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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-03-30, 10:02
>>> vidur (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com 03/30/05 11:48 AM >>>
>
> I don't believe the runtime transcoding of CUEed FLAC should
> introduce gaps. The SB2 generally starts decoding a track well
> before the previous one has finished playing (this allows us to
> do, among other things, audio transitions including crossfading).
> Since we use the --skip and --until parameters to the server-based
> flac tool, we don't introduce any silence because of intra-frame
> padding. Please tell me if you are hearing gaps.
>
> --Vidur

This brings up another question...does the SB2 start displaying
information on the screen before it plays the music? I notice
this is normally about a 2-5 second switch, and when my wife
notices it, she ALWAYS asks me why it displays before playing.

As for me, I don't care, plus I sort of understand that the
screen would be updated when it starts a new stream within
the buffer, but the audio doesn't play until the buffer in the SB
from the previous stream is gone...

Paul