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Simon Turner
2004-03-14, 02:30
>I see the problem on my wired Sqbx from Fedora. but I'd hardly
>call it a show stopper for me. It happens occasionally,
>don't even know if it is periodic.

It is something that happens for me nearly every other track (athough
frequency does vary for no reasons I can discern)I have got my wirelss
strength up to 80%, slimmed windows running services down as low as
possible. I have a powerful enough PC (1.8mhz PIV with 512mb of RDRam). My
system resources during testing have been running at about 5% and 150mb mem.
I have re-installed all sound related components I can. Music now plays
perfectly locally on my PC in whatever format.
It's a show-stopper for me as I was intending to use the Squeezebox with
Flac files as my main music source and sell my CD player.

Squeezebox. Firmware 8.
SlimServer 5.1.1
Windows XP Pro
1.8mhz PIV with 512mb of RDRam
Wireless signal strength 80%
Belkin WAP F5D7130 (latest firmware)
Runs thru Netgear dual speed hub DS108
Flacs held on networked drive. All flacs ripped using highest compression
(--best --replay-gain -V -T "title=%t" -T "artist=%a" -T "album=%g" -T
"date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s).

Simon Turner
Brighton UK

Mark Bennett
2004-03-14, 03:05
My system is setup and exclusively using Flac compressed audio.

I'm using a wireless network (US Robotics 8054 router/access point)
and can serve the music either from my original WinXP Home machine
(P4, 2.4GHz, 1GB RAM), or now from my dedicated Linux (RH9) server
(Celeron 2.4GHz, 512MB).

My wireless network is configured running 128-bit WEP and I have
a typical wirelsss strength (where the squeezebox currently is)
of ~60%. I'm also running the latest "offical" 5.1.1 server release
(not a nightly build).

Reception and responsiveness is excellent for me, I get no dropouts
at all except occasionally during music folder re-scan.

My FLAC's have also been ripped at the best compression(I hope)
with CDex: (-8 -o %2 -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%b"
-T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%tn" -T "genre=%g" -).

So, it can be made to work.

Sorry this isn't very helpful in diagnosing the problem, but I did
want to back up kdf's experiences.

Pat's suggestion of trying a local drive might be worthwhile to
see if this influences anything.

Simon Turner wrote:
>>I see the problem on my wired Sqbx from Fedora. but I'd hardly
>>call it a show stopper for me. It happens occasionally,
>>don't even know if it is periodic.
>
>
> It is something that happens for me nearly every other track (athough
> frequency does vary for no reasons I can discern)I have got my wirelss
> strength up to 80%, slimmed windows running services down as low as
> possible. I have a powerful enough PC (1.8mhz PIV with 512mb of RDRam). My
> system resources during testing have been running at about 5% and 150mb mem.
> I have re-installed all sound related components I can. Music now plays
> perfectly locally on my PC in whatever format.
> It's a show-stopper for me as I was intending to use the Squeezebox with
> Flac files as my main music source and sell my CD player.
>
> Squeezebox. Firmware 8.
> SlimServer 5.1.1
> Windows XP Pro
> 1.8mhz PIV with 512mb of RDRam
> Wireless signal strength 80%
> Belkin WAP F5D7130 (latest firmware)
> Runs thru Netgear dual speed hub DS108
> Flacs held on networked drive. All flacs ripped using highest compression
> (--best --replay-gain -V -T "title=%t" -T "artist=%a" -T "album=%g" -T
> "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s).
>
> Simon Turner
> Brighton UK
>
>
>

Daniel Cohen
2004-03-14, 03:59
I'm using AIFFs on a G4 Mac running OS 10.3.2. Mostly they are long
(30 minutes or more) spoken items (recorded from the radio).

Today I have been getting quite a few dropouts, though I have never
had them before, and haven't made any changes in my system, nor am I
running more programs than usual - in any case, when I listen most of
the active programs are idle.. Using 5.1.1, 128-bit WEP encryption,
signal strength usually around 50-60%, occasionally dipping down to
just below 50% (I guess the encryption reduces signal strength, when
I was testing without encryption it seemed to be around 70% or more).
My Activity Monitor isn't showing any large amounts of CPU being used.

Is there any other information I can supply that would be useful?
--
Daniel Cohen

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-03-14, 07:52
On Sun, 2004-03-14 at 04:30, Simon Turner wrote:

> Squeezebox. Firmware 8.
> SlimServer 5.1.1
> Windows XP Pro
> 1.8mhz PIV with 512mb of RDRam
> Wireless signal strength 80%
> Belkin WAP F5D7130 (latest firmware)
> Runs thru Netgear dual speed hub DS108

Jack Coates has posted previously about problems with Netgear switches.
I wonder if the problems extend to their hubs, as well. Do you have
another hub or switch that you can swap in for the Netgear unit?
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