Calling all Squeezebox Touch owners!… Bought myself one last week. Previously, to get the R3 Listen Live HD and Listen Again streams, I had been using a desktop PC with a fine Terratec 24/96 soundcard feeding a digital amp via SPDIF. But the desktop PC was getting old and clunky (its cooling fans were as loud as the average Hoover). So the Squeezebox Touch seemed a sensible route to take - i.e. once you have set up a mysqueezebox.com account, and downloaded the 3rd party BBC Radio Applet to the Touch, the Touch will do its Radio iPlayer thing as a standalone unit (no noisy PCs required to control it).
So far so good, but there’s a problem, and I wondered if this rang bells with any other Touch owners. On both the HD Listen Live Stream and the Listen Again streams, there are small blips/glitches circa every 75 seconds. The streams are both AAC encoded, with HD at 320kbps (fine), LA currently at 128kbps (can that be right - it’s what my Touch is telling me). …. Now….turn on the PC, fire up the Logitech Media Server and switch the Touch to the Media Server on the PC, then call up file types in the Media Server advanced menu and disable native AAC….and the glitches go away! …..I’m not tech savvy - does this mean that there is some lossy transcoding going on (if it does, I’m unaware of the overall sound quality being adversely affected)? …..
Anyway, I’d rather listen with the PC off, and the server on mysqeezebox.com doesn’t have the functionality of the Media Server on the PC, so you can’t change the way it decodes streams. …..Any of this familiar? If so, all fixes or suggestions would be more than welcome.