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    Senior Member Craig's Avatar
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    Random Mix on PiCorePlayer

    I recently moved my server to a Pi3 running PicorePlayer with the help of good folk on this forum and everything is running good and snappy except RandomMix.

    My old server used to start a mix instantly but the Pi server takes about 7 seconds to start playback this is with a library of about 18,000.

    The only difference is that I used to use a Custom.Map to send a keypress to start but I've not been able to figure out how to do that on PCP

    Any advice?

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    Senior Member Craig's Avatar
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    I just checked in the LMS web interface and it took 7 seconds before the player playlist was populated so it's not an issue with custom.map

    Craig
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    Senior Member Greg Erskine's Avatar
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    hi Craig,

    For reference:

    1. LMS on RPi1B with 10,000 tracks Random Mix - Song takes 6 seconds

    This was a lot slower on older versions of LMS. Michael did a fix, 1 or 2 years ago, that improved speed significantly.

    2. LMS on RPi4B with 10,000 tracks Random Mix - Song takes <1 seconds

    On the odd occasion, it takes longer on the RPi4B, I have noticed a few errors in mesg, but I suspect running a USB drive off a RPi4B with less than the recommended PSU is the problem.

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    Greg

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    Senior Member Craig's Avatar
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    Thanks Greg

    This is on a RPI3B+ but my SSD is currently in a usb caddy.
    When my proper mounting board finally arrives it will have a connector for additional power for the SSD so I'll give that a go.

    Craig
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    Random Mix on PiCorePlayer

    > My old server used to start a mix instantly but the Pi server takes
    > about 7 seconds to start playback this is with a library of about
    > 18,000.


    What kind of mix? What UI are you using? And what i your database memory
    setting (Settings/Advanced/Performance)?

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    Senior Member Craig's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > My old server used to start a mix instantly but the Pi server takes
    > about 7 seconds to start playback this is with a library of about
    > 18,000.


    What kind of mix? What UI are you using? And what i your database memory
    setting (Settings/Advanced/Performance)?

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    Michael
    Thanks Michael,

    Random Song Mix from around 20,000 tracks ( I didn't realise I had that many)
    Database memory setting is "High"
    and it doesn't matter which interface I use, Web UI, preset on a player or Squeeze Ctrl

    Greg may be onto something though, I don't think my power supply is up to the job, I've got an official one arriving tomorrow.

    Craig
    MC2Slim - Windows Shell and J River Media Center Integration for Squeezebox.

    http://www.duff-zapp.co.uk

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    Senior Member Craig's Avatar
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    So I've just tried with the official PSU and I have a solid red light which I didn't have before and Random Songs is taking a bit less that three seconds.
    I'm happy with that.

    Thanks guys.

    Craig
    MC2Slim - Windows Shell and J River Media Center Integration for Squeezebox.

    http://www.duff-zapp.co.uk

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