View Full Version : Slimserver and Audiocrobbler problem

Paul Kubie
2005-02-07, 08:36
I am hoping someone on this list can help me resolve this problem.

Setup - Squeezebox, Windows XPSP2, Slimserver 5.4.1. nightly 31st Jan,
Slimscrobbler Plugin v0.27. Re-installed yesterday after removing every
trace of previous slimserver setup.

When I try and submit a song to audioscrobbler and I cannot get a
connection to the audioscrobbler database the result is that the
Squeezebox loses contact with the Slimserver and displays an error message
to this effect. Sometimes it will resume contact and start playing the
next song. Other times I need to hold down the power button for a while to
restart the squeezebox. Rarely I actually need to restart the slimserver
windows service to regain contact.

After this point, everything is ok whilst the audioscrobbler plugin is
cacheing the songs waiting for the 1800 secs to pass before it attempts
another submission. Once this time period is up the problem re-occurs.
This cycle repeats until such time as the audioscrobbler plugin actually
manages to connect to the audioscrobbler database and empties the cache of
songs. When it makes a successful submission there is no loss of contact
between the squeezebox and the slimserver but there is a long pause
between songs. It should submit successfully after each song but usually
it does not and this cacheing cycle and loss of contact occurs again and

Here is a link to a thread on the audioscrobbler site that has extracts
from my debugging log and a description of what is happening at the
audioscrobbler end.


I hope there is some way around this as I love the audiscrobbler/lastfm
sites and the benefits I get from them and I would hate to have to ditch
it because it is messing up the smooth operation of my squeezebox.

Thanks in advance


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