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jotap_66
2007-04-23, 12:46
Hi:

I have a SB3 in my home, and a Linux Slimserver that is in my work. I can hear all king of files (mp3,ogg) always but no always flac or ALAC (uncompressed formats). I think this is due to the load of the network. I can only hear flac (or ALAC) by night or in the weekend...I have a 4Mbit network...

The problem is that the flac is interrupted..and perhaps this could be solved getting larger chunks of the song. Is there any way to configure this in slimeserver or in the client?

Thanks
JP

JJZolx
2007-04-23, 13:28
Hi:

I have a SB3 in my home, and a Linux Slimserver that is in my work. I can hear all king of files (mp3,ogg) always but no always flac or ALAC (uncompressed formats). I think this is due to the load of the network. I can only hear flac (or ALAC) by night or in the weekend...I have a 4Mbit network...

The problem is that the flac is interrupted..and perhaps this could be solved getting larger chunks of the song. Is there any way to configure this in slimeserver or in the client?

Find the Player Settings > Audio and set the bitrate limiting to something less than 320kbps. You're going to be limited by the outgoing speed of the work network, or the incoming speed of the home network, whichever is lower.

jotap_66
2007-04-23, 13:32
Find the Player Settings > Audio and set the bitrate limiting to something less than 320kbps. You're going to be limited by the outgoing speed of the work network, or the incoming speed of the home network, whichever is lower.

Thank you....I the problem is not my work network nor my home network...It is the way from my work network to my home network :)

JP

JJZolx
2007-04-23, 13:40
Thank you....I the problem is not my work network nor my home network...It is the way from my work network to my home network :)

Whatever the reason for the bottleneck it will limit you to streaming files only up to a certain bitrate, so you need to find the limit of what works.

If you're borderline you might find that there are certain times of day when you still get drop outs. This is certainly true of my situation, where I can only stream 128kbps at times during the workday, but comfortably stream at 192kbps or even 256kbps at nights and on weekends. Like most folks, I'm streaming in the opposite direction from you - from my SlimServer at home to SoftSqueeze at work.