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Jack Coates
2004-12-26, 10:23
Or is it...

I used the This American Life playlist maker to make playlists, listened
to an episode last night, and went to bed. This morning, the SliMP3 and
Squeezebox both showed the episode title and were stopped. I grabbed the
Squeezebox remote and hit left arrow, up arrow, browse music folder and
the UI hung.

So I went to the browser interface (fishbone) and it showed that the
stream was still playing, with the progress bar sitting at about 50% and
being very jumpy. The left pane music list wouldn't load, just the
player controls and the playlist. (I've seen this sort of thing in
Fishbone before, particularly when a web browser is left open on it
while the music is changed from the remote, though no browser was left
open this time).

Hitting stop in the web UI caused the Squeezebox display to immediately
return to normal and the music folder pane to display. Needless to say,
nothing was logged. Seems to me that Mplayer and AlienBBC are not being
clear with each other about when the stream is done playing. I wasn't
listening closely, so I'm not 100% certain that the Real Audio stream
finished properly instead of dying at about the expected time.

Slimserver 5.4.0 and AlienBBC 0.11 on Mandrake 10.1, mplayer compiled
from source:

MPlayer 1.0pre5-3.4.1 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team

CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP/XP-M Barton 2227 MHz (Family:
6, Stepping: 0)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Jules Taplin
2004-12-27, 04:03
Hi Jack.

If you can make this happen again, could you do a little diagnostics for
me? Basically... while it looks like the stream is still running - can
you do a 'ps -Af | grep mplayer' and 'ps -Af | grep lame'? That will
tell us whether mplayer and/or lame have indeed exited. Finally - what
is the address of the stream you were running?

I take it you are running AlienBBC v0.11 or so? Older versions had
trouble with streams exiting.

-- Jules

Jack Coates wrote:

> Or is it...
>
> I used the This American Life playlist maker to make playlists,
> listened to an episode last night, and went to bed. This morning, the
> SliMP3 and Squeezebox both showed the episode title and were stopped.
> I grabbed the Squeezebox remote and hit left arrow, up arrow, browse
> music folder and the UI hung.
>
> So I went to the browser interface (fishbone) and it showed that the
> stream was still playing, with the progress bar sitting at about 50%
> and being very jumpy. The left pane music list wouldn't load, just the
> player controls and the playlist. (I've seen this sort of thing in
> Fishbone before, particularly when a web browser is left open on it
> while the music is changed from the remote, though no browser was left
> open this time).
>
> Hitting stop in the web UI caused the Squeezebox display to
> immediately return to normal and the music folder pane to display.
> Needless to say, nothing was logged. Seems to me that Mplayer and
> AlienBBC are not being clear with each other about when the stream is
> done playing. I wasn't listening closely, so I'm not 100% certain that
> the Real Audio stream finished properly instead of dying at about the
> expected time.
>
> Slimserver 5.4.0 and AlienBBC 0.11 on Mandrake 10.1, mplayer compiled
> from source:
>
> MPlayer 1.0pre5-3.4.1 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
>
> CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP/XP-M Barton 2227 MHz (Family:
> 6, Stepping: 0)
> Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
> CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
> Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE
>

Gareth Hughes
2004-12-27, 04:44
I've made some some 48khz wavs from dvd soundtracks. When stored as
flac they play at 44khz and a trawl of the mailing list found that this
is a known problem. Any news?

However when I play the raw 48khz wav files they too are being streamed
at 44.1 khz. ie too slow. Its the same on the digital and analogue
outputs. The bitrate listed by the server is 1536kbps CBR so I don't
understand whats going on.

any ideas?

(Latest stable releases on a windows server)