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depeche
2005-04-07, 08:00
Ahh, my plan is working - confusion reigns!!! :)

But Seriously....
Clock display issue is NOT working on the SB2. (If I swap out the SB2 for
my recently displaced SBG all works as one would expect.)
The issue is seen both with the screensaver and while off.

Andrew
BTW - I REALLY appreciate the speed of you guys on these things! THANKS!


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of dean
blackketter
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 7:50 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: Re: [slim] SBG clock screensaver and Digital out issues.


Ok, now I'm a little confused. The display clock issue is on a SBG?
Does it work on your SB2?

And it sounds like it happens with the DateTime screensaver. Does it
also stop when the player is powered off?

(Sean will be commenting on the digital out issue... Vidur on the
visualizer...)

-dean

On Apr 7, 2005, at 7:07 AM, depeche wrote:

> I am running the nightly from the 4th or 5th (I am not near the
> machine at
> the moment). The clock is statically displaying the time that the
> screensaver kicked in. If I hit the power button on the remote it will
> 'refresh' the time displayed. The time never enumerates...
>
> Are there issues with that nightly with digital clocking?
>
> Andrew
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of dean
> blackketter
> Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 7:03 AM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: Re: [slim] SBG clock screensaver and Digital out issues.
>
>
>
> On Apr 6, 2005, at 10:16 PM, d-mode wrote:
>
>> Got the SQ2 today and have noticed a few strange things while running
>> on a W2K server and yesterdays nightly:
>>
>> 1. The clock does NOT actually keep updating the time.
> There was a bug in a pre-6.0.0 version that had a problem updating the
> time. Are you running 6.0.1? Can you give some details on what you
> are seeing?
>

2005-04-07, 22:07
OK, I thought I'd have a go at playing with the vis settings, but I must be
doing something dumb. I've tried editing the slim/player/squeezebox2.pm
file, but it's not having any effect. Do I need to do anything other than
restart the server after an edit? I'm guessing that there's a deployment
step I'm missing somewhere (I'm new to slimserver development). BTW -
running on XP.

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Vidur Apparao
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 11:50 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: Re: [slim] SBG clock screensaver and Digital out issues.

depeche wrote:

>Display:
>A non standard spectrum layout is the idea then....OK. Normally you
>have low ---> high freq.
>or
>Left (low ---> high) Right (low ---> high)
>
>
The visualizers are configurable from the server, though we haven't yet
created a UI for this. If you're feeling particularly bold, you can modify
the configuration parameters in the server source. The parameters for the
right-side visualizer in the Now Playing modes are in
Slim/Player/Squeezebox2.pm and those for the full-screen visualizers are in
Plugins/Visualizer.pm. The configuration parameters (including position,
orientation, bandwidth, etc.) are documented in the first file.

The spectrum analyzer is implemented using a simple fixed-point FFT with a
Hamming window applied to the signal. Since most real-world audio has
considerably more power in the lower frequency bands, one of the
configurable parameters is a preemphasis value applied to the frequency bins
after the FFT (effectively a multiplier for the higher frequency
bins) - the value is specified in dB/KHz.

I've spent a little bit of time playing with the parameters to get something
that looks reasonably good (and that's the eventual goal, right?). If
anyone, ideally someone with a better aesthetic sense than I, is interested
in experimenting and coming up with better parameters, or even a UI for
users to configure their own parameters, I'd welcome the changes.

--Vidur

vidurapparao
2005-04-07, 22:50
On Windows, SlimServer is packaged as an executable that bundles the
Perl packages that we use. To make source modifications, you need to
have an ActiveState Perl installation
(http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl/) and will need to run
the server via the slimserver.pl script.

slim (AT) adamreeve (DOT) com wrote:

