New SliMP3 server supports AAC


I wasn't far wrong: the brilliant developers at SliMP3 have updated the server again to support AAC encoded files, using the LAME MP3 encoder which transcodes to MP3 on the fly — very clever stuff. I haven't listened to enough AAC encoded tracks yet to judge the difference in quality (and whether it makes any difference transcoding it back to MP3), but with a casual listen, it sounds pretty good. There's also support for cover art, so album covers imported into iTunes now appear automatically in the SliMP3 web interface. More proof — if proof were needed — of the power and flexibility of Perl.