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Chris Davies
2004-03-18, 23:10
The thread on this subject appears to have died - don't know whether that is because there are no new thoughts...

Anyhow, to recap, folks seem to be experiencing sound drop outs when using the squeezebox wirelessly. In my case, wma files play perfectly when using the box wired, but I get sound gaps (every track) when using wireless - even though my squeezebox and access point are a few feet apart, there are no other electronic devices in the room and my handheld reports 100% wireless signal strength and link quality in the room. I should add that mp3 files do not suffer the problem over the wireless link.

Any help with resolving this issue would be much appreciated.

Chris

Pat Farrell
2004-03-18, 23:21
At 01:10 AM 3/19/2004, Chris Davies wrote:
> don't know whether that is because there are no new thoughts...

My guess is that none of the users have good theories on why it fails,
and none of the developers can reproduce it.

>Anyhow, to recap, folks seem to be experiencing sound drop outs when using
>the squeezebox wirelessly.

Correction:
I regularly see dropouts with FLAC files over a wired connection
to a SqueezeBox.

Not constantly, but once every hour or two. I don't know for sure, haven't
kept good notes.

I have turned on "show buffer" in my Sqbx display. So far, every time I look,
the buffer bar is full scale. Never seen in smaller than full, which
is what I'd expect on a wired connection.

>Any help with resolving this issue would be much appreciated.

I don't know if this is really the place to get corporate support, or
even to find out if this is a corporate problem. This seems to me
to be much more of a SlimDevices user community support forum
than the official tech support. That may be what you get from email to
<mailto:support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com or calling the
tech support number of Slim corporate
at +1 (650) 210-9400

I don't know, I'm just a customer.

Pat

kdf
2004-03-18, 23:29
Quoting Pat Farrell <pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com>:


> I don't know if this is really the place to get corporate support, or
> even to find out if this is a corporate problem. This seems to me
> to be much more of a SlimDevices user community support forum
> than the official tech support. That may be what you get from email to
> <mailto:support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com or calling the
> tech support number of Slim corporate
> at +1 (650) 210-9400
>
> I don't know, I'm just a customer.

Sean and Dean are actively on this list, so they are aware of any ongoing
issues, even if they arent' actively posting about it. Calling tech support
will get you in contact with other people who are dedicated to solving problems,
and passing unsolved issues on to bugs.slimdevices.com.

Seeing as there is a new version of Flac due out, that fixxees a couple bugs
with flac itself, perhaps waiting to see what happens with the new versions will
help.

-kdf

Pat Farrell
2004-03-18, 23:35
At 01:29 AM 3/19/2004, kdf wrote:
>Seeing as there is a new version of Flac due out, that fixees a couple bugs
>with flac itself, perhaps waiting to see what happens with the new
>versions will
>help.

That is(?) terrible news. I just extracted and Flac'd 500+ CDs.
I sure don't want to do that again.

Or do you mean just the streamer?

Pat

Dan Sully
2004-03-18, 23:39
* Pat Farrell <pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com> shaped the electrons to say...

>>Seeing as there is a new version of Flac due out, that fixees a couple bugs
>>with flac itself, perhaps waiting to see what happens with the new
>>versions will help.
>
>That is(?) terrible news. I just extracted and Flac'd 500+ CDs.
>I sure don't want to do that again.
>
>Or do you mean just the streamer?

A new version of the FLAC code does not mean they are changing the codec to
be incompatible. It's very doubtful that will ever happen. And if it did,
it'd be called something else.

-D
--
As of next Thursday, UNIX will be flushed in favor of TOPS-10.
Please update your programs.

kdf
2004-03-18, 23:45
Quoting Pat Farrell <pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com>:

> At 01:29 AM 3/19/2004, kdf wrote:
> >Seeing as there is a new version of Flac due out, that fixees a couple bugs
> >with flac itself, perhaps waiting to see what happens with the new
> >versions will
> >help.
>
> That is(?) terrible news. I just extracted and Flac'd 500+ CDs.
> I sure don't want to do that again.
>
> Or do you mean just the streamer?
>
er...I guess the streamer. its a bug with playback...specifically replaygain
support and --start(?) timing options. The main point it, this version will be
standardised for the server release. Until then, there are probably too many
variables. Maybe I am running a different version, and that's why I dont have
dropouts. I dont think you'll have to re-rip.

-kdf