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bnorrish
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File Size Limit for FLAC?

Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:04 pm

Is there a limit to file size that Soundbridge/FireFly can play? I have an album where every song/file plays with no issues. One song/file is 125 MB and the Soundbridge will say "Can't play 'song title' - skip to next?". It will start playing the next song after a few seconds.

It is a FLAC file - not sure if this is a Soundbridge or Firefly limitation.

I am a new user and I have not been able to test with other larger files to confirm it is a file size issue.
 
Roel
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Re: File Size Limit for FLAC?

Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:41 am

bnorrish wrote:
Is there a limit to file size that Soundbridge/FireFly can play? I have an album where every song/file plays with no issues. One song/file is 125 MB and the Soundbridge will say "Can't play 'song title' - skip to next?". It will start playing the next song after a few seconds.

It is a FLAC file - not sure if this is a Soundbridge or Firefly limitation.

I am a new user and I have not been able to test with other larger files to confirm it is a file size issue.


The solution for me was:

metaflac --dont-use-padding --remove --block-type=PADDING {filename}.flac


See: http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10499

Metaflac (part of the flac tools): http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html
 
bnorrish
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Thanks

Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:31 pm

That resolved it. There is probably a way to script this to run against of directory of files and run the command against a file as needed. Thats for another day.
 
S80_UK
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Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:58 pm

If your files are in nested folders like this

Folder
--->Artist1
------->Album1
------->Album2
--->Artist 2
------->Album3

etc

then a batch file something like this placed in Folder will do the trick nicely...

@echo off
setlocal

for /D %%d in (*.*) do (call :level1 "%%d")
goto eof

:level1
cd \FLAC\%1
for /D %%e in (*.*) do (call :level2 "%%d" "%%e")
goto eof

:level2
cd \FLAC\%1\%2
for %%a in (*.flac) do (call :level3 "%%a")
goto eof

:level3
@echo on
c:\progra~1\flac\metaflac --dont-use-padding --remove --block-type=PADDING %1
@echo off
goto eof

:eof
endlocal


I use a different metaflac command line with it to add seekpoints to my FLAC files (since dBpoweramp does not).

Oh - and my longest FLAC files are well over 300MB) CDs with only one track).
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bnorrish
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Nice

Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:19 am

There you go. Thanks. I should be able to adapt to my directory structure.

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