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raindog911
2015-01-26, 04:59
I had over 15K titles ripped on WMA lossless. When I moved my LMS from Windows to the ReadyNAS 104 (OS 6 / ARM), I converted to FLAC and upsampled to 96kHz. At the time, I wasn't aware that due to real time conversion back to 44.1K to serving music to my 5 slim devices, 96kHz would cause problems.

The issue causes an error message to show on every slim device when attempting to play a song "Problem: Can't open file for: filename"

On non-ReadyNAS platforms, FLAC.EXE needed to be installed to make this work. Is this file/functionality available for the ReadyNAS? If so, what is the best way to load a specific file onto the correct location in the ReadyNAS (the GUI doesn't seem to have a simple file explorer).

Thank you in advance.

chrissy
2015-01-27, 08:16
Hi

Usually lms comes with flac already compiled on linux platforms. Somtimes there maybe a problem with the linkerloader so running flac from the commandline gives a simple "file not found" as a response. To find out if this is the case, ssh onto your readynas cd towhereverlmsisinstalled/bin and type ./flac.

But this is only used to transcode into flac, as far as I remember. Squeezeboxes usually have native flac support.

Greets
Chris

Mnyb
2015-01-27, 09:36
What kind of ready NAS ? not the old DUO i hope (because it cant transcode not enough cpu/memory ) ?

What kind of squeezebox do you have it's only the Touch or transporter that supports 24/96 natively . If you have one of those and it still tries to resample you got some settings wrong .

Dou you have the original WMA lossles files as backup what’s the origianl sample rate on those if 16/44.1 just make yourself new flac files with the original resolution ,there is simply no point in up-sampling them , just a vaste of storage and cpu cyckles ?

raindog911
2015-01-27, 18:32
Thanks for the replies. I have two Squeezebox 2, two SB Receivers and a SqueezeBoom. The ReadyNAS is a new 104 with OS 6 on the ARM platform (I think I have that right...)

I'm a total noob to linux command line so that is actually more challenging than it should be unless someone was to write hand-holding instructions.

I didn't save the WMA files but I probably could re-convert FLAC 96kHz back down to 44.1kHz. I really wanted to avoid this but it seems like this makes the most sense. It is going to take days and days to do this. :(

I'll do one and see how it goes.

I'm willing to try anything else you guys can suggest.

Mnyb
2015-01-27, 22:32
Hopefully someone know about the 104 readynas and can assist . What is the LMS version ?

Even if you can get the transcoding to work it still not a good idea to have NAS transcode all,the time .
(Your squeezeboxes supports 24/48 btw and that the rate used by the transcoding in your case)
And the network load will be higher with higher samplerate files .

Pity you did not have the original CD rips around if down convert back you would not end up with the original rip . Both the upsampling and downsampling alters the data slightly , just so you know . You no longer have bitperfect copies of your songs .

Backup are esential its a lot of work to rerip ones discs and redownload all purchases .... :/

If your going to rerip the CD's suggest using dBpoweramp or EAC

There are fellows that upsample cd material , but they have players supporting 24/96 or more and usually some very special DAC connected that migth need it. But they never touch the original files .
You can make special rules that makes LMS upsample on the fly .
IMO this does not really makes sense either for a lot of reasons , but that's another topic

raindog911
2015-01-28, 03:23
That is great advice. Thank you.

I did a test and down-sampled to 44.1K and the files played fine. I'll convert all my music back to that format for temporary use.

I was planning to re-rip and archive my CDs regardless. What is a good ripping program for the Apple OS X that will output FLAC?

Also, what is the preferred / standard sampling rate for FLAC files. Should I use 48kHz or the redbook standard of 44.1kHz.

garym
2015-01-28, 04:00
That is great advice. Thank you.

I did a test and down-sampled to 44.1K and the files played fine. I'll convert all my music back to that format for temporary use.

I was planning to re-rip and archive my CDs regardless. What is a good ripping program for the Apple OS X that will output FLAC?

Also, what is the preferred / standard sampling rate for FLAC files. Should I use 48kHz or the redbook standard of 44.1kHz.

Use redbook 16/44.1 for sure. Dbpoweramp has a beta for OSX. I use the windows version. Outstanding program.

Mnyb
2015-01-28, 05:31
That is great advice. Thank you.

I did a test and down-sampled to 44.1K and the files played fine. I'll convert all my music back to that format for temporary use.

I was planning to re-rip and archive my CDs regardless. What is a good ripping program for the Apple OS X that will output FLAC?

Also, what is the preferred / standard sampling rate for FLAC files. Should I use 48kHz or the redbook standard of 44.1kHz.

The original sample rate ofcourse CD's are 16/44.1 just keep it that way .

If you rip something else like a music dvd or dvda , use the native sample rate of that source for example 24/96.

And backup the originals !

If you need other sample rates or mp3 copies for portable use make copies instead