You are here: Home » Topic » Transcoding for dummies Transcoding for dummies FireFly Media Server (formerly mt-daapd) › Firefly Media Server Forums › Firefly Media Server › Setup Issues › Transcoding for dummies This topic contains 5 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by rpedde 11 years, 8 months ago. Log In Register Lost Password Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Author Posts 4th April 2006 at 3:16 am #222 ajayreParticipant How do I run the perl transcoding script from mt-daapd? Do I create a m3u playlist file along the lines of: /home/andy/foo/mt-daapd-ssc.pl http://mystream.ra 0 ? Will this work with real audio streams? What is the offset parameter for and what should it be set to for transcoding streams? Will the transcoder (mplayer in this example) be stopped automatically when I stop listening to the stream? Thanks! Andy P.S. I already have mplayer installed and working – I use it as an internet radio recorder. Post edited by: ajayre, at: 2006/04/03 20:17 4th April 2006 at 9:02 am #4179 rpeddeParticipant The perl transcoder is just like the shell transcoder, only it supports more formats. It doesn’t do other types of streams. 4th April 2006 at 11:53 am #4180 ajayreParticipant Ok, but how do I run it from mt-daapd? Andy 4th April 2006 at 12:03 pm #4181 rpeddeParticipant Just like the shell one. Basically, put in your extensions an “unsupported” file type. Let’s say “ogg”. so: extensions = .mp3,.m4a,.m4p,.ogg okay, then set up your ssc stuff: ssc_codectypes = ogg ssc_prog = /path/to/mt-daapd-ssc.pl then force a rescan, either by deleting your db, or running with the -r option. Then when you click on an ogg file in iTunes, it gets converted to .wav by mt-daapd-ssc.pl You can also use mt-daapd-ssc.sh, which requires less “stuff”, but works with less file types, though. — Ron Post edited by: rpedde, at: 2006/04/04 06:58 4th April 2006 at 12:26 pm #4182 ajayreParticipant The perl script takes two arguments, so will this work: ssc_prog = /path/to/mt-daapd-ssc.pl myfile 0 ? Andy 4th April 2006 at 2:00 pm #4183 rpeddeParticipant nope. just ssc_path=/path/to/mt-daapd-ssc.pl the arguments get filled by the server automatically. Author Posts Log In Register Lost Password Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.