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post #31 of 1055
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Originally Posted by cat6man View Post

mickey corrected his earlier postings

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpo...8&postcount=56

looks like they may not have been available for sale after all..........aaarrrggghh

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpo...8&postcount=81

now it may be weeks before they have any more to ship out, if this last post is to be believed and their 'in stock' notice was just randomness and not related to having the products in stock as promised...........bah
post #32 of 1055
You have to enable Samba in the settings of the Touch and then it will be visible on the network.
post #33 of 1055
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Originally Posted by CHAS ZOSS View Post

Ok, my Touch is all hooked up and it plays Pandora no problem. Now if I were to pay for the Pandora fee of 36.00 per year would the music being played through the Touch be commercial free? And play unlimited music? Thanks Chas

Any one care to help me on this? Thanks
post #34 of 1055
Thanks for the link.

I don't want to get into the argument regarding sound difference between the different sampling rates, but I want 24/192 for 2 reasons:

1- Future proofing
2- Compatibility issues.

As 24/192 becomes more popular over the next few years, I don't want to have to replace my squeezebox again or have to down-convert files.
post #35 of 1055
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Originally Posted by cat6man View Post

looks like they may not have been available for sale after all..........aaarrrggghh

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpo...8&postcount=81

now it may be weeks before they have any more to ship out, if this last post is to be believed and their 'in stock' notice was just randomness and not related to having the products in stock as promised...........bah

There are people who are getting their Touches right now. They are definitely on sale.
post #36 of 1055
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Originally Posted by coolio107 View Post

There are people who are getting their Touches right now. They are definitely on sale.

those were pre-orders though. i believe they just started sending out new orders (>april 7) today--finally, so it seems they did get things straightened out (eventually)........they've had their web store going from in stock to out of stock and their on-line sales people insist it hasn't been released yet....total chaos.

about an hour ago, i got an email saying my order (on april 7) shipped, so this seems to be the first batch on non-pre-orders to go out...........finally
post #37 of 1055
Enable samba and use fat32 ?

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Originally Posted by coolio107 View Post

You have to enable Samba in the settings of the Touch and then it will be visible on the network.
post #38 of 1055
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Originally Posted by dandan123 View Post

Enable samba and use fat32 ?

I don't think so, but I'm not sure.
Its supposed to support NTFS and since the Touch always needs to write to a disc it uses (it writes the database to that disc) I see no reason why that should not work with Samba.
All Linux file systems should work, too, Apple's do not.
post #39 of 1055
I've decided to get the touch and have a few questions.

What software would you guys recommend to rip to flac ? Dbpoweramp ?
Any recommendations for a usb drive ? I'm looking for something which looks nice on a audio rack and is also capable of going to sleep when not used.

I've just bought a SB3 off ebay which I plan on using in the bedroom.
post #40 of 1055
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dandan123 View Post

I've decided to get the touch and have a few questions.

What software would you guys recommend to rip to flac ? Dbpoweramp ?
Any recommendations for a usb drive ? I'm looking for something which looks nice on a audio rack and is also capable of going to sleep when not used.

I've just bought a SB3 off ebay which I plan on using in the bedroom.

dBpoweramp is a great way to rip your music collection to FLAC.
post #41 of 1055
EAC is another option to rip to FLAC
post #42 of 1055
hi all, i'm looking at the pictures on page1 of this thread of the back of this logitech, it shows 2 types of digital OUT ports looks like one is optical, the other is coax.... either of these is meant to connect into I guess, a home audio receiver.. which can then send the music to whatever speakers (pair of mains, center, sub) you have connected to the receiver... is that right.

if your receiver has both optical and coax input, which one would you use between it and this logitech?

this logitech touch supports flac.

if i have a flac file on my PC's desktop, I can play it with foobar and it streams it to this logitech wirelessly (using my wireless router) and then the logitech sends to steam via the digital out -> coax -> home stereo -> speakers?
post #43 of 1055
If it's on your desktop, the way to go is to install the Squeezebox Server software from Logitech (free) that belongs to the Touch.
Then you can indeed stream FLAC (and most other formats) to the Touch.
post #44 of 1055
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by abc5 View Post

...if your receiver has both optical and coax input, which one would you use between it and this logitech?...

Either.
post #45 of 1055
I have around 200 CDs that I'm planning on converting to flac.

Question for you guys.

Will the squeeze server on the touch, with attached usb drive be fast enough for browsing or would I need to go for a squeezeserver running on a dedicated NAS or pc ?

Thanks.
post #46 of 1055
200 CDs? Easily.
post #47 of 1055
I received my SB3 yesterday and I hooked it up to my bedroom system (HK receiver).

