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Ralph Edington
2004-11-19, 11:30
I'm trying to follow the directions for getting SoftSqueeze to sync with
other players.

According to the instructions, I now have SoftSqueeze v1.12, SlimServer
5.4.0, and Java 1.5.0. In order to sync, I'm supposed to select "Primary
Sound Driver" instead of "Java Sound Audio Engine" on the SoftSqueeze
player.

However when I do this, any playback audio is marred by pops and shrieks --
it's very unlistenable, so I have to switch back to the Java sound engine.

(Also, FYI, I'm using a SoundBlaster Live! card.)

Just wondering if anyone else saw this problem when switching away from the
Java sound engine, and if so, did you resolve it, and how? Is it an
incompatibility with the SoundBlaster drivers?

I use my computer for a lot of other music/sound purposes and have not seen
any other problems with the SoundBlaster, it's always been very stable.


RE

rtitmuss
2004-11-19, 16:36
Ralph,

The first thing to try is to reduce the volume slightly. Some people
have reported pops and crackles when using the Primary Sound Driver at
full volume. Reducing the volume a couple of steps makes this better.

I have also been checking the code this evening and made some
adjustments to the size of the audio buffer used when using the Primary
Sound Driver. By default it was set smaller than the Java Sound Audio
Engine, and this could lead to buffer underruns (i.e. gaps in the
music). I will be releasing a new version of Softsqueeze over the
weekend including this change, it will be interesting to know if this helps.

Regards,
Richard


Ralph Edington wrote:

>I'm trying to follow the directions for getting SoftSqueeze to sync with
>other players.
>
>According to the instructions, I now have SoftSqueeze v1.12, SlimServer
>5.4.0, and Java 1.5.0. In order to sync, I'm supposed to select "Primary
>Sound Driver" instead of "Java Sound Audio Engine" on the SoftSqueeze
>player.
>
>However when I do this, any playback audio is marred by pops and shrieks --
>it's very unlistenable, so I have to switch back to the Java sound engine.
>
>(Also, FYI, I'm using a SoundBlaster Live! card.)
>
>Just wondering if anyone else saw this problem when switching away from the
>Java sound engine, and if so, did you resolve it, and how? Is it an
>incompatibility with the SoundBlaster drivers?
>
>I use my computer for a lot of other music/sound purposes and have not seen
>any other problems with the SoundBlaster, it's always been very stable.
>
>
>RE
>
>

Anthony James
2004-11-22, 01:33
....and i upgraded to Java 1.5 and briefly had the option of different
sound drivers. However, i then tried to do a clean build of my pc
which repeatedly failed (adding SP1 or 2 to the clean install caused
either a failure to boot/wouldnt run because of 'missing files' (how
can key files be missing on a clean install?) and then on the 4th
attempt (maybe 5th) XP failed to see the other partitions on my HD
which potentially means I've lost my entire music collection (and all
of my data, photos etc...)

It wasnt a good day yesterday...