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Brian Abbott
2006-11-18, 09:12
Hi

Is there any way to tell, on the SB, what format the music currently being played is in?

Mark Lanctot
2006-11-18, 09:37
Just press right from the now playing screen, then scroll down.

Mitch Harding
2006-11-18, 11:44
Although to be clear, that tells you the format of the file itself, and not
whether any transcoding is going on.

AFAIK there is no way to determine from the player whether or not
transcoding is taking place -- you basically have to look at the file type,
and the rules file, and figure it out. I think.

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Dougal
2006-11-18, 11:52
Hi,
This only seems to show the original file format, not the streamed file format, example when playing a monkeys audio file this is what is shown not flac or whatever it's transcoded to.

Do you know, is the list of file formats the order of precedence for conversion?

Thanks,
Doug.

kdf
2006-11-18, 12:25
On 18-Nov-06, at 10:52 AM, Dougal wrote:

>
> Hi,
> This only seems to show the original file format, not the streamed file
> format, example when playing a monkeys audio file this is what is shown
> not flac or whatever it's transcoded to.
>
if you look at bitrate, it should be showing the transcoded rate as
well, if any is expected or in progress.

> Do you know, is the list of file formats the order of precedence for
> conversion?
>
http clients: MP3
SliMP3: MP3
SB1: WAV MP3
SB2/3/Tx: WMA Ogg Flac WAV MP3

-kdf

P Floding
2006-11-18, 13:24
Although to be clear, that tells you the format of the file itself, and not
whether any transcoding is going on.

AFAIK there is no way to determine from the player whether or not
transcoding is taking place -- you basically have to look at the file type,
and the rules file, and figure it out. I think.

On 11/18/06, Mark Lanctot <
Mark.Lanctot.2hh8on1163868001 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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>
> Just press right from the now playing screen, then scroll down.
>
>
> --
> Mark Lanctot
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> http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=2071
> View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=29822
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If transcoding is going on you can't FF or RW.
At least this is true if transcoding from FLAC to WAV.

adhawkins
2006-11-20, 04:16
Hi,

In article <P.Floding.2hhj3n1163881501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>,
P Floding<P.Floding.2hhj3n1163881501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
> If transcoding is going on you can't FF or RW.
> At least this is true if transcoding from FLAC to WAV.

However, you also can't FF or RW in a single album FLAC file...


Andy

radish
2006-11-20, 06:19
Hi,

In article <P.Floding.2hhj3n1163881501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>,
P Floding<P.Floding.2hhj3n1163881501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
> If transcoding is going on you can't FF or RW.
> At least this is true if transcoding from FLAC to WAV.

However, you also can't FF or RW in a single album FLAC file...


That's because transcoding (FLAC->FLAC) is happening :)

adhawkins
2006-11-20, 06:41
Hi,

In article <radish.2hkorc1164028802 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>,
radish<radish.2hkorc1164028802 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
> That's because transcoding (FLAC->FLAC) is happening :)

I know that. I just wanted to point out that just because you can't FF / RW
doesn't mean you're not getting the same format out as your RIPped music is
in.

Andy