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GUINESSHEAD
2005-05-28, 15:33
Got my Squeezebox week before last, setup was no problem. Started playing the music and after about 5 minutes the music starts cutting out. Playing wma files into a new Onkyo receiver through the optical connection. OS is XP home. Wireless network. Ended up sending it back to slimdevices. They sent it back to me and the problem persists.
Any input would be greatly appreciated

pfarrell
2005-05-28, 15:37
On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 15:33 -0700, GUINESSHEAD wrote:
> playing the music and after about 5 minutes the music starts cutting
> out. Playing wma files into a new Onkyo receiver through the optical
> connection. OS is XP home. Wireless network.

Try making MP3 versions of the same file, and better yet,
try some FLAC versions.

With a SB2, Flac should be better.


--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

GUINESSHEAD
2005-05-28, 17:47
What is a FLAC version?

pfarrell
2005-05-28, 17:48
On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 17:47 -0700, GUINESSHEAD wrote:
> What is a FLAC version?

FLAC is a free, open source compression technique/format
for music. The cool thing about it in the SqueezeBox world
is that the SB2s can decode FLAC locally, so bandwidth
requirements are halved.

Google for it,
or check
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/tips.html
I've got a fair number of applicable links
and pointers

Last time I checked, the SqueezeBox hardware
could not natively handle WMA file formats, so
the audio is converted to raw PCM wave, and
either send raw (which uses a fair amount of
wireless bandwidth) or transcoded to MP3.

You also might want to temporarily
connect using an Ethernet cable. If
that lets it play without dropouts,
you can identify parts of the problem.


--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

GUINESSHEAD
2005-05-28, 19:46
Mine is not version 2 squeezebox, does the same info apply?

pfarrell
2005-05-28, 20:11
On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 19:46 -0700, GUINESSHEAD wrote:
> Mine is not version 2 squeezebox, does the same info apply?

Yes, except V1 only do MP3 and .wav native.
I can't run .wav or .flac wirelessly with my SBv1 boxes
So I ran hard cable for my main stereo.



--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

Marc Sherman
2005-05-29, 04:06
GUINESSHEAD wrote:
> Subject: Clipping

BTW, the problems you described are dropouts, not clipping. Clipping is
distortion caused when the waveform is amplified too high for the
device, either digitally or analog, causing it to square off at the top
and bottom.

If you told support you were getting clipping with the SB that you
didn't get when playing the same MP3 on your computer, I'm not surprised
they asked you to send the SB back -- real clipping would be most likely
a hardware problem.

- Marc

GUINESSHEAD
2005-05-30, 20:35
Any idea on how to correct the dropout problem? Songs start fine, but once the SB1 warms up, the dropout is nonstop

mherger
2005-05-30, 22:51
> Any idea on how to correct the dropout problem? Songs start fine, but
> once the SB1 warms up, the dropout is nonstop

What sort of music? Wired or wireless network?

Don't try to stream non compressed music wirelessly to a sb1.
Theoretically it's possible, but I had a lot of dropouts. You can limit
the maximum bitrate in the player's settings, "Audio" page.

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kdf
2005-05-31, 03:04
Quoting GUINESSHEAD <GUINESSHEAD.1pvn8n (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> Any idea on how to correct the dropout problem? Songs start fine, but
> once the SB1 warms up, the dropout is nonstop

go into player settings->audio and set the bitrate limit to something other than
no limit. This will mean all your audio is converted to mp3 before sending to
the SB1. Your other option is to try wired, or start a project to optmise your
wireless network so that you get as much solid bandwidth as possible.
--kdf

GUINESSHEAD
2005-05-31, 20:18
When you say go into player settings>audio, are you refering to the windows media player10? Do you feel if I go to wired it will correct the problem? What if I convert the wma files to another format? Thanks for your help.

pfarrell
2005-05-31, 20:24
On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 20:18 -0700, GUINESSHEAD wrote:
> When you say go into player settings>audio, are you refering to the
> windows media player10?

No, on your slimserver:9000 html page

The SlimServer talks to your SqueezeBox.


> Do you feel if I go to wired it will correct
> the problem? What if I convert the wma files to another format?

We are not saying for sure that it _will_ fix it,
but you can try it wired for very little effort and see if it fixes it.

And you can try another format, specifically, you should try MP3,
and see if that works better.

Once you've done some testing, we can start
making concrete suggestions


--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

GUINESSHEAD
2005-06-01, 19:12
Could you please walk me through how to find and set the bitrate at the 9000 html page?
Thanks