mtrot wrote:I have to wonder if somehow the Toshiba laptop is decoding the flac file and sending some type of PCM data to the receiver. Any ideas?
BKKKPewsey wrote:mtrot wrote:I have to wonder if somehow the Toshiba laptop is decoding the flac file and sending some type of PCM data to the receiver. Any ideas?
A toslink cable is designed to carry PCM data so the answer is yes
BKKKPewsey wrote:I would think the answer is yes providing of course the Marantz has the necessary codecs to play flac files
mtrot wrote:The receiver is an Onkyo 809, and it does play flac files.
BKKKPewsey wrote:mtrot wrote:The receiver is an Onkyo 809, and it does play flac files.
Sorry about that got me posts muddled up
Isn't the Onkyo network-able so you can just access your media directly so I was wondering why you need a "jump" drive
Wolfpacker96 wrote:I don't know how it's setup in the Onkyo, but it does have DLNA which means it will definitely stream audio and video directly from your laptop. Since you're in the MediaMonkey forum, there is a DLNA server already built in. Tools/options/library/media sharing, and just enable it. Now you have to leave MediaMonkey running or it won't work, and of course the laptop has to be on. Then just go into the Onkyo's network setting and it should see your laptop, then all your music and videos are on the Onkyo. As far as streaming, a "G" network should be enough to stream about any music except maybe 5.1 flacs. "N" you can do anything you want including HD video in mkv format. Assuming that the Onkyo can handle decoding the video. I don't see on the specs for that receiver that it plays flacs. http://www.us.onkyo.com/model.cfm?m=TX- ... ceiver&p=f If it does, it's one of the few that would. Most don't. I only know of the Oppo blu-ray player that was doing that. And if it can do mkv files, that would be spectacular. It should at least play DIVX or XVID in avi. There's also a DLNA server in windows media player. You just have to turn it on in it's settings and that one you don't actually have to leave the program running, just the laptop. Don't know if you can stream flacs with it though. I can't stream any flacs to my Sony DLNA blu-ray, because it can't decode them. It can however decode wma files saved to the lossless setting at 24/96, but only the 2.0 files. If you have some 5.1 DVD-Audio tracks that you rip to 5.1 wma, they don't work for whatever reason.
Wolfpacker96 wrote:Just read through your manual and it does play flac files. Pretty cool. I noticed it didn't list any video formats, so I guess you can only play audio through it. Now if your blu-ray player has DLNA it should stream video.
mtrot wrote:Wolfpacker96 wrote:Just read through your manual and it does play flac files. Pretty cool. I noticed it didn't list any video formats, so I guess you can only play audio through it. Now if your blu-ray player has DLNA it should stream video.
Hi, I just wanted to thank you again for the info. I actually was able to set the Media Monkey program on my laptop, and the Onkyo such that it works! I am streaming FLAC 96/24 files from the laptop to the receiver. So far, I have only played the one 96/24 track I downloaded from HDTracks. The receiver is indicating FLAC 96/24, whereas it would just say 96k when I connected the laptop to the optical SPDIF input on the receiver.
I am not sure if the music quality is the same, however. Should the audio quality be the same, either way?
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