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Andrew Lucas
2004-10-11, 06:53
I have 4 and quite often run three sync'd together quite happily all
evening. 2.4GHz P4 512M RAM.
This is shared with a tv timeshifting app.

Andy

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From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Craig, James
(IT)
Sent: 11 October 2004 14:44
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox crashes, limits on slimserver load


Oh well!
It seems likely that adding more RAM would help - 512Mb is pretty much
considered the minimum for XP these days.
I think my server (XP Home) uses over 300Mb with only SlimServer and iTunes
running.

I do have 2 squeezeboxes but I find it difficult to listen to them both at
the same time!

James

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of rm
Sent: 11 October 2004 14:38
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox crashes, limits on slimserver load


James,

I already lowered that to 2. Would adding more RAM help? Why does the
Slimserver program get stuck when I load an existing playlist with lots
tracks in it? Does anyone have some experience with a setup that contains
several SBs?

Robert
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rm
2004-10-11, 07:07
Thanks for the support!! I'll add some more RAM. The only other program running is an Icecast Server with an MP3 encoder so I can stream my analog FM tuner signal to the SBs. I'll see what happens.

Robert

----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew Lucas
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 3:53 PM
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox crashes, limits on slimserver load


I have 4 and quite often run three sync'd together quite happily all evening. 2.4GHz P4 512M RAM.
This is shared with a tv timeshifting app.

Andy


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From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Craig, James (IT)
Sent: 11 October 2004 14:44
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox crashes, limits on slimserver load


Oh well!
It seems likely that adding more RAM would help - 512Mb is pretty much considered the minimum for XP these days.
I think my server (XP Home) uses over 300Mb with only SlimServer and iTunes running.

I do have 2 squeezeboxes but I find it difficult to listen to them both at the same time!

James



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From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of rm
Sent: 11 October 2004 14:38
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Squeezebox crashes, limits on slimserver load


James,

I already lowered that to 2. Would adding more RAM help? Why does the Slimserver program get stuck when I load an existing playlist with lots tracks in it? Does anyone have some experience with a setup that contains several SBs?

Robert

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Robin Bowes
2004-10-11, 08:12
rm wrote:
> Thanks for the support!! I'll add some more RAM. The only other program
> running is an Icecast Server with an MP3 encoder so I can stream my
> analog FM tuner signal to the SBs. I'll see what happens.

Robert,

Just to reinforce the point, RAM is so relatively cheap these days that, if
you're doing anything that is memory intensive (slimserver currently is), it
makes sense to install the maximum RAM the motherboard will take. (My slimserver
is running on linux (Fedora Core 2) with dual 1GHz PIII CPUs and 1.5GB RAM)

You should be able to stream to multiple devices without much trouble.
Additional players don't seem to add much additional load to slimserver.

For example, I'm currently streaming mp3 to my squeezebox and flac to
softsqueeze running on my laptop and my server shows approx 3.5% CPU utilisation
with the flac process using 1-2%.

It's the web interface that seems to be the real CPU hog; that, and searching by
song.

I've said this before, but I really think that the slimserver architecture needs
overhauling so the audio streaming and track database management process are
separate and don't interfere with each other.

[I've created a new thread on the devel. list with the remainder of my thoughts
on this issue]

R.
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