rothchild wrote:Would someone be able to publish the settings for 'not transcoding' for various audio formats?
My home network is generally fast enough tot stream my FLACs at full res, but I'm never quite sure what the settings are meant to be to do this? As a follow up, if I'm able to stream FLAC it stands to reason that I can also stream anything smaller than that too (I have a few OGGs and MP3s) it strikes me there's no reason in subjecting them to transcoding either.
To not transcode a particular file type, just delete it from the extensions listed in the "Convert from" block of the transcode string.
Although that will eliminate the transcoding, it won't allow the stream to play in the default web player as it can only handle 3 audio file types: AAC, MP3 and Vorbis.
In my experience, for some reason in Sub/Madsonic it won't handle ogg directly and I haven't tested aac, but I think the webplayer can only handle mp3 in it's current setup. To get flac playback untranscoded you'd have to set it up to go to an external player that can play flac, but that too can get tricky to set up. If I were to attempt it, I'd probably test with VLC first, but theoretically any player that handles flac well should work.
External player set up can be troublesome, but the main issue to be aware of is that the player has to be set up as the default program for handling the file type your trying to play. So first confirm on the desktop what is the default program it calls.