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topa
2008-07-25, 06:37
Hi!
I run Squeezecenter 7.1 without any problems except I apparently cannot save the bandwith limiting figure. I run three SBs, and to reduce network load want to cut the bandwith of my kitchen SB, where I'll never notice if it's FLAC or 320kbs MP3.

SC says LAME is apparantly installed correctly. (I copied lame.exe to the SC directory, and also to the SV/server and SC/server/bin directories, cause I couldn't remember where it had to go).

Still, if I pick a setting and press "save", the setting will disappear.

I had this working on Slimserver (6.54) before, and just can't find the problem source.

Thank you for your help,
Tobi.

mherger
2008-07-25, 06:58
> I run Squeezecenter 7.1 without any problems except I apparently cannot
> save the bandwith limiting figure. I run three SBs, and to reduce
> network load want to cut the bandwith of my kitchen SB, where I'll
> never notice if it's FLAC or 320kbs MP3.

Are some of your players synced?

--

Michael

topa
2008-07-25, 11:25
All of them, depending on how many are switched on. Same setting as with Ver 6.54 though.

mherger
2008-07-28, 05:00
> All of them, depending on how many are switched on. Same setting as with
> Ver 6.54 though.

You can't transcode when synchronizing. Bandwidth limiting is just another way of transcoding.

--

Michael

peterw
2008-07-28, 05:11
You can't transcode when synchronizing. Bandwidth limiting is just another way of transcoding.


So perhaps the synchronize UIs should exclude any player that has bandwidth limiting enabled? In the Default Web UI you could even do something nice like grey out a player name and give it a tooltip to explain why it cannot be chosen.

mherger
2008-07-28, 05:27
> So perhaps the synchronize UIs should exclude any player that has
> bandwidth limiting enabled?

In this case it's the other way around: it's disabling bandwidth limiting for synced players. But you're right: this fact should not only be documented in the code ;-).

> In the Default Web UI you could even do
> something nice like grey out a player name and give it a tooltip to
> explain why it cannot be chosen.

Please file an enhancement request - and keep it generic enough so that the above issue can be covered too. Thanks!

--

Michael

topa
2008-07-28, 10:44
But why were these settings possible with 6.54? And I was able to listen to all three SBs synced ONLY BECAUSE OF this setting! With all three SBs set to FLAC the network would break down causing the SBs to stutter. So I limited the one in the kitchen to 320/MP3 and all three worked together just fine.

Puzzled...

mherger
2008-07-28, 10:56
> But why were these settings possible with 6.54?

Because synching was broken by design?

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Michael

topa
2008-07-29, 14:36
Maybe, but the outcome was working fine....

So now the design is ok, but the result is bullshit. Great. Don't you just love computers?

peterw
2008-07-29, 17:21
Maybe, but the outcome was working fine....

So now the design is ok, but the result is bullshit. Great. Don't you just love computers?

Nothing's stopping you from running 6.5.x, or trying to fix the limitations in 7.x (but I'd hold off on that; there's been talk of more changes to the sync code in 7.2 or 7.3 -- see http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Design_of_new-streaming ).

You have to understand that your case is less common than the cases that were problematic in 6.5.x and that the sync changes in 7.x fixed -- like syncing players to long-running Internet Radio streams.

Michael, I filed an enhancement request; topa, feel free to add to the ticket.
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=8918

-Peter (just another customer)

mherger
2008-07-29, 22:16
> Michael, I filed an enhancement request; topa, feel free to add to the
> ticket.

Thanks. I've CCed Alan, who's the synchronization guy (but away for a few
more days - please be patient). First let's make sure this is the expected
behaviour.

Michael

topa
2008-07-30, 00:21
Ok, I see the issue.
Can't run the controller with 6.54 though.
At first I didn't know why one would need a controller (received one as present) but when sitting on the balcony in summer, without direct sight to one of the SBs, this thing is pretty handy!