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How to get Flac Radio work with Naim streamers
30-03-2019, 21:44
Post: #1
How to get Flac Radio work with Naim streamers
Hello,

I just found out that Minimstreamer can provide internet radio stations to devices that actually dont support that.
I have a Naim streamer and would like listen to jb radio2 as a flac stream from http://199.189.87.9:10999/flac. Unfortunately I didnt manage to set Minimstreamer up to get the proper stream to the Naim. I just managed to get normal mp3 stations work which play anyhow with the Naim app.

I would be appreciated for any help on this.
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31-03-2019, 22:15
Post: #2
RE: How to get Flac Radio work with Naim streamers
With the Minimstreamer add-on installed, I have a playlist file called Radio.m3u, which was created when the BBC piloted FLAC streams for the Proms and Simon added compatibility with the BBC format. I just added your link to my .m3u file (pasted below) and it worked fine (stream is reported by my Linn control point as 16/192, which seems unusal, but it plays fine). Possibly the syntax can be improved but this works with Linn, hopefully it will with Naim as well.

Code:
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1,[*R3DASH;flac] BBC Radio 3 lossless
http://vs-dash-ww-rd-live.bbcfmt.hs.llnwd.net/al/lossless/client_manifest.mpd
#EXTINF:-1,[*R3] BBC Radio 3
http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio/simulcast/hls/uk/sbr_high/ak/bbc_radio_three.m3u8
#EXTINF:-1,[*JB] JBR2
http://199.189.87.9:10999/flac
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01-04-2019, 10:57
Post: #3
RE: How to get Flac Radio work with Naim streamers
This stream is in Ogg/FLAC format. It should play on your Naim streamer if you do the following:

1) In your radio playlist file, use a entry like this:

#EXTINF:-1,[jbradio2;*,192000]jb radio2
http://199.189.87.9:10999/flac

2) In the stream.transcode property, add *:L16

The combined effect of these two settings is to send a 192 kHz L16 stream to your Naim streamer. If the streamer can play 192 kHz audio, this should work.

If your streamer is limited to 96 kHz audio (I have an old Naim streamer with this limitation), change the stream.transcode setting to *:L16;96 and leave the playlist entry unchanged.
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01-04-2019, 11:08
Post: #4
RE: How to get Flac Radio work with Naim streamers
(31-03-2019 22:15)ac16161 Wrote:  .... this works with Linn, hopefully it will with Naim as well.

Unforunately, Naim and Linn are quite different in how they handle network streams. Linn is generally less restrictive than Naim except that Linn can't play L16.
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02-04-2019, 17:58
Post: #5
RE: How to get Flac Radio work with Naim streamers
I have occasionally wondered what the reason is for Linn not playing L16/24, is it hardware or that they don't see a reason for addressing that in the firmware? Has not really inconvenienced me but am curious.
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07-04-2019, 13:17
Post: #6
RE: How to get Flac Radio work with Naim streamers
Thank you ac16161 and simoncn. You both made my day.

Now I got it work (after I had to figure out how to get ffmpeg work...)
My Naim is capable of 192 kHz, and it works now whith the stream.transcode property *:L16 but only without the ";*,192000" information in the brackets and.
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