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Cerebus the Aardvark
2003-12-01, 07:29
Morning folks, hope your thanksgiving was enjoyable...

Just a couple of suggestions for future versions...

1. Support for Musepack/MPC. Personally, I prefer FLAC if I want great
quality audio files, but there are those folks who cannot afford the storage
space. On hydrogenaudio.org (a great discussion forum for audio compression
codecs, hardware/software, etc) there have been a number of blind listening
tests done with a variety of different audio file types/codecs, and Musepack
seems to come back the winner every time, although AAC is giving it a run
for it's money.

2. How about a video out on the Squeezebox? I haven't experienced browsing
on the Sq, so I'm not sure how simple it is - but it seems like a simple
video interface might be very useful. Then again, since the Sq already has
a vacuum display, you probably already went through that in the design
phase, and determined that it was too 'open-ended'.

Thanks,
Erik

dean
2003-12-01, 09:48
On Dec 1, 2003, at 6:29 AM, Cerebus the Aardvark wrote:

> Morning folks, hope your thanksgiving was enjoyable...
>
> Just a couple of suggestions for future versions...
>
> 1. Support for Musepack/MPC. Personally, I prefer FLAC if I want
> great quality audio files, but there are those folks who cannot afford
> the storage space. On hydrogenaudio.org (a great discussion forum for
> audio compression codecs, hardware/software, etc) there have been a
> number of blind listening tests done with a variety of different audio
> file types/codecs, and Musepack seems to come back the winner every
> time, although AAC is giving it a run for it's money.
This would probably be relatively easy to add if somebody with a little
Perl experience was motivated.

Is anybody else on the list using this format?

-dean