What he said!
It sounds like the plugin is unable to start and/or talk to iTunes.
It's not clear how you wanted the plugin to operate - you will either
need the .pl script to do updates offline,
or let the plugin do the updates itself (by starting iTunes).
The 'Direct Update' option under Plugin settings determines how this
You can see in the server log http://localhost:9000/log.txt what is
happening - it should be clear what's going wrong!
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of kdf
Sent: 20 November 2004 06:24
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] iTunes Updater - slowing box down
Quoting Dan Speirs <dspeirs (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:
> the new 5.4 is a great version- kudos to those
> When I installed the new iTunes updater it
> significantly slowed my machine down. It only slows
> it down when a song ends and the next one starts
> (writting to tunes I suspect).
> Maybe I messed up installing it. I put the iTunes.pm
> in the plugin folder along with the
> "iTunesUpdateSupport" folder. I left out the file
> that ends in .pl as I am not using the compile option.
> I took off he option that will start iTunes
> automatically also. I think I did everything correct
> but still getting the server freeze as I mentioned and
> about a 5 second stall in the music at the begining of
> each song.
I dont use this plugin, but there should be a setting (likely in server
settings, plugins) to do updates offline. You will need ActiveState
you are on windows, but you can then run an update ( some .pl file)
enter all yoru recorded updates to the itunes library. if you select not
iTunes, then the plugin would not be able to update itunes on the fly,
causing your delays.
> PS, I am using a TRS-80 with 16k
toss it off a cliff, it will go faster
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2004-11-21, 02:32 #1Craig, James (IT)Guest
iTunes Updater - slowing box down