Category Archives: Streaming

Streaming Subsonic in higher quality at lower bitrates on Vortexbox

My primary music library is in lossless FLAC format, which Subsonic, by default, transcodes to mp3 for streaming to PC’s and mobile devices. I’ve always used a two-step transcode for this as FFmpeg doesn’t always handle FLAC files as well as … Continue reading

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Ripping BluRay Audio discs to FLAC, part II

Here’s an update to the previous script, I have added some additional features and corrected a major issue with the previous approach. The FLAC files created by the previous script have the wrong timecodes. All files have the length of … Continue reading

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Building a new Home File Server (Part 2 – Software)

As mentioned in Part 1, my exisiting server is using Mandriva as the base OS for all the other services I run. The reasons for this are largely historical – it was the first Linux OS I really used as … Continue reading

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