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Nic Wardle
2005-01-27, 06:58
Hi all

Strange as though it may seem I am not experiencing any problem (that I am aware of!) but just have a question about the buffer!!

Just as a random idea I decided to enable the “show buffer fullness” thing, and noticed that during MP3/Flac playback this stays at 99-100% - excellent! Then when playing an MP3 streaming radio station (via SHOUTcast listing) the buffer would reach around 70% then stay at this all the time (minor fluctuations excepted!). I thought this was strange as when playing the Flac files (streaming at 1441kbps – I think) buffer = full, when streaming 128kbps radio the buffer was unable to ever get near full!

Does anyone else see this?

Just wondering what is going on out of interest, I would have thought that with the headroom available to stream to squeezebox the buffer should slowly over time fill right up?



Thanks



Nic


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Roy Owen
2005-01-27, 09:15
I too have noticed this. My guess is that for content that ORIGINATES
on the SlimServer the SB, the SS tells the SB to fill the buffer to
capacity. However on content that comes from another source (Internet
Radio) the SS instructs the SB to buffer X amount based upon the
bitrate of the stream. Of course I could be flat wrong. I've noticed
that if I puase the SB while receiving an Internet Radio stream the
buffer will continue to fill untill it is full.


On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 14:58:03 +0100 (CET), Nic Wardle
<nic (AT) nwardle (DOT) freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi all
>
> Strange as though it may seem I am not experiencing any problem (that I am aware of!) but just have a question about the buffer!!
>
> Just as a random idea I decided to enable the "show buffer fullness" thing, and noticed that during MP3/Flac playback this stays at 99-100% - excellent! Then when playing an MP3 streaming radio station (via SHOUTcast listing) the buffer would reach around 70% then stay at this all the time (minor fluctuations excepted!). I thought this was strange as when playing the Flac files (streaming at 1441kbps – I think) buffer = full, when streaming 128kbps radio the buffer was unable to ever get near full!
>
> Does anyone else see this?
>
> Just wondering what is going on out of interest, I would have thought that with the headroom available to stream to squeezebox the buffer should slowly over time fill right up?
>
> Thanks
>
> Nic
>
> --
>
> Whatever you Wanadoo:
> http://www.wanadoo.co.uk/time/
>
> This email has been checked for most known viruses - find out more at: http://www.wanadoo.co.uk/help/id/7098.htm
>