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Sally Shears
2003-11-12, 13:49
Thanks Sean and Dean for the help... Knowing that it _should_ run on 10.2.8 was
helpful.

The problem I experienced
- server set to use iTunes music
- running the player from the remote or from the web interface
- playing certain songs would make the player hang
- at that point it was unresponsive to the remote
- sometimes it would come back to life after a few minutes, other times I
didn't wait to see

I eliminated all but two songs; all the above was reproducable.

I concluded "Ah, bad song files!"

At that point, I started pretty fresh with iTunes, loaded a lot of music, and
found the server/player working just fine.

As a final test, I added back the problematic songs, re-importing to the iTunes
library from the _same_ files, and now they play just fine. Everything else is
working just fine. (One small point; I'll write separately.)

So, I conclude the server works fine on Jaguar (10.2.8) as expected. Maybe the
server is at risk for flakey information from iTunes.

Thanks again. Slimp3 is terrific.

-- 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:

> 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?