>OK, I thought I'd have a go at playing with the vis settings, but I must be
>doing something dumb. I've tried editing the slim/player/squeezebox2.pm
>file, but it's not having any effect. Do I need to do anything other than
>restart the server after an edit? I'm guessing that there's a deployment
>step I'm missing somewhere (I'm new to slimserver development). BTW -
>running on XP.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Vidur Apparao
>Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 11:50 AM
>To: Slim Devices Discussion
>Subject: Re: [slim] SBG clock screensaver and Digital out issues.
>
>depeche wrote:
>
>
>
>>Display:
>>A non standard spectrum layout is the idea then....OK. Normally you
>>have low ---> high freq.
>>or
>>Left (low ---> high) Right (low ---> high)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>The visualizers are configurable from the server, though we haven't yet
>created a UI for this. If you're feeling particularly bold, you can modify
>the configuration parameters in the server source. The parameters for the
>right-side visualizer in the Now Playing modes are in
>Slim/Player/Squeezebox2.pm and those for the full-screen visualizers are in
>Plugins/Visualizer.pm. The configuration parameters (including position,
>orientation, bandwidth, etc.) are documented in the first file.
>
>The spectrum analyzer is implemented using a simple fixed-point FFT with a
>Hamming window applied to the signal. Since most real-world audio has
>considerably more power in the lower frequency bands, one of the
>configurable parameters is a preemphasis value applied to the frequency bins
>after the FFT (effectively a multiplier for the higher frequency
>bins) - the value is specified in dB/KHz.
>
>I've spent a little bit of time playing with the parameters to get something
>that looks reasonably good (and that's the eventual goal, right?). If
>anyone, ideally someone with a better aesthetic sense than I, is interested
>in experimenting and coming up with better parameters, or even a UI for
>users to configure their own parameters, I'd welcome the changes.
>
>--Vidur
>

2005-04-07, 22:54
Thought it must be something like that - thanks!

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Vidur Apparao
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 1:51 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: Re: [slim] SBG clock screensaver and Digital out issues.


On Windows, SlimServer is packaged as an executable that bundles the Perl
packages that we use. To make source modifications, you need to have an
ActiveState Perl installation
(http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl/) and will need to run the
server via the slimserver.pl script.

slim (AT) adamreeve (DOT) com wrote:

>OK, I thought I'd have a go at playing with the vis settings, but I
>must be doing something dumb. I've tried editing the
>slim/player/squeezebox2.pm file, but it's not having any effect. Do I
>need to do anything other than restart the server after an edit? I'm
>guessing that there's a deployment step I'm missing somewhere (I'm new
>to slimserver development). BTW - running on XP.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Vidur
>Apparao
>Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 11:50 AM
>To: Slim Devices Discussion
>Subject: Re: [slim] SBG clock screensaver and Digital out issues.
>
>depeche wrote:
>
>
>
>>Display:
>>A non standard spectrum layout is the idea then....OK. Normally you
>>have low ---> high freq.
>>or
>>Left (low ---> high) Right (low ---> high)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>The visualizers are configurable from the server, though we haven't yet
>created a UI for this. If you're feeling particularly bold, you can
>modify the configuration parameters in the server source. The
>parameters for the right-side visualizer in the Now Playing modes are
>in Slim/Player/Squeezebox2.pm and those for the full-screen visualizers
>are in Plugins/Visualizer.pm. The configuration parameters (including
>position, orientation, bandwidth, etc.) are documented in the first file.
>
>The spectrum analyzer is implemented using a simple fixed-point FFT
>with a Hamming window applied to the signal. Since most real-world
>audio has considerably more power in the lower frequency bands, one of
>the configurable parameters is a preemphasis value applied to the
>frequency bins after the FFT (effectively a multiplier for the higher
>frequency
>bins) - the value is specified in dB/KHz.
>
>I've spent a little bit of time playing with the parameters to get
>something that looks reasonably good (and that's the eventual goal,
>right?). If anyone, ideally someone with a better aesthetic sense than
>I, is interested in experimenting and coming up with better parameters,
>or even a UI for users to configure their own parameters, I'd welcome the
changes.
>
>--Vidur
>

jan van mourik
2005-04-14, 05:18
What aboute the datetime screensaver issue? Is there a solution for
that? I noticed yesterday that the time doesn't update when I use the
datetime screensaver when the player is switched off (d-mode's point 1
all the way at the top)...

Thanks, jan

Christian Pernegger
2005-04-14, 05:26
Works for me and has always worked. I've only used nightlies and SVN
trunks, though.

C.

depeche
2005-04-14, 06:11
Jan,
The issue was fixed for me by installing 6.02 on the server.

Andrew (d-mode)

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of jan van
mourik
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 5:19 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: Re: [slim] SBG clock screensaver and Digital out issues.


What aboute the datetime screensaver issue? Is there a solution for
that? I noticed yesterday that the time doesn't update when I use the
datetime screensaver when the player is switched off (d-mode's point 1
all the way at the top)...

Thanks, jan

jan van mourik
2005-04-14, 17:21
Yes, it was indeed! Thanks for the tip Andrew!