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Michael Haan
2004-10-04, 08:35
dbPowerAMP supports tagging FLAC.









>From: "Howard Darwen" <hdarwen (AT) btinternet (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] Taking the FLAC - successfully!



>Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2004 12:20:11 +0100



>



>WAV supports RIFF info tags, but EAC (and just about every other piece of



>software) does not support them (slim does apparently). So your meta data is



>lost.



>



>Download MP3Tag (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/), or something similar, and you



>can tag the files easily form local or remote FreeDB, or from the file name



>path ...



>



>h.



>



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>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Neil Davidson



>Sent: 03 October 2004 12:05



>To: Slim Devices Discussion



>Subject: [slim] Taking the FLAC - successfully!



>



>



>When you play the flac file you are still streaming 1441kbps to the



>squeeze box. At the moment the server is decoding the FLAC to wav and



>sending that, there is no hardware decoding of FLAC at present, although i



>think it is being worked on.



>



>I didn't think wav files could store any meta data, but i could be wrong



>on this. If that is the case then FLAC would have no data when it was



>encoding.



>



> > Hi



> > I have now updated my slimserver and Squeezebox G to 5.3.1 & 39



> > respectively. I can't believe what I was missing with the old



> > (non-graphic) 5.2.1!!



> > Everything seems to be working exactly as it should, though did have a



> > random reboot when i tried to do a search (anyone else?).



> > After my previous posts about FLAC - I thought I'd give it a go. Heres



> > what I did:



> > 1) Used EAC to "rip" me a secure WAV



> > 2) Played this uncompressed WAV file (at 1441 kpbs!!) over my wireless



> > setup - not a glitch!!!



> > 3) Converted WAV to FLAC using the front-end package (1.1.1?)



> > 4) Played the FLAC (757kbps) over the wireless setup - no problems again!!



> >



> > After reading some of the archive posts about FLAC over wireless I am



> > hoping I was not just lucky with this one, but it all seems to be working



> > fine still.



> >



> > One question though - I foolishly forgot to create a tag for the FLAC and



> > using 1.1.1a tried to edit the tag - but it won't display the info in



> > Squeezebox....



> > I thought that as EAC (using freedb) had created a WAV tag then FLAC would



> > just use that, I am doing something wrong?



> >



> > (Info on original WAV file: 3:57 sec long, ripped to 39.9Mb WAV file,



> > using FLAC (setting "6" for quality?) created a file ~21Mb in size with no



> > audible difference to the original - living up to its "lossless



> > compression" to my ears then...!)



> >



> > I think I am going to need more drive space now!



> >



> > Nic



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