Originally Posted by IcemanDallas
Why is this transcoding a big deal, as long as the solution provides support for playback? You need Squeezecenter anyway to playback local files.
You're right Iceman; as I point out, you need a PC to run SC anyway (except, like I said, the very few NAS that will support it). But I could see 2 reasons transcoding certain codecs might be an issue: 1) if it somewhat delays
getting files; let's say switching from one WMA lossless track to another took 4-5 seconds (as opposed to a native codec like FLAC being more or less instantaneous)...wouldn't you consider that unacceptable? And 2) transcoding can really chew up processing power. Now, I doubt it takes as much resource to transcode WMA lossless on the fly, as say vc-1-encoded .m2ts BD files, but if I were running SC on the same PC I use for other things, and streaming WMA lossless was bogging me down bacuse of the transcoding, that would be something to consider, no?
Remember, I'm on your team...lol; just pointing out how it might
be an issue for some
(not me...I stream FLAC, and besides my SC is on a dedicated server).