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seanadams
2003-11-12, 09:34
Sally,

Files from eMusic are no problem at all - I have a ton of them in fact.
One thing that would be good to test is trying mp3 files of different
bit rates. If you find that the lower bit-rate files play okay, then
it's something wrong on that machine, possibly something else taking up
a lot of CPU time. AFAIK a 300MHz G3 is more than fast enough though,
so I'm really not sure where the bottleneck is here.

I used to have a G3 powerbook for demos... then Dean got his snazzy
titanium pb so he takes that along now. :)

Sean


On Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 05:42 AM, Sally Shears wrote:

> Here's a test...
>
> - Started with a clean iTunes... Deleted all the Library and moved the
> files out of the music folder. Everything is in default locations.
> - Ripped first six songs from Beatles #1 album. So, iTunes has only
> six
> songs.
>
>> From this clean situation, the player works FINE on the Jaguar
>> machine,
> from either the remote OR the web interface.
>
> So, I have a problem that's dependent either on
> - the specific music files
> - the number of songs.
>
> I'll do some more experiments. When the server gets stuck, there is
> nothing interesting in top or the log (in /private/tmp).
>
> Is there any problem with mp3 files from eMusic?
>
> -- Sally
> --
>
> Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
> sshears (AT) theWorld (DOT) com -or- Sally (AT) Shears (DOT) org
> http://theWorld.com/~sshears
>
>
> On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, dean blackketter wrote:
>
>> Hi Sally,
>>
>> What does Process Viewer or top say about the server process?
>>
>> Also, is the web interface working for you?
>>
>> -dean
>>
>> On Nov 11, 2003, at 11:36 AM, Sally Shears wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks Dean... Only 50 songs... I wanted to test before moving a
>>> whole
>>> bunch of files. I was watching "top" and didn't see paging.
>>>
>>> Any diagnostics I can employ? Where are the logs? I'm comfortable
>>> using
>>> the command line.
>>>
>>> -- Sally
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
>>> sshears (AT) theWorld (DOT) com -or- Sally (AT) Shears (DOT) org
>>> http://theWorld.com/~sshears
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, dean blackketter wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Sally,
>>>>
>>>> You shouldn't have to install a new version of Perl. It may be that
>>>> you don't have enough memory on the slower computer. How big is
>>>> your
>>>> music library?
>>>>
>>>> -dean
>>>>
>>>> On Nov 11, 2003, at 6:07 AM, Sally Shears wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I want to run the player on a 300MHz G3 Powerbook with 192mb
>>>>> memory.
>>>>> This
>>>>> is Mac OS X version 10.2.8 (Jaguar). On this machine, the player
>>>>> fails
>>>>> with numerous glitches and stalls. (For example, use remote to
>>>>> browse..
>>>>> play.. browse to another song.. play.. Everything stops, no
>>>>> response
>>>>> to
>>>>> remote.) Any advice?
>>>>>
>>>>> In my own checking, I find different Perl versions:
>>>>> - 5.6.0 on the G3/Jaguar that fails.
>>>>> - 5.8.1 on the G4/Panther that works.
>>>>>
>>>>> I find a page with instructions for installing Perl 5.8.0 in Jaguar
>>>>>
>>>>> http://developer.apple.com/internet/macosx/perl.html
>>>>>
>>>>> ..which I think I can follow. Will this do the trick? Do I want
>>>>> perl
>>>>> 5.8.1?
>
>