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jarome
2015-01-06, 16:44
The device setup page is very confusing. It seems to say that the server streams mp3 to my transporter. How do I get my 24-bit downloads to play in 24-bits on the Transporter?

markiii
2015-01-06, 17:00
What format are your files stored in? What are your settings for file formats?

jarome
2015-01-06, 17:04
For the past 3 years, they have all been lossless-- FLAC or M4a. And I get hi-bitrate downloads from eclassical.com in FLAC.
But before that, I did 320kbps mp3 and am in the process of reripping half of my 72000+ track library to m4a. P{ainful!

garym
2015-01-06, 21:38
Just play the files in lms and they will be delivered to the transporter exactly as they are. You don't have to do anything special. Flac files will be delivered as flac. Transporter will play hires files up to 24/96.

All this assumes you haven't turned on bitrate limiting in your lms settings - player.- audio.

garym
2015-01-06, 21:40
For the past 3 years, they have all been lossless-- FLAC or M4a. And I get hi-bitrate downloads from eclassical.com in FLAC.
But before that, I did 320kbps mp3 and am in the process of reripping half of my 72000+ track library to m4a. P{ainful!

And why rip to m4a? That's lossy. Why not rip to FLAC or Apple lossless?

Grumpy Bob
2015-01-07, 01:46
And why rip to m4a? That's lossy. Why not rip to FLAC or Apple lossless?

Not necessarily, according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Lossless): "Apple Lossless data is stored within an MP4 container with the filename extension .m4a. This extension is also used by Apple for lossy AAC audio data in an MP4 container (same container, different audio encoding)."

I suppose m4a is a filename extension rather than a file format?

Robert

garym
2015-01-07, 06:24
Not necessarily, according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Lossless): "Apple Lossless data is stored within an MP4 container with the filename extension .m4a. This extension is also used by Apple for lossy AAC audio data in an MP4 container (same container, different audio encoding)."

I suppose m4a is a filename extension rather than a file format?

Robert

Aha. Got it.

Grumpy Bob
2015-01-07, 06:51
Aha. Got it.

I only knew this because I ripped a CD into Apple Lossless via iTunes, and was surprised to see m4a files!

Robert

jarome
2015-01-07, 07:46
But, how can I tell whether the lossless files are indeed sent to the Transporter?
The device/sound page only allows you to select the goodness, which I suppose applies to mp3s.

I wish iTunes let me rip to FLAC, but it does not.

markiii
2015-01-07, 07:50
the advanced tab formats settings page in LMS what settings do you have for FLAC?

jarome
2015-01-07, 08:06
FLAC and Apple lossless are native, so I guess I am OK. I hope it recognizes m4a as Apple lossless.

c2r
2015-01-07, 15:52
But, how can I tell whether the lossless files are indeed sent to the Transporter?
The device/sound page only allows you to select the goodness, which I suppose applies to mp3s.

I wish iTunes let me rip to FLAC, but it does not.


Don't use iTunes then?