HQPlayer Desktop 2023

HQPlayer Desktop

This article shows you how to download and install the full version of HQPlayer Desktop v4.19.3 for free on PC. Follow the direct download link and instructions below for guidance on installing HQPlayer Desktop v4.19.3 on your computer.

Table of contents

  • About the software
  • HQPlayer Desktop v4.19.3 System Requirements
  • Windows :
  • Linux :

macOS :

How to Download and Install HQPlayer Desktop v4.19.3

Required files

About the software

HQPlayer is a high quality audio player for Windows, Linux and macOS. HQPlayer also features several selectable high quality upsampling and downsampling algorithms as well as selectable dither, noise shaping and modulator algorithms.

All modern DACs employ oversampling and delta-sigma modulation, however the hardware implementations are more or less resource constrained. Higher quality oversampling and delta-sigma modulation can be done by utilizing vast mount of processing power available in modern PCs. Many AVRs also resample internally to 48, 96 or 192 kHz, with the HQPlayer, these can be fed at the native rate.

Want to buy 192/24 or DXD files for future but currently own only 96/24 capable hardware? Or want to buy DSD128 or DSD256 files but currently own only DSD64 or 192/24 PCM capable hardware? Resampling and dither/noise shaper can be used to playback high resolution files on a lower resolution hardware, allowing future-proof investment on high resolution files.

For digital room correction and other equalization purposes, selectable convolution algorithms are included. Convolution engine supports RIFF (WAV) format FIR impulse responses, which can be produced with suitable software.

The main features of HQPlayer Desktop are:

  • Software upsampling / downsampling with selectable algorithm up to 32-bit 1.536 MHz or down to 8-bit 32 kHz PCM (45 options, most “apodizing”)
  • Delta-Sigma modulators for upsampling PCM/DSD content up to 98.304 MHz 1-bit SDM (14 modulators, 49 PCM oversampling options and 3 DSD rate converters)
  • Selectable dithering / noise shaping algorithm (9 options)
  • Selectable convolution algorithm (FIR) for equalization, such as digital room correction (2 options), for PCM/DSD content
  • Optional high-frequency expansion for the convolution engine
  • Parametric equalizers for PCM/DSD content
  • RIAA equalization for vinyl sources
  • Software-based digital volume control for PCM and SDM (DSD)
  • Source content analysis to detect need for apodizing oversampling filter
  • Playback of DSF/DSDIFF files through any supported audio interface (PCM conversion and DSD rate conversion)
  • Selectable algoritm and noise filters for DSF/DSDIFF PCM playback (13 / 12 options)
  • Native/direct playback of DSF/DSDIFF files (ASIO DSD, DoP v1.1 with both 0x05/0xFA and 0x06/0xF9 markers)
  • Playback of stereo, 2.1, 3.0, quadrophonic, 3.1, 5.0, 5.1 and 7.1 channel material
  • Speaker configuration for multichannel playback (delay and level) for PCM and SDM (DSD)
  • Matrix processing for routing, filtering and mixing channels with gain, for PCM/DSD content
  • Bypasses operating system software mixer and sample rate conversion
  • Support for professional ASIO drivers
  • Network endpoint support with Signalyst Asynchronous Network Audio Adapters
  • Support for ID3v2 tags on AIFF, DSF, WAV and MP3 files (versions 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4)
  • Smooth level limiter for clipped material
  • “Dual wire” channel bonding support to reach 2x rates, PCM and DoP (DSD)
  • 64/80/128-bit and arbitrary precision floating point processing
  • Full support for multi-core processors
  • Light weight desktop-GUI to lower graphics noise
  • Touch-aware remote control client
  • DSP offload to GPU using NVIDIA CUDA
  • Headphone cross-feed processing
  • Adaptive loudness control
  • Support for ReplayGain 2.0 metadata

HQPlayer Desktop v4.19.3 System Requirements

Windows :

  • Windows 10 or 11 x64
  • Audio interface with support for WASAPI Exclusive or ASIO
  • CPU support for AVX2 instruction set
  • Display adapter with OpenGL support
  • Minimum full-HD resolution (1080p)
  • PDF reader software (such as Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader)

Linux :

  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (64-bit) or Fedora 36
  • Audio interface with ALSA-drivers
  • CPU support for SSE4.2 (AVX2 on Fedora) instruction set
  • Display adapter with OpenGL support
  • Minimum full-HD resolution (1080p)

macOS :

  • macOS version 12.0 or later
  • Audio interface with CoreAudio drivers
  • Minimum full-HD resolution (1080p)

How to Download and Install HQPlayer Desktop v4.19.3

  1. Click on the download button(s) below and finish downloading the required files. This might take from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on your download speed.
  2. Extract the downloaded files. If you don’t know how to extract, see this article. The password to extract will always be: QWERTY!
  3. Run Setup.exe and install the software