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Simon Turner
2004-02-23, 02:07
I am just about to rip all my CDs to Flac. I want to make sure I get this
right.
I would naturally tend to use the --best compression setting (equates
to -8). This setting produces smaller flac files but at the cost of a
slightly longer encoding time (I think). The default Flac compression
setting appears to be -4.
If I use this high setting is there any overhead as far as Slimserver goes?
i.e. is there likely to be a considerable difference (or any?) in the amount
of processing power required by Slimserver to decode it and stream the wav
to the Squeezebox (if this is what happens).

Thanks

Simon Turner
Brighton UK