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blacsno
2011-12-29, 12:07
Okay.... I'm stumped I thought FlAC and Wavpack different sides of the same coin. I've posted to pic showing the differences. What I want is LMS to play Wavpack (VBR) natively and also FLAC (VBR), not just FLAC (VBR)only.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54970012@N08/6595567183/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54970012@N08/6595567173/in/photostream

aubuti
2011-12-29, 12:33
Assuming you're streaming to a Squeezebox, LMS has to transcode to something that the SB can decode, and SBs don't decode WavPack. See http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Hardware_comparison for a summary of what different SB models can decode.

Also, pay no attention to the reported bitrates for files transcoded to FLAC. The stream is lossless, but the reported bitrate estimate is usually inaccurate.

blacsno
2011-12-29, 12:51
Assuming you're streaming to a Squeezebox, LMS has to transcode to something that the SB can decode, and SBs don't decode WavPack. See http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Hardware_comparison for a summary of what different SB models can decode.

Also, pay no attention to the reported bitrates for files transcoded to FLAC. The stream is lossless, but the reported bitrate estimate is usually inaccurate.

Thank you for the clarification!