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Stuart Hickinbottom
2004-04-05, 16:26
Using the "2004-04-05" nightly I see that when playing FLAC though the
Squeezebox it's actually piping through LAME and converting to MP3 to
play. I've checked my "slimserver-convert.conf" and commented the lines
out to be sure, and it's still doing it.

In the web interface, "server settings->file types", unchecking the
"FLAC/MP3/*" row seems to prevent the conversion and FLACs seem to play
fine through the SB.

Is there a problem with recent nightlies in this area? I'm pretty certain
it was working OK with a stock 1.1.1, but haven't been watching closely
enough to know when this incorrect behaviour started.

Hope that's enough - I can raise a bug if it seems to be valid.

Stuart

dean
2004-04-05, 17:05
Hi Stuart,

The behavior that's changed is that SlimServer got a little smarter
about guessing the right conversions.

If you have LAME installed and you are using wireless, SlimServer will
try to use LAME for conversion. This should help folks who are having
problems with marginal wireless network connections.

We need to improve the user interface of the File Types setup so that
it's more obvious what's going on. Any suggestions in this area are
most welcome.

-dean

On Apr 5, 2004, at 4:26 PM, Stuart Hickinbottom wrote:

> Using the "2004-04-05" nightly I see that when playing FLAC though the
> Squeezebox it's actually piping through LAME and converting to MP3 to
> play. I've checked my "slimserver-convert.conf" and commented the
> lines out to be sure, and it's still doing it.
>
> In the web interface, "server settings->file types", unchecking the
> "FLAC/MP3/*" row seems to prevent the conversion and FLACs seem to
> play fine through the SB.
>
> Is there a problem with recent nightlies in this area? I'm pretty
> certain it was working OK with a stock 1.1.1, but haven't been
> watching closely enough to know when this incorrect behaviour started.
>
> Hope that's enough - I can raise a bug if it seems to be valid.
>
> Stuart
>