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  1. #1
    Michael Bowyer
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    bit rate limiting

    > by default, a wired squeezebox and softsqueeze will be set at 'no
    > limit' this
    > means mp3 plays untouched as mp3 and all other formats are
    > decompressed to WAV
    > or AIFF and played. If you have a limit set, (wireless defaults to
    > 320kbps),
    > then any mp3 t will play native and all other formats are converted to
    > WAV,
    > then back down to 320kbps MP3. If you set a lower bitrate limit, then
    > the
    > server checks the bitrate of mp3 files, and will re-encode any files
    > that are
    > of a higher bitrate than the limit, playing lower limit files
    > untouched.
    > When/if other native formats are available on the suqeezebox hardware,
    > bitrate
    > limiting will also choose teh best format for output in order to meet
    > the limit
    > requirements.


    Can anyone remind me how I can find out what arguments are being used
    for the transcoding with LAME please? Also, does changing the bit rate
    from 'no limit' take immediate effect or must the server be restarted?
    Thanks!

  2. #2
    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    bit rate limiting

    Quoting Michael Bowyer <mbowyer (AT) mac (DOT) com>:

    > > by default, a wired squeezebox and softsqueeze will be set at 'no
    > > limit' this
    > > means mp3 plays untouched as mp3 and all other formats are
    > > decompressed to WAV
    > > or AIFF and played. If you have a limit set, (wireless defaults to
    > > 320kbps),
    > > then any mp3 t will play native and all other formats are converted to
    > > WAV,
    > > then back down to 320kbps MP3. If you set a lower bitrate limit, then
    > > the
    > > server checks the bitrate of mp3 files, and will re-encode any files
    > > that are
    > > of a higher bitrate than the limit, playing lower limit files
    > > untouched.
    > > When/if other native formats are available on the suqeezebox hardware,
    > > bitrate
    > > limiting will also choose teh best format for output in order to meet
    > > the limit
    > > requirements.

    >
    > Can anyone remind me how I can find out what arguments are being used
    > for the transcoding with LAME please? Also, does changing the bit rate
    > from 'no limit' take immediate effect or must the server be restarted?
    > Thanks!
    >



    if you simply change bitrate limits, the changes take effect when you start
    playback of the next song. if you change the enable settings in server
    setttings, file types, the changes take place when you start a new song.

    The command line arguments (which most users should not need to change) reside
    in convert.conf. Changes to this require a server restart.
    -kdf

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