rudholm at hyperreal.org
Tue Apr 3 12:05:50 PDT 2007
Christopher Brown wrote:
> Hi Gregory,
> GM> Flac decode is VERY fast:
> GM> http://web.inter.nl.net/users/hvdh/lossless/lossless.htm
> Thank you for the link. Although I switched to flac for other reasons,
> these data appear to support my switch, given the hardware limitations I
> have. As I mentioned, I use a 400 mhz laptop in my office, and at home a
> qnap ts-101 running slimserver software. While quite usable, neither is
> exactly a processing powerhouse. So it appears that flac is an easy
> choice for me.
The computational simplicity of FLAC decoding is also one of the
reasons that it enjoys more support on audio devices than
any other lossless codec.
Speaking of audio devices that support FLAC, your TS-101 doesn't
need to transcode, since starting with v2, the Squeezebox can
decode FLAC internally.
P.S. Slimdevices has the white SB3 on sale for 249$ at the
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