View Full Version : 5.2 Music Drop out

2004-06-28, 11:20
I've had this problem since I received my Squeezebox a few weeks ago.
I'm using a wireless network but I don't believe I have bandwidth

The breaks in sound are usually concomitant with 100% peaks in CPU


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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Neil
Sent: 28 June 2004 18:39
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Subject: [slim] 5.2 Music Drop out

I'm not sure this is the same problem but it may be related. I think
the problem may be that I can overload my network card and that causes
the breaks.

I'd be interested if anyone else has had this problem. Even better if
they have fixed it!


Ken Veasey wrote:

> Neil,
> Yes I'm having the same or a similar problem. Although it tends only
> to be an issue with the SB connected via a powerline the other is
> direct and seems ok. But the powerline one was ok playing flac files
> and I think it might be the problem goes back to the point where flac
> was added to the slimserver code rather than having to install your
> own copy and then putting flac.exe in the appropriate path.
> I could of course be wrong, and probably am.
> Ken
> On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 14:40:54 +0000 (UTC), you wrote:
> > I have had a problem for some time with the nightly builds and it
> > also happens with the 5.2 release. Every few minutes the music
> > stops for about 1 second then starts again. I turned on the "Show
> > Buffer Fullness" option and noticed that just after the break the
> > buffer was empty. I then noticed that the problem only happened
> > with files encoded with WMA and FLAC, MP3's are ok. I changed the
> > streaming format for WMA and FLACs to MP3 and the problem went away.
> >
> > Is anyone else having the same problem?
> > Both of my SqueezeBoxes are wired so bandwidth shouldn't be a
> > problem. My server is a PIII/866Mz with 1.25Gb RAM running Windows
> > 2003 server. It doesn't look heavily loaded and running perfmon
> > there aren't any processor usage spikes at the same time as the
> > drop outs. If no one else is seeing this I am wondering whether
> > there could be a problem with my network or switches. Does anyone
> > have any thoughts on how to investigate this?
> >
> > Neil
> >
> >