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Jeff Allison
2003-12-08, 22:52
> Are your songs encoded in MP3 or AAC format? If it's AAC,
> you'll need to install a copy of LAME to get them converted
> for playback on the fly.

Sorry, I should've made that clear. They're AAC (most of them anyway),
and I do have LAME installed. I can play the files through SlimServer
to the Squeezebox if I don't select "use iTunes" in server options, so
there's no particular problem with on the fly conversion from AAC to
MP3. When I run the server with the iTunes debug option I get messages
about not finding the iTunes folder, but I don't know why that would be.
It really is where the setting says it is, and there shouldn't be any
protection issues. Any thoughts?

> (Another approach would be to use iTunes to convert the files
> to MP3 en masse and avoid the overhead of real-time conversion.)

Hmmm. Didn't know you could do that. AAC seems pretty disk space
friendly, but if this solves the problem them I'll look into it.
Thanks.

- Jeff

> -dean
>
> On Dec 8, 2003, at 5:04 PM, Jeff Allison wrote:
>
> > I'm beginning to feel like one of those idiots who keep
> sending stupid
> > questions to mailing lists...and I suspect you're all beginning to
> > feel that way about me. Last time on this subject, I promise.
> >
> > I received my Squeezebox today and got it set up and working.
> > However, I still can't get iTunes to play properly. If I tell
> > SlimServer to use iTunes, I can see the library, genres, etc.,
> > properly, but nothing plays (I get the "Stopped" message).
> I've tried
> > the tricks from the FAQ but no go. My music lives on a
> separate drive
> > (F:, for what it's worth) on my Windows XP system. Any
> tricks I can
> > try or should I just live with browsing the music folder?
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> > - Jeff
> >
> >

dean
2003-12-09, 08:41
On Dec 8, 2003, at 9:52 PM, Jeff Allison wrote:

>> Are your songs encoded in MP3 or AAC format? If it's AAC,
>> you'll need to install a copy of LAME to get them converted
>> for playback on the fly.
>
> Sorry, I should've made that clear. They're AAC (most of them anyway),
> and I do have LAME installed. I can play the files through SlimServer
> to the Squeezebox if I don't select "use iTunes" in server options, so
> there's no particular problem with on the fly conversion from AAC to
> MP3. When I run the server with the iTunes debug option I get messages
> about not finding the iTunes folder, but I don't know why that would
> be.
Can you post the exact error message?

> Hmmm. Didn't know you could do that. AAC seems pretty disk space
> friendly, but if this solves the problem them I'll look into it.
> Thanks.
The space efficiency improvements are marginal. A well encoded (using
LAME) MP3 file is what I recommend for just about everybody.

-dean

>> On Dec 8, 2003, at 5:04 PM, Jeff Allison wrote:
>>
>>> I'm beginning to feel like one of those idiots who keep
>> sending stupid
>>> questions to mailing lists...and I suspect you're all beginning to
>>> feel that way about me. Last time on this subject, I promise.
>>>
>>> I received my Squeezebox today and got it set up and working.
>>> However, I still can't get iTunes to play properly. If I tell
>>> SlimServer to use iTunes, I can see the library, genres, etc.,
>>> properly, but nothing plays (I get the "Stopped" message).
>> I've tried
>>> the tricks from the FAQ but no go. My music lives on a
>> separate drive
>>> (F:, for what it's worth) on my Windows XP system. Any
>> tricks I can
>>> try or should I just live with browsing the music folder?
>>>
>>> Thanks again.
>>>
>>> - Jeff
>>>
>>>