As I understand it, Squeezeboxes can't decode WMA streams. To play WMA files, SqueezeCenter transcodes them on the fly and sends the result streaming out to the SB player(s) on the LAN or WLAN.
My question is- WHAT does it transcode WMA to? I am using WMA lossless files - does SqueezeCenter transcode this to a lossless format for streaming to the players? If so, what format?
I noticed that with transcoded formats like WMA, you can't "fast forward" the music. Will this ever change in future releases?
Also- will there ever be native support of WMA in Squeezebox players? Seems like you could do this in firmware.
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2008-10-23, 04:44 #1
WMA support- what does it transcode to?
2008-10-23, 05:22 #2
You want to see the signal path BEFORE it gets onto a CD/vinyl...it ain't what you'd call minimal...
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2008-10-23, 05:28 #3
2008-10-23, 05:33 #4
By default, all transcoding is done to FLAC to either preserve the lossless nature of the files or to prevent "generation loss" you get when transcoding one lossy format to another.
2008-10-23, 06:49 #5
Voice codec is supported natively, as is the normal WMA codec.
2008-10-23, 21:47 #6
WMA lossless is transcoded, I see.....
So it's just the lossless WMA files that I am using that are transmogrified on the fly to FLAC, not the WMA format generally. I see.