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warc1
2005-04-10, 20:01
I just received my Squeezebox2 a couple of days ago. So far, I am really impressed and quite like it. However, there are a couple of bugs that I have experienced. The most annoying is a loud noise spike that occurs during the start of some songs when playing a long playlist. All of my music files are uncompressed WAV files that are streamed at 1411kbps. The problem is intermittent, maybe once every 20 songs. It does not seem to be related to the music file since hitting rewind and replaying the song will not cause the spike. The spike only occurs immediately after one song finishes and the next begins. It is loud enough that I am afraid of damaging my speakers if the volume is set high.

The other problem I have encountered is also intermittent and relatively rare. Again when playing a long playlist, the server loses track of the song being played and shows the tag info from the previous song. As the next song is played, track info from the song that just finished is displayed. Exiting the playlist and starting it again is the only way I've found to fix this.

Any help in rectifying these issues would be appreciated.

Warc1

dean
2005-04-10, 20:11
Hi Warc,

Make sure that you have installed the latest version of SlimServer from
our website. There was a fix in 6.0.1 for a problem that could cause
noise at the beginning of a track.

If that's not the issue, it may be that the noise is actually in the
WAV files themselves. Is the problem reproducible with specific audio
files?

-dean

On Apr 10, 2005, at 8:01 PM, warc1 wrote:

>
> I just received my Squeezebox2 a couple of days ago. So far, I am
> really
> impressed and quite like it. However, there are a couple of bugs that I
> have experienced. The most annoying is a loud noise spike that occurs
> during the start of some songs when playing a long playlist. All of my
> music files are uncompressed WAV files that are streamed at 1411kbps.
> The problem is intermittent, maybe once every 20 songs. It does not
> seem to be related to the music file since hitting rewind and replaying
> the song will not cause the spike. The spike only occurs immediately
> after one song finishes and the next begins. It is loud enough that I
> am afraid of damaging my speakers if the volume is set high.
>
> The other problem I have encountered is also intermittent and
> relatively rare. Again when playing a long playlist, the server loses
> track of the song being played and shows the tag info from the previous
> song. As the next song is played, track info from the song that just
> finished is displayed. Exiting the playlist and starting it again is
> the only way I've found to fix this.
>
> Any help in rectifying these issues would be appreciated.
>
> Warc1
>
>
> --
> warc1
>

Jeff Coffler
2005-04-10, 20:12
Hi,

> The other problem I have encountered is also intermittent and
> relatively rare. Again when playing a long playlist, the server loses
> track of the song being played and shows the tag info from the previous
> song. As the next song is played, track info from the song that just
> finished is displayed. Exiting the playlist and starting it again is
> the only way I've found to fix this.

I reported this as a bug:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1329

Haven't been able to isolate it yet ...

-- Jeff

warc1
2005-04-10, 20:53
Hi Warc,

Make sure that you have installed the latest version of SlimServer from
our website. There was a fix in 6.0.1 for a problem that could cause
noise at the beginning of a track.

If that's not the issue, it may be that the noise is actually in the
WAV files themselves. Is the problem reproducible with specific audio
files?

-dean


Thanks for the reply. I am running 6.0.1. The spike is not in the wav file. As I said, rewinding and replaying the song does cause the spike. I also don't get a spike when playing the same song through my PC.

Regards
Warc1

warc1
2005-04-11, 07:19
The following is more of a question than an observation. I am wondering if the noise spike problem and the wrong tag information problem is related. Last night, I had Squeezebox playing a long, shuffled playlist. I was in another room when I heard the noise spike as a new song started up. When I looked at the display of the Squeezebox unit, I saw that it was displaying the previous song's tag. I can't confirm that both issues occured at the same time since I wasn't in the room to observe it. However, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this phenomenon.

Phil Karn
2005-05-07, 15:58
warc1 wrote:

> have experienced. The most annoying is a loud noise spike that occurs
> during the start of some songs when playing a long playlist.

Is the spike really, really short and sharp, and right at the beginning
of the track?

If so, this could be the sound of the WAV header on the front of the
file being misinterpreted as raw PCM.

--Phil