Can't play ALAC 24/96

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  • 24. September 2015 at 0:44 #15796

    Hello guys!

    First of all, I’d like congratulate you for this magnificent work!! VERY, VERY WELLDONE!!!
    I’m loving Max2Play!
    But I’m having an issue with my 24/96 Alac files that don’t play at Squeezelite. 16/44 plays beautifully!
    I’m guessing that the registered version will solve this minor problem… Am I right?

    Greetings from Rio de Janeiro!


    • This topic was modified 8 years, 9 months ago by nikitidiver.
    24. September 2015 at 12:49 #15800

    Not sure but it could be that the CPU is to slow to handle it.

    Odroid has a faster CPU. If that’s what is wrong.

    • This reply was modified 8 years, 9 months ago by Raymond Day.
    24. September 2015 at 13:40 #15804

    Whay about FLAC 24/96 ? You can convert this ALAC without losses and try FLAC – should be less CPU consuming… Or try DAC ant send in native format to be decoded by DAC.

    24. September 2015 at 17:49 #15812

    Hi Raymond!
    Thanks for your quick answer!
    In fact, it can be the CPU, as I’m using a Rasp Pi B+. Pehaps if I swith to a Rasp Pi 2, it can handle the alac 24/96…
    In the other hand, I’m using a Hifiberry Digi+ atached, sending direct to a DAC. So, I think the last DAC is decoding the Alac 24/96, ins’t it? Unfortunately, this is not a solution.
    But, yes! FLAC 24/96 plays like a charm!
    My Alac 24/96 colection isn’t that big, so conversion should be the best solution!
    Thank you guys!


    1. Dezember 2016 at 10:35 #24428


    I got playback issue with also standard 16/44 alac files.
    Weird things, it s not happening with all my albums.
    I have read the squeezelite doc and tried option
    -e alac

    and all my files are now working

    My question : qhat do LMS is doing in that case : I am hoping it converts to wav on the fly but i m afraid not

    Anyone have extra info about this squeezelite -e option ?

    Many thanks

    8. Dezember 2016 at 12:48 #24682

    Dear Mrpink200,

    You can find a table of command line options for squeezelite in our wiki.

    Here is the link to this Wiki article

    8. Dezember 2016 at 14:16 #24684

    Hello Christophe

    Yes, i have found the command here, but i do not find what this „-e“ option is doing
    Does it convert to wav ??

    8. Dezember 2016 at 15:20 #24685

    Dear Mrpink200

    Your files will be not converted into wav. The description in this article say: Explicitly exclude native support of one or more codecs; known codecs: flac,pcm,mp3,ogg,aac,wma,alac,dsd (mad,mpg for specific mp3 codec)

    8. Dezember 2016 at 15:32 #24686

    but after putting -e „alac“, all my alac files are then playing correctly
    that s why im really wondering
    same things with Picoreplayer

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