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Configure Logitech Media Server To Do Native Playback


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Want to setup LMS for native playback, or double check if you're setting it correctly?

Follow this blog post to find out how. Does these settings make a difference? Vote your answer in the polls above. :cool2:

[Image: LMS_Native_Playback.png]
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Previously I was using LMS that's running on another computer. Now I've moved back to a single machine for LMS and Squeezelite, I've finally done this myself, and to me, this is a positive change.

LMS is no longer transcoding wav to flac with 0 compression when streaming to Squeezelite. Seems to sound better with a more organic feel to it.

Seems logical, since everything resides on the same single machine, transcoding to flac (with checksum) doesn't really have any extra benefits since it's not really "going the distance".

For the future ISO release I'd be implementing this as the default setup now (except for DSD which can do both).
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(31-Jan-2017, 12:21 PM) agent_kith Wrote: Previously I was using LMS that's running on another computer. Now I've moved back to a single machine for LMS and Squeezelite, I've finally done this myself, and to me, this is a positive change.

LMS is no longer transcoding wav to flac with 0 compression when streaming to Squeezelite. Seems to sound better with a more organic feel to it.

Seems logical, since everything resides on the same single machine, transcoding to flac (with checksum) doesn't really have any extra benefits since it's not really "going the distance".

For the future ISO release I'd be implementing this as the default setup now (except for DSD which can do both).


As you probably know I use a Mac mini as server running LMS or Roon Core. I'm using this as I often use HQPlayer to transcode to DSD 128.

This is one area of LMS that I've always had trouble with. I've never been sure from the file settings what is actually streaming. So you are saying that WAV, ALAC, AIFF are all transcoded to FLAC before being sent out via ethernet.

Can LMS be set to convert to and stream as WAV to Squeezelite on my Snakoil OS machine? There should be no problem with ethernet speed because DSD streams flawlessly.
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(31-Jan-2017, 02:20 PM) a.dent Wrote: As you probably know I use a Mac mini as server running LMS or Roon Core. I'm using this as I often use HQPlayer to transcode to DSD 128.

This is one area of LMS that I've always had trouble with. I've never been sure from the file settings what is actually streaming. So you are saying that WAV, ALAC, AIFF are all transcoded to FLAC before being sent out via ethernet.

Not too sure about ALAC and AIFF as I don't have those files. But yeah WAV is being transcoded into FLAC compression 0 (which some reckon is the same as WAV)

You can find out what LMS is doing by playing ALAC/AIFF, then SSH into the machine, and run
Code:
ps aux|grep sox


See if you get anything. If no results, try just ps aux and look again.
 
(31-Jan-2017, 02:20 PM) a.dent Wrote: Can LMS be set to convert to and stream as WAV to Squeezelite on my Snakoil OS machine? There should be no problem with ethernet speed because DSD streams flawlessly.

Yes the walkthrough at the top of the page explains the steps to always use native for each codec. This is something I'd do for the next ISO release also.

Not quite sure why it's been converted into FLAC, perhaps this codec is better suited for streaming? 

I'd do more checks later tonight when I can and check what is running when I'm using WAV and it's streaming in WAV.
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