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roos
2004-12-14, 23:10
i have been having the same 1-10 sec pauses that everyone else is
gettin, but today i had a new one. i was 1/2 way thru a song when my
sqzbox lost the server. the server didnt crash, but the sqzbox said it
couldnt find it, i had to reboot it for it find the server again, it
started playing where it lefted off when it lost the server.

kdf
2004-12-14, 23:50
Please always include certain details when posting a problem:

OS version?
slimserver version?
wireless or wired?
what type of song? mp3? internet radio?


also, were you using the web interface at the same time?

-kdf

Quoting roos <roos (AT) werd (DOT) com>:

> i have been having the same 1-10 sec pauses that everyone else is
> gettin, but today i had a new one. i was 1/2 way thru a song when my
> sqzbox lost the server. the server didnt crash, but the sqzbox said it
> couldnt find it, i had to reboot it for it find the server again, it
> started playing where it lefted off when it lost the server.
>

roos
2004-12-15, 00:30
sorry about that.

Win XP
5.4.0
wireless
flac
web interface was open


On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 10:50:01PM -0800, kdf wrote:
> Please always include certain details when posting a problem:
>
> OS version?
> slimserver version?
> wireless or wired?
> what type of song? mp3? internet radio?
>
>
> also, were you using the web interface at the same time?
>
> -kdf
>
> Quoting roos <roos (AT) werd (DOT) com>:
>
> > i have been having the same 1-10 sec pauses that everyone else is
> > gettin, but today i had a new one. i was 1/2 way thru a song when my
> > sqzbox lost the server. the server didnt crash, but the sqzbox said it
> > couldnt find it, i had to reboot it for it find the server again, it
> > started playing where it lefted off when it lost the server.
> >

kdf
2004-12-15, 01:15
Quoting roos <roos (AT) werd (DOT) com>:

> sorry about that.

not a problem. just save us guessing :)
>
> Win XP
> 5.4.0
> wireless
> flac
> web interface was open

wireless is the key here, as it is for most dropout problems. I'm guessing you
have chosen to set your player to 'no limit' for bitrate limiting. One time
interference of some length is a hard one to lock down as fas as cause. Nearby
temporary influences could be at play, and it may not happen again, or very
rarely. Being close to christmas, you may have neighbours who are
experiementing with wireless of their own. I've even read an article that
blamed christmas tinsel for a local loss of wireless facilities. If the
wireless connection breaks off, then the symptoms you describe are exactly what
would happen. It would then be a longer dropout becuase the player would have
to go through the process of re-establishing the connection after determining a
loss.

I know its not a solution, but all I can offer on this stuff is a level of
explanation. To my mind, 2.4GHz just isn't a viable medium for 'mission
critical'.

-kdf

roos
2004-12-15, 09:29
my drop outs happen on both wireless and wired. the sqzbox is about 10ft
from the router so when its wireless i have never seen less then 90%
signal strength. ive scanned for other wireless networks but my there
are none in my area, old ppl live in the houses next door to us ;)
ive been having drop out problems ever since 5.3.1 i think, i never had
problems when i first got my sqz, it all started for me after i
installed the new screen.


On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 12:15:40AM -0800, kdf wrote:
> Quoting roos <roos (AT) werd (DOT) com>:
>
> > sorry about that.
>
> not a problem. just save us guessing :)
> >
> > Win XP
> > 5.4.0
> > wireless
> > flac
> > web interface was open
>
> wireless is the key here, as it is for most dropout problems. I'm guessing you
> have chosen to set your player to 'no limit' for bitrate limiting. One time
> interference of some length is a hard one to lock down as fas as cause. Nearby
> temporary influences could be at play, and it may not happen again, or very
> rarely. Being close to christmas, you may have neighbours who are
> experiementing with wireless of their own. I've even read an article that
> blamed christmas tinsel for a local loss of wireless facilities. If the
> wireless connection breaks off, then the symptoms you describe are exactly what
> would happen. It would then be a longer dropout becuase the player would have
> to go through the process of re-establishing the connection after determining a
> loss.
>
> I know its not a solution, but all I can offer on this stuff is a level of
> explanation. To my mind, 2.4GHz just isn't a viable medium for 'mission
> critical'.
>
> -kdf
>