FLAC w/ Kindle

From: Dave Brockman 
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So I have a TB or two of (100% completely owned silver pressed
originals) Audio CDs in FLAC format stored on my network.  The volume
housing music is currently attached to a Samba server, as that has
proven convenient for the desktops and laptops on the network.  Girls
got Kindle Fires for X-Mas.  So questions to the list, is it possible
to play FLAC files on the Kindles across the network, and if so, what
is the way? Please note, being able to play FLAC is a non-negotiable
hard point in this exercise, I'm not interesting in converting my
collection (again as it were, since I originally chose and used a
different, less-supported lossless format until about half-way through
the ripping/encoding process) :)

TIA!

Regards,

dtb
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"Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor
understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in
networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither
builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational
network."  RFC 1925
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=============================================================== From: David Ingram ------------------------------------------------------ I'm not sure if it will be in the Kindle app store or not, but ES File explorer will let you mount your shares. From there you have several media players that can handle flac.

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ I found this, "Most Kindle Fire users have by now figured out that they can sideload just about any android app onto the Fire, whether Amazon wants us to be able to do that or not." It goes on to discuss Google music app but that doesn't support FLAC. So I guess the question is, is there an android that plays FLAc that can be sideloaded. I did find this. http://gitorious.org/kindlebrew/mplayer Hope it helps. Requires something called launchpad. ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: David Ingram ------------------------------------------------------ I have used winamp and poweramp in the past to listen to flac on my android devices. But to be honest I didn't really like either of them.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Pardon my tablet ignorance[1], but are implying I can potentially load https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-android.html on the Kindles? Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRCx7TAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdNA8H/3ORXELjUxEoqwkOgMOyLtpg W9S+eYeCx93SLJdg6cjNuuamuq4J4vJIXlDR3VBfCQ3LH8n0iAJ46N5YHyaU+E3a 75GntHrE3mJfkDVo0qQ8YTgZHPZasiFFAy/VXt2KDoEUaxKWuZTbdKgQyX2KN3BJ T3xnHITeRi/yGl33JVy9ZHHPKNzmq2IW7WUWp+WuqqXfEDnqgbf348Ys/Qh+EuDl rIEyyv2X+ra1OYb4YHkLmQloK0eCgz+cGPVasNfrHIqRGOIlNpBshhKdr+ChmkKK lhwh/xKKJLy4UA323IR3Tq5SZaf2tjzp+fNjEMSfEmJKTfv7ZDALcJdLTaj6SUA= =vIQX -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Yes, you should be able to do that. The process may be slightly different depending on which exact Kindle Fire(s) you are tasked to deal with. But it is my understanding that all of the models (First Gen, Second Gen, HD, HD 8.9", etc.) have been rooted, or found to be able to install non-Amazon Appstore Android apps without rooting. *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: Aric Annear ------------------------------------------------------ I use a Subsonic server on my media server, which will stream FLAC to my Kindle Fire HD. Note that the server software is free but Subsonic Android apps aren't, but it's cheap, easy to set up, and the relevant apps are in the Amazon App Store (no sideloading required). http://www.subsonic.org -a From: chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org] On Behalf Of David Ingram Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:26 PM To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group Subject: Re: [Chugalug] FLAC w/ Kindle I'm not sure if it will be in the Kindle app store or not, but ES File explorer will let you mount your shares. From there you have several media players that can handle flac. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 So I have a TB or two of (100% completely owned silver pressed originals) Audio CDs in FLAC format stored on my network. The volume housing music is currently attached to a Samba server, as that has proven convenient for the desktops and laptops on the network. Girls got Kindle Fires for X-Mas. So questions to the list, is it possible to play FLAC files on the Kindles across the network, and if so, what is the way? Please note, being able to play FLAC is a non-negotiable hard point in this exercise, I'm not interesting in converting my collection (again as it were, since I originally chose and used a different, less-supported lossless format until about half-way through the ripping/encoding process) :) TIA! Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRCxYeAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcd3w4IAK4YZO7JyBvSI5wlgqblmtZ9 Qj/kAwVUlHdwYjBsEtHe7vWV26I47XAIfsB81SBu2tRLlqhh9mnIHoFQS6la0Oj8 kzt3zI6es16UYw/z0PVlmXdCLmIjIPVIYLcSUoN7L6hJjYgjS26NRRT1NLk3O8ye ng+Hh76MZTKJfoUAezESw0ZRr9NSGrOQu9RCB3I/tCvJb6kdjHrdubVlFNGLcVeW fClyFqpR9xFZS+RAdUqZwXZvKn5ftSe1ZzSxyLF5U9Xbca1amRWCmHisOMeE7flk NIg+aFh9EaFSgaCwU6okNxghNUfGGWfZP7PC3MBfUR40xLs7vebmRyeH9I00a6U= =5R1O -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Thanks, that looks umm, pretty awesome actually! Java or no Java.. :) - --dtb - -- = "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRCy/aAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdEwAH/3Tkj9XQsXn5tePu7Oy/oPha hf34mXgFQNRwmFhOW/Hg1BA0jtOGfloSt73op+DScEWwgQu5KKaFgL0dtv9SQkU3 P2JmHS74Rah9lNTWUv8c0CICaaq5fz4TOwXg0PP0C3hYpCr5JKi2Ba2StQL0XYil fRwKDgODuvHoTVmacOtabsq082la67KR2iEYYH10xRUk9eLK7MCh6yZQ8U7cHDnE ESVy5FkV8Rs2yzDmlUZWgoHP2aDBR0hP4KBL86IP/BESgmFa8E26qUZvNCyeOaVx D8aGaSm2+Mu+JBimfjFGRRYq9l8soHRwGDsu48TRpE76NLeocG3Jm3SDoI94DUY=3D =3D4blr -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ I use Subsonic - it's good. The *client* software is free, but the *server* software has some sort of trial mode. However, it's open source, so someone has released a free fork: https://github.com/Mach5/supersonic

=============================================================== From: Aric Annear ------------------------------------------------------ Whoops--sorry, you're right, I got it backwards. Good call on linking the free fork. I don't have any experience with it, though. -a -----Original Message----- From: chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org] On Behalf Of James Nylen Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2013 9:12 PM To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group Subject: Re: [Chugalug] FLAC w/ Kindle I use Subsonic - it's good. The *client* software is free, but the *server* software has some sort of trial mode. However, it's open source, so someone has released a free fork: https://github.com/Mach5/supersonic