Native FLAC for web app

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Native FLAC for web app

Postby hndrewaall » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:18 pm

I was poking around for JS native FLAC decoder libraries and found this:

Any chance we could see this (or similar) included in the built-in web app for native FLAC support? Thanks!
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Re: Native FLAC for web app

Postby Redsyrup » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:05 pm

I'd also like to see native FLAC support as some kind of option. The only way I've achieved lossless streaming for M4As and FLACs is by converting to WAV and in doing so I've lost the the ability to pause/resume, have an accurate progress bar and accurate time stamp on track length and time remaining. Subsonic is a wonderful multi-faceted product in itself but it'd be great if FLAC/M4A support could be improved.
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Re: Native FLAC for web app

Postby rb_subsonic » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:18 pm

Both Chrome and Safari support native FLAC streaming. I stream FLAC files to both my browser and Sonos, the trick is simply to turn off the transcoder under Settings > Players. When you have a transcoder enabled you'll see the transcoder process running anytime you stream a song (ffmpeg etc....). When you turn it off the song just streams straight to the player.

Something that took me a while to figure out about the transcoder in Subsonic is that it's not aware of what formats are supported by the client you use, this includes the browser.
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Re: Native FLAC for web app

Postby SylvieCasarella » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:40 pm

Whenever I untick the checkbox to turn off encoding, and then try to save the change, it refuses to save. It immediately ticks itself again.
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Re: Native FLAC for web app

Postby thechez » Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:49 pm

Is there an easy way to determine which application is accessing the server as to whether transcoding is needed?
At home, I don't need transcoding necessarily. But, on my phone, I would definitely want that as it eats through data when it isn't transcoding.
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