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James A
2003-12-14, 01:15
> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 13:14:57 -0800
> From: "ron 'coyote' lussier" <rlussier (AT) lenscraft (DOT) com>
> To: SlimDevices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Subject: [slim] "No Genre" bug?
>
> On Dec 10, 2003, at 10:46 AM, Andy Foulke wrote:
>
>> I've found that happening in my collection, and when I investigate the
>> songs
>> that happens to, the tags are not quite right.
>
> I'm using iTunes and my files are 192kbps AAC files. I have the latest
> version of LAME installed. Also, the tunes that appear in the 'No
> Genre' list change depending on what I've played most recently.
> Because of these reasons, I expect that it's not a tag problem.
>
> coyote

I've asked this before, and it seems that I'm far from being the only one to
use AAC files for my ripped music.

Is there any chance of native AAC support for the squeezebox? I realise that
there may be licensing costs involved - one suggestion may be to offer a
firmware upgrade that costs each user to enable such formats. You could tie
it to the serial number. Re-encoding, or firing uncompressed music over a
wireless connection just doesn't seem to me to be a very clean solution.

One other thing. How difficult would it to upgrade the wireless
functionality in a squeezebox to 802.11g? If you even run one 802.11b client
on a g network, then everything drops back down to the slower b rate.

Thanks,

-- james