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  1. #1
    James Hardy
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    Roku Sound Bridge

    The interesting thing is that Roku claims to support
    WMA

    "...All major audio formats are supported — MP3, WMA,
    AAC, AIFF and WAV"

    .....so why doesn't the squeezebox?



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  2. #2
    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    Roku Sound Bridge

    Quoting James Hardy <jamesbuddy (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:

    > The interesting thing is that Roku claims to support
    > WMA
    >
    > "...All major audio formats are supported — MP3, WMA,
    > AAC, AIFF and WAV"
    >
    > ....so why doesn't the squeezebox?


    perhaps they have a hardware decoder and have patched slimserver to send it
    over. Perhaps their maketing department is just thinking too far ahead

    Interestingly, their support mail-list has discussions wanting protected AAC
    files to work, digital outputs, built in WiFi. holy déja vu, Batman.

    -kdf

  3. #3
    Roy M. Silvernail
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    Roku Sound Bridge

    On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 19:18, James Hardy wrote:
    > The interesting thing is that Roku claims to support
    > WMA
    >
    > "...All major audio formats are supported MP3, WMA,
    > AAC, AIFF and WAV"
    >
    > ....so why doesn't the squeezebox?


    I'm tempted to just say "chipset", but with the server software limited
    to DRM-friendly platforms, maybe I shouldn't be so glib. If it is the
    chipset, then they either cut a better deal with Microsoft or they're
    counting on making it up in volume (or perhaps they have an existing
    license from their other products). But if it's in the server, then...
    hmmm...

    BTW, anyone else notice the Roku has a slot for a Compact Flash wireless
    card?
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