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erland
2006-05-07, 03:31
I need some information about how large libraries I should use when testing performance on my plugins. So could you all post some information about the number of albums/tracks in your library and which hardware/software you are running slimserver on. Please post your configuration independent if you are using my plugins or not.

I'll start with my own configuration:

Library size:
217 albums with 2779 songs by 96 artists

Hardware:
Athlon XP 2500+, 1GB memory

Software:
Slimserver: 6.2.2
Database: MySQL 4.0.23
OS: Ubuntu 5.04 (Linux)

klausbgva
2006-05-07, 03:44
My configuration is the following:

794 albums with 9016 songs by 428 artists

File Server
HP Proliant 3Ghz 1GB Ram,GB ethernet, Raid5 3+Hotspate all segate 300GB SATA Raid 8MB Ram controller(LSI) Suse10(Linux),

Slimserver Production
AMD athlon 3Ghz, 2GB Ram, GB Ethernet, Suse 10 (Linux)
MY SQL 5.x 64-bit

Slimserver Development
Ipaq L 733mhz 256MB Ram, 100 MB Ethernet, Suse 10 (Linux)
My SQL 5.x 32bit

Clients
6 Slimbox 3
1 Slimbox 2
2 Over the internet softsqueez

twylie
2006-05-07, 06:53
Your music library contains 4511 albums with 59142 songs by 2412 artists

Server hardware:
2.4Ghz P4 with 1GB RAM running WinXP

Running 6.5b1 (5/2 nightly)

3 - SB3
1 - SB2
1 - SB1G
1 - SliMP3

jth
2006-05-07, 07:20
Your music library contains 1998 albums with 13391 songs by 376 artists.

Server is a 800 MHz VIA C3, 512 MB RAM.
Server 6.2.2 w/sqlite db.
OS is Debian Sarge.

Mark Lanctot
2006-05-07, 07:37
Your music library contains 218 albums with 2492 songs by 403 artists.

Server hardware:

2.8 GHz Pentium 4
512 MB RAM
Windows XP SP2

SlimServer 6.2.2 official

Browny
2006-05-07, 07:40
485 albums with 6324 songs by 1068 artists.

Hardware:
Athlon 1.3Mhz 512Mb RAM

Software:
SlimServer: 6.5b1 - 7038
Database: MySQL 4.1.12
OS: ClarkConnect Home Edition 3.2 (Linux)

Kalidor
2006-05-07, 07:51
Your music library contains 322 albums with 5966 songs by 1031 artists.

Server: P4 3.06GHz, 1.5GB Ram (200MB free), Windows 2003 Enterprise

EnochLight
2006-05-07, 07:59
Library size: 1002 albums with 4596 songs by 881 artists... but...that's as of today; I've only ripped about 15% of my total CD collection. ;-)

Hardware:
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ (clocked to a 4600+ @ 2.41 Ghz), 2048 Megs of RAM

Software:
Slimserver: 6.5b1
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2

mherger
2006-05-07, 12:57
"Die Musikbibliothek enthält 525 Alben mit 6848 Titel von 444 Interpreten."

(You'll get the numbers :-))

Main server: C3/1000, 512MB, SME 6 Linux (contribs.org), 120GB IDE, MySQL
3.x, Slimserver 6.2.2
Dev: Pentium M/1.4GHz, 1GB, Windows XP pro, SQLite, Slimserver 6.5/6.3

--

Michael

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Help translate SlimServer by using the
StringEditor Plugin (http://www.herger.net/slim/)

Sam Lowry
2006-05-07, 13:19
Your music library contains 1797 albums with 21076 songs by 1547 artists.

Pentium 4 2.8Ghz. 768MB RAM, WinXP home

zooropa320
2006-05-07, 14:22
Library size: 1002 albums with 4596 songs by 881 artists...

Interesting. That's only 4.5 songs per album, I'm guessing you have a lot of singles?

Anyway, I maintain a Jukebox folder which only contains the songs I like. I have a separate folder structure which has all of my full rips. The Jukebox has 6,600 songs from 1,300 artists.

bahnsah
2006-05-07, 14:58
Your music library contains 361 albums with 3293 songs by 215 artists.

Hardware:
Pentium 4 2.6 GHz
1.25 MB RAM

Software:
Slimserver: 6.2.2
OS: Windows XP SP2

radish
2006-05-07, 15:17
Your music library contains 883 albums with 11258 songs by 244 artists. (That's with "Various Artists" switched on, the real number is over 1000).

Hardware:
Athlon XP 1.3GHz
512MB RAM

Software:
Slimserver 6.2.2
Windows XP Pro

TimM
2006-05-07, 15:17
1201 albums with 15292 songs by 367 artists

Hardware
Athlon 2.2ghz
2MB RAM

Software
Slimserver 6.2.2
OS Windows XP SP@

snarlydwarf
2006-05-07, 15:34
1105 albums with 11823 songs by 849 artists.

model name : Pentium II (Deschutes)
cpu MHz : 400.918

(yeah, yeah, upgrade that... i have to figure out a clean way to move one of my personal machines at work back home...)

debian-stable/slimserver6.5/mysql5

Mark Lanctot
2006-05-07, 18:51
model name : Pentium II (Deschutes)
cpu MHz : 400.918

(yeah, yeah, upgrade that... i have to figure out a clean way to move one of my personal machines at work back home...)


Interesting - I've got an AMD K6-2 400 MHz. I always wondered how it would perform running SlimServer.

How much RAM do you have? I have 192 MB for that mobo.

It was running Win98SE but given the unpatched security holes I'll be switching to Linux on that machine when I power it up again, probably Ubuntu.

vacaboca
2006-05-07, 19:19
6646 albums with 90292 songs by 9096 artists

Hardware
P4 3.0 GHz
1.5GB RAM
lots of misc. drives, incl. 300GB and 250GB externals and several 36GB and 74GB SCSI drives

Software
Slimserver 6.2.2
OS Windows XP SP2

I have a *lot* more tagging work to do to clean up my artists and genres (currently 294 genres - I'd prefer to have closer to 50 genres, and I know my artist data is inconsistent crap)...

In any event, I find slimserver generally performs OK - sometimes I get some pauses when doing random mixes. I listen to it streaming to Winamp over the Internet to my office more than I actually listen to it on my Squeezebox.

aubuti
2006-05-07, 19:38
246 albums with 2982 songs by 453 artists.

Main system:
Hardware:
Buffalo Gigabit LinkStation (HD-HG250)
PowerPC 266MHz
128MB RAM

Software:
SlimServer Version: 6.5b1 - 6860 - Linux - EN - iso-8859-1
OS: mini-linux via OpenLink 0.51b

---------
Secondary system:
Dell 500MHz Pentium III
256MB RAM
reading music library off the LinkStation NAS (above)

Software:
SlimServer Version: 6.5b1 - 6860 - Linux - EN - iso-8859-1
OS: Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

snarlydwarf
2006-05-07, 19:40
Interesting - I've got an AMD K6-2 400 MHz. I always wondered how it would perform running SlimServer.

How much RAM do you have? I have 192 MB for that mobo.

It was running Win98SE but given the unpatched security holes I'll be switching to Linux on that machine when I power it up again, probably Ubuntu.

It works fine from the remote, the web interface can be a bit balky sometimes. I'm running with 256M on that machine. Rescans take a while (which would probably be less if I tossed another HD into it to move the SQL database onto a different drive... one of these days..), but not so painful that I never do them. I do them almost daily. (I muck with tags a lot and it tends to add artists and never replace them.)

I enjoyed the Trackstat stuff until I got to around 9000 tracks in place and then it started getting slow, but it seems that may be because of a quirk in the way mysql optimizes (or doesn't...) selects, since it was reading millions of records on my machine instead of using the index.

I have an p3/800 or so at work that I need to bring home some year, but... i get mail on it and have a few websites there.

stinkingpig
2006-05-07, 20:02
831 albums with 12481 songs by 880 artists
jack@felix:~> grep Athlon /proc/cpuinfo
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2500+

jack@felix:~> free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1011 986 25 0 63 324
-/+ buffers/cache: 598 413
Swap: 1984 509 1474

top - 20:00:13 up 38 days, 8:02, 5 users, load average: 0.49, 0.45, 0.36
Tasks: 135 total, 1 running, 133 sleeping, 1 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 1.0% us, 8.3% sy, 0.0% ni, 90.7% id, 0.0% wa, 0.0% hi, 0.0% si
Mem: 1035936k total, 1011752k used, 24184k free, 63360k buffers
Swap: 2032172k total, 521388k used, 1510784k free, 332544k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
26302 slimserv 15 0 59728 53m 3004 S 0.0 5.3 5:20.87 slimserver.pl
26305 slimserv 16 0 1544 548 460 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 mDNSResponderPo
5896 mysql 16 0 100m 13m 2656 S 0.0 1.3 23:50.53 mysqld

SuSE 10.0.
--
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin,
So across the Western ocean I must wander" -- traditional

notanatheist
2006-05-07, 21:11
Your music library contains 206 albums with 2422 songs by 673 artists.

Too many "Various Artists" albums that screw things up.

Athlon XP2200, 512, 160GB SoftRAID mirror, 30GB boot drive, Intel Pro100, Slackware current.

