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Robert Duke
2004-01-28, 09:29
I have two squeeze boxes that work just fine both playing different
music. If I sync them, they barely work at all. This is one of the
main reasons that I bought these devices so I am really hoping to get
this working.

I loaded the latest build of slim server and the firmware (1/27/04).
This did not help. What else can I do?

Windows 2000 server
P3 733
384 Megs RAM
34,000 mp3 files

2 Squeezeboxes connected wirelessly with 256 encryption

Thanks

Jack Coates
2004-01-28, 10:01
On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 08:29, Robert Duke wrote:
> I have two squeeze boxes that work just fine both playing different
> music. If I sync them, they barely work at all. This is one of the
> main reasons that I bought these devices so I am really hoping to get
> this working.
>
> I loaded the latest build of slim server and the firmware (1/27/04).
> This did not help. What else can I do?
>
> Windows 2000 server
> P3 733
> 384 Megs RAM
> 34,000 mp3 files
>
> 2 Squeezeboxes connected wirelessly with 256 encryption
>
> Thanks

You've probably got latency and jitter issues on the wireless. Go to
Server Settings > Performance and enable Show Buffer Fullness.

if that doesn't indicate anything or you want more damning evidence, go
to Server Settings > Debugging and enable d_stream and d_sync_v.

Last but not least, if it's not too inconvenient try to temporarily
connect them with regular Ethernet and see if it goes away. You might be
able to change the WEP settings or replace the antennae with bigger ones
(you'll note they screw out).

Also, that's not a lot of RAM for such a large library -- you'll
probably want to turn on Server Settings > Performance > MP3 Tag
Database Caching. Not related to your current sync problem, just a side
note.
--
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