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Phillip Kerman
2004-09-01, 20:00
I'd really like to know what the secret is too. I don't know if it's my
signal (about 80%) or my network or my computer or my settings. I'll set it
up wired for a while to see if I never experience a dropout.

Thanks,
Phillip

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Christopher May
> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 7:54 PM
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim] dropouts
>
> So whats the secret to clean signals?
>
> I too have dropouts... but to be honest, I'm in a commercial district
> with lots of cordless phones, microwaves and other wireless
> networks...
>
> I get dropouts and I'm not browseing or re-scanning. Just playing the
> music.
>
> Chris
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of kdf
> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 9:56 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] dropouts
>
>
> Quoting Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>:
>
> > >
> > > I have a couple issues:
> > >
> > > --when playing back apple lossless, does it get
> compressed first if
> > > I have set the "bitrate limiting"? Seems to dropout the
> same as my
> > > FLACs with no
> > > limit (see below).
> > >
> > > --what settings can I tune in order to make FLACs arrive
> at the SB
> > > without compression. That is, I want to use "no limit" but I keep
> > > getting drop
> > > outs. The SB is wireless but within 30' of the wireless
> > > access point. I'm
> > > getting signal strength around 80%.
> > >
> >
> > Though I started this thread, I've come to the conclusion
> that I can't
>
> > do FLAC uncompressed on my wireless network. Not the end of the
> > world--I'll just get a long ethernet cable... I hope that works the
> > same as my tests with a shorter cable.
> >
> > Anyway, I think part of the issue was my own misunderstanding.
> > Namely, I figured if my FLAC was 900Kbps that the network has to be
> > able to handle that bandwidth. In fact, because the decompression
> > happens on the server, the network has to handle the full
> 1440Kbps (or
>
> > whatever a CD is). So... yeah, I'd like to see
> decompression happen
> > on the client side.
> >
> > Do people have trouble with drop outs over a standard
> 100Mbps network?
>
> > Right now I have two wireless SBs; one wireless laptop on
> most of the
> > time; a second wireless laptop sometimes; and the server
> machine wired
>
> > to a router and cable modem.
> >
> > I can hear the difference between 320Kbps on-the-fly MP3 vs. true
> > FLAC. Is it realistic to have FLAC without dropouts?
>
> my hardwired phone refuses to keep a call longer than 10
> minutes, but my
> wireless squeezebox can play flac uncompresed, just fine. The only
> dropouts I get are when I'm doing a full rescan from a wpied
> cache while
> refreshing the browse by artwork screen a few times.
>
> -kdf
>