FLAC music on linux server (smb) why is this so hard on ipad?

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  1. greenfish

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    My setup: linux server loaded with music (all FLAC) using samba protocol. I own a few apps that do play my music on the server but it's far from perfect. Why can't I play my flac files from a network share and still view them in a nice flow of album art you get from music player within iphone?

    Why doesnt itunes support flac or samba, a standard that came out 20 years sgo...

    My ipad is not jailbroken, im on the newest apple fw.

    Is there a way to solve my mess, an appthat plays flac, supports smb AND displays all albums like lovely album art?

    Thank you
     
  2. giradman

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    Well Greenfish - welcome to the forum! :) Nothing wrong w/ the iPad - the device supports the audio codecs quoted below - if you want a 'lossless' audio file, then you'll need to convert to to AIFF or WAV; if you want a 'storage saving' option, then you'll need to convert to AAC or MP3 (I used the latter on my iPod Touch & iPad). FLAC is a nice free lossless codec and great for digital storage of CDs (if you want to dumped the physical media) but for playback on standard CD players - well, a major problem? Good luck - Dave

     
  3. greenfish

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    Thank you for the warm welcome sir!

    Alas i'm not looking for a way to store my digital media on my idevice. Instead i'm after a streaming service. It took me awhile but I finally found an almost perfect solution. I'm using subsonic on my linux server and isub (ipad) client to stream my flac rips. Apple would make a fortune if they made the ipad default music player accept streaming services/coverflow instead of the prison app we have now.

    Thanks anyways for trying to help me!
     
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    Hi again Greenfish - sorry about my misunderstanding of your needs w/ the FLAC files - obviously I thought that you wanted to 'load' the music onto the iPad - BUT, appears that you have found a great solution - I'll have to take a look @ the app myself! Thanks - :)
     

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