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malsbury
2005-04-26, 08:48
This is mainly directed at Richard, but I have seen a few posts about
AlienBBC being displayed but silent in SoftSqueeze, so it may be helpful
in working around that issue as well.

Today I upgraded my SoftSqueeze install on my work PC from 2.0b2 to
2.0b99, my playlist loaded and everything seemed fine except there was
no audio playback when I pressed play. The counter just sat at 0:00. I
had a memory that at one point there was mention of having to use JLayer
instead of the Java MP3 Plugin. I switched that and still got no
playback. Thinking maybe my memory was in question, I switched it back
to the Java MP3 Plugin and changed the Sound driver from Primary Sound
Driver to Java Sound Audio Engine. That seems to have done the trick.
SoftSqueeze is behaving normally, and playback is fine.

This what my setup is: Windows XP SP2
SoftSqueeze 2.0b99
JRE 1.5.0
Connected via SSH to Slimserver 6.1
(4/24/05 Nightly) on a FC3 Linux box

Any debugging info that would be useful, I should be able to get. I can
reproduce it easy enough.

Tom Malsbury

rtitmuss
2005-05-03, 12:47
Tom,

Can you enable all the javasound debug options, and then switch between
Java Sound Audio Engine and Primary Sound Driver a couple of times. Then
post the output of the log. I think this is a new problem ...

Thanks,
Richard

malsbury
2005-05-16, 08:36
Sorry for the delay in this response Richard, I have been away for the
past two weeks. Has this problem been tackled yet, or would my
debugging info still be of use to you? Let me know where it stands, and
I will help you all that I can.

Tom Malsbury

Richard Titmuss wrote on 5/3/05:

> Tom,
>
> Can you enable all the javasound debug options, and then switch between
> Java Sound Audio Engine and Primary Sound Driver a couple of times.
> Then post the output of the log. I think this is a new problem ...
>
> Thanks,
> Richard
>
> Thomas Malsbury wrote on 4/26/05
>
> > Today I upgraded my SoftSqueeze install on my work PC from 2.0b2 to
> 2.0b99,
> > my playlist loaded and everything seemed fine except there was no
> audio playback
> > when I pressed play. The counter just sat at 0:00. I had a memory
> that at one point
> > there was mention of having to use JLayer instead of the Java MP3
> Plugin. I
> > switched that and still got no playback. Thinking maybe my memory
> was in question,
> > I switched it back to the Java MP3 Plugin and changed the Sound
> driver from Primary
> > Sound Driver to Java Sound Audio Engine. That seems to have done the
> trick.
> > SoftSqueeze is behaving normally, and playback is fine.
> >
> > Any debugging info that would be useful, I should be able to get.
> > I can reproduce it easy enough.

malsbury
2005-05-17, 05:38
Richard,

I installed the 5-16-05 Nightly of the 6.1 Trunk. The Primary Sound
Driver problem I was having with 2.0b99 seems to be resolved with the
release of SoftSqueeze 2.0b7. I'll beat on it today and let you know how
it holds up.

Tom Malsbury

BBobley
2006-04-09, 19:32
I had the same problem. Namely, I was getting silence when I played a song and the song countdown never moved.

Thanks for this suggestion. In my case, I was using jlayer and my audio mixer choice was "primary sound driver."

When I changed the mixer to "Java Sound Audio Engine" the problem disappeared and it now plays fine.

I am using version 2.3 under Win XP. I installed using the Windows installer on Sourceforge website.

Brett