[mythtv-users] Slimserver, SoftSqueeze & MythTV

Nick Rout nick at rout.co.nz
Wed Aug 23 04:49:53 UTC 2006

I asked this very question on the slimserver list and here is the reply:

> > Can someone clarify for me - what formats are transmitted across the
> > wire to the streambox? Is there any conversion on the server, or does
> > the streambox do all conversion from the myriad formats it supports? I
> > had a feeling that everything was converted to mp3 on the server and
> > streamed to the SB as mp3, but I may be way wrong or out of date.
> It will send audio in any format it can decode natively:
> - MP3
> - FLAC
> - AIFF
> - WMA
> - Ogg (new)
> Anything else will be transcoded to one of these formats in the server.
> No transcoding takes place in the player.

On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 13:23:16 -0400
Steven Adeff wrote:

> Question on this whole Squeeze thing... From what I see the media is
> streamed from the server to the client, is this like icecast where its
> reencoded or does it just stream the file to the client?

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