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    Streaming problem

    For the past couple of days, I have had a problem streaming KQED from San Francisco:
    I have 3 picorePlayers, all running piCorePlayer v7.0.0b6, one uses a Pi A+ with analog output, and the other 2 use Pi Zeros with Pimoroni phatDACs (simple TI5102 DAC in squeezelite settings). Apart from the audio device setting, all 3 are set up the same. The stream plays on the A+ system, but not with the Pi Zeros. The only setting I can find that makes a difference is Player>Audio>Audio Startup Time. By default, this is set to 0, and there is no sound, but the playing time increments. If I set it to 0.25, there is a garbled sound output like chipmunks.

    It *feels* like this problem might be related to the latest LMS update I installed on the weekend, at least I only noticed this problem after the update.

    LMS information:

    Logitech Media Server Version: 8.0.0 - 1605892076 @ Fri Nov 20 21:29:02 CET 2020
    Hostname: PI-SERVER
    Server IP Address: 192.168.xx.xx
    Server HTTP Port Number: 9000
    Operating system: Debian - EN - utf8
    Platform Architecture: armv7l-linux
    Perl Version: 5.28.1 - arm-linux-gnueabihf-thread-multi-64int
    Audio::Scan: 1.02
    IO::Socket::SSL: 2.060
    Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.58 (sqlite 3.22.0)

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    I'm in the UK and your link plays on a Squeezebox Radio (with a little delay in starting)

    Code:
    [20-11-25 12:39:57.4241] Slim::Utils::Misc::msg (1266) Warning: [12:39:57.4237] Smartmatch is experimental at /usr/local/slimserver/Cache/InstalledPlugins/Plugins/TimesRadio/TimesRadioAPI.pm line 124.
    [20-11-25 12:44:01.4445] main::init (388) Starting Logitech Media Server (v8.0.1, 1606252062, Tue Nov 24 22:29:37 CET 2020) perl 5.028002 - arm-linux-gnueabihf-thread-multi-64int
    [20-11-25 12:44:03.0985] Slim::Utils::Misc::msg (1266) Warning: [12:44:03.0980] Smartmatch is experimental at /usr/local/slimserver/Cache/InstalledPlugins/Plugins/TimesRadio/TimesRadioAPI.pm line 124.
    [20-11-25 12:44:26.9929] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::DASH::_parseMPD_part2 (615) Pref used:Dashspeed_live pref value : 1 pref speeds:  10000 Chosen rep id audio=320000 Bandwidth = 320000 Codecs = mp4a.40.2
    [20-11-25 12:44:43.6525] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::DASH::_parseMPD_part2 (615) Pref used:Dashspeed_live pref value : 1 pref speeds:  10000 Chosen rep id audio=320000 Bandwidth = 320000 Codecs = mp4a.40.2
    [20-11-25 12:45:03.8141] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::DASH::_parseMPD_part2 (615) Pref used:Dashspeed_live pref value : 1 pref speeds:  10000 Chosen rep id audio=320000 Bandwidth = 320000 Codecs = mp4a.40.2
    [20-11-25 12:45:53.1318] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::DASH::_parseMPD_part2 (615) Pref used:Dashspeed_live pref value : 1 pref speeds:  10000 Chosen rep id audio=320000 Bandwidth = 320000 Codecs = mp4a.40.2
    [20-11-25 12:46:11.3694] Plugins::BBCiPlayer::DASH::_parseMPD_part2 (615) Pref used:Dashspeed_live pref value : 1 pref speeds:  10000 Chosen rep id audio=320000 Bandwidth = 320000 Codecs = mp4a.40.2
    [20-11-25 16:31:42.8462] Slim::Utils::Misc::msg (1266) Warning: [16:31:42.8451] Image::Scale libpng error: Not enough PNG data ((data))
    [20-11-25 16:31:43.2422] Slim::Web::ImageProxy::__ANON__ (319) Artwork resize for imageproxy/http://cdn-radiotime-logos.tunein.com/s34804q.png/image_320x320_m.png failed
    [20-11-25 16:31:44.4475] Slim::Utils::Misc::msg (1266) Warning: [16:31:44.4467] Image::Scale libpng error: Not enough PNG data ((data))
    [20-11-25 16:31:44.8258] Slim::Web::ImageProxy::__ANON__ (319) Artwork resize for imageproxy/http://cdn-radiotime-logos.tunein.com/s34804q.png/image_192x192_p.png failed
    [20-11-25 16:31:46.0536] Slim::Utils::Misc::msg (1266) Warning: [16:31:46.0531] Image::Scale libpng error: Not enough PNG data ((data))
    [20-11-25 16:31:46.4187] Slim::Web::ImageProxy::__ANON__ (319) Artwork resize for imageproxy/http://cdn-radiotime-logos.tunein.com/s34804q.png/image_100x100_o failed

    Lms v 8.0.1 on rpi4b

    Perhap you could look in the server logs for a start LMS Settings > Information > scroll to the bottom
    Last edited by Man in a van; 2020-11-25 at 09:35. Reason: updated log file

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    There are two stream in the playlist. The first is a 22.050kHz mono. This is very low - if using an ALSA hw: device - can your DAC plays this low ? Slow sampling also usually means slow startup

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    There are two stream in the playlist. The first is a 22.050kHz mono. This is very low - if using an ALSA hw: device - can your DAC plays this low ? Slow sampling also usually means slow startup
    Just tried through a Topping DX3PRO, audio output

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    It took about 10 seconds for playback to be audible

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    There are two stream in the playlist. The first is a 22.050kHz mono. This is very low - if using an ALSA hw: device - can your DAC plays this low ? Slow sampling also usually means slow startup
    Fixed the problem. The clue was when you mentioned hw:device. I changed the squeezelite setting to plughw: and that did the trick. The piCorePlayers have been set to hw: for ages, so I think KQED must have changed something about their stream that now requires plughw.

    Thanks for your help.

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