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Julian Griffiths
2004-09-29, 00:46
Hello All,

Craig: I followed your advice and ran oggdec from a comand prompt - it
decoded a three-minute Ogg file in about 15 seconds.

When I try to play an Ogg file in SlimServer, my PC doesn't seem sluggish
and system resources are plentiful (65% free), but I must endure the choppy
stop-start playback. Yet I can smoothly stream uncompressed WAV files (as
WAV files, not MP3).

I'm not sure if that casts any more light on my problem...

Julian.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Eales [mailto:craig.eales (AT) gmail (DOT) com]
> Sent: 28 September 2004 12:14
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Trouble playing anything but MP3 and WAV files
>
> Julian,
>
> the slim server uses an executable called oggdec to decode the ogg
> files, it is located in
> C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Bin\MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
> by default.
>
> When you locate it then try and use it to decode one of your ogg files
> (in this example called myoggfile.ogg):
>
> oggdec -o test.wav myoggfile.ogg
>
> Time how long it takes to finish the decoding - if the time to decode
> is about the same or longer than the length of the song then you have
> CPU problems
>
> Craig


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Craig Eales
2004-09-29, 01:53
Can you send me one of the files you are having trouble with - and I
will check it on my setup.

Craig

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 08:46:36 +0100, Julian Griffiths
<jgriffiths (AT) astra-games (DOT) com> wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> Craig: I followed your advice and ran oggdec from a comand prompt - it
> decoded a three-minute Ogg file in about 15 seconds.
>
> When I try to play an Ogg file in SlimServer, my PC doesn't seem sluggish
> and system resources are plentiful (65% free), but I must endure the choppy
> stop-start playback. Yet I can smoothly stream uncompressed WAV files (as
> WAV files, not MP3).
>
> I'm not sure if that casts any more light on my problem...
>
>
>
> Julian.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Craig Eales [mailto:craig.eales (AT) gmail (DOT) com]
> > Sent: 28 September 2004 12:14
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > Subject: [slim] Trouble playing anything but MP3 and WAV files
> >
> > Julian,
> >
> > the slim server uses an executable called oggdec to decode the ogg
> > files, it is located in
> > C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Bin\MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
> > by default.
> >
> > When you locate it then try and use it to decode one of your ogg files
> > (in this example called myoggfile.ogg):
> >
> > oggdec -o test.wav myoggfile.ogg
> >
> > Time how long it takes to finish the decoding - if the time to decode
> > is about the same or longer than the length of the song then you have
> > CPU problems
> >
> > Craig
>
> www.astra-games.com
>
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