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    Transporter + Mixcloud UNABLE TO PLAY FILE TYPE

    So i have the Mixcloud app installed on LMS and never needed to mess with this on the Touch it just worked.

    But on my recently purchased Transporter i get the error message

    "UNABLE TO PLAY FILE TYPE FOR ____"

    the only way i can get this is to work is use my Touch and the transporter as a DAC which is not what is required

    maybe someone could shed some light on this?

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    The error may or may not be associated with the use of Mixcloud - you have provided no detail of the system and what is being attempted - e.g. audio format being played, the LMS version being used, OS platform etc.
    The error means that the Transporter cannot play the audio format natively and it must be transcoded bu the specific transcode capability is either disabled or not working on your LMS.

    For example, Transporter cannot play AAC natively so for AAC or ALAC audio you'll need to make sure that the LMS supplied faad and flac work and that AAC under WebUI Setting/Advanced/AAC have all rules enabled - none shoudl eb disabled.
    Another possibility if trying to play a stream with too high a bit rate e.g. 192kHz as Transporter can only play up to 96kHz - in this case you must make sue the LMS supplied sox works OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    The error may or may not be associated with the use of Mixcloud - you have provided no detail of the system and what is being attempted - e.g. audio format being played, the LMS version being used, OS platform etc.
    The error means that the Transporter cannot play the audio format natively and it must be transcoded bu the specific transcode capability is either disabled or not working on your LMS.

    For example, Transporter cannot play AAC natively so for AAC or ALAC audio you'll need to make sure that the LMS supplied faad and flac work and that AAC under WebUI Setting/Advanced/AAC have all rules enabled - none shoudl eb disabled.
    Another possibility if trying to play a stream with too high a bit rate e.g. 192kHz as Transporter can only play up to 96kHz - in this case you must make sue the LMS supplied sox works OK.
    For info - this from github:

    PLUGIN_MIXCLOUD_PLAYMETHOD_DESc


    EN All tracks are available in MP4 format, and selecting a track is fast. However, MP4 does not work natively on old Squeezebox models, and must be transcoded for those players. MP3 has a better sound quality, but loading a track takes a long time, and not all tracks are available in MP3 format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    EN All tracks are available in MP4 format, and selecting a track is fast. However, MP4 does not work natively on old Squeezebox models, and must be transcoded for those players. MP3 has a better sound quality, but loading a track takes a long time, and not all tracks are available in MP3 format.
    The issue is probably transcoding AAC - OP has to provide details of their LMS system and OS platform to understand what is broken.

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    OP Sys Red Hat Transporter firmware 87, Touch 7.8
    when the Touch is connected to the LMS it has no problem playing Mixcloud but alas Transporter comes up with the error "UNABLE TO PLAY FILE TYPE FOR"

    In the settings/advanced/mixcloud
    Mixcloud API key (which i have filled in)
    and
    Stream Format
    =( use mp3 if available or always use mp4) ive tried both to no avail

    Settings /advanced /file types
    mp3 MP3 native
    mpeg4 AAC native
    FLAC faad/flac
    MP3 faad/lame
    PCM faad

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    I'm not whether LMS supplied executables play on Red Hat also you haven''t said what architecture: Arm vs x86 , 32bit vs 64bit.

    To check whether your system transcoding is OK - try to play a plain http/AAC stream on your Transporter such as

    http://somafm.com/illstreet64.pls

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