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Scott Rudmann
2004-03-01, 17:56
so the very helpful fellows at slim gave me a solution to make the
squeezwebox play back the standard aac files (the mac standard ripping
format with itunes)...

....apparently the problem is that the new 5.1 server software uncompresses
the aac files, and it uses up too much bandwidth on an 802.11.b network
(slim does not yet support the 802.11.g with 54bps which is now standard on
the mac wireless networks).

....what has to be done is change a setting in the server scripts that
converts the aac files to mp3 files "on-the-fly" using something called a
LAME encoder...

....i did it, it works nearly perfectly all the time now, no dropout, but the
sound qualtiy is noticably less....

....i think this is because aac is a compressed format, and even more quality
is lost when this is converted to another compressed format -- mp3....

c'mon slim folks, its a great product but could really use a cool setup for
the aac files or 802.11.g

ubiqwi
2004-03-02, 01:52
Scott,

g won't solve anything unless you're 3m from the 802.11g Base Station.
Get yourself an Ethernet cable !

On 2 mars 04, at 01:56, Scott Rudmann wrote:

> so the very helpful fellows at slim gave me a solution to make the
> squeezwebox play back the standard aac files (the mac standard ripping
> format with itunes)...
>
> ...apparently the problem is that the new 5.1 server software
> uncompresses
> the aac files, and it uses up too much bandwidth on an 802.11.b network
> (slim does not yet support the 802.11.g with 54bps which is now
> standard on
> the mac wireless networks).
>
> ...what has to be done is change a setting in the server scripts that
> converts the aac files to mp3 files "on-the-fly" using something
> called a
> LAME encoder...
>
> ...i did it, it works nearly perfectly all the time now, no dropout,
> but the
> sound qualtiy is noticably less....
>
> ...i think this is because aac is a compressed format, and even more
> quality
> is lost when this is converted to another compressed format -- mp3....
>
> c'mon slim folks, its a great product but could really use a cool
> setup for
> the aac files or 802.11.g