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bdillahu
2005-04-25, 15:37
I have my music library nicely ripped as FLAC, and SlimServer plays them back great... it nicely transcodes (via Lame or its own stuff now) when playing a stream across the wire to a Mac/PC, etc. All great.

Now for the next step I wish I could figure out how to do... I want to be able to pick and choose music to download to an iPod or other player device. They want mp3... fine, I can transcode them, but I really wish there was a "already transcoded" link in SlimServer... I can download the flac file, but the infrastructure is mostly there to send it to be transcoded, etc.

Anybody got any ideas?

Thanks,
Bruce

bdillahu
2005-04-25, 15:47
OK, sorry... my searching (and I did try :-)) didn't hit on the already running link discussing the same issue:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=13832

Please ignore.

Bruce

michael
2005-04-26, 15:31
bdillahu <bdillahu.1o2g0n (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:
....
> Now for the next step I wish I could figure out how to do... I want to
> be able to pick and choose music to download to an iPod or other player
> device. They want mp3... fine, I can transcode them, but I really wish
> there was a "already transcoded" link in SlimServer... I can download
> the flac file, but the infrastructure is mostly there to send it to be
> transcoded, etc.
>
> Anybody got any ideas?

hmmm...
I know there are various conversion scripts around of varying levels
of capability, but you've got a point about slim already having all
the tools to do transcoding. Maybe what we need is for someone to put
together a plugin. You could point the plugin at a playlist, and slim
would transcode just like it would for a remote player, only drop the
results into a directory you specified instead of streaming it.


-michael

--
"My candle burns at both ends
it will not last the night,
But oh, my foes, and oh, my friends
it gives a lovely light"
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

bdillahu
2005-04-28, 12:05
That would be great... maybe someday I can work my way around to figuring out such a beast (assuming nobody gets to it first).

Thanks,
Bruce

Philip Meyer
2005-04-28, 12:13
>Maybe what we need is for someone to put
>together a plugin. You could point the plugin at a playlist, and slim
>would transcode just like it would for a remote player, only drop the
>results into a directory you specified instead of streaming it.
>
That would be fantastic.

I currently use Windows Media Player 10, which can convert to a specified mp3 rate when copying to a device.

Unfortunately, I've started to use FLAC instead of high bitrate mp3's. I have found a codec to play FLACs in WMP, but it's not very stable. I haven't tried syncing FLAC to a portable device yet.

Phil