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Eserim
2006-02-05, 04:06
OK - I know that slim server converts Ogg Vorbis files before streaming to the player and I have found the "File types" page in the setup, but by default it seemed to say that Ogg files had three options to be converted to AIFF, FLAC or MP3 - so how, without unchecking two of the boxes, do I tell the server which format to stream Ogg files to the SB? Initially all three were checked.

I understand from the forums that FLAC appears to have preference as this does true gapless, and I haven't noticed any gaps so far, so is my server sending as FLAC?

Confused!

Eserim

kdf
2006-02-05, 04:24
Eserim wrote:
> OK - I know that slim server converts Ogg Vorbis files before streaming
> to the player and I have found the "File types" page in the setup, but
> by default it seemed to say that Ogg files had three options to be
> converted to AIFF, FLAC or MP3 - so how, without unchecking two of the
> boxes, do I tell the server which format to stream Ogg files to the SB?
> Initially all three were checked.
>
> I understand from the forums that FLAC appears to have preference as
> this does true gapless, and I haven't noticed any gaps so far, so is my
> server sending as FLAC?
>
the players call for formats in a preferred order. you can loo at the
log with d_source if you want to actually watch the process. In
general, its FLAC, WAV, MP3 in that order. Older hardware drops FLAC,
and even earlier is only MP3. and of course, WMA is played natively on
SB2/3

-kdf

mherger
2006-02-05, 04:30
> OK - I know that slim server converts Ogg Vorbis files before streaming
> to the player and I have found the "File types" page in the setup, but
> by default it seemed to say that Ogg files had three options to be
> converted to AIFF, FLAC or MP3 - so how, without unchecking two of the
> boxes, do I tell the server which format to stream Ogg files to the SB?
> Initially all three were checked.

On SB2/3 SlimServer will use FLAC, SB1/G WAV, SliMP3 MP3. It's always the
"best" format a player supports. If you disabled OGG -> MP3, that wouldn't
change for the Squeezeboxen, but SliMP3 would not play any more, as it
only supports MP3.

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Eserim
2006-02-05, 06:39
many thanks for that. Exactly what I wanted to here.

So which formats do get converted to MP3 (if any) for a SB2? As there is still the quality setting lurking somewhere in the setup.

Eserim

mherger
2006-02-05, 06:57
> So which formats do get converted to MP3 (if any) for a SB2? As there
> is still the quality setting lurking somewhere in the setup.

None, if you don't want to. Everything that can't be played natively will
be converted to FLAC by default.

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