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Question about FLAC and transcoding

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iPhones, as I understand it, cannot play FLAC files natively. Instead, they transcode them to whatever format is acceptable to the phone.

So here's my question: if I stream a FLAC file from Plex to my iPhone, but connect the phone with a lightning cable to my head unit (which can play FLAC), will the file still be transcoded, or will the unit receive the pure FLAC file?

Just wondering if I can get away with keeping all my FLAC files intact and not have to worry about converting to ALAC (the Apple equivalent).
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all i can say is try with a test file, but what you propose seems as if it would work. since my 80prs doesn't play FLAC i have to transcode to ALAC for my ipod.

if it doesn't work you might have to download DB Poweramp. (thats what i use for xcode)
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