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    FLAC files sound terrible on SB3

    I have tried to rip cd's to FLAC (using WinAmp.) They play fine in WinAmp and in WMP 11, but when I stream them to SB3, they hang, stutter and skip. Sure could use some help here. Thanks

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    Is your setup wired or wireless? If wireless, whilst it could be the ripping of your FLAC files, if they play ok in WMP and Winamp, my first guess would be that your wireless network isn't up to streaming FLAC.

    Have a go at the network test plugin as detailed in the wiki:

    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cg...formanceIssues

    What is the max bandwidth that your network can handle before maxing out? You will need at least 1000kpbs to reliably handle FLAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siduhe View Post
    Is your setup wired or wireless? If wireless, whilst it could be the ripping of your FLAC files, if they play ok in WMP and Winamp, my first guess would be that your wireless network isn't up to streaming FLAC.

    Have a go at the network test plugin as detailed in the wiki:

    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cg...formanceIssues

    What is the max bandwidth that your network can handle before maxing out? You will need at least 1000kpbs to reliably handle FLAC.
    I have no problem streaming WAV files; don't they require more BW than FLAC? Anyway, I'll try the network plugin. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siduhe View Post
    Is your setup wired or wireless? If wireless, whilst it could be the ripping of your FLAC files, if they play ok in WMP and Winamp, my first guess would be that your wireless network isn't up to streaming FLAC.

    Have a go at the network test plugin as detailed in the wiki:

    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cg...formanceIssues

    What is the max bandwidth that your network can handle before maxing out? You will need at least 1000kpbs to reliably handle FLAC.
    I have a wireles system and have no problem streaming wav files; only FLAC is a problem. I ran the server diagnostic while streaming a FLAC file and am attaching my server statistics file. I hope someone will have the time and inclination to look it over and make suggestions. Thanks alot.
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    What did you use to encode them? Winamp uses a weird FLAC encoder that is known to havee issues with other players.

    See http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpo...43&postcount=7
    Last edited by snarlydwarf; 2007-08-28 at 22:41. Reason: Added citation

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    Quote Originally Posted by snarlydwarf View Post
    What did you use to encode them? Winamp uses a weird FLAC encoder that is known to havee issues with other players.

    See http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpo...43&postcount=7
    Ah ha! I used WinAmp.Now if I can get the FLAC front end to work, I'll have some files. thanks

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