The Squeezebox and Transporter family are capable of playing a number of music formats using codecs (see Beginners Guide To File Formats) in their firmware (see Firmware update). Other formats are also playable using the transcoding feature of Squeezebox Server.
Due to the processing on the PC, files played in this manner can't be controlled with fast forward and fast rewind. Track advance and track rewind work normally, though.
The behavior of this feature is governed by the 'File Types' page in the 'Server Settings' for Squeezebox Server, which writes in turn to a file called
Some interesting hacks are possible if you are interested in undertaking them. Some examples:
- Sound eXchange (SoX)