‘Popping’ Sound when Playing WAV over DLNA

Some AV receivers like DENON AVR-3808CI will make a noise towards the end of a track when playing a WAV file over UPnP/DLNA. This occurs in receivers that interpret metadata (specifically the LISTINFO chunk) within a WAV file as audio data.

The workaround is to use FLAC (another lossless codec) instead of WAV, the benefits being that there are rarely compatibility issues with WAV files, more metadata can be stored within the file, and the file size is smaller, without compromising audio fidelity.

You can try Auto-Conversion (MediaMonkey Gold feature) in the Media Server settings under Tools > Options > Media Sharing from the Main Menu to Auto-Convert WAV to another lossless format support by your DLNA/UPnP client.

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