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    OK...I just ripped an album to FLAC using EAC.

    I will be playing it through my Squeezebox which is connected digitally to my pre/pro.

    It should sound identical to the original CD as played through my Denon 2900 if played through the digital connection.

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to test it much until tomorrow. The kids are watching old Pink Panther cartoons in HD at the moment.

    BTW..those FLAC files are not small.
    -curtis

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    I guess I will be buying a large external harddrive and ripping to MP3 and FLAC now.
    -curtis

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    Curtis,

    I used this tutorial to help me configure EAC.

    http://www.carltonbale.com/projects/...io_extraction/

    Raja

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    Thanks....I have to look into this "offset" business. Other than configuring it to use the FLAC executable, I have not done any other tweaking and it sounds pretty good so far.
    -curtis

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtis
    I guess I will be buying a large external harddrive and ripping to MP3 and FLAC now.
    Just wondering as I am trying to figure out all this bit rate stuff...if FLAC is lossless why would you mess with a lower resolution MP3 rip? Big harddrives a dirt cheap and surely a FLAC file sounds superior to MP3...or not?

    Randy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou-the-dog
    Just wondering as I am trying to figure out all this bit rate stuff...if FLAC is lossless why would you mess with a lower resolution MP3 rip? Big harddrives a dirt cheap and surely a FLAC file sounds superior to MP3...or not?

    Randy
    Because it is more portable and supported......and all on my iPod which does not support FLAC.
    -curtis

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    Curtis:

    Are there any devices that I can copy my CDs to but not have to have a squeezebox type device as a go between?? I dont want to use my computer as my CD database.

    i want an external harddrive that i can plug directly to my reciever. Seen anything like that??

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    As far as I know, there are no receivers that can play music directly from a USB harddrive.

    You can modify some network attached storage devices to fun the Slimserver software, then you would not need to turn on a PC for the Squeezebox.

    I have also been looking at www.sonos.com. I demo'd a Sonos system last week and thought it was great. It takes an idea like Squeezebox even further.
    -curtis

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtis
    Because it is more portable and supported......and all on my iPod which does not support FLAC.
    true, but any decent ipod sync software will transcode the flac to mp3 when being transferred to the ipod...no need to store both formats on the same drive. and since you generally only sync a few new files this will only take "long" the first time you sync your entire library...suggest you look into mediamonkey if itunes does not do this...

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    Well, i couldnt leave it at that. i had to find the device i knew had to exist since i'd thought of the idea long ago. and if i've thought of it, then somebody smarter than must have already made it. so check out these links to virtual digital nirvana.

    http://www.olive.us/p_bin/?cid=home

    http://www.escient.com/

    http://www.request.com/

    http://www.yamaha.com/yec/separate/c...l?CTID=5002200

    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...m&Dept=tvvideo

    http://www.integrahometheater.com/mo...&m=NAS-2.6&p=i

    http://www.integrahometheater.com/mo...AS-2.3rev2&p=i

    heres an old article.
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0%2C18...23213%2C00.asp

    and

    http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,1874,924250,00.asp

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