Small music collection compared to many of y'all.

peter
2006-05-07, 21:48
On Sun, 7 May 2006 21:11:26 -0700, "notanatheist"
<notanatheist.27h0uz1147061701 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> said:
>
> Your music library contains 206 albums with 2422 songs by 673 artists.
>
> Too many "Various Artists" albums that screw things up.
>
> Athlon XP2200, 512, 160GB SoftRAID mirror, 30GB boot drive, Intel
> Pro100, Slackware current.

882 albums with 6958 songs by 581 artists
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
1.2 TByte diskspace
2 GB RAM
Fedore Core 4

> notanatheist

I'm sorry to hear that.
Hope you get over it someday.

Regards,
Peter (notachristian, notamuslim, notajew, notabuddhist)

synergicity
2006-05-07, 22:17
2173 albums, 27935 tracks, 2186 artists.

Server: 6.2.2 on an Infrant X6 ReadyNAS, modded with 512 mb RAM and a quiet fan. It has four 320 gb WD drives in a RAID5 array. After much fiddling and finetuning, it's working great over gigethernet. I use Moose for my PC front end, when the PC is on. The Infrant also houses the rest of the media library which streams to the modded xbox.

bdelp
2006-05-07, 22:59
9414 albums with 131005 songs by 12136 artists.

LAME --alt-preset standard MP3s
4 400KD WD's in an external USB enclosure.

P4 3.2 Mhz 1GB Ram
SlimServer Version: 6.2.2 - 7135 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252

el payo
2006-05-07, 23:59
"Your music library contains 2066 albums with 22535 songs by 2698 artists."

Main server: PowerMac G4 Cube, 1.25GB, OSX 10.4.6,
125GB internal IDE/250GB external backup drive
connected via Firewire 400 for nightly mirroring of
the Music folder, Slimserver 6.5b1, iTunes Update &
LastFM/AudioScrobbler (thanks James)

1 Squeezebox 2, connected via optical to a Sony
DA80ES, with a pair of old Infinity bookshelf speakers
(which my cable company blew out thanks to unmodulated
volume differences between channels, EAT IT COMCAST) -
new speakers waiting on my bank account

1 Squeezebox 3, connected via optical to a pair of
Edirol MA10D powered speakers

Plus SoftSqueeze running on a MacBook Pro for when I'm
out of the house

slimpy
2006-05-08, 00:42
543 albums with 6334 songs by 287 artists

AMD Duron 800MHz
384MB RAM
SuSE 9.1
SlimServer Version: 6.5b1 - 7218 - Linux - EN - utf8

1 SliMP3
2 SB2 wireless

-s.

jhurley
2006-05-08, 01:36
1489 albums with 19160 songs by 536 artists

SlimServer Version: 6.5b1 - 5073 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
iTunesUpdate 1.4

2 x SB1 Wireless

Intel Pentium 4 3.2MHz
1GB RAM
120+200GB Internal + 160GB External (480GB) Disk Space
Netgear DG834G Router

MrStan
2006-05-08, 03:02
Your music library contains 1536 albums with 19515 songs by 716 artists.

Slim Server version 6.2.2 Official
Hardware Pentium 4 2.5GHz 1Gb Ram
2x300 GB Raid 0 plus USB2 backups
OS. Win XP Professional SP 2

Cleint SB3 Homeplug.

michalon
2006-05-08, 05:25
La collection contient 239 albums avec 3586 morceaux par 203 artistes

Athlon 900 mhz - 512 Mega ram - xp pro

Harani
2006-05-08, 07:14
14,421 songs in 1397 Albums by 89 artists

Slimserver 6.22 running under Windows XP on a "Shuttle" Sempron 2600 with 4 x 250Gb drives in a RAID 5 array (700Gb of usable space) 512Mb Memory


1 Squeezebox3
&
1 Sony VAIO Celeron 333 running Softsqueeze

Maditude
2006-05-08, 07:52
Your music library contains 539 albums with 5320 songs by 303 artists.

SlimServer Version: 6.2.1 - 5194 - freebsd - EN - iso-8859-1
Hardware: Athlon 1.5 GHz cpu, 512 MB RAM, lotsa disk.
OS: FreeBSD 5.4-stable, running apache, mail/courier-imap, samba, slimserver, and lots of other goofy code I write myself.

2 wired SB2's, 1 wireless. Likely buying a (wired) SB3 this summer.

dborn
2006-05-08, 10:02
17381 tracks, 1202 albums, 861 artists (all mp3)
slimserver 6.2.2 Linux
Hardware: Linkstation HDHG300, PPC 266MHz, 128MB
Squeezebox: SB2 wired.
Network: 100Mbps

Daniel

madpatrick
2006-05-08, 10:46
202 albums, 3873 songs, 68 artists.... and growing by the day

Server
Hardware :PIII-1000 mhz, 512 Mb, 160Gb in RAID1, Intel 815EEA (2x) Intel pro/100 LAN
OS :Clarkconnect 3.2R2 office edition, CentOS 2.6.9-28.cc
Software :Slimserver 6.2.2 - 7135 - Linux - NL - utf8


1x SB3 wireless WPA2
2x Softsqueeze

scalesr1
2006-05-08, 11:05
2803 albums | 48526 songs | 6783 artists

All MP3 stored on a Fujitsu Primergy Econel E50 server 4GB RAM, 2 x 300GB
HDD in Raid mirror.

Running Windows 2003 Small Business Server

2 x SB2 wired
1 x SB2 wireless

Slimserver 6.2.2

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: erland [mailto:erland.27fnsb1146998103 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com]
Sent: 07 May 2006 11:31
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Poll: What is your library size and hardware


I need some information about how large libraries I should use when
testing performance on my plugins. So could you all post some
information about the number of albums/tracks in your library and which
hardware/software you are running slimserver on. Please post your
configuration independent if you are using my plugins or not.

I'll start with my own configuration:

Library size:
217 albums with 2779 songs by 96 artists

Hardware:
Athlon XP 2500+, 1GB memory

Software:
Slimserver: 6.2.2
Database: MySQL 4.0.23
OS: Ubuntu 5.04 (Linux)


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T
2006-05-08, 11:46
Your music library contains 1829 albums with 26998 songs by 1854 artists.
(all ripped at mp3 - 320 kbps)

1400MHz Celeron, 256MB, XP-Pro SP2, only used as a music and general server

Tom

nmizel
2006-05-08, 14:06
"Your music library contains 1233 albums with 15309 songs by 399 artists."

Mostly flac on a VIA C3 533MHz running Fedora Core 3 and "SlimServer Version: 6.1.1 - 3774 - Linux - EN - utf8".

Nicolas

ModelCitizen
2006-05-08, 14:48
1003 albums with 11503 songs by 402 artists
All flac encoded.
On a dedidated Dell Latitude, PII 500 with 192mb RAM running Windows XP Home SP2.
Music held on Maxtor OneTouch 3 (500gb) via USB 1.
SlimServer Version: 6.2.2 - 7135 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
1 SB 2 Wireless

MC

sfraser
2006-05-09, 06:39
Approx. 62000 songs.

Hardwear consists of dedicated "household file server" AMD64 with 750M RAM. 1.5TB of HDD space with 900G RAID5 array. This unit is packaged in a thermaltake Armour case and is running XP.

MeSue
2006-05-09, 09:36
1099 albums with 14256 songs by 716 artists
All MP3 files

SlimServer 6.2.2 / SB2 wireless

Athlon X2 3800+ / 2 GB RAM / Win XP Pro
(my main work machine)

Music stored on an extrernal 300 GB Ximeta NetDisk

Mark Lanctot
2006-05-09, 10:14
I'm curious - I see a lot of people saying that their entire music library is MP3.

Without unduly hijacking the thread, would anyone care to elaborate on the reasons why?

- you notice no audible difference?

- you don't have enough storage space?

- compatibility with a portable player?

- ease of conversion?

Just curious.

MeSue
2006-05-09, 10:55
I'm curious - I see a lot of people saying that their entire music library is MP3.
Without unduly hijacking the thread, would anyone care to elaborate on the reasons why?


I started ripping my CDs in 1999-2000. As far as I know, most of these other formats had not come around before then, or if they were around they weren't well known. Storage space was more of an issue back then, though it's not anymore. I also can't tell an audible difference (and I don't consider myself an "audiophile" at all). I ripped my music collection for the convenience of not having to swap CDs all the time.

These days, I stay with MP3 because I couldn't bear the thought of re-ripping, and because it's most compatible with our portable players, TiVo, etc.

kolding
2006-05-09, 11:08
I don't have the exact stats, but, I think:
1069 albums
600+ artists
15501 tracks
44+ days of music
Currently all MP3 (waiting for large disk prices to drop to bring my FLAC collection on line).

