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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 - 10:52am

Is there any chance that we might see Opus streams in the future? A 96Kbps Opus stream would be awesome.
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Posted: Dec 1, 2017 - 10:44am

 slaterkeith11 wrote:
Is it possible to play lossless to a Squeezebox touch?
 
Yes. There's an app for that. Search the Squeezebox forum for "Radio paradise FLAC".
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Posted: Dec 1, 2017 - 10:27am

Is it possible to play lossless to a Squeezebox touch?
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Posted: Nov 24, 2017 - 8:22am

 hatmaram wrote:

Hi Bill,

I just noticed the FLAC option on Android app as well as Amazon Fire TV app, and was pleasantly surprised. Thank you very much! I see that FLAC option on web player is coming soon.

Can you please also make a FLAC "Stream Link" available? - I currently play "320K AAC stream link" in Linux using Clementine. I noticed that you said that it is a bit complicated. If that is not feasible, some other way to play FLAC in Linux will be much appreciated.

Thanks!

 
Sorry. There isn't a stream link for FLAC. Not at this point, anyway.
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Posted: Nov 23, 2017 - 10:37am

 BillG wrote:

All FLAC streaming is file playback rather than a true stream, so it's a bit complicated. On our apps, we've come up with various tricks to make it happen (without losing the segues & timing that makes RP different than something like Pandora or Spotify). We'll be doing FLAC on our new web player also (coming soon), and — as of today — we support FLAC playback via Alexis devices. 

I'll see about coming up with a simple Linux app that will work on Pi-based players (or any other Linux platform that allows third-party apps), but that probably won't be until next year sometime.
 
Hi Bill,

I just noticed the FLAC option on Android app as well as Amazon Fire TV app, and was pleasantly surprised. Thank you very much! I see that FLAC option on web player is coming soon.

Can you please also make a FLAC "Stream Link" available? - I currently play "320K AAC stream link" in Linux using Clementine. I noticed that you said that it is a bit complicated. If that is not feasible, some other way to play FLAC in Linux will be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Posted: Nov 1, 2017 - 8:23pm

 BillG wrote:
I'll see about coming up with a simple Linux app that will work on Pi-based players (or any other Linux platform that allows third-party apps), but that probably won't be until next year sometime.
 
That would be awesome. I've been using DietPi on a Raspberry Pi 3B to stream via Roon lately with great results. It'd be great if there were some way to add the RP FLAC stream as a source in Roon too.
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Posted: Oct 28, 2017 - 1:52pm

I like the new FLAC quality on downloaded cache played in my car. At home we listen to RP through our SONOS system. Can/does RP stream through SONOS at FLAC quality?
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Posted: Oct 26, 2017 - 6:22am

Hi.  I just wanted to mention that there's been some discussion of this on the Naim forum.

A tech-savvy user has pointed out that apparently Xiph updated the FLAC standard to facilitate 'normal' (ie as opposed to file-based) streaming earlier this year.  To quote his post, 'as of Jan this year there is a standardised way of streaming continuous FLAC using an optimised streaming container and URL'.

This appears to be how the minimstreamer folks implemented the (excellent) BBC trial someone mentioned.

The discussion on the Naim forum is here.

Just FYI, in the hope that it helps.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 - 6:16pm

I'd like to give a big thumbs up to the new FLAC stream you've set up. It sounds SO much better than the lossy streams. I've put the Andriod app on my Sony NW-ZX2 Walkman, and it sounds excellent. I've also been streaming it to a Naim streamer, with good results, although I'm not sure I've found the optimum way to do this yet.
Here in the UK, the BBC set up a trial FLAC stream of Radio 3, and the sound quality was exceptional - Minimserver set up a stream that could play it over UPnP to a streamer, and that was much better than using Airplay or Bluetooth. Something comparable to that for RP would be nice.
Thanks for a great service - now I really must make a donation, as I can see that I'll be making more use of RP in future. 
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 3:12pm

Hey Bill,

thanks for your quick answer, no problem, I can wait and continue with 320k while building my next amp from http://pmillett.com/ {#Biggrin}
Always happy to listen to RP - and support it twice a year - Thanks Bill and Rebecca !

Charles
 

BillG wrote:

All FLAC streaming is file playback rather than a true stream, so it's a bit complicated. On our apps, we've come up with various tricks to make it happen (without losing the segues & timing that makes RP different than something like Pandora or Spotify). We'll be doing FLAC on our new web player also (coming soon), and — as of today — we support FLAC playback via Alexis devices. 

I'll see about coming up with a simple Linux app that will work on Pi-based players (or any other Linux platform that allows third-party apps), but that probably won't be until next year sometime.
 


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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 12:06pm

 popeye65 wrote:
I noticed the latest Android app update brings FLAC quality. Is there a public feed URL for my standalone player ?

Before arguing about hearing the difference to 320K, I precise my setup : I use a lossless Pi player / iQaudio Pi-DAC+, connected to a tube amp and excellent speakers.

 
All FLAC streaming is file playback rather than a true stream, so it's a bit complicated. On our apps, we've come up with various tricks to make it happen (without losing the segues & timing that makes RP different than something like Pandora or Spotify). We'll be doing FLAC on our new web player also (coming soon), and — as of today — we support FLAC playback via Alexis devices. 

I'll see about coming up with a simple Linux app that will work on Pi-based players (or any other Linux platform that allows third-party apps), but that probably won't be until next year sometime.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 10:03am

 popeye65 wrote:
I noticed the latest Android app update brings FLAC quality. Is there a public feed URL for my standalone player ?

Before arguing about hearing the difference to 320K, I precise my setup : I use a lossless Pi player / iQaudio Pi-DAC+, connected to a tube amp and excellent speakers.

 
+1
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 4:19am

I noticed the latest Android app update brings FLAC quality. Is there a public feed URL for my standalone player ?

Before arguing about hearing the difference to 320K, I precise my setup : I use a lossless Pi player / iQaudio Pi-DAC+, connected to a tube amp and excellent speakers.