View Full Version : Browser refresh causes AAC cutoffs

Michael Robinson
2004-11-25, 16:50
Thanks for the reply Dean,

The cutoffs happen when there is only one track in the playlist.

Also it seems to be a problem with Safari.

I donšt get cutoffs if Internet Explorer is displaying the Slimserver

Išll try some other browsers when I get some time.


>Hi Michael,
>How big is the playlist you are listening to? If the HTML file it's
>loading is quite long, it could slow down your machine considerably.
>Still, it's something we need to fix.

On Nov 23, 2004, at 12:50 PM, Michael Robinson wrote:

> I?ve just upgraded Slimserver from 5.1.1 to 5.4 (G4 iMac OSX 10.3.6)
> and noticed that I now get cut-offs when playing AAC files every time
> the browser (Safari) refreshes when displaying the Slimserver web
> interface.
> I?ve captured the logs below ? the first one with the Slimserver
> browser refresh time set to the default of 30 seconds, the second with
> the refresh time set to 60 seconds.
> The first log shows the message ?Underrun while this mode: play?
> occurs approximately every 30 seconds and in the second log, the same
> message occurs approximately every 60 seconds.
> The cut-offs do not occur if the browser isn?t displaying the
> Slimserver web interface.
> The cut-offs also don?t occur if the Slimserver is playing mp3 files
> rather than AAC files ? even if the browser is displaying the
> Slimserver web interface.
> >From the Mac activity monitor it looks as if Safari is grabbing over
> 40% of CPU time every time it does a Slimserver web interface refresh.
> Any ideas about how to prevent this?
> The problem didn?t occur with Slimserver 5.1.1 and I would have
> thought a G4 Mac would have enough horsepower to cope with a
> Slimserver browser refresh while playing AAC files and doing nothing
> else.