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Sketchmaster
2005-01-20, 22:00
to my ears, when i took it out of the box it sounded slightly rushed,
but after experimenting with the pitch setting, 100% is clearly way off
now because i made it worse. 92% i think is close but still not
convinced it is dead on. that bugzy post is too technical for my
understanding, but i would say flacs aren't right. i also have an
m-audio usb audiophile connected to the same pc and when i use foobar it
sounds more on the mark.

kdf
2005-01-20, 22:30
Quoting Sketchmaster <sketchmaster (AT) bestmail (DOT) us>:

> to my ears, when i took it out of the box it sounded slightly rushed,
> but after experimenting with the pitch setting, 100% is clearly way off
> now because i made it worse. 92% i think is close but still not
> convinced it is dead on. that bugzy post is too technical for my
> understanding, but i would say flacs aren't right. i also have an
> m-audio usb audiophile connected to the same pc and when i use foobar it
> sounds more on the mark.

92% was just as close as I can suggest with the pitch control. But from what
you have said now, I'm certain the bug you are seeing is what is reported
there. The other thing that might work is if you set bitrate limiting for now.
In player settings, audio, there is a setting to limit bitrate. Set this to
320 and if you have LAME installed, you'll get your playback via mp3. The
timing problem seems to only affect PCM output.

The other option, which I've just tested out, is to unplug the squeezebox and
the plug it back in. Let it cycle through until its back to idle. Then when
you play back, it will be back to the out of the box playback. I guess from
what you have said, that this was still not acceptable. however, its far
better than the result of messing with the pitch setting. I'm listening now to
the same song played on a RIO Karma and a freshly powered Squeezebox. The
Karma is actually a bit faster, but not by much.

That's about all I can suggest for now.

-kdf