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    Christopher May
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    Slimp3 player

    Will the slimp3 play AAC files?
    I am on a Mac w/OS 10.3.4 and slimserver 5.2.1

    I can rip my CD's to AAC and the slimserver can see them, but it will
    not play the AACs through the slimp3. If I rip the same songs to mp3,
    they play fine.

    Is the player (slimp3/squeezebox) what determines which file formats can
    play, or is it the slimserver?

    Christopher May

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    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    Slimp3 player

    Quoting Christopher May <chris (AT) concatmedia (DOT) com>:

    > Will the slimp3 play AAC files?
    > I am on a Mac w/OS 10.3.4 and slimserver 5.2.1


    it will play unprotected AAC. m4p files purchased from the iTunes Music Store
    are blocked by proprietary rights management. You can, however, burn protected
    files to CD then rip from teh CD to any format you like.

    > I can rip my CD's to AAC and the slimserver can see them, but it will
    > not play the AACs through the slimp3. If I rip the same songs to mp3,
    > they play fine.
    >
    > Is the player (slimp3/squeezebox) what determines which file formats can
    > play, or is it the slimserver?


    The server determines the formats, the player determines how it has to be done.
    In the case of Slimp3, its hardware only supports mp3. The server, when
    configured right, will convert to mp3 on the fly before it sends to the slimp3.
    Look in the player settings, find the Bitrate Limiting setting. Here, you can
    set the mp3 bitrate you want for your slimp3. The default is 320kbps. In the
    description, it will mention that you need to have LAME installed. This is the
    tool that does the conversion to mp3. The desctription has a link for info on
    LAME if it cannot find it on your system. If LAME is found, the the
    description will indicate that LAME appears to be installed correctly.

    Then look in server settings->additional->file types and confirm that Apple AAC
    to MP3 conversion is checked, meaning it is enabled and the tools required are
    found.

    If all this looks fine, and you still have trouble, try going to server
    settings->additional->debugging. check d_source, then open a browser window
    to:
    http:://serverIP:9000/log.txt

    try to play your AAC file, then refresh the log link to see what the response is
    from the server. It will show information on hos it is trying to convert AAC to
    MP3 for the slimp3 player. It will also show any errors in this process.

    good luck.
    kdf

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