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GregD
2005-05-19, 12:54
After some discussion here I was thinking about using my (now unused) SB1 as a remote display. My music is losslessly encoded - and my wireless network won't cope with sending this to two players.

However if I set the SB1 to 64k limted, the SB2 also picks up the same setting if they are sync'd.

Any way round this?

kdf
2005-05-19, 13:01
Quoting GregD <GregD.1paodn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:


> Any way round this?

not really. that's how sync works. It finds the lowest common format and
bitrate, in order to be able to match the timing of the streams.

However, if you dont care as much about exact sync, you can unsyc the players
and just try to start playback by hand as close together as possible from the
same playlist.

-kdf

fuzzyT
2005-05-19, 13:15
kdf wrote:
> Quoting GregD <GregD.1paodn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:
>>Any way round this?

> not really. that's how sync works. It finds the lowest common format and
> bitrate, in order to be able to match the timing of the streams.

this gets me thinking about the recent request to be able to use a
number of SBs scattered around to control one centrol SB that was
feeding a distribution amplifier. these could, of course, be sync'd,
but then you are saturating the network with bits that could be dev null'd.

what occurs to me is that it should be possible to implement a scheme
where the controller SBs are sync'd with the central SB but have
specified a zero bit rate. a special case could be added to the sync
code such that these zero bit rate SBs could be ignored for purposes of
determining lowest common denominator format/rate for sync. sync for
the controller players would just be for purposes of UI display and
remote control of the central player.

this wouldn't solve GregD's issue, but it would address the central SB
control issue.

--rt

kdf
2005-05-19, 13:23
controlling one player via another, with display sync is possible using the
ShadowPlay plugin. no zero bitrate setting needed.

-kdf

fuzzyT
2005-05-19, 13:27
GregD wrote:
>>> this wouldn't solve GregD's issue, but it would address the
>>> central SB control issue.
>
> Actually I think this would work for me - if I understand it.

then it sounds like it may be time for you to check out ShadowPlay ;)

--rt

GregD
2005-05-19, 13:27
>>this wouldn't solve GregD's issue, but it would address the central SB
>>control issue.

Actually I think this would work for me - if I understand it.

I don't want/need any sound to come out of SB1 - just to be able to choose music - and get visual feedback from menus etc. Obviously it would be nice to see the nowplaying info - although I'd guess this wouldn't work.