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Michael Haan
2004-09-01, 19:55
While I too would love to see client-side FLAC decompression, 802.11G, or both I have two wireless squeeze G's and rarely (though occasionally) experience drop-outs.  Maybe you've got too much wireless gear?  Or maybe you need to get another access point and segregate devices by channels.  Just thoughts.









>From: "Phillip Kerman" <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>



>Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>



>To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>



>Subject: [slim] dropouts



>Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 17:42:01 -0700



>



> >



> > I have a couple issues:



> >



> > --when playing back apple lossless, does it get compressed



> > first if I have



> > set the "bitrate limiting"?  Seems to dropout the same as my



> > FLACs with no



> > limit (see below).



> >



> > --what settings can I tune in order to make FLACs arrive at



> > the SB without



> > compression.  That is, I want to use "no limit" but I keep



> > getting drop



> > outs.  The SB is wireless but within 30' of the wireless



> > access point.  I'm



> > getting signal strength around 80%.



> >



>



>Though I started this thread, I've come to the conclusion that I can't do



>FLAC uncompressed on my wireless network.  Not the end of the world--I'll



>just get a long ethernet cable... I hope that works the same as my tests



>with a shorter cable.



>



>Anyway, I think part of the issue was my own misunderstanding.  Namely, I



>figured if my FLAC was 900Kbps that the network has to be able to handle



>that bandwidth.  In fact, because the decompression happens on the server,



>the network has to handle the full 1440Kbps (or whatever a CD is).  So...



>yeah, I'd like to see decompression happen on the client side.



>



>Do people have trouble with drop outs over a standard 100Mbps network?



>Right now I have two wireless SBs; one wireless laptop on most of the time;



>a second wireless laptop sometimes; and the server machine wired to a router



>and cable modem.



>



>I can hear the difference between 320Kbps on-the-fly MP3 vs. true FLAC.  Is



>it realistic to have FLAC without dropouts?



>



>Thanks,



>Phillip



>



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