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Ian Whalley
2005-07-04, 07:40
Now that bug 775 is pushed to FUTURE, I would like to have
slimserver ignore my FLAC files, as having all albums come
up with every track doubled is quite annoying.

I thought that I did this by commenting out all lines in
'convert.conf' that mentioned 'flc', but having done that,
it didn't work -- when I add an album to the playlist, all
tracks are added twice (this is after a deletion and
recreation of the database).

So clearly there's another way of doing this that I'm not
remembering -- can someone please remind me?

Thanks!

inw

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jth
2005-07-04, 07:50
I think you'll need to comment out the flac lines in types.conf instead of convert.conf

Ian Whalley
2005-07-04, 08:08
>I think you'll need to comment out the flac lines in
>types.conf instead of convert.conf

Ah yes. I was nearly right.

That seems to have done the trick.

Thanks!

inw

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Ian Whalley <first name> @ <last name> . org

rectorydp
2005-11-02, 02:53
Sorry to dig out an old message but I have almost exactly the same problems as Ian. I have tracked back through the discussion that lead to this question and looked at the comments on bug 775.

Ideally I want a single listing of each track and I want the best quality to be used for each particular player. In fact comment #16 on the bug summarises the situation exactly as I see it.

If flac is commented out in types.conf is it possible to play the flac files or do they become inaccessible?

Ian have you worked out an effective way to deal with this situation in lieu of a resolution to bug 775.

Thanks
David

JayNYC
2005-11-02, 08:05
I don't want to derail this: are you guys talking about the problem when both .cue and .flac files show up on the squeezebox?

rectorydp
2005-11-02, 09:07
JayNYC my problem (and I believe it is the same for Ian) is that I have both mp3 and flac files. I want slimserver to pick the best file format for the player,eg flac for squuezebox2 and mp3 for other mp3 players eg slimp3. I don't really want to do transcoding as I can have up to 7 streams running at the same time.

I would like to see only one entry for each track in listings but I want flac or mp3 to be selected depending on the player.

BR
David

Ian Whalley
2005-11-02, 12:11
>If flac is commented out in types.conf is it possible to
>play the flac files or do they become inaccessible?
>Ian have you worked out an effective way to deal with this
>situation in lieu of a resolution to bug 775.

I have been commenting all the 'flc' lines out of types.conf
:). Works well, but it does make the FLAC files
inaccessible (which is a suitable workaround for me at the
moment).

Best;

inw

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