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khuongkt
2006-04-02, 14:09
Hello,

I have just registered after a few weeks of interested lurking in these forums. I have encountered my first problem: When I double-click the SlimServer icon in the taskbar (or run it from the desktop or Start menu), it says "SlimServer Starting"... but it never does. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

kdf
2006-04-02, 14:17
On 2-Apr-06, at 2:09 PM, khuongkt wrote:

>
> Hello,
>
> I have just registered after a few weeks of interested lurking in these
> forums. I have encountered my first problem: When I double-click the
> SlimServer icon in the taskbar (or run it from the desktop or Start
> menu), it says "SlimServer Starting"... but it never does. Can anyone
> help?
>
uninstall, re-install. reportedly fixes things just about every time
(only one case currently not happening)
-k

timmorris
2006-04-02, 14:49
It could be that you have another application running on port 9000. I had that problem. To check follow the instructions in this post:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpost.php?p=89089&postcount=15

Tim

khuongkt
2006-04-02, 14:59
Thank you both. It turns out all I needed was a reinstall!

khuongkt
2006-04-02, 20:16
It seems I have run into another problem. I'm not sure if the problem lies with SlimServer or Softsqueeze, but on certain .WAV tracks the output from my notebook has accelerated speed, like if someone had messed with audio editing. I'm sure you've heard it before: the vocals take on a high-pitched tone, and it makes you laugh. For the record, these .WAV files were recorded by me from DVDs (though one of them plays fine). The MP3s I tested play fine. I have not changed any settings that I'm aware of.

Does any one have any explanations for this? I will use FLAC for my real music library, though.

Thanks.

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-02, 20:25
It seems I have run into another problem. I'm not sure if the problem lies with SlimServer or Softsqueeze, but on certain .WAV tracks the output from my notebook has accelerated speed, like if someone had messed with audio editing. I'm sure you've heard it before: the vocals take on a high-pitched tone, and it makes you laugh. For the record, these .WAV files were recorded by me from DVDs (though one of them plays fine). The MP3s I tested play fine. I have not changed any settings that I'm aware of.

Does any one have any explanations for this? I will use FLAC for my real music library, though.

Thanks.

The output from your notebook? What are you playing it back with?

What sample rate are the DVD tracks? The Squeezebox can play 44.1 and 48 kHz files. It cannot play back 96 kHz material - it leads to playback speed problems, exactly like you state.

There's a lot of 96 kHz material on music DVDs.

khuongkt
2006-04-02, 20:34
I am using Softsqueeze on the notebook. I recorded the files using TotalRecorder; they are 16-bit, 44.1KHz.