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  1. #1
    Michael Robinson
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    Playlist problems with tracks on remote server

    Thanks for the reply Dean. I tried SlimServer_v2004-01-12.dmg

    1. The problem with mp3 tracks on a remote server as described below still
    exists.

    2. The Time Elapsed on this release also appeared to be broken. The track
    duration was different every time I played a track and didn't increment or
    decrement.

    3. The problem I reported previously with AAC tracks cutting out every 5
    seconds still exists. You suggested that "Ah, that's probably due to the
    fact that the new version sends the decoded AAC files in raw format, which
    uses substantially more network bandwidth. Your network strength is
    probably just a little weak. Can you try adjusting the position of your
    antenna or even temporarily move the Squeezebox closer to the access point
    to test?"

    Signal strength in normal location was 76% I moved Squeezebox to location
    right beside wireless router (signal strength 92%) and AAC cutout still
    occurs every 5 seconds or so.

    I connected Squeezebox directly to wireless router via ethernet I got a
    cutout about 2 seconds into each track however didn't get cutouts during the
    track.

    I've gone back to 5.0.1 as most of the my collection is AAC and the latest
    Slimserver version isn't usable with this.

    > Michael,
    >
    > Please try the latest pre-release version, here:
    >
    > http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest
    >
    > -dean
    >
    > On Jan 11, 2004, at 11:44 AM, Michael Robinson wrote:
    >
    >> Iım having a problem with playlists (m3u files) where the tracks are
    >> on a remote server.
    >>
    >> If I select the playlist on my Squeezebox menu, the first track plays
    >> without any problem. However, when the track is finished, the
    >> Squeezebox doesnıt move on to the next track in the playlist. There
    >> is silence and the display shows the elapsed time for the track
    >> incrementing for at least 10 minutes after the end of the track (I
    >> havenıt had the patience to wait longer than this)
    >>
    >> If I press the forward key on the remote control, the Squeezebox moves
    >> on to the next track in the playlist without any problem. Again, the
    >> second track does not move on to the next track after it finishes.
    >>
    >> For some reason, if I change the options for the display to show the
    >> remaining time of the track, it doesnıt do this * it still shows the
    >> elapsed time.
    >>
    >> iTunes can play the tracks at the remote URL without any problem and
    >> moves on to the next track after the song has finished.
    >>
    >> I donıt have any problems with playlists where the tracks are on my
    >> local machine.
    >>
    >> Any ideas? Iım using Squeezebox + Slimserver 5.0.1 + Mac with OS
    >> 10.3.2
    >>
    >> I looked at some debug traces and saw the message ³Underrun while this
    >> mode: play² occur for all tracks about 5 or so seconds after the track
    >> SHOULD have finished.
    >>
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:13.6825 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: stop
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:13 22004-01-11 18:37:13.6841 00:04:20:05:04:d6:
    >> Switching to mode play
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:13.6858 openSong
    >> on:http://remote-server-url/Billy%20Bra...20To%20Basics/
    >> To%20Have%20and%20to%20Have%20Not.mp3
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:13.9801 00:04:20:05:04:d6 New play mode: play
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:13.9909 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: play
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.0038 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Switching to mode play
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.0049 Already in playmode play : ignoring mode
    >> change
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.0053 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: play
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.0691 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.1230 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.1772 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> *** Debug logs deleted ***
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:23.8883 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:23.9437 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> 2004-01-11 18:37:23.9978 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> *** track is 2:49 mins. Log occurs after 2:54 mins ***
    >> 2004-01-11 18:39:51.6050 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Underrun while this mode:
    >> play
    >> *** Forward pressed on remote ***
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.1765 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Switching to mode stop
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.1772 00:04:20:05:04:d6 New play mode: stop
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.1779 Stopping and clearing out old chunks for
    >> client 00:04:20:05:04:d6
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.1846 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: stop
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20 22004-01-11 18:40:20.1865 00:04:20:05:04:d6:
    >> Switching to mode play
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.1879 openSong
    >> on:http://remote-server-url/Billy%20Bra...20To%20Basics/
    >> Richard.mp3
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.4657 00:04:20:05:04:d6 New play mode: play
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.4761 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: play
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.4901 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Switching to mode play
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.4906 Already in playmode play : ignoring mode
    >> change
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.4911 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: play
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.5526 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.6076 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.6619 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> *** Debug logs deleted ***
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:28.9175 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> 2004-01-11 18:40:28.9721 would have blocked, will try again later
    >> *** track is 2:33 mins. Log occurs after 2:37 mins ***
    >> 2004-01-11 18:43:14.6751 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Underrun while this mode:
    >> play
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

  2. #2
    Gadfly, Former Founder Slim Devices dean's Avatar
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    Playlist problems with tracks on remote server

    Hi Michael,

    Sorry for taking so to get back to you.

    I've found and fixed the problem you were having with streaming MP3
    files from a web server. Look for it in the next nightly build.

    The problems you are having with AAC files I can't reproduce here.
    What make and model of wireless router do you have? Also, can you see
    if your serving computer has an abnormally high CPU load? That could
    explain the issue as well.