Server:
P4 2.4 GHz, 512MB memory
Fedora Core 4
Slimserver 6.2.2 w/ SQLLite DB

bklaas
2006-05-09, 11:09
100% exactly the same response as MeSue on the "Why MP3" question. There is absolutely no way I'm backtracking and re-ripping my CD collection to FLAC, even though that's what all the squeezebox hep cats are doing these days. That would be a colossal waste of my time, esp. considering I don't have the fine-tuned ear to tell the difference between a well ripped MP3 and a FLAC.

since I'm developing ajax support on the Nokia770 skin right now specifically in reference to these variables-- here ya go, direct from my ajax output:
album_count|959 albums
artist_count|939 artists
song_count|11199 songs

Gentoo Linux, Pentium 4 3GHz, 2x250GB SATA HDs (one rsnapshots the other for backup)
3 squeezeboxen (2xSBG, 1xSB3), 1 Nokia 770 for uber-cool remoteness

cheers,
#!/ben

stinkingpig
2006-05-09, 11:09
On 5/9/06, Mark Lanctot <
Mark.Lanctot.27jvmz1147194901 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> I'm curious - I see a lot of people saying that their entire music
> library is MP3.
>
> Without unduly hijacking the thread, would anyone care to elaborate on
> the reasons why?
>
> - you notice no audible difference?
>
> - compatibility with a portable player?
>
>
I'm all MP3 as well, and there it is. I can hear the difference between 128
kbps and 192 kbps, but at 192 or above, it sounds like a CD to me. Blame
Operation Ivy, The Dickies, Mojo Nixon... I do :)

My player (iRiver iHP-120) can play Ogg and WMA, but I want to keep
cross-platform capability (WMA not good there) and my experience with Ogg
radio streaming didn't impress me.

The idea of re-ripping thousands of albums is not acceptable either.

--
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin,
So across the Western ocean I must wander" -- traditional

chiphart
2006-05-09, 11:09
Mark Lanctot wrote:
> Without unduly hijacking the thread, would anyone care to elaborate on
> the reasons why?
> - you notice no audible difference?
> - you don't have enough storage space?
> - compatibility with a portable player?
> - ease of conversion?
> Just curious.

"Your music library contains 2308 albums with 25738 songs by
1422 artists."

The overwhelming majority of my tracks are in mp3 with no flac
(except experiments).

Why? A couple reasons.

- Disk space, as cheap as it is, isn't always so cheap in the
eyes-of-the-spouse. I have ~250GB of tracks now, so it would
obviously be a significant multiple of that were it in FLAC or
something.

- Disk space...with unlimited diskspace, the management
of many multiple drives is still a pain in the butt, even with
rsync, et al.

- I have kids. My days of even attempting to be an audiophile
are over :-) [Small price to pay, imo, which makes me a
heretic I realize.] I listen to music in the following
places:

- My car, through my ipod. Mp3 is a requirement (without
the firmware hacks) and, frankly, who cares?

- My headphones at work. Sure, fidelity is nice, but I
don't concentrate on my music at work, it's in the
background for me.

- At home, on the stereo...which, most of the time, is
either kids' music, something piped into the kitchen
speakers during dinner, or as background. I can count the
number of times that I have taken to *listen* deeply to
music this year on one hand.

- Except at work, I almost exclusively listen to audiobooks of
some sort - whether it's This American Life, something from
audible.com, or whatever. Anyone ripping those to FLAC is a
fool :-)

- Finally, I *don't* notice a difference (most of the time) in
fidelity on tracks ripped well enough. Sure, you've got to
be deaf to not hear a difference on 128 or even 192. But I
rarely hear any difference - based on where/when I listen,
see above - if I use lame's standard preset.

Hope that doesn't kick me out of the club. I know that having
it all in FLAC or something makes my future a lot easier, but
life is full of compromises.


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kolding
2006-05-09, 11:13
I'm curious - I see a lot of people saying that their entire music library is MP3.

Without unduly hijacking the thread, would anyone care to elaborate on the reasons why?

- you notice no audible difference?

Kinda. I have to listen really hard to hear the differences between a 168 kbps VBR MP3 and a FLAC. Maybe I'm weird, or deaf, but that's just me.


- you don't have enough storage space?

I have all my CD's ripped to FLAC and MP3, but I only keep the FLAC offline presently. Personally, I'm waiting for big disks (500GB+) to drop in price so I can bring a RAID array online for reasonable cost.


- compatibility with a portable player?

Yup. iPod's for walking/gym/the wife really likes hers, and a PhatBox in the car, where I won't want to be playing FLAC's (cartridges aren't big enough, and quality really doesn't matter there).

MrC
2006-05-09, 11:15
I don't have the exact stats, but, I think:
1069 albums
600+ artists
15501 tracks
44+ days of music
Currently all MP3 (waiting for large disk prices to drop to bring my FLAC collection on line).

No need to wait - its going to take you quite a while to re-rip to FLAC anyway. You start now, and that new 750 gig drive will be a great bargain soon enough ! :-)

mrfantasy
2006-05-09, 11:20
1029 albums
11476 songs
618 artists

All FLAC, about 300GB of disk space (I only have about 35GB left on the partition on my 400GB hard drive--I can only buy about 50 more CDs until then.)

cliveb
2006-05-09, 11:24
1072 albums, 11903 songs, 388 artists, all FLAC.

Server hardware:
Old AT motherboard
AMD K6-2 500MHz CPU
256MB RAM

Server software:
FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE
Slimserver 6.0.2 using MySQL

Player:
One SB2 (wired), firmware version 11

(Do I win the award for the person running the oldest Slimserver and firmware? :-)

eq72521
2006-05-09, 12:06
Main music server:

- 23260 songs, 1468 albums, 985 artists (and growing)
- Mix of FLAC, Ogg, and MP3
- Athlon XP 1400+
- 768M RAM
- Three drives totaling 480G (retail, real available space: 392G)
- *Loud* mofo that sits in my mechanical room downstairs
- FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE
- SlimServer 6.2.2
- 1 SB3 Wired

In the last few weeks I've worked on building a new music server using an old machine (original build c. 1997). I'm trying to sell a neighbor on an SB3 that I'll set up for him, and I'll throw in the server for him. Also, as I said my main server is loud and placed in my mechanical room. At the time I set that up, it made sense because my SB1G was upstairs, well out of earshot. I have an SB3 up there now and moved the SB1G to my den, which is right next to that mechanical room. Unfortunately, the loudness of that machine is rather distracting when attempting to listen to music in the den, and I recently acquired some new music for which I really want to get some good listening sessions (http://www.dcddiscs.com/). So another part of setting up this other server (which resides in my office, far enough away from the den that I can't hear it) is so I can listen to music in relative silence. Anyway, that server is currently:

- 3161 songs, 273 albums, 121 artists.
- Mostly MP3, 6 albums in FLAC
- Athlon K6/233
- 64M RAM
- 1 20G HD
- FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE
- SlimServer 6.2.2
- 1 SB1G Wired, plus the SB3 upstairs for testing.

I have been pleasantly surprised at the results. Most of what I've read here indicated that I might have some trouble running SlimServer on such an underpowered machine, but so far it has performed flawlessly. Granted, I don't do anything crazy like try to do anything while scanning is in progress. Still, here are some general maximum CPU utilizations that I see (using `top`):

- 5% idle
- 20% SB1G playing MP3
- 30% SB1G playing FLAC (SlimServer + flac)
- 20% SB3 playing MP3 or FLAC
- 30% SB3 playing FLAC + SB1G playing MP3
- 42% SB3 playing FLAC + SB1G playing FLAC
- 48% SB3 synched with SB1G playing FLAC
- 20% SB3 synched with SB1G playing MP3

Most of that was not tested at length, but I've seen few problems. I listened for a few hours to the SB1G playing FLAC with no dropouts or problems with gapless transitions. "Synched playing FLAC" was the only test where I encountered any problems, and that was only that the sync was off by a fraction of a second. I've not played with synching much, but my guess is that this is because the SB3 will play the FLAC natively but the SB1 needed transcoding and that there was perhaps some unaccounted for delay. Synching with MP3 worked great.

Again, I'm really impressed that it all works on such low spec hardware. Hopefully it still works when I put in a 120G drive and load it up with FLACs. If it does I'll be happy because I won't have to give my neighbor one of my better machines. :)

Rene
2006-05-09, 12:45
Current Library size:
7168 albums with 92808 songs by 7168 artists
All FLAC, MusicIP Tagged
mirror of MP3
2 Systems each with 4TB Raid5 for FLAC Archive and Mirror
1 System with 1.5TB Raid5 for MP3 mirror

Rene

T
2006-05-09, 13:42
> - you notice no audible difference?

Yes, I can hear the difference between 320 kbps mp3 and linear when wearing
my AKG 240DFs, and if I couldn't I'd be out of a job, but for normal
listening in an average environment, 320k layer 3 is fine.

> - you don't have enough storage space?

I'm at about 250 GB, and have three mirrors (one at work, another two on
portable disks). Disk prices have come down a lot in the past 6 years, and
perhaps I'll start recoding everything in lossless someday.

> - compatibility with a portable player?

Certainly something to be considered.

