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    Missing flac to pcm on a remote URL in convert.conf

    There does not seem to have a rule to convert a flac stream to pcm in convert.conf and conversion log confirms that it fails when attempted. I'm asking the question w/o a lot of thinking behind, but is there a specific reason why it is not possible? It's for the few case of UPnP players that do not support flac
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    Missing flac to pcm on a remoteURL in convert.conf

    > There does not seem to have a rule to convert a flac stream to pcm in
    > convert.conf and conversion log confirms that it fails when attempted.


    TBH: I don't know why it isn't there. Whether it's a technical
    limitation, or just forgotten (lack of need at the time). The topic has
    come up before, when I enabled FLAC streaming for Tidal. Please let me
    know about your findings. It should be easy to add a custom-convert file
    to enable it.

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    It may be historical. Some of the transcoding app - expected files of fixed length - not "infinite" streams

    I remember when an AlienBBC bug (RealAudio - maybe 10yrs ago !) where we had to patch Flac to ignore length field on stdin input as otherwise streams were stopped/restarted every about 2.5 hrs. I think this was also when there was no "pcm" just "wav" in the convert.conf files.

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