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Richie
2005-06-22, 14:41
Setup:

1 x SB1 wired - Not synced to any other player
2 x SB2 wired - Synced
Win XP SP2
SlimServer nightly from 2005-06-21

Problem:

Playing FLAC encoded albums where there are no gaps between the tracks
results in very small but clearly audible gaps at the track boundaries
when the 2 SB2s are synced. Tracks all play fine through SB1 and SB2s
when not synced. Winamp/foobar also play correctly.

I have added some notes to this bug:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1434

but that doesn't mention synced players so I'm not sure this problem is related.

I wondered if anyone else had experienced this?

Also, are there any relevent debugging options I should turn on that
might provide more information?

Thanks for any help.

Richard

dean
2005-06-22, 14:54
Richie,

This is to be expected. In order to keep the players in sync they
are resynced at track boundaries.

We have discussed a dynamic sync mechanism (where synchronization
happens constantly) but there hasn't been much progress on this.

-dean

On Jun 22, 2005, at 2:41 PM, Richie wrote:

> Setup:
>
> 1 x SB1 wired - Not synced to any other player
> 2 x SB2 wired - Synced
> Win XP SP2
> SlimServer nightly from 2005-06-21
>
> Problem:
>
> Playing FLAC encoded albums where there are no gaps between the tracks
> results in very small but clearly audible gaps at the track boundaries
> when the 2 SB2s are synced. Tracks all play fine through SB1 and SB2s
> when not synced. Winamp/foobar also play correctly.
>
> I have added some notes to this bug:
>
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1434
>
> but that doesn't mention synced players so I'm not sure this
> problem is related.
>
> I wondered if anyone else had experienced this?
>
> Also, are there any relevent debugging options I should turn on that
> might provide more information?
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Richard
>

Richie
2005-06-22, 22:58
> We have discussed a dynamic sync mechanism (where synchronization
> happens constantly) but there hasn't been much progress on this.
>
> -dean

Thanks for the answer. Should I raise an enhancement bug for this?

Richard

kdf
2005-06-23, 00:36
Quoting Richie <gibbering.idiot (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

> > We have discussed a dynamic sync mechanism (where synchronization
> > happens constantly) but there hasn't been much progress on this.
> >
> > -dean
>
> Thanks for the answer. Should I raise an enhancement bug for this?

already done:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=259
-k

Richie
2005-06-26, 12:57
> already done:
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=259
> -k

Thanks for the answers so far. I've just got a couple more questions:

This bug has been open for over a year, I assume that this is because
it's a difficult one to fix rather than that there's not many people
affected?

If the above is true, is there any intermediate stage that could be
implemented to lessen the impact?

For example, I experience the dropouts on both synchronised SB2s. Why
can't one SB2 be nominated as the 'master' and play the music with no
interruptions, any other synchronised SB2s would be designated 'slave'
and would experience the re-synchronisation as each new track starts?
This would help me since the SB2 downstairs that I listen to most
would be fine and I'd only hear the gaps when I'm upstairs using the
other SB2.

Alternatively, would it be possible to have the ability to turn off
the resynchronisation and leave it to the listener to re-sync by
pausing/restarting the music? I might rip an album as one track and
see how long two wired SB2s can remain in sync for.

I hope this is useful, if not I'm sure you'll tell me :). This is just
about the only problem I have with my SBs and I have to say those
little gaps are really irritating.

Richard