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jamesrfisher
2018-11-14, 13:07
Hi

I am using the Tidal free trial for HiFi subscription. I can't seem to p[lay any files in FLAC, when I check the file type playing it is always mp3 256kbps. I have gone into the tidal settings both via a browser and also Ipeng and clicked on FLAC but this has now effect. I have rebooted the Touch to see if that would help it change, it hasn't.

I am using LMS 7.6.1 and have not updated as I am using an old Vortexbox for my Source (I am not technically minded so not able to update this to be able to update LMS). I am using the Tidal app v1.2. As i haven't been able to update LMS I am no longer able to use Spotify, had been using it on a Chromecast but that meant changing sources on the hifi and not being able to add music and play seemlessly, Tidal means I can now do this. If I can't get FLAC on the Touch then i will downgrade to Premium but as it's currently free would like to see how much difference there is.

Any help gratefully received.

Thanks

mherger
2018-11-14, 15:23
> I am using LMS 7.6.1 and have not updated as I am using an old Vortexbox

Well, that won't do it. You'll have to update. FLAC support was only
added in 7.7.x

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Michael

jamesrfisher
2018-11-15, 01:34
> I am using LMS 7.6.1 and have not updated as I am using an old Vortexbox

Well, that won't do it. You'll have to update. FLAC support was only
added in 7.7.x

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Michael

Thanks, simple answer but more difficult to implement

Paul Webster
2018-11-15, 03:47
Is it too old to have the upgrade
https://www.vortexbox.org/forum/main-forum/789-squeezebox-server-7-9-1-for-vortexbox
or is the problem that update would wipe your local music?

jamesrfisher
2018-11-15, 06:14
Is it too old to have the upgrade
https://www.vortexbox.org/forum/main-forum/789-squeezebox-server-7-9-1-for-vortexbox
or is the problem that update would wipe your local music?

I am running an old version of Vortexbox, possibly 1.6, not upgraded to v2 at all as beyond my know-how, even if an upgrade wiped my music I have it backed up on an external USB drive. At the time i purchased I was considering a NAS but went for Vortexbox due to the ripping software and didn't really consider the expert need for updates etc. Incremental updates were fine but it was the overhaul that moving to v2 required as, if I recall, it needed an update to the Linux OS as well.

As regards this comment 'FLAC support was only added in 7.7.x', I assume that simply relates to the Tidal app running FLAC as my SBT plays FLAC files from the Vortexbox without any problems.