Is it really FLAC?

I ripped several CDs to my hard drive in FLAC format using Media Monkey. I have no problem playing them via DLNA on my AVR. When I display the file info on the AVR it says 160kbps. Does this make sense? I thought the bit rate should match what I see on MM which is considerably higher and varies by song.
HT- Samsung PN50B860/Integra DTR 30.3/Rt55 Fronts
Rt35i Surrounds/Cs1000p Center/SVS BP1000 Sub
2CH - B&K MC-101 pre/B&K EX-442 amp/NAD 2400 amp
Polk SDA1C, Polk Monitor 7, New Large Advents and Polk RTA 8T
BR - Yamaha CR800/Polk monitor 5

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  • gcegce Posts: 2,178
    I've ripped 100's of CD's with dbpower to FLAC. Running them out of my NAS to the Marantz it always displays FLAC 44.1KHz.
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  • drselectdrselect Posts: 659
    Nope it doesn't make sense. But I also use dbpower to rip to FLAC and MM for file playback.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,221
    edited February 2015
    I wonder if it is being converted on the fly?

    Try putting a FLAC on a USB stick and playing it directly from the stick. Does it still say 160kbps?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Look for the "decoder" info not sampling rate.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • recoveryonerecoveryone Posts: 769
    edited February 2015
    I guess the first question should be, does the AVR support FLAC playback in native form? or does it down convert. Just as with some HighRES CDs, a downmix will play if your transport does not support the native format. But 160 Kbps is very low even lower than 320Kbps for Mp3.
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  • When I access the server the display on the AVR says MP3160kbps 16bit/44.1kHz. When I tried the USB port the display on the AVR said FLAC 842kbps 16bit/44.1kHz. I also found a footnote in the manual stating "in the case of server playback, the below-mentioned file formats may not be played depending on the server type".
    HT- Samsung PN50B860/Integra DTR 30.3/Rt55 Fronts
    Rt35i Surrounds/Cs1000p Center/SVS BP1000 Sub
    2CH - B&K MC-101 pre/B&K EX-442 amp/NAD 2400 amp
    Polk SDA1C, Polk Monitor 7, New Large Advents and Polk RTA 8T
    BR - Yamaha CR800/Polk monitor 5
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,221
    So it looks like something is converting it on the fly before DLNA takes a hold of it.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • I had the same problem with jriver until I found the setting in jriver to play the native software.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
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