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  • 24. März 2016 at 22:45 #19456

    Update: 24th March 2016

    On The Fly TRANSCODING WORKS!!!

    Latest Image downloaded from MAX2PLAY Raspberry PI3 this is the message from squeeze

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    Comment: Interprètes : Coldplay, Main Artist
    Label : Parlophone UK – Warner
    Track Number: 11/11
    File Format: FLAC
    Duration: 6:45
    Bitrate: 4960kbps VBR (Converted to 705kbps FLAC) <<<<<this is the magic BIT!!
    Sample Rate: 192.0 kHz
    Sample Size: 24Bits
    File Length: 251,550,962
    URL: tmp:///media/usb/Music_Files/C/Coldplay/Coldplay-A_Head_Full_Of_Dreams_192kHz_24bit/01-11-Coldplay-Up_Up-SMRP.flac

    So what you have then is a 192KHz version of Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams (192kHz/24bit) (2015)
    4960kbps VBR, flc playing through a Boombox where the extra GRUNT available in P3 is transcoding the 192Kz stream to 705Kbps which the older Boombox hardware can handle – I haven’t tested it on Squeezebox but there is no reason why it wouldn’t work too

    Note: The Transcoding DOESN’T work on RP2 because there isn’t enough processing power to do it – that restriction is now lifted with the RP3

    Great News – Nice Job MAX2PLAY Team thank you
    Yet another reason to LOVE Raspberry PI

    21. März 2016 at 20:55 #19398

    Time is passing, when will an official max2play image be available for the RP3. The Beta version has many issues. Any idea when the V1.0 will be available to download?

    5. März 2016 at 20:14 #19134

    I loaded it up the beta software this morning. Couldn’t get the Slimserver SW to work. I think it probably best to wait for the team at max2play to sort out the wrinkles and upload the ‚final‘ version. They do state that Beta is just that not stable. Plus I would imagine they got their hands on the RP3 at exactly the same time as us.

    3. März 2016 at 21:46 #19104

    Hi Maximilian,

    The PI isn’t connected to the QNAP. I was just explaining that the QNAP was able to trans-code Hi Resolution FLAC files (192Khz) down to standard 44.1Khz FLAC on the fly. This is needed if you have Hi Res FLAC’s + the original LMS Hardware Boombox, Squeezebox ect. (This software appears to have been dumped by QNAP i believe due to security concerns and because it is old.) This was most probably because the QNAP has plenty of power to handle this process and it appears to be coded into the LMS software. However with my max2play RP2 it looks like it is doing it (i.e. the sang name and play time comes up) but nothing comes out of the device as sound. So I was wondering if this would now work given the higher power offered with the RP3. This is a slightly mute point I will find out soon enough. My RP3 is on it’s way to me and the BETA Max2play software is available so I will let the forum know if there is yet another reason to love the PI and max2play!!

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