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I did a search about this, but didnt really find a concrete answer. I recently discovered flac, and almost all my music is now flac. The ps3 plays them they show up as pcm. Im wondering if in tversity I should select the transcode option, or just leave it as is.


I really dont know what transcode does, or if i should turn it on or off, with tversity when streaming flac audio files, can someone specify.


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If you're hearing music, Tversity is transcoding. The PS3 doesn't recognize FLAC. Just make sure you are transcoding to WAV, not mp3.
 

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Set transcoding to "Only when necessary". That way when you have files that the PS3 can decode they will simply stream to your PS3. When you try to play a file the PS3 doesn't recognize Tversity will transcode it into a format the PS3 does recognize on the fly and stream it. Your computer does need to have the proper codecs to recognize a format before it can transcode it into something the PS3 will recognize. I recommended downloading CCCP, it seems to be the most comprehensive codec pack out there and should cover all your bases.
 

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The problem is that TVersity is sometimes kinda stupid about what needs to be transcoded. As for music, I only have MP3 and WAV, so there's no problem there.. but TVersity used to try to transcode all of my video into MP4, regardless of whether it was in a format the PS3 could read (DivX, etc). It didn't take me long to simply tell TVersity to never transcode anything under any circumstances. If my PS3 can't play it, then I guess I'm stuck watching it on my PC. Not a big loss, since we're talking maybe 1% of my video files.
 

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Originally Posted by Jedi2016 /forum/post/17004520


The problem is that TVersity is sometimes kinda stupid about what needs to be transcoded. As for music, I only have MP3 and WAV, so there's no problem there.. but TVersity used to try to transcode all of my video into MP4, regardless of whether it was in a format the PS3 could read (DivX, etc). It didn't take me long to simply tell TVersity to never transcode anything under any circumstances. If my PS3 can't play it, then I guess I'm stuck watching it on my PC. Not a big loss, since we're talking maybe 1% of my video files.

Funny, I've had the exact opposite problem. Tversity sometimes thinks my PS3 can play a file that it actually can't so it doesn't bother transcoding. I had every episode of Firefly in .mkv and I had to turn transcoding to "Always" to get it to play. It's not a very common problem so I just set transcoding to "When Nessacary" and if a file won't play I switch it to "Always".
 
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