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Phillip Kerman
2004-08-24, 13:35
I guess I don't understand how slimserver plays FLAC now. If I turn off the
bit rate limiting, doesn't it play the FLAC at 100%? Is the issue that you
want, on the board, decompression on the SB itself?

Thanks,
Phillip

ron thigpen
2004-08-24, 14:01
Phillip Kerman wrote:

> I guess I don't understand how slimserver plays FLAC now. If I turn off the
> bit rate limiting, doesn't it play the FLAC at 100%?

Yes, by decoding on the server and sending the full-bandwidth PCM stream
to the SB for playback. This requires a bit of CPU from the server
box and a good bit of bandwidth on the LAN.

> Is the issue that you want, on the board, decompression on the SB
> itself?

Yes. If this is found to be possible on the current hardware it would
save server and LAN resources as well as reducing server software
complexity.

--rt