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Synthax
2018-08-15, 14:25
I have run music finally, with some problems and need to update DSM on my Synology.
And now there is a problem with playing songs. The song from Spotify start to play after 13-15 seconds. First there is connecting later on: buffering.
All is wired with RJ45 good cable. Tracks in WAV stored on my NAS works flawless and fast. But these from Spotify/Spotty load longer, much longer... Any help will be appreciated.
Touch is visible in my Connect mode from mobile devices.

mherger
2018-08-15, 21:51
> I have run music finally, with some problems and need to update DSM on
> my Synology.

What Synology?

> And now there is a problem with playing songs. The song from Spotify
> start to play after 13-15 seconds. First there is connecting later on:
> buffering.

We've had a very similar report a few days/weeks back. And we never
really figured out what was causing this delay :-(.

What kind if internet connection do you have? I've asked about the
Synology model as some might simply be not fast enough to process the
data. But that's unlikely the case.

Please enable INFO logging for plugin.spotty
(Settings/Advanced/Logging). Then do play some tracks and send me your
server.log.zip.

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Michael

Synthax
2018-08-15, 22:40
Hi and thank You for fast reply.

I have Synology 214se.

My home internet is as below (wi-fi checked on laptop), but as Touch is wired I estimate it can have even 60mb/s as my provider says:

Log file attached

I have to also add that skipping tracks is normal (fast) with cover and title display, it is just sound that starts after 13 sec.

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mherger
2018-08-15, 23:41
> I have Synology 214se.

Ok, this device seems to be about the lowest spec Synology NAS
possible... slow CPU, little memory. I wouldn't be surprised if it run
low on memory, causing swapping as you try to change tracks.

I'd suggest you get a Pi, install piCorePlayer and use it to run LMS
(reading files from the NAS). It's much more powerful than your NAS.

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Michael

Synthax
2018-08-15, 23:45
> I have Synology 214se.

Ok, this device seems to be about the lowest spec Synology NAS
possible... slow CPU, little memory. I wouldn't be surprised if it run
low on memory, causing swapping as you try to change tracks.

I'd suggest you get a Pi, install piCorePlayer and use it to run LMS
(reading files from the NAS). It's much more powerful than your NAS.

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Michael

Sad to read :)
But do PI can read all stored WAV music on my NAS and work with Touch? And if there is a very hard way to run it all, as I'm completely new to PI.

mherger
2018-08-16, 00:08
> Sad to read :)

I know. I had to do the same with my ReadyNAS Duo v2...

> But do PI can read all stored WAV music on my NAS and work with Touch?

Yes.

> And if there is a very hard way to run it all, as I'm completely new to
> PI.

piCorePlayer (https://picoreplayer.org) is only about 50MB to download
and installed within minutes. You then connect it to your NAS and have
LMS scan your NAS.

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Michael

Synthax
2018-08-16, 03:12
> Sad to read :)

I know. I had to do the same with my ReadyNAS Duo v2...

> But do PI can read all stored WAV music on my NAS and work with Touch?

Yes.

> And if there is a very hard way to run it all, as I'm completely new to
> PI.

piCorePlayer (https://picoreplayer.org) is only about 50MB to download
and installed within minutes. You then connect it to your NAS and have
LMS scan your NAS.

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Michael

OK I will try my best to run PI

pinkdot
2018-08-16, 03:13
I have a DS115 and my kids complained also about the buffering. This was somehow more with PCM than with FLAC. Check if Spotty is using PCM or FLAC to your Touch. If this is PCM, change the settings to FLAC. See is this reduces the buffering.

If not, I have to agree with Michael. Switching to a Raspberry 3 and piCorePlayer will be your best option, keeping your files on your nas.

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