Originally Posted by Svenborg
Ok....so no takers on my question...so I will try another tact. What is the maximun bit rate that this Yammy will play...or what would the recommended bit rate be if I was to convert all my music from WMA lossless.....192kbps???
Is converting to a lossless format other than WMA (like FLAC) an option? I don't think it's a bitrate problem, because I've played 96khz/24bit stereo FLAC files off of USB without a problem. I've even gotten 96/24 5.1 surround FLACs to play, but only for about 20 sec before it chokes.
Before you downconvert, try converting a few files to WAV, then convert the WAVs to FLAC. Unless you really need the disk space, there's not much reason to go below CD quality (44.1 kHz/16 bit), and the receiver will have no problem with that bitrate (around 1000 kbps).
If you go the downconverting route, test out a few sizes before you convert your whole collection. Convert a few tracks into 320, 256 and 192 versions and compare them to each other, and to the lossless version, and pick the best one that plays. Good luck!