Tom

EricBergan
2006-05-09, 13:42
Your music library contains 510 albums with 8178 songs by 596 artists

All lossless WMA

Server:
1.5Ghz P4
1G memory
80/300/500 GByte drives
WinXP SP2
6.2.2

mschr
2006-05-09, 14:53
Library size:
582 albums with 7195 songs by 333 artists

Hardware:
Intel Pentium M 1,80GHz, 1GB memory

Software:
Slimserver: 6.2.2 - 7135 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
OS: Windows XP Home SP2

mftech
2006-05-09, 17:45
Library size:
674 albums with 7796 songs by 394 artists
All encoded in FLAC

Hardware:
Via M10000, with 300G external drive/USB

Software:
Slimserver: 6.2.2
OS: Windows 2000 SP4

Portable:
Rio Karma (compatible with Flac)

Kyle
2006-05-09, 19:49
361 albums with 4534 songs by 243 artists
All flac with artwork
Pentium 4 1.8
250gb external HD
384 MB memory
Slimserver: 6.2.2
OS: Windows XP Pro

kdf
2006-05-09, 20:56
1193 albums with 12032 songs by 553 artists.

broken down by format (roughly):
13 WMA
3060 Flac
7437 mp3
49 ogg
1272 aac
17 ape
18 wav
16 shorten
70 musepack

(yes, I know it doesn't exactly add up :)

Athlon XP 2000+
Knoppmyth R5b7
1G RAM
200G HD, 71% used
Slimserver 6.2.2, 6.3.0, 6.5 and split-scanner branch.
Sqlite and Mysql 4.0.22 (and the one built into split-scanner)

pettefar
2006-05-10, 07:16
175GB MP3s (192)
Sun Ultra 10 with Solaris 10 and latest SS 6.2.2
300GB NAS Snap Server (Raid 1 mirror)

2 SB2s :-
SB2 (kitchen) - Quad 77 with Quad 500 speakers
SB2 (lounge) - Linn Linn Kollektor / LK85 Tannoy 607 speakers

Sounds good to me! Bach and Rammstein are particularly good on this setup.

Nick
--
Nick (AT) Pettefar (DOT) com DoD 1069 MAG 73516 ZZR11 R90s VFR750 Bros 650

A Christian author in the US, for example, has just published a book
claiming RFID will evolve into the mark of the beast featured in
Revelations and presage the end of the world.

rfish
2006-05-10, 11:58
Your music library contains 1159 albums with 7170 songs by 1393 artists.

PII 300MMX 256MByte RAM, 350GByte diskspace
Fedora Core 2
MySQL 4.1
Hosts a teamspeak server too!

1 SB1 in the nursery
1 SB2 in the media room

zooropa320
2006-05-11, 07:36
Current Library size:
7168 albums with 92808 songs by 7168 artists
All FLAC, MusicIP Tagged
mirror of MP3
2 Systems each with 4TB Raid5 for FLAC Archive and Mirror
1 System with 1.5TB Raid5 for MP3 mirror

Rene

That's an impressive setup. Even more impressive is it seems you don't have more than 1 album per artist (7168 albums by 7168 artists). Actually, your 2 4TB systems are still more impressive than that.

Wirrunna
2006-05-11, 15:26
"Your music library contains 906 albums with 13081 songs by 2421 artists."
Edit - All in Apple Lossless.

WinXP
AMD64 3000, 1 Gb RAM, Asus A8M-VM CSM mobo
3 x DiamondMax 10 250Gb in Windows software RAID 5
Antec P150 case

egd
2006-05-11, 15:47
Current Library size:
7168 albums with 92808 songs by 7168 artists

Something tells me your lib stats are corrupted - as many unique artists as albums? 92,808 songs - hope you have many years ahead of you and lots of idle time ;-P

egd
2006-05-11, 16:03
1678 albums with 24596 songs by 735 artists, though I know there is a lot of stiuff not yet in my SlimserverDB. Vast majority is FLAC, there is some mp3 from pre-lossless days which will at some point be reripped.

Hardware:
- Abit IC7-G 3.2Ghz PE, 1GB Ram, assorted HDDs
- ABit AW8-MAX 2.8 Ghz Dualcore, 1GB Ram, assorted HDDs
- 2 x very expensive placeholders otherwise known as ReadyNAS NVs, one with 4x400GB Hitachi, the other with 4x500GB Seagate. Throughput issues from PC's to NVs have thus far prevented their deployment - the idea is one will act as backup server, the other will sit next to and be cabled to the SB3.

Jez
2006-05-11, 16:19
Your music library contains 2534 albums with 24787 songs by 4397 artists. Last time I looked iTunes said I had about 79 days of music . . scarey . . does this mean I'm addicted?

It runs on an old 800Mhz TiBook in the closet running SlimServer Version: 6.2.2 - 6583 - Mac OS X 10.4.6

GrepZen
2006-05-12, 03:02
SlimServer v6.2.2 is serving: 2992 albums with 29227 songs by 2141 artists
On the following baseline: Dual Opteron 2.2Ghz, 4GRam, 1.6T filespace, WIN2K3

I encode most audio at 320 VBR/0 unless the music/voice quality requires lossless encoding.
--Total space used by music is ~190G

There are two SB3's and numerous SoftSqueezes connected.
& one of the SB3's is connecting from out of state. --great feature!

joncourage
2006-05-12, 19:49
552 albums with 6892 songs by 883 artists

Mix of mostly FLAC and some MP3

SlimServer Version: 6.5b1 - 6939 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252

P4 2.8Ghz Sony Vaio Laptop with 256Mb RAM running XP Pro, dedicated to running Slim for the most part, hardwired to my WAP. Linksys NSLU2 with 2x300GB USB drives, one primary and one for nightly backup.

SB3 running firmware 41 I believe, wireless, and occassionally when I'm not feeling lazy, wired.

cepheid
2006-05-12, 21:13
Yikes... I thought I had a big library, but most of yours make mine seem like a shoebox full of old cassettes! Yowzah!

From SlimServer: "Your music library contains 476 albums with 5403 songs by 643 artists."

("Various Artists" is turned off, and I haven't yet enabled parsing of the semi-colon separation for multiple artists, so the artist count is quite off.)

All files in Apple Lossless (ripped from my CDs), streamed as FLAC to the SB3 which is connected wirelessly (D-Link DI-624 router, 802.11g-only mode, WPA-PSK enabled). Server is 6.2.2 (release version), running on a PowerMac G4 tower ("Gigabit Ethernet" version from 2000: dual 500MHz CPUs, 720 MB RAM) connected via ethernet, music on an external 250GB Lacie "F.A. Porsche" drive connected via Firewire 400. 6-year-old computer still runs like clockwork and is even acceptably fast for "average" usage - the SlimServer runs truly slim and doesn't affect usage (max CPU usage of ~10%).

I would *love* to have a library as big as the rest of you... just don't have the cash to buy all those CDs, even from used-CD stores. Oh, would that I could...

synergicity
2006-05-12, 22:47
For me, the reason is I did A/B testing (double blind) and I couldn't hear the difference betweent the CD and Lame alt-preset-standard MP3. And if you read much at all on hydrogenaudio.com, you'll see that not many can. There are problem tracks that highlight the difficulties of MP3 encoding but most folks who say they can hear the difference are experiencing the placebo effect. And they spend hundreds of dollars on power cables. Placebo is a fun word, don't you think?


I'm curious - I see a lot of people saying that their entire music library is MP3.

Without unduly hijacking the thread, would anyone care to elaborate on the reasons why?

- you notice no audible difference?

- you don't have enough storage space?

- compatibility with a portable player?

- ease of conversion?

Just curious.

RiccardoR
2006-05-13, 01:40
"La tua raccolta musicale contiene 1528 albums con 21985 brani di 465 artisti."

Most are 224Kb MP3's, there are some FLAC (for gapless playing of classical music and live cd).

My system is:

HP e-PC 40, Pentium III 1GHz, 256M Ram, 300Gb HD (this pc is dedicated only to Slimserver)
HP iPaq 5550 Handheld for a better remote control (with a big battery drain!!)

"Versione SlimServer: 6.2.2 - 7135 - Windows XP - IT - cp1252"
O.S.: Windows XP with XPLite (so runs good with my hardware)

nelamvr6
2006-05-13, 08:23
My hardware:

AMD Athon64 X2 4800+
ASUS A8N-SLI-Premium motherboard
4 GB PC3200 Corsair XMS C2 RAM (soon to be 4 GB)
eVga 7800GTX KO Video Card
Disc 0=74GB WD SATA Raptor
Disc 1=250GB WD SATA
Disc 2=500GB Seagate ATA
PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI PSU
Windows XP Pro. 64 Bit

All of my flac files are on Disc 2 above. It is currently filled with 278 GB of flac files.

Slimserver reports:

869 Albums
9811 Songs
449 Artists

zooropa320
2006-05-13, 08:32
I'm curious - I see a lot of people saying that their entire music library is MP3.

Without unduly hijacking the thread, would anyone care to elaborate on the reasons why?

- you notice no audible difference?

- you don't have enough storage space?

- compatibility with a portable player?

- ease of conversion?

Just curious.

I would guess the reason for some people is also because mainstream mp3 encoders came along first and therefore people dedicated a significant amount of time/effort ripping their cd collections and building fairly sizeable collections. I'm sure if many of us were to do it again we would go the flac route from the start, especially considering the drop in hard drive costs. That said, I think most people are like me and have a difficult time justifying the time/effort to re-rip for a benefit they probably can't hear. I upgraded my dac, amp & speakers a little less than 6 months ago and right after I purchased my SB3. I thought the new setup would reveal differences between flac and mp3 but it does not. VBR MP3s which are encoded using LAME and the -alt preset standard flag (APS) reproduce excellent sound quality in my experience.

bephillips
2006-05-13, 09:21
Now that I've finally sorted out a problem of not being able to access one of my directories due to some problem with a symbolic link, I am able to answer.

