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Mike Reeve
2004-04-30, 20:13
Mark

>From : Mark Bennett <mark (AT) markandliz (DOT) co.uk>
>Reply-To : Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>To : Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>Subject : [slim] DAC silence output problem back.....
>Sent : Friday, April 30, 2004 3:29 AM
>Attachment : signature.asc (198 bytes)
>
>OK, so I've now found the cause of this problem, and I guess
>it should have been obvious really.
>
>SlimServer 5.1.5 decides all on it's own to transcode all music
>to 320kb/s MP3 if the Squeezebox is on a wireless network. This
>means that when I thought I was transmitting PCM, I wasn't.
>(I never noticed the quality since I haven't had a serious
>listening session since upgrading, and the setup is currently
>in the bedroom.)
>
>Since the DAC silence bug is fixed for PCM, but not for MP3 it
>explains what I'm seeing.

THANKS!

And now I understand why I wasn't seeing it when you were ...
.... for the last few weeks, since upgrading to Firmware Version 20/21,
I have been using my SqueezeBox wired (rather than my original wireless
usage).

I also agree with you and others that this transcoding should be an option
not a built in default behaviour
- moreover, it seems to me that now that the FileTypes setup page has been
introduced
this 'feature' is redundant and so can be removed ...

Regards

Mike

kdf
2004-04-30, 20:36
Quoting Mike Reeve <reeve_mike (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:

>
> Mark
>
> >From : Mark Bennett <mark (AT) markandliz (DOT) co.uk>
> >Reply-To : Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> >To : Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> >Subject : [slim] DAC silence output problem back.....
> >Sent : Friday, April 30, 2004 3:29 AM
> >Attachment : signature.asc (198 bytes)
> >
> >OK, so I've now found the cause of this problem, and I guess
> >it should have been obvious really.
> >
> >SlimServer 5.1.5 decides all on it's own to transcode all music
> >to 320kb/s MP3 if the Squeezebox is on a wireless network. This
> >means that when I thought I was transmitting PCM, I wasn't.
> >(I never noticed the quality since I haven't had a serious
> >listening session since upgrading, and the setup is currently
> >in the bedroom.)
> >
> >Since the DAC silence bug is fixed for PCM, but not for MP3 it
> >explains what I'm seeing.
>
> THANKS!
>
> And now I understand why I wasn't seeing it when you were ...
> ... for the last few weeks, since upgrading to Firmware Version 20/21,
> I have been using my SqueezeBox wired (rather than my original wireless
> usage).
>
> I also agree with you and others that this transcoding should be an option
> not a built in default behaviour
> - moreover, it seems to me that now that the FileTypes setup page has been
> introduced
> this 'feature' is redundant and so can be removed ...
>
That's the point, but it needs more work so that the solution isn't to disable
mp3 output completely. This isn't a nice thing for owners of both slimp3 and
squeezebox. This allows power users to get the most out of their system, while
still providing the best out of the box experience for the general user.

-kdf