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Mark Bennett
2004-02-16, 15:05
I'm a newbie to the Slim Server/Squeezebox combo, but I've managed to get
most things to work now.

The last annoying point to resolve is pause on the squeezebox. If I
pause a track for less than 25 seconds then restart the track then it plays
on correctly.

However, If I leave the Squeezebox in pause for more than 25 seconds,
then try to unpause I get a garbled stream. If I skip back to the beginning
of the track (or to any other track) then it starts playing perfectly.

I've tried with a number of music formats: WAV, MP3, FLAC, OGG, and I get
the same problem with all of them. The necessary delay is pretty exact
and codec independent.

Initially I thought that it might be realted to the screensaver, so
I tried disabling this, and also tried navigating around the menus
while paused. This made no difference at all.

I've also tried the server software installed on two different PC's
(WinXP Home and Win2K) with identical results.

On both the server window and the squeezebox the status is shown as playing,
and the elapsed time keeps counting up, but nothing sensible comes out.
Going in and out of pause quickly doesn't resolve the garbled stream
once it has happened.

Finally I've tried streaming from the same server to another PC running
WinAmp. This seems to work nicely, and I've paused tracks for over half
an hour with no problems when commencing play.

All of this seems to indicate either a Squeezebox (firmware?) issue or
something strange to do with the networking.

Does anyone have any ideas on this?

Thanks very much,
Mark.

kdf
2004-02-16, 15:50
Quoting Mark Bennett <mark (AT) markandliz (DOT) co.uk>:

>
> I'm a newbie to the Slim Server/Squeezebox combo, but I've managed to get
> most things to work now.
>
> The last annoying point to resolve is pause on the squeezebox. If I
> pause a track for less than 25 seconds then restart the track then it plays
> on correctly.
>
> However, If I leave the Squeezebox in pause for more than 25 seconds,
> then try to unpause I get a garbled stream. If I skip back to the beginning
> of the track (or to any other track) then it starts playing perfectly.

> Does anyone have any ideas on this?
>

This is a known bug, and its being worked on:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=26
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=32


-kdf

Mark Bennett
2004-02-16, 16:04
Thanks for the info - I guess they're probably different
incarnations of the same bug, although the conditions
reported in the bugs are slightly different.

I'll wait to see if it's resolved in a later revision.

Thanks,
Mark.


kdf wrote:

> Quoting Mark Bennett <mark (AT) markandliz (DOT) co.uk>:
>
>
>>I'm a newbie to the Slim Server/Squeezebox combo, but I've managed to get
>>most things to work now.
>>
>>The last annoying point to resolve is pause on the squeezebox. If I
>>pause a track for less than 25 seconds then restart the track then it plays
>>on correctly.
>>
>>However, If I leave the Squeezebox in pause for more than 25 seconds,
>>then try to unpause I get a garbled stream. If I skip back to the beginning
>>of the track (or to any other track) then it starts playing perfectly.
>
>
>>Does anyone have any ideas on this?
>>
>
>
> This is a known bug, and its being worked on:
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=26
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=32
>
>
> -kdf
>
>

kdf
2004-02-16, 16:19
Quoting Mark Bennett <mark (AT) markandliz (DOT) co.uk>:

> Thanks for the info - I guess they're probably different
> incarnations of the same bug, although the conditions
> reported in the bugs are slightly different.
>
> I'll wait to see if it's resolved in a later revision.

Feel free to add a comment to one or both, outlining what you have found. It
may help, or at least make sure your aspect of the problem gets included in
testing the fix.

-kdf
>
> kdf wrote:
>
> > Quoting Mark Bennett <mark (AT) markandliz (DOT) co.uk>:
> >
> >
> >>I'm a newbie to the Slim Server/Squeezebox combo, but I've managed to get
> >>most things to work now.
> >>
> >>The last annoying point to resolve is pause on the squeezebox. If I
> >>pause a track for less than 25 seconds then restart the track then it
> plays
> >>on correctly.
> >>
> >>However, If I leave the Squeezebox in pause for more than 25 seconds,
> >>then try to unpause I get a garbled stream. If I skip back to the
> beginning
> >>of the track (or to any other track) then it starts playing perfectly.
> >
> >
> >>Does anyone have any ideas on this?
> >>
> >
> >
> > This is a known bug, and its being worked on:
> > http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=26
> > http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=32
> >
> >
> > -kdf
> >
> >