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Toby
2004-02-08, 07:39
I have the same problem as AJ - server starts fine but after a few minutes
it dies.

This is on a Windows 2000 server, fully patched connecting to the good old
Slimp3.

I don't mean to be overly critical here and appreciate the wide array of
hardware and software configurations this software covers, but since upping
to V5, each new release of the software fixes one problem and presents a
bigger one. Surely these go through some rigorous testing phase before
being released?
I seem to always end up going back to V4.2.6 - this just works for me! I
constantly remind myself of the phrase 'if it ain't bust don't fix it'.


-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Andreas Jung
Sent: Sunday, 08 February 2004 9:14am
To: SlimDevices Discussion
Subject: [slim] slimpserver 5.1 dies after some minutes


Hi,

I tried the latest 5.1 release under Linux RH9 with a Slimp-player. After
upgrading from 5.01 to 5.1
the slimserver process started without problems but after a short period of
time it dies reproducable.
I have no idea why it dies. The 5.01 version of the software runs fine for
weeks but this release really
is unusable.

-aj

Craig Brannan
2004-02-08, 09:19
I'm sorry to report that 5.1 proved very unstable for me also. I had it
on my system for all of an hour before reverting back to 4.2.6.

In my case the server didn't die - but streaming to software players
was very broken - could only make very intermittent connection, even
when trying a connection to iTunes via localhost on the same computer
as the server was running.

Even when I did get a connection to a software player - the web
interface was completely confused as to which player was which...
sending a playlist intended for the software player to my SliMP3 -
which was definitely NOT the selected player (the SW players IP address
was selected in the pulldown on the upper right of the default skin). I
never could get the lame process to kick-in to do transcoding to
reduced bitrate, and the software player just sat there playing
silence.

Reverting back to 4.2.6 eliminated all of the above strangeness -
except of course I can't do the transcoding.

There's a few things in 5.x that would be nice to have - but not enough
IMHO to warrant the increase in flaky behavior.

I'll gladly take the stability of 4.2.6 over the new functionality of
5.x.

Craig.


On Feb 8, 2004, at 9:39 AM, Toby wrote:

> I have the same problem as AJ - server starts fine but after a few
> minutes
> it dies.
>
> This is on a Windows 2000 server, fully patched connecting to the good
> old
> Slimp3.
>
> I don't mean to be overly critical here and appreciate the wide array
> of
> hardware and software configurations this software covers, but since
> upping
> to V5, each new release of the software fixes one problem and presents
> a
> bigger one. Surely these go through some rigorous testing phase before
> being released?
> I seem to always end up going back to V4.2.6 - this just works for me!
> I
> constantly remind myself of the phrase 'if it ain't bust don't fix it'.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Andreas
> Jung
> Sent: Sunday, 08 February 2004 9:14am
> To: SlimDevices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] slimpserver 5.1 dies after some minutes
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I tried the latest 5.1 release under Linux RH9 with a Slimp-player.
> After
> upgrading from 5.01 to 5.1
> the slimserver process started without problems but after a short
> period of
> time it dies reproducable.
> I have no idea why it dies. The 5.01 version of the software runs fine
> for
> weeks but this release really
> is unusable.
>
> -aj
>

kdf
2004-02-08, 11:35
Quoting Craig Brannan <craig (AT) brannan (DOT) com>:

> I'm sorry to report that 5.1 proved very unstable for me also. I had it
> on my system for all of an hour before reverting back to 4.2.6.
>
> In my case the server didn't die - but streaming to software players
> was very broken - could only make very intermittent connection, even
> when trying a connection to iTunes via localhost on the same computer
> as the server was running.
>
> Even when I did get a connection to a software player - the web
> interface was completely confused as to which player was which...
> sending a playlist intended for the software player to my SliMP3 -
> which was definitely NOT the selected player (the SW players IP address
> was selected in the pulldown on the upper right of the default skin). I
> never could get the lame process to kick-in to do transcoding to
> reduced bitrate, and the software player just sat there playing
> silence.

I dont know why your player selection is getting confused, as this works fine
for me. As for transcoding, if you are using winamp, and you start a stream
that needs to be downsampled or trasncoded, then there are some extra steps.
Once you have winamp (or others) connected, you can then select a playlist, and
press play in the web interface. You then need to press play again in winamp,
or reconnect to the stream by double clicking the url in your winamp playlist.
When winamp reconnects, you should hear your downsampled stream, instead of
silence. Winamp doesn't seem to be able to recognise the new stream that
slimserver has created.

If this fails, then try running your server with --d_info to see what has caused
the stream to not be started properly.

-kdf