View Full Version : Squeezebox crashes, limits on slimserver load

Craig, James (IT)
2004-10-11, 06:14
You might want to try changing the 'build items per pass' configuration
parameter (in Server Settings->Performance)
I've had less problems like this since I reduced it to 5 from the

But the SlimServer is only a single threaded process at present so it is
going to happen when it's busy...



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Subject: [slim] Squeezebox crashes, limits on slimserver load

Hi y'all

I'm using slimserver 5.3.1 running on a 2.0 GHz Pentium with 256 MByte
RAM under Win Xp Pro. My music directory contains about 8,500 tracks,
all MP3. I got two SB wireless, one is currently connected via wire (for
test purposes only). I am trying to determine whether a Slimserver
system is suited for commercially used multi-room applications, i.e., is
it reliable enough for applications in large private houses where no
computer geeks are around to kick it back to life should the music die
(for whatever purposes) So far, my experience is that it is NOT.
Example: I got one SB playing an internet radio station while I creat a
playlist of ALL music files in my msuic directory. All of a sudden the
SB playing the internet radio station stops playing or just loses
contact to the slimserver (so does the other SB). It seems to me that
the SLimserver software got its priorities wrong: while I wouldn't mind
having to wait a few minutes in the one room I am creating the playlist,
it's a clear no-no that neither the msuic in the other room should stop
nor either one of the SBs should lose contact to the Slimserver.
Somewhere in the FAQs it is mentioned that up to 12 SBs (or more) could
be connected to the Slimserver. WHat good is this, if the msuic stops
all of a sudden just because someone somewhere in the house is playing
with the remote? Maybe I'm doing something totally wrong or this is a
real disadvantage of the SLimserver system which I'd find really sad
because I do appreciate all the features and possibilities of its open
software. Please advise!!



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