520D AV-Receiver supports playback FLAC/AAC/MP3 and has Deezer App.
Does VSX-S520D support offline playback of FLAC through Deezer App with "Deezer HiFi" subscription?
If not, how to use Deezer's offline playback of FLAC on Pioneer VSX-S520D AV-Receiver?
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Best answer by skromnibog 13 May 2019, 14:20

I guess Deezer uses lossless FLAC and that is ~700 kbps and this is already high enough to have an impact on my Internet speed when other family members are using it. It would be good that Deezer stores the files and not use the bandwidth for already played files.
It is also that nobody guarantees an Internet connection functioning 100% all the time and especially in those times it is nice to play favorite music to override the stress of the broken internet connection.

(Sidenote: I don't understand why is MP3 still being used. Switching to AAC, bitrate of 192 kbps would be enough for transparent coding and the need for FLAC streaming would not exist anymore)

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Hi @skromnibog I am afraid we do not have this device in our office to test this. Generally Hifi is not available offline. You can though use our desktop app, download files and then play through the external device, but the external device must be connected with a cable that can transmit these files. Out of curiosity why is it important to you to play music offline?
I guess Deezer uses lossless FLAC and that is ~700 kbps and this is already high enough to have an impact on my Internet speed when other family members are using it. It would be good that Deezer stores the files and not use the bandwidth for already played files.
It is also that nobody guarantees an Internet connection functioning 100% all the time and especially in those times it is nice to play favorite music to override the stress of the broken internet connection.

(Sidenote: I don't understand why is MP3 still being used. Switching to AAC, bitrate of 192 kbps would be enough for transparent coding and the need for FLAC streaming would not exist anymore)
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Hey @skromnibog

Got it. We can understand why this would make a difference. I've taken the feedback on and will pass it to the right team. In the meantime, why don't you visit our ideas forum? 😉

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