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Music won't play on Roberts radio
24-03-2015, 22:40
Post: #21
RE: Music won't play on Roberts radio
(24-03-2015 22:24)simoncn Wrote:  You might be able to solve the Minx issue by using the transcoding setting 'flac:L16/wav24/-'

Thanks Simon,

I must say that the level of support you provide is remarkable!

Will try your suggestion and let you know if it works.

Nine times out of ten I do not use any separate control point with the Minx. I just use the remote control to scroll through the menus and lists of music on the device's display. Occasionally I use the Cambrige Audio Stream Magic controller on my iPad.

Thanks, Jim.
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24-03-2015, 23:30
Post: #22
RE: Music won't play on Roberts radio
Can I just ask what L16 is? My overwhelming priority is WAV for the Naim. Can the flac to L16 give WAV for Naim and something for the Roberts too? I'll have to wait till tomorrow to investigate further. Thanks for the help so far!
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24-03-2015, 23:38
Post: #23
RE: Music won't play on Roberts radio
(24-03-2015 23:30)Hungryhalibut Wrote:  Can I just ask what L16 is? My overwhelming priority is WAV for the Naim. Can the flac to L16 give WAV for Naim and something for the Roberts too? I'll have to wait till tomorrow to investigate further. Thanks for the help so far!

L16 is very similar to WAV. Both these formats contain uncompressed linear PCM audio data. L16 is limited to 16-bit samples and WAV can handle either 16-bit or 24-bit samples.

If L16 transcoding works on the Roberts, you should be able to get "the best of both worlds" by setting stream.transcode to 'flac:wav/L16'. This should use WAV (16-bit or 24-bit) when you play your music on the Naim and it should use L16 (16-bit only) when you play your music on the Roberts.

The first step is to verify whether L16 works on the Roberts by testing the flac:L16 setting. Is this is working, we can move on to the next stage.
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24-03-2015, 23:41
Post: #24
RE: Music won't play on Roberts radio
Thanks Simon, you are a star. I'll have a look tomorrow and get back to you.
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25-03-2015, 11:42
Post: #25
RE: Music won't play on Roberts radio
(24-03-2015 22:24)simoncn Wrote:  You might be able to solve the Minx issue by using the transcoding setting 'flac:L16/wav24/-'

Sorry to report it doesn't work. With this setting the Minx will not play at all. I can scroll through the music on the display and select a track but the music does not start. Just silence.

Oh well.

Jim.
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25-03-2015, 12:17
Post: #26
RE: Music won't play on Roberts radio
(25-03-2015 11:42)JimR Wrote:  
(24-03-2015 22:24)simoncn Wrote:  You might be able to solve the Minx issue by using the transcoding setting 'flac:L16/wav24/-'

Sorry to report it doesn't work. With this setting the Minx will not play at all. I can scroll through the music on the display and select a track but the music does not start. Just silence.

Oh well.

Jim.

What happens with flac:L16?
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25-03-2015, 14:21
Post: #27
RE: Music won't play on Roberts radio
(25-03-2015 12:17)simoncn Wrote:  What happens with flac:L16?

Just the same. Minx will still not play.

Jim.
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25-03-2015, 16:03
Post: #28
RE: Music won't play on Roberts radio
(25-03-2015 14:21)JimR Wrote:  Just the same. Minx will still not play.

Jim.

One last attempt: please try flac:L16;44. All DLNA-compliant renderers should be able to play a 44.1 kHz L16 stream.
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25-03-2015, 16:42 (This post was last modified: 25-03-2015 16:42 by simoncn.)
Post: #29
RE: Music won't play on Roberts radio
(25-03-2015 16:03)simoncn Wrote:  One last attempt: please try flac:L16;44. All DLNA-compliant renderers should be able to play a 44.1 kHz L16 stream.

You can probably skip this test. I checked the specs and user manual for the Minx xi and it apparently doesn't support DLNA or L16. Quite surprising.
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25-03-2015, 18:28
Post: #30
RE: Music won't play on Roberts radio
(25-03-2015 16:42)simoncn Wrote:  You can probably skip this test. I checked the specs and user manual for the Minx xi and it apparently doesn't support DLNA or L16. Quite surprising.

Not a MinimServer question, I know, but how does it stream anything?

(Non technical) Jim.
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