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N. Wes Gimbert
2004-10-16, 20:10
I have a d-link switch (DSS-5+), and a D-Link combo FW/Switch/Router
(DI-824VUP). What is odd is it used to work great?

Can I downgrade back to 5.2 with the SBG? Just to see if that fixes it?

Also... I just check my internet bandwith. The cable modem is connected
directly to the same router and I'm getting 1,000 kbs.

Any other thoughts? Would there be anyway to check if the connection is bad
or not?





-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Sean Adams
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 5:20 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Random music pauses during playback?



This is probably a problem with your cabling or hub/switch. What kind
of equipment do you have between the server and the squeezebox?


On Oct 16, 2004, at 2:07 PM, N. Wes Gimbert wrote:

> My squeeze box is randomly, and frequently, pausing the music stream
> and I
> need some help.
>
> It will play around 2 sec, stops playing for 2 sec, then play for 3
> more
> seconds etc...
>
> I'm running server v5.3.1 (production version), on Windows XP SP2,
> with a
> ZoneAlarm F.W.
>
> When I play via softsqueeze on the same machine as the server the music
> plays smooth and without problem.
>
> I'm streaming FLAC over a wired network, and the network seems to be
> working
> fine.
>
> I checked both the Digital and analog out of the squeezebox and the
> behavior
> is the same. I've tried to stream different files and the behavior is
> the
> same.
>
> It seems odd to me that the clock keeps counting even when the music is
> stopping. This might mean something to someone. So by the time it
> gets to
> the end of a song it has negative time remaining. It doesn't sound
> like
> dropped packets, when it starts back up and it is right where it left
> off.
>
> This is really not listenable. : (
>
> Hopefully someone will think of something I can try. I'm stumped.
>
> Thanks for everyone's help.
>
> wesg
> cincinnati, OH
>
>

seanadams
2004-10-16, 21:42
Hmmm. If it used to work okay, then we should try to figure out what
happened when it broke. Did it stop working right after a software
update?

Check your task list, is something sucking up CPU cycles?

On wired ethernet normally the only thing that causes a problem is
either a performance issue on the server or a really bad ethernet
problem, eg a defective switch.

It could be something wrong in the server that's causing it to run
slow. See if it's hogging the CPU.


On Oct 16, 2004, at 8:10 PM, N. Wes Gimbert wrote:

> I have a d-link switch (DSS-5+), and a D-Link combo FW/Switch/Router
> (DI-824VUP). What is odd is it used to work great?
>
> Can I downgrade back to 5.2 with the SBG? Just to see if that fixes
> it?
>
> Also... I just check my internet bandwith. The cable modem is
> connected
> directly to the same router and I'm getting 1,000 kbs.
>
> Any other thoughts? Would there be anyway to check if the connection
> is bad
> or not?
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Sean Adams
> Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 5:20 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Random music pauses during playback?
>
>
>
> This is probably a problem with your cabling or hub/switch. What kind
> of equipment do you have between the server and the squeezebox?
>
>
> On Oct 16, 2004, at 2:07 PM, N. Wes Gimbert wrote:
>
>> My squeeze box is randomly, and frequently, pausing the music stream
>> and I
>> need some help.
>>
>> It will play around 2 sec, stops playing for 2 sec, then play for 3
>> more
>> seconds etc...
>>
>> I'm running server v5.3.1 (production version), on Windows XP SP2,
>> with a
>> ZoneAlarm F.W.
>>
>> When I play via softsqueeze on the same machine as the server the
>> music
>> plays smooth and without problem.
>>
>> I'm streaming FLAC over a wired network, and the network seems to be
>> working
>> fine.
>>
>> I checked both the Digital and analog out of the squeezebox and the
>> behavior
>> is the same. I've tried to stream different files and the behavior is
>> the
>> same.
>>
>> It seems odd to me that the clock keeps counting even when the music
>> is
>> stopping. This might mean something to someone. So by the time it
>> gets to
>> the end of a song it has negative time remaining. It doesn't sound
>> like
>> dropped packets, when it starts back up and it is right where it left
>> off.
>>
>> This is really not listenable. : (
>>
>> Hopefully someone will think of something I can try. I'm stumped.
>>
>> Thanks for everyone's help.
>>
>> wesg
>> cincinnati, OH
>>
>>