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Adam Arthur Bier
2003-11-20, 19:21
When you say it's sent as PCM, do you mean the stream is in AIFF or WAV
format or another format? I ask because I'm contemplating encoding a
bunch of AIFF/WAV files on the server as FLAC by hand, and then picking
up the stream with iTunes as a client (iTunes doesn't have support for
FLAC, but it does for AIFF & WAV streams--if your PCM stream is
formatted as something altogether different, I guess I'd want to change
the server mapping settings so as to transcode, or whatever is done to
FLAC files to convert them to PCM, the FLAC files to AIFF or WAV).

On Nov 19, 2003, at 11:52 PM, discuss-request (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com

> From: Sean Adams <sadams (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>
> Date: November 19, 2003 8:19:29 PM EST
> To: SlimDevices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Subject: [slim] flac
> Reply-To: SlimDevices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> That's correct, squeezebox will play decoded flac without transcoding
> - it's sent as PCM, and the whole path is lossless - what comes out
> the S/PDIF is what was on the CD.
> We are investigating the possibility of running FLAC client side, to
> save network bandwidth. I've estimated the CPU requirement for our
> processor and I believe it'll work, but the proof is in the putting,
> as they say.
Adam Arthur Bier
New York University School of Law