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Transcoding to mp3 just defeats the purpose of having a flac file IMHO.
Yeah, that was my opinion too, but some folks are trying to listen to it at work from across a cablemodem connection or something. So it would be nice if you could set up rules that say transcode to .wav when sending to my soundbridge over the local network, but transcode to .mp3 at 128K when I’m listening via my cellphone or from work. (by user-agent, or by ip address range, maybe).
But yeah, transcoding to wav will still be the default method of transcoding, just that there might be situations where it actually did make sense to transcode to mp3.