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Jason
2004-11-06, 19:02
Well, on the other side of the coin, I never get dropouts with my SB which
is running wireless to a Netgear 802.11 turboG base station.

The server is also running on Linux, I think some of the problems you guys
are having is that you have issues with the slimserver running co-resident
on a PC that is doing other work.



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Keith
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2004 5:06 AM
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] Buffer draining

I use the network daily without any problems. If there is some minimum
performance level which a network must achieve in order to support a
Squeezebox, I feel that Slim Devices should quantify that level and make
prospective purchasers aware of it before selling them the hardware.

I attempted to connect the Squeezebox via Ethernet. My hardware consists of
a combined Ethernet/Wireless router. Even though I connected the Squeezebox
to the router via a cable, it still reported that it had made a wireless
connection.

Behaviour was similar to previously, but it now took around 30 seconds for
the buffer to empty.

I also conducted an experiment in which all of the components - router,
Squeezebox, computer - were in the same room and within 15 feet of each
other. The results where the same.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of dean blackketter
Sent: 06 November 2004 01:11
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Buffer draining

Is it possible that your wireless network is intermittent or that you have a
marginal connection?

Does the behavior differ if you have the Squeezebox connected
(temporarily) via ethernet?

On Nov 5, 2004, at 1:41 PM, Keith Leng wrote:

> I'm getting regular breaks in playback. I've set the player to display
> the fullness of the buffer. The buffer fills to 70% then, over a
period
> of about 15 seconds, depletes until it is empty. At that point there
is
> a break in the music of around 1 second. The buffer immediately
refills
> to 70% and the process repeats.
>
> Could anyone suggest a solution?
>
> Thanks,
> Keith
>
>
> SlimServer 5.3.1
> WinXp Pro SP2
> 10Mbs wireless network.
>
>
>

Jack Coates
2004-11-07, 11:27
> Sorry Jason but if you are right then that makes Keith right as well. Slim
> should publish the fact that slimserver needs almost dedicated resources.
> Clearly, that is nonsense! I run slimserver on my desktop PC which, I
> admit
....
>
> The server is also running on Linux, I think some of the problems you guys
> are having is that you have issues with the slimserver running co-resident
> on a PC that is doing other work.

For clarity's sake, that should probably have read "a PC that is doing too
much other work". There are plenty of examples of Slimserver running just
fine on machines that are doing lots of other work, whether Linux or
Windows. However, if your machine is struggling to keep up with the
workload it already has, Slimserver might be the last straw. It is a
pretty big straw, especially if you have a large music database, do
transcoding, or use external music integration (iTunes, Moodlogic). I
might be wrong on the load of that last item, I don't use it personally.
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