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2004-02-26, 17:58
Hi there,
does the Linux platform work reliably with slim server - better than windows i guess? would you say it was worth changing? I just need / want to get this running smoothly having just spent about a thousand bucks on new squeezeboxes and would quite happily change systems to do so...

Cheers
Rich

kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com> wrote:
Quoting richard coe :

> Kevin,
> Couldn't agree more!!! I too have caching enabled... doesn't seem to make
> much, impact, of course i could buy a dedicated server but that still doesn't
> solve the problem of wanting to incorporate my new mp3 files of a single
> album in the database within thirty seconds or less, - if I'm having a party
> generally we want music and we want it NOW !!!!! If we're really getting
> after it the attention span is measured in milliseconds !!!!
>
> The only way i have to get round it is to switch my amp to another channel
> and play new stuff through winamp and a sonica m-audio USB external card but
> this isn't ideal....
>
> Creatives new system is no where near as pretty, having to navigate round a
> large music library on whats basically a cell phone can't be good but I bet
> they've got something sorted on the file management / ID3 tag database sort
> of issue... So being pro the small guys hopefully something can happen ,
> unfortunately I don't know anything about Perl for windows - not much call
> for it in drilling these days!!!
>
> I'd be quite happy to dedicate a special 250 gig drive just for the static
> library if that's what it takes.... in fact that's what I've got already....
>
> Rich

at some point, the tag cache wasn't working in Windows, due to some issue with
the Storable module that handles the database. Have you run slim.exe --d_info
to confirm that the database in actually being used? I only have 10k songs, but
I can certainly see a difference. I'm using Linux so I dont have the same
issue. Also worth noting, the static file left behind by storable is 9M on my
system. You can only start up as fast as that file can be read into memory.
Assuming a linear ramp, 70k songs would be 60-70M of static library which would
need to be loaded and oerganised into the memeory cache.

-kdf

kdf
2004-02-26, 18:11
Quoting richard coe <yoshcoe (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk>:

> Hi there,
> does the Linux platform work reliably with slim server - better than windows
> i guess? would you say it was worth changing? I just need / want to get this
> running smoothly having just spent about a thousand bucks on new squeezeboxes
> and would quite happily change systems to do so...
>

I have only run the server on windows with my library on a remote drive.
Performance under these conditions, for me, are slow. I think I have some
network issues that make it worse than normal. I have used the windows version
with a small local library and its not too bad. Linux has a more efficient way
of handling files, so there is certianly some performance gain. Most plugins
also tend to work more readily in Linux. I'd recommend it to anyone who is
prepared to take the extra time required for the learning curve.

-kdf