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Larry Truesdale
2004-05-09, 21:39
Hello,

I am using 5.1.6 on a Windows XP server. My library consists entirely of FLAC files. I've disabled the "WAV" conversion in "file types" because my wireless network doesn't provide enough bandwidth for that. I modified the "conf" file to specify "-q 2" instead of "-q 9" to the LAME encoder in order to provide a bit more fidelity (theoretically). I've noticed two problems:

1) I can't use the "REW" or "FWD" buttons to seek through a song. These buttons work fine for skipping to other songs.

2) Every track I play starts approximately one half second into the track; skipping the start of the track.

Are these known problems? Is there debug data I could gather for you that might help find the root cause of these problems?

Thanks,

Larry

Slim Devices ROCKS!

Daniel Cohen
2004-05-09, 23:47
On 9/5/04 at 9:39 pm -0700, Larry Truesdale wrote
>1) I can't use the "REW" or "FWD" buttons to seek through a song.
>These buttons work fine for skipping to other songs.
>

I have had this issue too. I suspect (someone more knowledgeable may
be able to say precisely) that it depends on what kind of file one is
playing.
--
Daniel Cohen

bob villielm
2004-05-10, 04:51
Larry Truesdale wrote:
> 1) I can't use the "REW" or "FWD" buttons to seek through a song. These
> buttons work fine for skipping to other songs.
>
> 2) Every track I play starts approximately one half second into
> the track; skipping the start of the track.
>
> Are these known problems? Is there debug data I could gather for you
> that might help find the root cause of these problems?

Don't know about #1.

#2 is a known issue, if you are playing mp3 tracks, *and* are using
the squeezebox's digital output to connect to your receiver. This
only happens with some receivers -- if you try using analog cables
and the half-second problem goes away, then your receiver is one
of the unlucky ones. It's being worked on:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=29

-bob

dean
2004-05-10, 06:41
On May 10, 2004, at 4:51 AM, bob villielm wrote:

> Larry Truesdale wrote:
>> 1) I can't use the "REW" or "FWD" buttons to seek through a song.
>> These buttons work fine for skipping to other songs.
>> 2) Every track I play starts approximately one half second into the
>> track; skipping the start of the track.
>> Are these known problems? Is there debug data I could gather for
>> you that might help find the root cause of these problems?
>
> Don't know about #1.
This is a feature that's not present for transcoded files. Scanning
forward and backwards only works for MP3, AIFF and WAV files at this
time.

> #2 is a known issue, if you are playing mp3 tracks, *and* are using
> the squeezebox's digital output to connect to your receiver. This
> only happens with some receivers -- if you try using analog cables
> and the half-second problem goes away, then your receiver is one
> of the unlucky ones. It's being worked on:
>
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=29

The latest nightlies have an option to send some silence at the
beginning of tracks to allow the digital inputs on some receivers to
start up. Look for the "Audio Startup Time" under player preferences.

-dean

bob villielm
2004-05-10, 09:16
> */dean blackketter <dean-SBQ2+QqEGkfw8q5qbAAWkg (AT) public (DOT) gmane.org>/* wrote:
>
> The latest nightlies have an option to send some silence at the
> beginning of tracks to allow the digital inputs on some receivers to
> start up. Look for the "Audio Startup Time" under player preferences.
>
> -dean

Just gave the 5/10 nightly a shot. Did the firmware update,
found the option -- tried numerous values between 0.25 and
2.0, but none of them seemed to make any difference. Even
bumped it up to 8.0 just now, and tracks still seem to kick
in at the same spot each time (the lead-in silence is still
about the same too, about half a second).

Tried restarting the slimserver (mdk linux 9.1) and cycling
the SB. Also tried CBR and VBR material.

Just noticed at the bottom of player settings, my firmware was
reporting v10. Did the squeezebox.version edit and brought it
up to 23, but still no change.

-bob

Daniel Cohen
2004-05-10, 14:53
On 10/5/04 at 6:41 am -0700, dean blackketter wrote
>This is a feature that's not present for transcoded files. Scanning
>forward and backwards only works for MP3, AIFF and WAV files at this
>time.

Can I ask for clarification. I understand that the default or
wireless Squeezebox is to transcode AIFF files into MP3. Am I right
on this, and does this mean that scanning does not work on such
files, even though they were AIFF to start with? That would explain
why I have been having issues.
--
Daniel Cohen