thank you for your help -it’s greatly appreciated.
You were right (again) the problem was the path defined in the mt-daapd-ssc.sh file. I changed the declaration of FLAC but still no sound then I realised it was handing off to Wavstreamer, changed that declaration as well and I’m listening to Christmas music in November!
I am now a very happy bunny having traversed a steep learning curve.
Many thanks for your help.