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    Robin Bowes
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    Re: Great Review in PCFormat

    empty99 said the following on 01/20/2006 08:08 AM:
    > Oh, I also don't have time to play with all the compression formats
    > available, those I have tried left me with some after-effect like
    > eating food with too much MSG, slight headache and stiff neck after
    > long listening sessions.


    If you only try one compressed format, try flac. It's lossless so no
    headaches or stiff necks. You get reduced file sizes, metadata, and it's
    supported natively by the SB.

    Really, your life with your SB would be much easier is you use flac.

    R.


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    Senior Member nelamvr6's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Bowes
    empty99 said the following on 01/20/2006 08:08 AM:
    > Oh, I also don't have time to play with all the compression formats
    > available, those I have tried left me with some after-effect like
    > eating food with too much MSG, slight headache and stiff neck after
    > long listening sessions.


    If you only try one compressed format, try flac. It's lossless so no
    headaches or stiff necks. You get reduced file sizes, metadata, and it's
    supported natively by the SB.

    Really, your life with your SB would be much easier is you use flac.

    R.

    Concur.

    wav files are huge and they don't support metadata.

    flac files are a fraction of the size yet give identical quality and support metadata.

    It's a no-brainer.

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    My Itune playlists did not appear in Slimserver since day ONE...

    [QUOTE=Craig, James (IT)]> I fell in love with Itunes music server and how EZ it is to arrange,
    > sort, create playlists quickly and intuitively with Roku. Now I am
    > painfully and excruciatingly trying to do the same in Slimserver, with
    > every mouse clicks result in webpage refresh, no way to sort,
    > alphabetize, group songs according to Artist/Composer/Genre since I am
    > strictly a WAV. file users w/ no Metadata supports. You know you can integrate SlimServer with iTunes? It's not quite as
    immediate as with Roku, as you'll need to rescan the iTunes library
    after creating a new playlist to make it available in iTunes. If you
    have a lot of existing playlists though, they'll be available all the
    time.



    No matter how many rescan/library wipes I tried, plus a bunch of background manipulations of Name Artist Composer Song Title just to make some sense in the Squeezebox LCD, so I lost faith. Then I began the hard works in Slimserver itself to trick it with some success. I reckon if you got direct SB to Itunes support, I can get about 40 of my friends and co-workers to do a group purchase of SB. As it is now, I don't want them to beat me up out of anger dealing with Slimserver if I recommend it to them.
    I will try the software you recommend, thank you. TN

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    Senior Member empty99's Avatar
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    Thank you Robin,

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Bowes
    empty99 said the following on 01/20/2006 08:08 AM:
    > Oh, I also don't have time to play with all the compression formats
    > available, those I have tried left me with some after-effect like
    > eating food with too much MSG, slight headache and stiff neck after
    > long listening sessions.


    If you only try one compressed format, try flac. It's lossless so no
    headaches or stiff necks. You get reduced file sizes, metadata, and it's
    supported natively by the SB.

    Really, your life with your SB would be much easier is you use flac.

    R.
    I was aware of FLAC benefit and will consider it. I worked with computers at work and really did not want to deal with them at home, you know what I mean. It took me 15 minutes to install Itunes and started burning my 500CD collection which took a long time but only another 30 minutes to get all my playlists going, it was actually a ball of fun. I have yet to see any Composer/Genres listings in Slim, they are all lost. Nothing makes sense yet but what the hell, I just play All Songs Shuffled and the sound is superb!

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