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Jules Taplin
2004-07-16, 05:34
Ok. That's odd. I've never seen buffer loading work (Peter sent me a patch, but it didn't make any difference for me. I always assumed it was busted somehow ;)


-- Jules


>Hey Jules,

>I for one await your releases of AlienBBC with great anticipation, keep
>them coming :)

>Just this minute listening to Andy Kershaw with v.6. Good to see buffer
>loading progrees on the display.

>Any other plans or ideas for this?

>regards Waldy

Martin Little
2004-07-16, 10:59
Jules Taplin wrote:
> Ok. That's odd. I've never seen buffer loading work (Peter sent me a
> patch, but it didn't make any difference for me. I always assumed it was
> busted somehow ;)

Hi guys

Jules -- *always* good to see another AlienBBC release!

Here's my report on a brief test last night:

1. buffering 'works' of a kind. Previously on my setup it always stayed as 'Connecting...'. Now I
get that, but then buffering, although always the same values. I meant to take a note, but it was
something like 18%, 36%, 44% and then it sits at 98% for the rest of the stream.
2. before I was able to press the power button, which would stop the stream and let me browse again.
When I tried that last night, my SliMP3 seemed to turn on and off repeatedly for five or six
times, before deciding it would stay on. When I tried a left-arrow, my slimserver crashed.

From a SliMP3 perspective, v0.5 seemed to be more stable. Perhaps these are some SliMP3 vs
Squeezebox issues coming to the fore. Tonight when I get home I'll move to the latest nightly (I'm
about a week behind just now) and also update the firmware from v23.

Not sure if you're taking feature requests yet Jules, but it would be really cool to see when a show
was recorded/aired, especially for weekly shows.

Thanks again for the great work,
Martin

>
> -- Jules
>
>
> >Hey Jules,
>
> >I for one await your releases of AlienBBC with great anticipation, keep
> >them coming :)
>
> >Just this minute listening to Andy Kershaw with v.6. Good to see buffer
> >loading progrees on the display.
>
> >Any other plans or ideas for this?
>
> >regards Waldy


--
martinlittle.com | mobitopia.com

Jules Taplin
2004-07-16, 11:18
Bah. Ok. That's a shame. Sounds like we're going backwards.

There were changes to the Power Button handling as part of the AlienStream
re-sync - but they looked benign to me... If you get a minute - can you tell
me if it misbehaves for you when you use SoftSqueeze? That'd take slimp3 out
of the equation briefly.

As far as extracting more metadata is concerned - yes... that would be
excellent. However... there really isn't any more metadata available from
where I'm extracting the source, as far as I'm aware.

Craig is working on a fork which can parse the rather more detailed 'listen
again' pages for one of the stations (BBC7), and that might provide a
template for doing this better for some shows (BBC7 provides a complete
archive of the last 7 days broadcasts, with descriptions). We'll try to
merge the forks when it's stabilised a little.

-- Jules

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Little" <lists (AT) martinlittle (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 6:59 PM
Subject: [slim] Version 0.6 of AlienBBC released


> Jules Taplin wrote:
> > Ok. That's odd. I've never seen buffer loading work (Peter sent me a
> > patch, but it didn't make any difference for me. I always assumed it was
> > busted somehow ;)
>
> Hi guys
>
> Jules -- *always* good to see another AlienBBC release!
>
> Here's my report on a brief test last night:
>
> 1. buffering 'works' of a kind. Previously on my setup it always stayed
as 'Connecting...'. Now I
> get that, but then buffering, although always the same values. I meant to
take a note, but it was
> something like 18%, 36%, 44% and then it sits at 98% for the rest of the
stream.
> 2. before I was able to press the power button, which would stop the
stream and let me browse again.
> When I tried that last night, my SliMP3 seemed to turn on and off
repeatedly for five or six
> times, before deciding it would stay on. When I tried a left-arrow, my
slimserver crashed.
>
> From a SliMP3 perspective, v0.5 seemed to be more stable. Perhaps these
are some SliMP3 vs
> Squeezebox issues coming to the fore. Tonight when I get home I'll move
to the latest nightly (I'm
> about a week behind just now) and also update the firmware from v23.
>
> Not sure if you're taking feature requests yet Jules, but it would be
really cool to see when a show
> was recorded/aired, especially for weekly shows.
>
> Thanks again for the great work,
> Martin
>
> >
> > -- Jules
> >
> >
> > >Hey Jules,
> >
> > >I for one await your releases of AlienBBC with great anticipation,
keep
> > >them coming :)
> >
> > >Just this minute listening to Andy Kershaw with v.6. Good to see
buffer
> > >loading progrees on the display.
> >
> > >Any other plans or ideas for this?
> >
> > >regards Waldy
>
>
> --
> martinlittle.com | mobitopia.com
>