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rjw
2004-10-25, 16:52
Hi!

What's transcoder proxy do and why is it consiuming 50-99% of my CPU?

I've been having hiccups in playback for a while now -- for about the
last 6 months, and I've just been living with it. But it is beginning to
drive me crazy: the must will just pause for 5 seconds. It doesn't seem
like it always picks back up where it left off either.

This may have all started when I got a new Squeezebox which I keep
synced to my old slimp3. I've also noticed some sync. issues with these
two. Is

I'm running RedHat 8.0 on a dual P2 400 with 1GB of RAM. Both players
run the latest firmare and I'm running Slimserver 5.3.1.

Thanks,
rjw

--
"We must go forward, not backward. Upward, not forward, and always
twirling, twirling towards freedom!" - Clin-ton, The Simpsons

Jules Taplin
2004-10-26, 01:06
Hiya.

transcoder_proxy is part of AlienBBC. It's spawned the first time you enter
the plugin, and hangs around subsequently.

As for 50-99% of CPU... if you're playing AlienBBC streams, then it's
providing a bridge between the server and the external helper that is
playing the stream. If you're not playing AlienBBC streams, then it should
use minimal CPU (although there's a new version pending that will be even
more lightweight while idle).

Is your skipping problem happening on just AlienBBC streams, or on all
music?


-- Jules

----- Original Message -----
From: "rjw" <rob (AT) wygand (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:52 AM
Subject: [slim] transcoder_proxy and hiccups


> Hi!
>
> What's transcoder proxy do and why is it consiuming 50-99% of my CPU?
>
> I've been having hiccups in playback for a while now -- for about the last
> 6 months, and I've just been living with it. But it is beginning to drive
> me crazy: the must will just pause for 5 seconds. It doesn't seem like it
> always picks back up where it left off either.
>
> This may have all started when I got a new Squeezebox which I keep synced
> to my old slimp3. I've also noticed some sync. issues with these two. Is
>
> I'm running RedHat 8.0 on a dual P2 400 with 1GB of RAM. Both players run
> the latest firmare and I'm running Slimserver 5.3.1.
>
> Thanks,
> rjw
>
> --
> "We must go forward, not backward. Upward, not forward, and always
> twirling, twirling towards freedom!" - Clin-ton, The Simpsons
>
>

rjw
2004-10-27, 16:10
Ah, hm, I just recently installed AlienBBC, so that makes some sense. I
don't actually use it though, as I've had trouble getting it to play
anything.

The skipping happened before and after I installed AlienBBC.

rjw

Jules Taplin wrote:
> Hiya.
>
> transcoder_proxy is part of AlienBBC. It's spawned the first time you enter
> the plugin, and hangs around subsequently.
>
> As for 50-99% of CPU... if you're playing AlienBBC streams, then it's
> providing a bridge between the server and the external helper that is
> playing the stream. If you're not playing AlienBBC streams, then it should
> use minimal CPU (although there's a new version pending that will be even
> more lightweight while idle).
>
> Is your skipping problem happening on just AlienBBC streams, or on all
> music?

--
"We must go forward, not backward. Upward, not forward, and always
twirling, twirling towards freedom!" - Clin-ton, The Simpsons