Your Digital Media Has Never Looked So Good

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Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:12 pm

Numerous internet radio station are broadcast in mp3pro, including some of my favorites. MP3pro would be a nice addition! Are there any programs I can use along with the Soundbridge to get it going in the mean time?

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Ogg Vorbis

Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:57 pm

Another vote for the _free_ Ogg Vorbis, specifically audio files that are of the typical ".ogg" type.
Roku M500 (one wired, one WiFi), Linksys NSLU2 running mt-daapd
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Location: England

Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:33 am

spotfek wrote:
yeah but the idea is to reduce the load on the wireless network, by the soundbridge supporting FLAC natively you effectively will only need to send 1/2 to 1/3 the traffic.

[edit] can i also add that i have all my music stored on a buffalo terastation running twonky, There is not enough processing power on the buffalo (or any NAS i would guess) also the FLAC support is only works if the server is on windows therefore if the soundbridge supported it there would be no need to decode it on potentially a server that cannot decode flac. [/edit]

Ron Peedles' excellent mt-daapd for Linux runs on a dinky little £50 Linksys NSLU2 and can happily transcode from FLAC/OGG to WAV despite the fact that the processor is actually underclocked from 400MHz to 200MHz. Also (in my house at least) there is no problem streaming WAVs to any room using 802.11b.

So yes I would like native FLAC decoding in the soundbridge, but it's not a huge requirement thanks to Ron's work.
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Location: UK

WMA lossless

Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:43 am

Native support for WMA lossless please. My wireless LAN can't always cope with uncompressed streams from WMC.
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Location: London


Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:22 am

Nice to see ASX support coming through in the latest beta - this is a long awaited feature (and I'll be upgrading to 2.5 shortly!)

There is one thing that I'm sure can't be too complex to implement based on what I've heard from others.... MP2 support. If this would be considered it would be most welcome!

MP2 is the standard used in DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting). UK Radio is switching over to this new standard and i'd love to avoid having another box in my living room when I've got the very nice SoundBridge M2000.

At the moment the only streaming solution I've found is DAB-BAR which allows the use of a DAB receiver on a PC to stream the radio stations to media players. This would be ideal, however I've not purchased anything yet as everything I've seen says it won't work with the SoundBridge due to the format incompatibility.

Can you indicate if MP2 is something you would consider supporting? Or at the least say if you will never support it.

Many thanks

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Location: Cambridge, UK

Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:37 am

I'd really like to see realAudio support. Not that I have any files ripped in this format, but most of the BBC radio stations and listen again features are broadcast in this format.
Roku 2 XS
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Location: Ireland

Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:35 am

Even with RealAudio support, it will be very difficult to select the Listen Again programs from the Roku. As a stop gap you should try running Slimserver with AlienBBC on your PC just for the BBC- this gives easy access from Roku to all ListenAgain and in the next release you will be able to skip forward/backward in non-live programs so that you could listen to long programs in a number of sessions.
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Ogg-Vorbis vote

Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:15 pm

just another vote for Ogg-Vorbis
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Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:06 am

Another vote for FLAC support!
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Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:19 am

My vote goes to the ogg container fomat, carring FLAC (did I just hear the AFLAC duck?) and Speex

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Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:48 am

I'll add my request for native FLAC support.

Thanks guys....

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Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:15 am

FLAC here too. I realy want to stream FLAC from my Hifidelio into Soundbridge...
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Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:21 am

My vote is for ogg vorbis. Much of my music is in .ogg due to it's FREE-NESS. Technicially anytime you use mp3 or other formats your supposed to pay a royalty. Not so with OGG. The best audio codec ever.
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Native WMA lossless

Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:44 pm

Aaaargh ! Can't wait to get this working so I can serve my M1000 from a NSLU2 instead of a full PC running WMC !
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Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:45 am

I'd be happy to see native ogg support, it's gapless and has en excellent quality7size ratio :-)
SB1001, Slimserver, OGG-Vorbis, Mobile Celeron M, no Fan, Mobile 80GB Disk, WinXP, OGG2Wav "on the fly", Gapless
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