My music library contains 1511 albums with 22560 songs by 1686 artists. Mostly FLAC ripped from my CD collection or downloaded live shows, some SHN, APE, MP3.

Hardware:
Serving on a Mac G4 400 MHz Tower w/ 704 MB RAM (circa 2000)
Apple Airport Extreme WiFi router
Squeezebox

Software:
Mac OS 10.3.9
SlimServer Version: 6.2.2 - 7135
ripping to FLAC and auto-tagging with abcde in the UNIX terminal
tagging with MediaRage
Azureus BitTorrent client
Transmit FTP
Browser: Firefox

Currently listening to Tomorrow Never Knows from 801 Live by 801

http://db.etree.org/bephillips

http://bigbluetarp.com

relen
2006-05-14, 02:25
1082 albums with 12342 songs by 623 artists. Mainly FLAC except for some really early rips to mp3 (gradually being replaced) and downloaded TV music mp3s.

400GB music library drive with 100G free.
SlimServer Version: 6.5b1 - 7336 (at the moment) - Linux FC3
Intel Celeron CPU 1300MHz

Tagging with EasyTag and MediaRage
Album art via Album Art Aggregator, Album Cover Art Downloader and manual searches.

Current playlist includes:
Biosphere - Kobresia
Sergei Kuryokhin - Sparrow Oratorio
Caravan - Land of Grey & Pink
Beaver & Krause - In A Wild Sanctuary
Stravinsky - Firebird...

CarlOtto
2006-05-19, 10:05
>>>Your music library contains 1776 albums with 10049 songs by 1277 artists.

Almost all in FLAC (I was lucky to come in rather late and I didn't have a large MP3 collection). Classical CD's (Album = "Symphony no.1..." etc so each CD is tagged as typically a couple of Albums). Around 900 complete CD's.

Hardware:
Media PC built using a Zalman TNN300 (Totally No Noise = no fans anywhere). Windows 2003 Server + Athlon 3200. 500GB hard disk, no raid since I keep only copies of the music here - second copy on my main computer (untill it has filled up in estimated 6 months from now...) and third copy on a NAS (paranoid...).
Player = SoftSqueeze via a Lynx-II sound card (because it has balanced outputs and can be clocked externally).
Using a SqueezeBox for display and control (sync'ed with SoftSqueeze) but as it is not needed for playing, none of the outputs are connected anywhere.

bobajobrob
2006-05-20, 14:32
Around 4000 mp3s.

Software: Fedora Core 2, 2.6.5 kernel, SlimServer 2.6.2 with Softsqueeze.

Hardware: Abit BE6 mobo, PIII 700Mhz, 750 Mb RAM, Sound Blaster Live!, 40Gb SCSI disk, 250Gb IDE disk.

It's not fast hardware by today's standards, but most of it is 9 years old and still going!

Bustofa
2006-05-21, 08:55
Your music library contains 767 albums with 10695 songs by 1668 artists.
All MP3 at 256KB VBR - at the moment

Main Server:
Buffalo Linkstation HD-HLAN160
Slimserver Version: 5.4.1

Alternate Server:
AMD Sempron 3000+
2GB RAM
Windows XP
Slimserver Version: 6.2.1
Music Magic
[Your music library contains 772 albums with 10696 songs by 1664 artists.] - Hmm. Same source disk.

2xSB1

Nicola Fankhauser
2006-05-26, 04:44
the nslu2 has 32mb ram and a 266mhz ARM processor. :)

my library is about 10'000 tracks, about 50% FLAC (ripped from my own CD collection) and 50% MP3 files.

regards
nicola

smhx4
2006-05-27, 22:45
Your music library contains 3570 albums with 39646 songs by 2073 artists

gutted
2006-05-28, 07:01
Most info in my sig - but the web panel reports the following:

1022 albums with 6397 songs by 609 artists.

Other details:
Intel SE440BX-2 motherboard, with an adaptor to allow installation of the 1.4GHz Celeron chip.
512MB Crucial RAM.

Soundcard is actually disabled in this particular PC, as I don't use it for anything other than storing MP3s and running slim.

EDIT: reason that mine is all MP3 is because at the time I started ripping my CDs I couldn't afford the disk space. Now that prices have come down so much, I plan to get a couple more disks at some point and begin the long process of ripping everything to a lossless format.

streaml1ne
2006-05-28, 09:26
Your music library contains 451 albums with 6302 songs by 623 artists.

Pentium 3 800MHz, 512MB ram, FreeBSD 5.3
SlimServer 6.2.2 (revision is a week or two before the official release)
MySQL 4.1.x
1 Squeezebox v3

All APE files are stored on a separate file server with half a terabyte RAID5 running FreeBSD 6.1. I export that directory via NFS.

jhonsberger@msn.com
2006-05-28, 18:34
10 inches thick as a tree trunk
adl amp
parasound preamp
1000 artists 12000 songs

DLORDE
2006-05-29, 06:49
My music library contains 323 albums with 4116 songs by 608 artists.

Hosted on a Dell Dimension XPS running WinXP SP2, 3Ghz dual core Pentium processor, 2.5GB RAM, ~500GB HD storage. SlimServer 6.2.2, SqueezeBox.

Lookin for a stand-alone wireless music server to get the full collection on, but prices are a little high atm.

Currently listening to SomaFM Presents: Groove Salad @128k from Slim Devices Picks. Not hi-fi, but very soothing :-)

Rene
2006-06-02, 12:19
Something tells me your lib stats are corrupted - as many unique artists as albums? 92,808 songs - hope you have many years ahead of you and lots of idle time ;-P

indeed; here are the latest numbers:
Your music library contains 7298 albums with 94702 songs by 10031 artists.

regards
Rene

ajmitchell
2006-07-15, 15:40
Slimserver reports "Your music library contains 4649 albums with 9213 songs by 2519 artists"

However, itunes reports 1096 albums, 9206 songs, and 2536 artists (total listening time is 28.7 days!)

This appears to be causes by the 6.3.0 duplicate entry bug.

All mp3s maximum VBR or 320kbps and 1/3 duplicate on a second server all Apple lossless

Alex
ps. Thats about 10% of Rene's collection (but I purposely delete anything ripped from CD I don't like)

jonheal
2006-07-15, 16:05
Your music library contains 652 albums with 5299 songs by 1042 artists.

Home brew Athlon XP 2400+ 2GHz
512 MB RAM
Windows XP Pro
SlimServer Version: 6.3.1 - 8278 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
(Mostly) FLACs and (some) mp3s on a disk connected to an NSLU2

MrSinatra
2006-07-15, 16:30
i'm still ripping in my stuff, but i'm closer to done than not.

"Your music library contains 1350 albums with 16597 songs by 1630 artists"

this is also changing as i better check my tags.

hardware in my sig.

Michaelwagner
2006-07-15, 17:33
564 albums with 8711 songs by 2263 artists.

Runs on a not-at-all dedicated 1.8GHz PIV with 512MB running W2K SP4. Machine is my work at home desktop, so Corel Draw, M$ Orifice suite, AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop, 200GB disk storage on 2 spindles (original as shipped 80GB and 120GB added later).

Runs 2 Squeezeboxen, a 1 and a 3. Going to change the 1 to a 3 in a few months.

All MP3. About 3/4 of my library was ripped before I'd even heard of Slim Devices. This is probably 1/3 of my CDs, but most of my dance music (the library was originally scanned for my DJing purposes). Dance venues generally have accoustics that sound like a toilet, so MP3s were fine and carrying the CDs (what I did before) was breaking my back.

I also have vinyl stretching back to just after the flood, and I shudder to think what I'm going to do about those. Most I haven't even cleaned in 10 years but I'm still reluctant to part with them before ripping them, and I never seem to find the time to do that.

All MP3s are 320kbps CBR. I think some file utility once told me that all my MP3s are encoded using LAME. If so, it was under the covers. I use this ancient application that came with my Audiotron to rip all my CDs. It still works, it's the next best thing to automatic, it almost always does a good job, and I haven't had the time to research other less automatic options.

Then I often fix up the tags, add artwork, etc, with Tag & Rename.

[edit]I forgot to say. Server version is 6.2.2 - 6200

stinkingpig
2006-07-15, 21:03
928 albums with 14025 songs by 958 artists.

However I'm still having some tag trouble, particularly with older albums
that were ripped with id3v1 tags that mp3tag is obstinately not deleting,
despite configuration telling it to do so... I think the track and artist
numbers are right, but the album number is probably 10 or 20 too high.

I force all multi-CD albums (e.g. Physical Grafitti, the White Album, or
audiobooks) into a single album.
--
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin,
So across the Western ocean I must wander" -- traditional

Kevin O. Lepard
2006-07-15, 22:18
619 albums with 6386 songs by 800 artists.

I have some tags that need to be tweaked, but nothing serious. I
haven't upgraded to 6.3.0 yet. I really need to go through and fix a
few things. I also need a better way to tag all my classical albums,
but I'm not entirely sure what that is yet.