    -dean

    On Jan 12, 2004, at 11:52 AM, Michael Robinson wrote:

    > Thanks for the reply Dean. I tried SlimServer_v2004-01-12.dmg
    >
    > 1. The problem with mp3 tracks on a remote server as described below
    > still
    > exists.
    >
    > 2. The Time Elapsed on this release also appeared to be broken. The
    > track
    > duration was different every time I played a track and didn't
    > increment or
    > decrement.
    >
    > 3. The problem I reported previously with AAC tracks cutting out every
    > 5
    > seconds still exists. You suggested that "Ah, that's probably due to
    > the
    > fact that the new version sends the decoded AAC files in raw format,
    > which
    > uses substantially more network bandwidth. Your network strength is
    > probably just a little weak. Can you try adjusting the position of
    > your
    > antenna or even temporarily move the Squeezebox closer to the access
    > point
    > to test?"
    >
    > Signal strength in normal location was 76% I moved Squeezebox to
    > location
    > right beside wireless router (signal strength 92%) and AAC cutout still
    > occurs every 5 seconds or so.
    >
    > I connected Squeezebox directly to wireless router via ethernet I got
    > a
    > cutout about 2 seconds into each track however didn't get cutouts
    > during the
    > track.
    >
    > I've gone back to 5.0.1 as most of the my collection is AAC and the
    > latest
    > Slimserver version isn't usable with this.
    >
    >> Michael,
    >>
    >> Please try the latest pre-release version, here:
    >>
    >> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest
    >>
    >> -dean
    >>
    >> On Jan 11, 2004, at 11:44 AM, Michael Robinson wrote:
    >>
    >>> I’m having a problem with playlists (m3u files) where the tracks are
    >>> on a remote server.
    >>>
    >>> If I select the playlist on my Squeezebox menu, the first track plays
    >>> without any problem. However, when the track is finished, the
    >>> Squeezebox doesn’t move on to the next track in the playlist. There
    >>> is silence and the display shows the elapsed time for the track
    >>> incrementing for at least 10 minutes after the end of the track (I
    >>> haven’t had the patience to wait longer than this)
    >>>
    >>> If I press the forward key on the remote control, the Squeezebox
    >>> moves
    >>> on to the next track in the playlist without any problem. Again, the
    >>> second track does not move on to the next track after it finishes.
    >>>
    >>> For some reason, if I change the options for the display to show the
    >>> remaining time of the track, it doesn’t do this – it still shows the
    >>> elapsed time.
    >>>
    >>> iTunes can play the tracks at the remote URL without any problem and
    >>> moves on to the next track after the song has finished.
    >>>
    >>> I don’t have any problems with playlists where the tracks are on my
    >>> local machine.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas? I’m using Squeezebox + Slimserver 5.0.1 + Mac with OS
    >>> 10.3.2
    >>>
    >>> I looked at some debug traces and saw the message “Underrun while
    >>> this
    >>> mode: play” occur for all tracks about 5 or so seconds after the
    >>> track
    >>> SHOULD have finished.
    >>>
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:13.6825 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: stop
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:13 22004-01-11 18:37:13.6841 00:04:20:05:04:d6:
    >>> Switching to mode play
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:13.6858 openSong
    >>> on:http://remote-server-url/Billy%20Bra...20To%20Basics/
    >>> To%20Have%20and%20to%20Have%20Not.mp3
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:13.9801 00:04:20:05:04:d6 New play mode: play
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:13.9909 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: play
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.0038 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Switching to mode play
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.0049 Already in playmode play : ignoring mode
    >>> change
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.0053 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: play
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.0691 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.1230 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:14.1772 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> *** Debug logs deleted ***
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:23.8883 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:23.9437 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:37:23.9978 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> *** track is 2:49 mins. Log occurs after 2:54 mins ***
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:39:51.6050 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Underrun while this mode:
    >>> play
    >>> *** Forward pressed on remote ***
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.1765 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Switching to mode stop
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.1772 00:04:20:05:04:d6 New play mode: stop
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.1779 Stopping and clearing out old chunks for
    >>> client 00:04:20:05:04:d6
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.1846 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: stop
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20 22004-01-11 18:40:20.1865 00:04:20:05:04:d6:
    >>> Switching to mode play
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.1879 openSong
    >>> on:http://remote-server-url/Billy%20Bra...20To%20Basics/
    >>> Richard.mp3
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.4657 00:04:20:05:04:d6 New play mode: play
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.4761 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: play
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.4901 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Switching to mode play
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.4906 Already in playmode play : ignoring mode
    >>> change
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.4911 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Current playmode: play
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.5526 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.6076 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:20.6619 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> *** Debug logs deleted ***
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:28.9175 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:40:28.9721 would have blocked, will try again later
    >>> *** track is 2:33 mins. Log occurs after 2:37 mins ***
    >>> 2004-01-11 18:43:14.6751 00:04:20:05:04:d6: Underrun while this mode:
    >>> play
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

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