Flac to mp3 transcoding

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Flac to mp3 transcoding

Postby jjj » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:45 pm

Hi all,
Could anybody please answer the following questions:
- can PS3MS transcode flac files to mp3?
- if the answer is yes, what are the adequate parameters in Pms.conf and in the renderer's config file?
Many thanks.
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Re: Flac to mp3 transcoding

Postby shagrath » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:46 pm

- yes
- it should be automatic (unless you have an exotic renderer)
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Re: Flac to mp3 transcoding

Postby jjj » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:12 am

Thanks a lot, Shagrath.
My renderer is a Samsung TV which works fine for me, but only supports mp3 music, whilst my music collection is entirely in flac format.
This is what I have tried so far:
- in Pms.conf: engines = ffmegaudio forcetranscode = wav,flac
- in Samsung.conf: TrancodeAudio = MP3 TranscodeExtensions = wav,flac
I have tried all four combinations of forcetranscode and Transcode extensions (blank | wav,flac), to no avail.
Have I got anything wrong?
Best regards.
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Re: Flac to mp3 transcoding

Postby shagrath » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:44 pm

well it should be fine then.... Could you try with engines=mplayeraudio maybe ?
otherwise you'll have to take a look in the debug log file, to check if the ffmpeg/mplayer command lines are OK
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Re: Flac to mp3 transcoding

Postby tomeko » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:54 pm

PMS can't transcode wav... (it's hardcoded in MP3.java)
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Re: Flac to mp3 transcoding

Postby shagrath » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:42 pm

my bad, I forgot this :p
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Re: Flac to mp3 transcoding

Postby jjj » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:17 am

Anyway, no luck with flac so far. I may have, either to duplicate my music, or to buy a renderer which supports flac - hoping it will work with PS3MS.
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Re: Flac to mp3 transcoding

Postby jjj » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:25 pm

Finally, I bought a Conceptronic HDMAi media player wth Samba on-board. Works like a breeze.
Thanks all.
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