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Richard62
2007-02-17, 12:01
Most of my iTunes (Mac) files are Apple Lossless.

Which file format box should be ticked (Slim Server FILE FORMAT CONVERSION SETUP) for the best sound quality on my Squeezebox 3?

FLAC alac/flac
MP3 alac/lame
WAV alac

Thanks for your help.


Richard

kdf
2007-02-17, 12:11
On 17-Feb-07, at 11:01 AM, Richard62 wrote:

>
> Most of my iTunes (Mac) files are Apple Lossless.
>
> Which file format box should be ticked (Slim Server FILE FORMAT
> CONVERSION SETUP) for the best sound quality on my Squeezebox 3?
>
> FLAC alac/flac
> MP3 alac/lame
> WAV alac
>
leave all of them ticked. the Squeezebox3 will request the flac
conversion first in any case, but leaving them all checked allows you
the flexibility of having other transcode options if you end up with
any other clients. http connections requesting stream.mp3 (itunes,
winamp, xmms) will request mp3 format, and if you end up with an SB1
via ebay, it will request WAV. Unchecking these formats will prevent
these cases from being able to play alac tracks.

the FLAC format is going to give you the best audio quality for the
bandwidth. If you find that for some strange reason, you have cpu
bottleneck issues because of alac/flac running at the same time, you
can disable FLAC output, forcing WAV (SB3 will try for WAV if FLAC
fails)

-kdf

Richard62
2007-02-18, 02:19
Thanks very much for your help.

Richard