>I force all multi-CD albums...into a single album

Me, too. If disk 1 has 14 tracks, I make the 1st track of the second
disk 15 and go from there.

Slimserver 6.2.2 - 7135 - on a iMac 700 MHz G3 with 1 Gig RAM running
Mac OS X 10.3.9 (7W98)
--
Kevin O. Lepard

Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.

docbee
2006-07-16, 01:13
My music library contains 3230 albums with 39877 songs by 1448 artists.

Server is a quite outdated P3 800 MHz, 384 KB RAM, 1.3 TB Raid 5 (6x250GB sw raid), SuSe 8.2

MrSinatra
2006-07-19, 13:20
Originally Posted by Mark Lanctot
I'm curious - I see a lot of people saying that their entire music library is MP3.

Without unduly hijacking the thread, would anyone care to elaborate on the reasons why?

- you notice no audible difference?

thats right. and neither do most other people.

i have used lame 3.96.1 or higher at 256kbps-cbr qval=1 j-stereo for all my stuff, and it sounds great, and gives me around a 7 to 1 compression ratio.

now, if people were honest in their testing methods, they would take a blind test, that a friend administers. play song X as a wav, a flac, a mp3 (with my settings) whatever, but don't tell the listener which is which. have THEM say which is which. (and be sure to on some tests, not change the format at all) do it multiple times with multiple songs. you'll laugh out loud at how wrong they are.

most people in fact, if they notice anything, notice slight differences in sound levels, and more often than not, they associate the louder sound with being the higher quality one. so if you're really serious about conducting double blind tests, u need a DB meter to compensate for any differences in replay gain between formats; in other words, you want to make sure you have the same sound pressure levels consistent from format to format for the same song.


- you don't have enough storage space?

- compatibility with a portable player?

- ease of conversion?

Just curious.

i have a 200gig HD just for mp3. i figured its enough for now, (i have 38gigs free with some more to rip still) and at 256 it would give me the right mix of quality / size and compatibility, so i could use it in portables or share with friends easily, whatever.

another consideration is, how perfect do you need your music anyway? i have lots of songs and i like them, but there's probably only 100 or so albums i'd really care enough about to be lossless on. and then if i do that, i now have to decide if i'm going to keep the mp3 versions, for the reasons i mentioned above.

sure, mp3 might be technically "lossy" but that only matters if one can tell, and i don't think nearly as many people can tell, as some would lead you to believe. until they pass a double blind test with statistically significant results, i don't believe it.


I would guess the reason for some people is also because mainstream mp3 encoders came along first and therefore people dedicated a significant amount of time/effort ripping their cd collections and building fairly sizeable collections. I'm sure if many of us were to do it again we would go the flac route from the start, especially considering the drop in hard drive costs. That said, I think most people are like me and have a difficult time justifying the time/effort to re-rip for a benefit they probably can't hear. I upgraded my dac, amp & speakers a little less than 6 months ago and right after I purchased my SB3. I thought the new setup would reveal differences between flac and mp3 but it does not. VBR MP3s which are encoded using LAME and the -alt preset standard flag (APS) reproduce excellent sound quality in my experience.

right on. and i would say flac at 2-1 is not yet attractive, when i can get 7-1 with mp3, and have an easier time with portables and sharing.

jmho. -mdw

relen
2006-07-19, 13:33
Whether you can tell or not depends on a lot of factors - a proper double-blind test on studio-quality equipment is required - but that's only part of the story.

The thing about a lossless storage medium is that you have a bit-accurate copy of the original. So if, in the future, you have better gear where you CAN tell the difference, or you want to try a replay technique, say, for generating surround from stereo and requires accurate phase relationships, etc, then if you have a lossless version of the content you will be fine, but with a lossy technique you won't.

In addition, with a lossy technology you can rip things like DTS CDs and decode them on playback: this requires end-to-end bit-accuracy.

The purpose of a perceptual (lossy) coding technique is to save space/bandwidth by removing things you can't hear. But "things you can't hear" depends on a lot of factors.

By all means make lossy copies for the portable stereo, etc, where space is really important and you are after portability and convenience rather than quality, but, I would suggest, make sure you have a lossless original somewhere - the CD or a lossless rip - because one day you might just need it.

--Richard E

shabbs
2006-07-19, 13:58
I'll jump in and play too.

Library: 782 albums with 8,609 songs by 539 artists.
File Server: Linksys NSLU2 with a WD 250GB USB drive
SlimServer Version: 6.5b1 - 8255 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
SlimServer Hardware: Intel PD Dual Core - 940 3.2GHz with 2GB RAM (my primary desktop)

All of my music files are VBR MP3s. They have been ripped using EAC in Secure mode from original source and then compressed to MP3s using LAME. The version of LAME has changed over the years. Most of my files were done with LAME v3.90.3 using the --alt-preset extreme setting. Now I'm using LAME v3.97b2 with the -V 0 setting.

I should have started out ripping to FLAC and MP3 simultaneously for long term storage and future-proofing, but I was not thinking that far ahead back then.

Cheers.

wr420
2006-07-19, 14:46
5616 albums with 62121 songs by 7745 artists

Linux Mandriva 2006, dell gx260 Pent 4 2.4, 512megs, 700gigs raid5 on a NAS(gig between nas and server)
95% mp3
5% ogg, flac, wav, mpc
scan takes just under 2 hours with 6.3.1/mysql

SadGamerGeek
2006-07-19, 16:20
517 albums with 6452 songs by 1880 artists

(All MP3)

Hardware - Epia Via M10000 mboard with integrated 1Ghz C3 CPU & 512MB RAM. Internal 3.5" 80Gb IDE 133 drive.

OS - Linux Fedora FC5 (with downgraded Perl for performance!)

BigBirdy
2006-07-19, 18:13
AMD Athlon 2500, 2gb Ram, 3Ware 9500s-8, 4x500gb Seagate 7200 drives, RAID-5 (1.3TB), Gigabit ethernet, CentOS 4.3, currently re-ripping all CD's, around 1200 or so as FLAC. Dedicated media server.

Johnny Stork

chris.mason
2006-07-20, 02:59
My library has 217 albums with 2645 songs by 108 artists.

My configuration is :

Windows XP SP2
MySQL 5.0
SlimServer 6.3.1 (lastest official build)
Music IP 6.4 beta
Intel Pentium 4 2.5ghz
2Gb RAM

SqueezeBox 3 running wireless

All music has been ripped to FLAC.

This PC also runs other stuff like games, generally browsing, word processing and so forth. After I build a new PC, I hope to make a dedicated media server.

Squirrel
2006-07-22, 08:55
623 albums with 8705 songs by 1269 artists.

Hardware: AMD AthlonXP 2800+, 512MB RAM, 120GB ATA-133 and 300GB SATA HDs, gigabit LAN, NetBSD 2.0.2.

Dedicated media server, runs SlimServer, daapd (for iTunes), Samba (for Windows and Audiotron) and Apache with custom PHP scripts for video and music playback on Pinnacle ShowCenter.

I don't do any ripping on this box (got another NetBSD box set up as a workstation for this, same CPU but 1.5GB RAM). Use cdparanoia for extraction and lame (with options -V0 -q1 -b32 -mj) for encoding.

In a back to back test between WAV (or FLAC) and MP3, both played through WinAmp with Creative MP3Blaster USB sound card feeding into Arcam Black Box 50, Yamaha DSP-A592 amplifier and Eltax Symphony 6 speakers, I could just about make out a difference between MP3 and lossless... but only just. Listened to in isolation it sounds just fine running through an offboard DAC.

Interestingly feeding the digital output from the Squeezebox into the Black Box 50 sounded better than using the SPDIF output on the USB sound card. Tried with co-ax and optical connections, and both times it sounded better. Less jitter on the Squeezebox's SPDIF out perhaps?

Mark Lanctot
2006-07-22, 11:32
Interestingly feeding the digital output from the Squeezebox into the Black Box 50 sounded better than using the SPDIF output on the USB sound card. Tried with co-ax and optical connections, and both times it sounded better. Less jitter on the Squeezebox's SPDIF out perhaps?

The Squeezebox is isolated from the electrically noisy PC environment.

Also the Squeezebox hardware is vastly superior to almost all soundcards on the market.

autopilot
2006-07-22, 12:45
186 albums with 5163 songs by 116 artists (way more artists than that really, it just the way i tag various artist albums to aviod confusing myself and girlfriend).

1 Wireless Squeezebox. Prefer to use Foobar2000 than Softsqueeze.

limServer Version: 6.5b1 - 8509 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252 <- Waaaaay better than the bug tastic 6.3.1 IMO.

Athlon 64 3400 - 1 Gig'o'RAM - Samsung Spinpoint 250Gb SATA with an Seagage 120Gb for backups.

My music is a mad mix of mostly Ogg and FLAC, with quie a bot of MP3 and WMA too.

bp33
2006-07-22, 12:48
My music library contains 2102 albums with 27182 songs by 947 artists. I still have hundreds of CDs to rip.

Most are 128kbps AAC - it best meets my needs - but I have a lot of 192 MP3 from before I changed. I'm slowly converting the MP3s to AAC (by re-ripping, not transcoding).