Sounds alright but something seems to be missing, especially the bass. I'm not sure if I'm imagining all this..I need to listen more.
post #48 of 1055
Maybe you need to turn up the volume. It's not as loud as some other systems.
Doesn't hurt the audio quality, though, S/N is good enough.
post #49 of 1055
I'm playing around with EAC to rip to flac. It creates one large file (.flac) and one cue file .cue for each CD.

Is this the way it's supposed to be or is it supposed to create individual .flac files for every track ?
post #50 of 1055
I had my volume on the SB3 at full...saw some discussion about not using the SB3 volume as it's in the digital domain..didn't read it through though.

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Originally Posted by coolio107 View Post

Maybe you need to turn up the volume. It's not as loud as some other systems.
Doesn't hurt the audio quality, though, S/N is good enough.
post #51 of 1055
I meant on the amp.
Full volume on the SB3 is still less than full volume on some CD players.

A lot of manufacturers stress loudness because louder music is generally perceived as sounding better.

Never compare audio quality without volume compensation, which requires equipment to actually measure the output volume of the amp.
post #52 of 1055
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Originally Posted by cat6man View Post

those were pre-orders though. i believe they just started sending out new orders (>april 7) today--finally, so it seems they did get things straightened out (eventually)........they've had their web store going from in stock to out of stock and their on-line sales people insist it hasn't been released yet....total chaos.

about an hour ago, i got an email saying my order (on april 7) shipped, so this seems to be the first batch on non-pre-orders to go out...........finally

I ordered mine on the 13th and got it on the 15th.
post #53 of 1055
Yes I'm aware of that, I've been listening to music for a couple of decades now

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Originally Posted by coolio107 View Post

I meant on the amp.
Full volume on the SB3 is still less than full volume on some CD players.

A lot of manufacturers stress loudness because louder music is generally perceived as sounding better.

Never compare audio quality without volume compensation, which requires equipment to actually measure the output volume of the amp.
post #54 of 1055
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Originally Posted by dandan123 View Post

I'm playing around with EAC to rip to flac. It creates one large file (.flac) and one cue file .cue for each CD.

Is this the way it's supposed to be or is it supposed to create individual .flac files for every track ?

EAC can do either one -- it depends on your preference. I personally prefer the single file with cue sheet (and a cover.jpg thrown in the directory, too) because it's nice and tidy and it's as close to a straight rip of the disc as you can get. However, it looks like the Touch with the current firmware does have some issues skipping to the right section of the megaflac file if you try to change tracks (ie, you may end up in the middle of a song instead of at the beginning). From something I saw over on the slimdevices forum, they're aware of it and it should be fixed in 7.6. Also, you won't have this problem if you're serving the files from another machine (I finally found a good use for my 'spare' netbook. Vortexbox works great on there!). If you'd rather rip individual tracks in EAC, just select what tracks you want and hit the 'mp3' button on the left (it's labeled 'mp3', but it really just uses whatever compressor you have selected in the compression options).
post #55 of 1055
How do you generate the cover.jpg file ?


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Originally Posted by Pugnax555 View Post

EAC can do either one -- it depends on your preference. I personally prefer the single file with cue sheet (and a cover.jpg thrown in the directory, too) because it's nice and tidy and it's as close to a straight rip of the disc as you can get. However, it looks like the Touch with the current firmware does have some issues skipping to the right section of the megaflac file if you try to change tracks (ie, you may end up in the middle of a song instead of at the beginning). From something I saw over on the slimdevices forum, they're aware of it and it should be fixed in 7.6. Also, you won't have this problem if you're serving the files from another machine (I finally found a good use for my 'spare' netbook. Vortexbox works great on there!). If you'd rather rip individual tracks in EAC, just select what tracks you want and hit the 'mp3' button on the left (it's labeled 'mp3', but it really just uses whatever compressor you have selected in the compression options).
post #56 of 1055
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Originally Posted by dandan123 View Post

How do you generate the cover.jpg file ?

I just do a quick search on images.google.com for the artist+album name and grab the best looking cover image. Rename it to cover.jpg (assuming it's a jpg to begin with) and toss it in the folder. There have been a few I've needed to fiddle with in an image editor (either to convert from png to jpg or to downsample a really hi-res image). I try to aim for 400x400 or 500x500 pixel images, but I've had to settle on some 200ish pixel images for some of the rarer stuff (assuming I could even find a cover pic). If I ever notice any of them looking bad on the touch (or whatever device I'm using in the future) I might just go ahead and scan those covers myself.
post #57 of 1055
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post #58 of 1055
Does anyone know if you can use the Duet Controller with the Touch instead of the remote that comes with the Touch?
post #59 of 1055
yes.
post #60 of 1055
To elaborate: The Duet Remote is WiFi, and has most (if not all) of the capabilities of a PC on your network for controlling your Touch. You can control multiple devices with the Duet Remote. You can also do the same with any Android device or iPhone.
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