using multiple encodings

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  • #2996

    jgoor
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    Hi all,

    At home I use my FireFly server streaming my flac collection for highest quality.
    At work I can get to my FireFly server but the performance is poor due to linecapacity. I therefore want my FireFly to stream my flac collection in mp3 format. So.. I need some sort of ‘on the fly’ encoding which I can address by eg. picking another portnumber.

    Now.. perhaps this is native functionality but I really don’t know how to get to that.

    Is there a solution to this?

    Please help..

    Regards,
    John

    #18860

    stretch
    Member

    Simplest option that comes to mind is to run two instances of Firefly on different ports.
    one would access the flac library, the other the MP3 library.

    There are posts covering this already. Use google to search this site for multiple instances of firefly.

    #18861

    EVILRipper
    Participant

    I agree with stretch. I am not aware of reaching firefly diferently so that it does or does not transcode files in another way.

    #18862

    jgoor
    Participant

    To be clear, a UseCase:

    1. I connect to port A and select from database X music which come in flac quality
    2. Accordingly I I connect to port B and select from database X (the same database as in ‘1’) that very same music coming from flac files which come in mp3 quality?

    (note: I don not want to maintain multiple databases)

    So.. the only thing that is different is the portnumber that determines the quality/format that I can acquire?

    Correct? (Google did not get me much answers BTW)

    Regards,
    John

    #18863

    EVILRipper
    Participant

    As I replied earlier, Firefly is not designed to be reached from 2 ports.
    Therefore, the easiest solution for your problem is running 2 independent instances of firefly. (This forum has several posts explaining how)
    You can have these 2 firefly’s run on different ports, and configure them as you like.

    #18858

    stretch
    Member

    enter this in Google search

    multiple instances site:forums.fireflymediaserver.org

    One of the results is this
    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7454

    #18859

    jgoor
    Participant

    I did it.

    FYI:

    I have a flac collection on port 3689 for in-house usage
    Accordingly I have a mp3fs running, presenting the flac collection as a virtual mp3 collection. Therefore I do not need to store multiple formats of the same music.
    Finally, I have a second mt-daapd instance, with minor configuration tweaks running. This works like a charm!

    Thanx all!

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