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  1. #1
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    What actually goes to my Transporter?

    The device setup page is very confusing. It seems to say that the server streams mp3 to my transporter. How do I get my 24-bit downloads to play in 24-bits on the Transporter?

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    What format are your files stored in? What are your settings for file formats?
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    File formats

    For the past 3 years, they have all been lossless-- FLAC or M4a. And I get hi-bitrate downloads from eclassical.com in FLAC.
    But before that, I did 320kbps mp3 and am in the process of reripping half of my 72000+ track library to m4a. P{ainful!

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    Just play the files in lms and they will be delivered to the transporter exactly as they are. You don't have to do anything special. Flac files will be delivered as flac. Transporter will play hires files up to 24/96.

    All this assumes you haven't turned on bitrate limiting in your lms settings - player.- audio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarome View Post
    For the past 3 years, they have all been lossless-- FLAC or M4a. And I get hi-bitrate downloads from eclassical.com in FLAC.
    But before that, I did 320kbps mp3 and am in the process of reripping half of my 72000+ track library to m4a. P{ainful!
    And why rip to m4a? That's lossy. Why not rip to FLAC or Apple lossless?
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    Controllers: iPhone11 & iPadAir3 (iPeng), CONTROLLER, Material Skin, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64)
    Files: Ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; Post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes, TuneFusion; Streaming: Spotify

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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    And why rip to m4a? That's lossy. Why not rip to FLAC or Apple lossless?
    Not necessarily, according to Wikipedia: "Apple Lossless data is stored within an MP4 container with the filename extension .m4a. This extension is also used by Apple for lossy AAC audio data in an MP4 container (same container, different audio encoding)."

    I suppose m4a is a filename extension rather than a file format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Bob View Post
    Not necessarily, according to Wikipedia: "Apple Lossless data is stored within an MP4 container with the filename extension .m4a. This extension is also used by Apple for lossy AAC audio data in an MP4 container (same container, different audio encoding)."

    I suppose m4a is a filename extension rather than a file format?

    Robert
    Aha. Got it.
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    Files: Ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; Post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes, TuneFusion; Streaming: Spotify

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Aha. Got it.
    I only knew this because I ripped a CD into Apple Lossless via iTunes, and was surprised to see m4a files!

    Robert
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    My m4a is lossless

    But, how can I tell whether the lossless files are indeed sent to the Transporter?
    The device/sound page only allows you to select the goodness, which I suppose applies to mp3s.

    I wish iTunes let me rip to FLAC, but it does not.

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    the advanced tab formats settings page in LMS what settings do you have for FLAC?
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