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g_ghirardi
2006-01-04, 09:20
Hi, I bought the squeezebox 3 two days ago and I am expereincing major problems when streaming FLAC files wirelessly. While internet radio and MP3 files do not create any problems, FLAC files' streaming is plagued by constant dropouts of the song, as if there was not a sufficient amount of wireless band. My wireless server is a netgar MIMO model, and wireless connection is reported to be fine. Given FLAC support should be embedded, I wonder why the problem affects only FLAC files (and WAV files) and not MP3 files. Unfortunately, I am not in the position to try a wired connection between the squeezebox and the PC.

Any suggested solution from anyone who has experienced a similar problem and wanted to stick to wireless? Please note that I have ready many posts on the subject and the suggested solutions do not seem to work for me.

Thanks in advance!

Giovanni

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-04, 09:48
Have you tested the network bandwidth between the
SB3 and the router?

Try the Network Test plugin:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=18149&highlight=network+test+plugin

If you cannot sustain 1500 kbps at 100%, you do
not have sufficient wireless bandwidth to play
FLAC files without dropouts.

FLACs are in the ~1000 kbps range, but some can be
a bit over, and adding overhead you should at
least get 1500 kbps.

If you can get 1500 kbps at 100%, then we can
examine other possible causes.

g_ghirardi wrote:
> Hi, I bought the squeezebox 3 two days ago and I am
expereincing major
> problems when streaming FLAC files wirelessly. While
internet radio and
> MP3 files do not create any problems, FLAC files'
streaming is plagued
> by constant dropouts of the song, as if there was
not a sufficient
> amount of wireless band. My wireless server is a
netgar MIMO model, and
> wireless connection is reported to be fine. Given
FLAC support should be
> embedded, I wonder why the problem affects only FLAC
files (and WAV
> files) and not MP3 files. Unfortunately, I am not in
the position to
> try a wired connection between the squeezebox and
the PC.
>
> Any suggested solution from anyone who has
experienced a similar
> problem and wanted to stick to wireless? Please note
that I have ready
> many posts on the subject and the suggested
solutions do not seem to
> work for me.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Giovanni
>
>

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