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I don't own one, but the SlimDevices Squeezebox v3 and the new Transporter supposedly understand FLAC natively.
I use SlimServer and Roku SoundBridge, and for 16-bit FLAC files, they get transcoded to WAV first, than over wired LAN. Works fine, if you have enough CPU power. I bought the Roku before I got into lossless formats. Now, I'd probably buy a Squeezebox.
There is a third party codec for Roku Photobridge for FLAC 16 bit - i use it alot and it works fine. Well, as fine can be for a EOL-d platform :-) !
The developer of the codec lately modified it to dither 24-bit down to 16-bit to play the (rare) 24-bit FLAC files... on the soundbridge the 24-bit FLAC files just sound like static!
I believe only the ($2000) Transporter can play 24-bit FLAC files natively. I have to author and burn DVD-Audio disks to listen to them on my system.
What program do you use to import your CD's using FLAC format ? I looked at EAC but it was confusing to me.