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Dave
2006-07-28, 12:55
I'm totally lost!

About three years ago I got my first SB and I was totally amazed by its performance. One year later I bought MusciMagicMixer and from that moment I became a true fan of my SB. But that were the goods days...

It seems like every time I've upgraded the software, SlimServer performed worse! First dropouts were introduced. When that was fixed, SB's display began responding very slowly. Upgrading from that version caused that the handling of compilation-albums went bust. And after that MMM (or MusicIP) functions are simply unusable. Through all these versions, speed of both the webinterface and SB-interface got worse and worse.

My question is: Does anybody know of/have a version of SS that:

1. Does not screw up artist/album lists
2. Has decent MusicMagic support
3. Is reasonably responsive
4. Does not suffer from drop-outs and unexpected crashes

Anybody who could help me with this I would be extremely thankfull!

Dave

Marc Sherman
2006-07-28, 17:52
Dave wrote:
> I'm totally lost!
>
> About three years ago I got my first SB and I was totally amazed by its
> performance. One year later I bought MusciMagicMixer and from that
> moment I became a true fan of my SB. But that were the goods days...
>
> It seems like every time I've upgraded the software, SlimServer
> performed worse! First dropouts were introduced. When that was fixed,
> SB's display began responding very slowly. Upgrading from that version
> caused that the handling of compilation-albums went bust. And after
> that MMM (or MusicIP) functions are simply unusable. Through all these
> versions, speed of both the webinterface and SB-interface got worse and
> worse.
>
> My question is: Does anybody know of/have a version of SS that:
>
> 1. Does not screw up artist/album lists
> 2. Has decent MusicMagic support
> 3. Is reasonably responsive
> 4. Does not suffer from drop-outs and unexpected crashes

Sounds like you want to go back to whatever version it was you were
running in the first paragraph.

- Marc

stinkingpig
2006-08-06, 09:51
On 7/28/06, Dave <Dave.2bo8lz1154116801 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> I'm totally lost!
>
> About three years ago I got my first SB and I was totally amazed by its
> performance. One year later I bought MusciMagicMixer and from that
> moment I became a true fan of my SB. But that were the goods days...
>
> It seems like every time I've upgraded the software, SlimServer
> performed worse! First dropouts were introduced. When that was fixed,
> SB's display began responding very slowly. Upgrading from that version
> caused that the handling of compilation-albums went bust. And after
> that MMM (or MusicIP) functions are simply unusable. Through all these
> versions, speed of both the webinterface and SB-interface got worse and
> worse.



What's the hardware and library size? Slimserver's performance has generally
improved for most people, but in transitioning to a real database backend
the footprint did go up. If you're using a VIA EPIA to serve 20,000 FLAC
tracks over a marginal wireless network, performance is going to be bad.


My question is: Does anybody know of/have a version of SS that:
>
> 1. Does not screw up artist/album lists


- 6.3.1 works for me, though I do have to be careful about tagging. I also
have to clear the database and rescan in order to correct any tagging
errors, a regular rescan produces weird results.

> 2. Has decent MusicMagic support


I don't use Music Magic, can't comment.

3. Is reasonably responsive


- I was seeing performance problems with 5.x, but honestly, all versions
have always been responsive for me since 6.0 (even has my library size has
doubled).

4. Does not suffer from drop-outs and unexpected crashes


- Again, haven't seen these since 5.x. I use wired rather than wireless, so
the only dropouts I ever saw were performance related. I've had some crashes
over the years, but they've generally been plugin-induced. Once I stripped
down to the plugins I actually use, I can't remember the last unexpected
server crash.

Anybody who could help me with this I would be extremely thankfull!
>
> Dave


I don't know anything about Music Magic, but I'm inclined to suspect it's
the culprit. Try disabling support temporarily and see if things improve.

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

street_samurai
2006-08-10, 20:47
I too have had number of issues with builds in the 6.x realm. However, I've found 6.2.2 to be extremely stable (on my linux server) and responsive in the SB UI.

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/SlimServer_v6.2.2/

I think the key is not to be on the bleeding edge of the releases (unless thats your thing... not that there is anything wrong with it =). 6.2.2 is feature complete to 6.2 and contains two point releases worth of bug fixes.

Never used MusicMagic so I can't comment there.

ss.