View Full Version : Songs cut short in random mode

2007-10-08, 03:43
I've just migrated from Windows XP to Ubuntu 7.04 (linux).

I'm running 6.5.5 from a couple of nights ago:
(SlimServer Version: 6.5.5 - 13494 - Debian - EN - iso-8859-1)

When I'm playing random songs, every now and then, a song won't be played completely through - its as if SlimServer has developed it's own taste, and is changing songs for me. Songs are cut short with maybe a third left to play. And its the same songs that this happens to (at least, when a song in the random list did this, I replayed that song, and the same thing happened again).

Anybody know why? I'm wondering if the amount chopped off at the end is the same size as the SB3 buffer, and for some reason it is emptying, and Slim or SB3 thinks the song is ending so time to play the next song.

Its very annoying - anyone got ideas on how to fix this?

I'm streaming FLAC files, as FLAC to a wireless SB3. The wireless SB3 has about 80% signal strength, and using the network test plugin, I can stream 5000Kps files at 100%.



2007-10-08, 04:46
OK, I think I may figured out the problem....SlimServer isn't cutting the songs short...the songs themselves are too short!

Just did a test on a track this was happening too, and it would happen every time. I double checked the file size against the original copy I still have on my windows PC, and the copied file is 11MB compared to 17MB of the original....weird.

So, somehow in the file transfer, a number of files have come across incomplete for some reason.

I think the next step is to get a list of file sizes on the windows and linux PC and write a script to pull out the differences, so I can see which files are affected...

Oh well!