Economical .DAF audio player!

XPlay is a unique audio player designed specifically for use with DCS™, Maestro™, and XStudio audio systems. Standard features include real-time playback of MPEG-II, linear (PCM) and, optionally, apt-X™ .DAF files.

XPlay runs on a standard Windows PC equipped with a standard sound card, making playback of .DAF audio available on any desktop that has access to the audio files.

A simple user interface allows rapid selection of an audio cut for play, and multi cut carts are organized and displayed with true start and stop dates for each cut. To play apt-X™ encoded audio, XPlay requires the optional Encoder - apt-X™ software module.

  • Play PCM, MPEG, and/or apt-X™ DCS, Maestro or XStudio .DAF files from a standard desktop PC using a standard sound card. (apt-X™ requires optional encoder/decoder)
  • Play just the intro, the end or skip around in the audio on-demand.
  • Full cart information is displayed, including multi-cut cart details.
  • XPlay can build its own inventory list or use an existing DCS, Maestro or XStudio inventory data file (CMINVxx.DAT) for fast start-up with large amounts of audio.
  • Simple, intuitive user interface.
  • Ideal for auditioning commercials, etc, to customers.
  • No dependencies – users do not need to interact with the host system. All that’s needed is access to the audio files created by the host system.
  • Runs on Windows 95 OSR2 and above operating systems, including XP.

Application Requirements:

  • Windows 95 (OSR2), 98, Me or Windows NT, Windows 2000 Pro, Windows XP
  • Pentium processor or faster
  • 32 MB RAM or more for Windows 98 and Me, 64 MB RAM for Windows NT4, 128MB RAM or more for Windows 2000 or XP.
  • At least 6 MB free disk space for the application and support files.
  • SoundBlaster™-compatible sound card.
  • VGA, super VGA, XGA or 8514/A monitor, with adapter, running 800x600 minimum display resolution.
  • Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • A LAN card (NIC), if you will be connecting to a LAN to access audio files for playback.

Purchasing XPlay

$149.00 US
$249.00 US w/apt-X
Order on-line immediately with a credit card using the Buy Now! button. If preferred, we can also send you an invoice for payment by check.


The software is available as a download and can be installed to try it out, with some limitations. After purchase, a registration is sent via email to enable full functionality.


This software is subject to a license and warranty agreement. Read the full text of the agreement here.


If you are unsure about the usability of this software, download it and try it out. We offer a free trial registration - it allows you to use the software for a period of time, fully functional, without purchasing.

Update Policy

All updates for the same major version of this software are downloadable at no charge. Major version updates may have an associated upgrade charge.


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Current Version

Current Version:
Released Feb-1-2006