Slimserver running on a dual proc PowerMac G5. My two SB3s are on ethernet; I reserve wireless for mobile devices.

iSix
2006-07-22, 15:31
Your music library contains 793 albums with 23183 songs by 2290 artists.

Buffalo linkstation (400GB, 266Mhz powerpc processor, 64MB ram IIRC) with external 500GB seagate hdd, thrown behind my tv bench somewhere.
Slimserver 6.3.1
Wireless squeezebox 3

Michaelwagner
2006-07-22, 15:51
793 albums with 23183 songs by 2290 artists.

Buffalo linkstation (400GB, 266Mhz powerpc processor, 64MB ram IIRC)
How's performance?

RalphO
2006-07-23, 11:15
Your music library contains 510 albums with 6033 songs by 795 artists.

Mostly FLAC.

iSix
2006-07-23, 13:45
How's performance?
Fine. There's a slight delay when scrolling through long lists of tracks, or when browsing whilst it's updating the database, but it doesn't effect the playback of music.


9:45pm up 26 days, 9:21, 1 user, load average: 0.07, 0.02, 0.00
33 processes: 32 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 7.2% user, 0.9% system, 0.0% nice, 91.8% idle
Mem: 62544K total, 59256K used, 3288K free, 2244K buffers
Swap: 530136K total, 22420K used, 507716K free, 15980K cached

root@SLIMSERVER:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
cpu : 82xx
revision : 16.20 (pvr 8081 1014)
bogomips : 129.84
vendor : Motorola SPS
machine : Sandpoint
processor : PVID: 0x80811014, vendor: Motorola

root@SLIMSERVER:~# cat /proc/meminfo
total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 64045056 60538880 3506176 0 2318336 22081536
Swap: 542859264 22958080 519901184
MemTotal: 62544 kB
MemFree: 3424 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 2264 kB
Cached: 15992 kB
SwapCached: 5572 kB
Active: 31896 kB
Inactive: 23464 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 62544 kB
LowFree: 3424 kB
SwapTotal: 530136 kB
SwapFree: 507716 kB

CarlOtto
2006-07-23, 14:06
SlimServer Version: 6.5b1 - 7444 - Windows Server 2003 - EN - cp1252

Media server with AMD Athlon 3200+, 2GHz, 500 MB memory, 500 GB hard disk. No raid because of the noise level (in the sitting room) and also I found it better to have 1 separate NAS (at home) with weekly backups and 1 NAS parked with a friend - switching places every month or so.

Lynx II soundcard driven by SoftSqueeze (service), feeding external DAC. I just removed my SB3 (which I used as a control unit only) and replaced it with an IPaq handheld (because all members of family just couldn't learn the SB3 remote and because I like to see the artwork of what I'm listening to).

Albums 2,240
Tracks: 11,520
Artists: 1,670

Approximately 1,000 CD's in (mostly) FLAC (using classical music tagging so 1 album = 1 work meaning normally several albums on one CD).

240 GB and still ripping. Have another 2-3 hundred CD's to go.

ncpl
2006-08-01, 11:50
Your music library contains 530 albums with 7059 songs by 866 artists.

P4 / Win XP Pro / 400GB Seagate backed up to USB Seagate drive

I still have about 100-ish CD's to go.

deadkenny
2006-08-01, 17:28
Your music library contains 511 albums with 6928 songs by 226 artists.

Most are MP3 but I'm currently re-ripping my CD collection to Flac to play natively on the SB3 and to convert as necessary to MP3 for my iRiver H10. Many of the MP3s I've got are old rips and not very good so it needs re-doing.

System...

Abit KT7-RAID motherboard
Athlon XP1400+ clocked at 2Ghz with 100FSB (thus clocking way over the original spec of the board which was 1.4Ghz max!. The underclocking of the FSB seems to do no harm. This machine flies compared to many supposedly faster machines).
Aprox 500Gb storage made up of 3 IDE drives and one big SATA drive. Might slap in another big SATA and get it up to 1TB some day.
1GB memory
Windows XP Pro SP2
54g Wireless

It's used as a photo editing station and media ripping device as well as just plain slimserver. I rip my CDs with EAC

I thought about using my K6-2 400 Fedora server as that's always on, but that's already being used as a mail, web and download server.

Was thinking about trying out the Wake-On-LAN feature but I think I'll have to go back to wired ethernet on my slimserver box and not sure my nic has Wake-On-LAN.

blackbear
2006-09-08, 19:43
My music library contains 432 albums with 4317 songs by 225 artists.
99% FLAC ripped with EAC.

Software:
SlimServer 6.3.1
ClarkConnect 3.2 Linux

Hardware:
SFF Pentium-III 600MHz
256 MB RAM
320 GB disk (WD Caviar SE)

Squeezebox 3 wired-only


For those who have little or no Linux knowledge, but have an old PC they want to use for SlimServer, I can highly recommend ClarkConnect Linux. It has good hardware support, is easy to install, and can be fully managed through an easy-to-use web-based interface. The "Home Edition" of CC is free to download and use, and is all you need.

mantis007
2006-09-08, 20:15
5205 albums with 58557 songs by 2766 artists al FLAC

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice core, 2GB ram
3+ TB's of drive space - not all used

SlimServer Version: 6.3.1 - 8468 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252

Pale Blue Ego
2006-09-09, 09:56
3781 Albums with 18805 songs by 2702 Artists

AMD Athlon 2000+ with 512 RAM, 500GB on 2 HDDs
ClarkConnect 3.2 Linux
SlimServer Version: 6.2.2

3) Squeezebox3
1) Squeezebox1G
1) Slimp3

Another vote for ClarkConnect as a slimserver platform. Very easy to install. Low overhead means more resources can be dedicated to slimserver. Once installed, the system can be run headless, without keyboard, mouse, or monitor. Control it from any other computer on the network, using a simple web interface. Excellent performance and reliability. Suitable for Linux newbies.

dennisd
2006-09-09, 10:35
8890 albums with 128958 songs by 12034 artists

5 SB3
2 SB2

2 are on 100Bt ethernet, 4 on Homeplug, 1 wireless (Homeplug doesn't work across my GFI.) Only wireless causes problems.
1.5TB RAID5 on 3.0GHz Intel

-Life is Good!
Dennisd

Michaelwagner
2006-09-09, 10:45
Dennis: What version of slimserver? How much RAM? What OS?

dennisd
2006-09-09, 12:46
"Dennis: What version of slimserver? How much RAM? What OS?"

6.5b1, trying to keep up with daily, currently running Version: 6.5b1 - 9519 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252.

1GB on this machine. Windows XP Pro. (I run the SB synch'ed, which is the reason I get p**sed at wireless, which lets me down.)

I've gone from 14 hours scan time on 6.3.1 to 3 hours on the 6.5 series. Well Done! I run a wonderful and reliable Infrant x6 as a deep backup when the beta's are wonky.
Dennisd

Jeff52
2006-09-09, 13:08
728 albums with 9818 songs by 403 artists, about 95% FLAC.

Pentium 4 2.8GHz
1 GB RAM
Western Digital 320 GB Raid 1
Windows XP-Pro

SlimServer v 6.3.1

Maxtor 300 GB USB disc
Seagate 750 GB USB disc

Squeezebox 3
Squeezebox 2
Squeezebox 1G (not presently in use)

Homeplug to SB3 in dedicated audio room in basement and wireless to SB2 used in TV/audio system upstairs.

depeche
2006-09-10, 12:39
As a complete novice to the Linix world, I am looking for suggestions as to
what distro to use for a file server/slimserver/gateway type setup.

It will be runnning on my current hardware:
VIA Nehemiah (1 Ghz)
512 RAM
2x 250 Gig HD

I am also looking for firewire and USB support (I have no idea if this is a
big deal....)
Needt o be able to run headless with somesort of remote admin from a Win XP
box.

Andrew

mherger
2006-09-10, 12:46
> As a complete novice to the Linix world, I am looking for suggestions as
> to what distro to use for a file server/slimserver/gateway type setup.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=27195

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monty77
2006-09-10, 13:04
As a complete novice to the Linix world, I am looking for suggestions as to
what distro to use for a file server/slimserver/gateway type setup.

It will be runnning on my current hardware:
VIA Nehemiah (1 Ghz)
512 RAM
2x 250 Gig HD

I am also looking for firewire and USB support (I have no idea if this is a
big deal....)
Needt o be able to run headless with somesort of remote admin from a Win XP
box.

Andrew

I had exactly the same requirements and I went with Clark Connect. It's kind on resources, has a nice web GUI for management (although you still have to get your hands dirty for some things) and seems rock solid - nice support forums too.

I'm using it as an FTP/web server, slimserver and NFS server for my TViX HD media box and it all works like a charm.

HTH
Adam

Raptus
2007-02-03, 11:05
5664 albums with 82933 songs by 5522 artists.

6.5.1 on a multipurpose windows (XP Pro) server machine:
- Athlon XP @2Ghz
- 1GB RAM
- 400GB & 2x250GB & 160GB HD

Only SoftSqueeze right now, but SB3 in the future :D

ModelCitizen
2007-02-03, 11:17
5664 albums with 82933 songs by 5522 artists.
Crikey. Are they all tagged correctly? :-)
MC

Nostromo
2007-02-03, 11:32
368 albums with 4105 songs by 182 artists.

