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Jason
2005-03-30, 10:33
I could be wrong (I am wrong quite a bit) but I think because of the
buffering the track title shows up before it actually begins playing on the
box.

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> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> PAUL WILLIAMSON
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 10:03 AM
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> Subject: [slim] SqueezeBox 2, Slimserver 6 and FLAC question
>
> >>> vidur (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com 03/30/05 11:48 AM >>>
> >
> > I don't believe the runtime transcoding of CUEed FLAC
> should introduce
> > gaps. The SB2 generally starts decoding a track well before the
> > previous one has finished playing (this allows us to do,
> among other
> > things, audio transitions including crossfading).
> > Since we use the --skip and --until parameters to the server-based
> > flac tool, we don't introduce any silence because of intra-frame
> > padding. Please tell me if you are hearing gaps.
> >
> > --Vidur
>
> This brings up another question...does the SB2 start
> displaying information on the screen before it plays the
> music? I notice this is normally about a 2-5 second switch,
> and when my wife notices it, she ALWAYS asks me why it
> displays before playing.
>
> As for me, I don't care, plus I sort of understand that the
> screen would be updated when it starts a new stream within
> the buffer, but the audio doesn't play until the buffer in
> the SB from the previous stream is gone...
>
> Paul
>
>