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    Squeezebox Classic /LMS 8.x - Audio stops - Strange phenomenon

    > Local mp3/flac content directly from the NAS, I tried proxied streaming
    > already -> no dice.


    Does the synced player support flac, too? Could transcoding be involved?

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    Squeezebox Classic /LMS 8.x - Audio stops - Strange phenomenon

    Dear crowd,
    my more than 15 year old SB3 (Classic) has worked like a charm, until lately when all of a sudden it developed some problems. A year after having upgraded to LMS 8.x it started acting up and randomly stops audio playback (sometimes it plays for 30 mins, sometimes only for 1 min). I thought it was dying, but here is the strange thing:

    - when I synchronize it with an instance of squeezelite on my Mac -> everything works like a charm

    I am really baffled by that prob and would appreciate any hints.

    I can rule out networking probs (wired - 1Gbps LAN - client stays online and is pingable with a latency of 0.8ms max), I have exchanged the cables as well for good measure
    LMS is running on my Synology NAS (and has before) in a docker (currently 8.4.0)
    The problems do not coincide with an LMS upgrade and are not rectified by it

    Could this be a hardware problem ? (power supply ?)
    Could it have something to do with the control traffic ? (since it contiunes playing when synchronized)
    Is the box finally dying ? (capacitors ?)
    ...

    <edit>
    I enabled debug level logging on the client status and found:
    Slim::Control::Request::notifyFromArray (839) (client disconnect)
    as an additional info/hint - why the client would disconnect is beyond me, especially since the server thinks it is still playing (!) - visible in the WebGUI of the server
    </edit>

    any hint is appreciated
    Last edited by exa; 2022-11-15, 10:04.

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      #3
      Squeezebox Classic /LMS 8.x - Audio stops - Strangephenomenon

      What content are you trying to play? If it's online content you might
      want to enforce Proxied Streaming (Settings/Player/Audio/Streaming
      Method or the like).
      Michael

      "It doesn't work - what shall I do?" - "Please check your server.log and/or scanner.log file!"
      (LMS: Settings/Information)

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        #4
        Originally posted by mherger View Post
        What content are you trying to play? If it's online content you might
        want to enforce Proxied Streaming (Settings/Player/Audio/Streaming
        Method or the like).
        Thx for the swift reply (appreciated)

        I stream local mp3/flac content directly from the NAS, I tried proxied streaming already -> no dice.

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          #5
          Originally posted by mherger View Post
          > Local mp3/flac content directly from the NAS, I tried proxied streaming
          > already -> no dice.


          Does the synced player support flac, too? Could transcoding be involved?
          Yep it does. As far as I can see the prob is independent from the media format as it happens even with Internet radio usage.

          I have ordered a (used) SB Touch and a new power supply to see/check whether that could be the problem (and it never hurts to have another power supply or another SB ) ...

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            #6
            Update: It looks like a hardware prob of the SB3 (Classic) as the phenomenon does not happen on the Touch I have replaced it with. Changing the power supply on the SB3 did also not change the behaviour of the box - so I fear it is just dead/dying. If I find anything I´ll update this post

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