SlimServer 6.5.1

Windows XP Pro running on
Athlon64 3000+
1 GB ram
A 160 GB and a 400 GB hard drive

Love the latest version of SQL playlist, BTW. Thanks for all the great work!

Raptus
2007-02-03, 11:40
Crikey. Are they all tagged correctly? :-)
You've hit the soft spot, actually it's a mess, but I'm slowly working through the files...

Soulman
2007-02-03, 11:55
Die Musikbibliothek enthält 11371 Alben mit 113705 Titel von 5166 Interpreten.
(You get the numbers I guess...)

Should be some 800 artists more, but I rencently lost a drives and its not back from repair so far.

Running OS X Tiger on a 1 ghz G4 Cube 1 GB Ram... slow machine, rescan the DB takes up to 4 hours, but other then that it works quite well. Feeds a SB1 and a SoftSqueeze currently.

I use 5x 250 GB external drives.

Let us not talk about ID tags. I guess only about 50% are tagged well. I recently sold my whole Vinyl collection... just took up too much space. I took pictures of the sleeves before that and now I´m still in the process of changing the tags. Some 3-4 records per weekend. So I will be finished around... ehem... 20 years after I´m dead.


Mark Lancelots question: All in MP3. Lossless formats use to much space (using 1,25 Tera in MP3...what whould that mena in FLAC or Apple Lossless? 5 Tera?). I encode everything in 256 Kbit VBR Highest Q. Cannot here a difference to lossless no matter what I try. Furthermore MP3 has the advantage of being playble in almost all players todate. My car, my iPod, my Sons NoName MP3 player, my Sons CellPhone, etc etc.

rde_w
2007-02-04, 03:25
Library info : 335 albums with 4171 songs by 180 artists.

Server : Athlon XP1800+, 1GB RAM, 160GB drive
Operating Sys : Suse 10.1
Slimserver : 6.5.0 - 9916 - Linux - EN - iso-8859-1
Plugins : AlienBBC
Squeezebox 3 : 2 (wireless)
Squeezebox 2 : 1 (wireless)
Slimp3 : 3 (plus one awaiting reuse)

regards, robin

cparker
2007-02-04, 03:35
Library size:
656 albums with 4734 songs by 237 artists

Hardware:
(Dedicated Laptop)
XP Intel Pentium M 1.3Mhz, 768Mb memory

Software:
SlimServer Version: 6.5.1 - 11206 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
Perl Version: 5.8.8 MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
MySQL Version: 5.0.22-community-nt

ModelCitizen
2007-02-04, 09:23
Library:
1466 albums with 17561 songs by 540 artist (99% Flac)

Server:
Pentium 4. 1.5ghz. 1gb RAM
Windows XP Pro SP2
Music held on 2x250gb Internal hard drives
Back up to 500gb Maxtor OneTouch

Slimserver 6.51
Transporter - Lounge HiFi
SB3 - Kitchen
SB2 - Bedroom alarm clock

MC

ModelCitizen
2007-02-04, 09:36
Have you got enough information yet Erland? This thread is getting very long!
MC

erland
2007-02-04, 10:13
Have you got enough information yet Erland? This thread is getting very long!
MCYes I have enough information, there is no need to post here for giving me more information.

Mark Lanctot
2007-02-04, 10:19
Have you got enough information yet Erland? This thread is getting very long!
MC

True, lately it's just been a "mine's bigger than yours"-type thing.

SteveEast
2007-02-04, 10:22
257 albums with 3484 songs by 181 artists.

Mine's smaller than yours!

Steve.

Mark Lanctot
2007-02-04, 10:27
257 albums with 3484 songs by 181 artists.

Mine's smaller than yours!

Steve.

Hope you don't get a case of "music library envy". ;-)

Skunk
2007-02-04, 10:35
Hope you don't get a case of "music library envy". ;-)

If so I can help with the cure:

146 albums with 1757 songs by 122 artists

Any more might interfere with my ability to instantly recognize esoteric equipment changes.

tfish77
2007-02-06, 10:30
5003 albums with 41168 songs by 1574 artists.

SYSTEM:
Dell XPS 410
2 GB RAM
Intel Core Duo 2 @ 2.13 GHZ

STORAGE:
Readynas NV
4 500GB Seagate ST3500641AS HDDs
X-RAID

desjarm1
2007-02-06, 15:34
hardwear:
Pentium P3, screaming at 0.5 GHz
384MB ram
Win 2000

Library:
roughly 11,000 files

Recoveryone
2007-02-06, 16:32
183 albums with 535 songs by 98 artist

gbruzzo
2007-02-06, 16:38
795 albums with 8498 songs by 317 artists
stored on LinkstationII

Slimserver 6.5.1
on Dell Precision M70 workstation
2 gb Ram
Centrino 2.13 Ghz

Squeezebox3 running through Bose Lifestyle 48

Cheers

haunyack
2007-02-06, 16:53
Your music library contains 2607 albums with 31314 songs by 1102 artists.

Asus P4800ed/Intel 3.2g/1.5g Mushkin RAM/WDC74 Raptor X 2/WDC36 Raptor X 2/Maxtor 6L300R0 (300 Gig)
SlimServer Version: 6.5.3 - 12147 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252

Transporter (wired)-> (Black Mountain Pinnacle XLR) B&K r200.2 (Guerrilla 1.5 meter Silver Push-Pull)-> Vandersteen 3A Signature

Boulder Rev1 PS -> RWA (Analog Stage- wired) SB3 -> (Sigma Retro Gold) Rotel RB-1070 -> (Sigma Retro Gold) B&W Matrix 805

.

norman12
2007-02-06, 17:21
Library contains 418 albums with 5142 songs by 229 artists.

Running on Via MII1000 itx 512mb RAM
Clarkconnect 4/Slimserver 6.5.1/Squeezebox3 x 2

sfraser
2007-02-06, 19:32
Your music library contains 5431 albums with 91339 songs by 4844 artists.

AMD 64 +3200 w/750M of RAM and approx. 2.5 TB of Disk space.

MrSinatra
2007-02-06, 22:54
i already posted, but i've noticed a problem with SS:

on my home SS page it says:

Your music library contains 1640 albums with 20253 songs by 544 artists.

however, on the SS albums page, in gallery view, it says:

1639 albums with 20251 songs by 5663 artists.

meanwhile, winamp which i think is most accurate says:

1635 albums, 20225 songs, 2136 artists

--

so, close on the albums, and pretty close on the songs, but wild differences on the artists, same dir of files.

maybe it counts "album artist" or something, i don't know.

it seems to me there should be a count of files ending in an appropriate extension, to get a steady number. this would at least give it the right number of songs.

Becker-Brown
2007-02-10, 10:16
Your music library contains 537 albums with 6527 songs by 317 artists (it's not really your library - it's mine!)

Dell Dimension 8300
P4 - 3 GHz
1.5GB RAM
Library Storage - dedicated internal Seagate ST3120026a
Windows XP Pro
Slimserver 6.5.0 official

SB2(has been running wirelessly, but just switched to Netgear XE103/104 wallplugs to try to eliminate stuttering and dropouts due to microwave and other wireless interference)

I'll definitely need to add to or upgrade the library drive :-)

Diana
2007-02-11, 03:01
...so, close on the albums, and pretty close on the songs, but wild differences on the artists, same dir of files. maybe it counts "album artist" or something, i don't know.

I've wondered whether this is due to a 'type' vs 'token' distinction. Is the home page count of Artists showing just the number of names ('types') and the Albums page counting every instance of those names ('tokens')?

A developer may be able to explain how the results are being calculated?

EDIT: Forgot to say

Library size:
240 albums with 3615 songs by 774 artists

Hardware:
Dell 5150 Pentium 4 3.00GHz 512Mb RAM

Software:
SlimServer Version: 6.5.1 - 11088 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
Perl Version: 5.8.8 MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
MySQL Version: 5.0.22-community-nt
OS: Win XP Pro

Two SB3 wireless (DrayTek Vigor 2800G modem/router)

pricebrad
2007-02-11, 08:17
Slimserver 6.5.1 says
"Your music library contains 1323 albums with 15128 songs by 2577 artists"

iTunes 7.0.2 says 15235 songs. (? not sure why the difference, Slimserver just rescanned my library last night, so... maybe 'unchecked' items in iTunes?) most ripped from my CD collection as AppleLossless

Mac mini
1.42 MHz PPC G4
1GB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4.8
Library Storage - dedicated external LaCie miniHub 400GB firewire drive
Squeezebox2 over 802.11g WPA2

CFP
2007-02-11, 09:47
4606 Songs ~80 GB

Computer (own build):

C2D E6700 @ 3.4
Asus P5W DH Deluxe
4GB Corsair XMS2
eVGA 8800GTX
150GB WD Raptor (OS drive)
500GB WD5000KS (Data drive)
Scythe Infinity heat-sink
Antec P180B case
Seasonic S-12 500

brunoflipper
2007-02-11, 10:52
1586 albums with 15850 songs by 1158 artists

owner build
usb 2.0 250 gig my book (using 171 gb currently)
AMD athlon 64 x2 dual core 3800+
1 GB of 2 ghz RAM
50 gb internal drive
DVD
Dual layer dvd burner
20" samsung lcd