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    Question Does somebody know which desktop player works for Ubuntu 10.10 ?

    I am running the latest version of squeezeboxserver
    Version: 7.5.4 - r32171 @ Thu Apr 14 09:17:01 PDT 2011
    under ubuntu 10.10 on my DEll desktop.

    Does anybody knows which player (with exact verssion) I can use ( and known to work).

    I tried
    Softsqueeze - doesn't work
    Squeezeslave - same story.

    Help will be much appreciated

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    Both softsqueeze and squeezeslave work.

    What do you mean Softsqueeze didn't work ?

    Wouldn't install - how did you install ? What version ?
    Didn't start ?
    No audio ?
    Crashed ?


    Given you have had problem with 3 softplayers - I think the issue might be something in your system config.

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    squeezeplay_7.5.1~9211_all.deb

    Downoladed from nightly builds

    http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nig...ex.php?ver=7.5

    SqueezePlay: Debian Installer Package squeezeplay_7.5.1~9211_all.deb 14.76 MB April 25 2011 04:08

    lua libraries was installed before.

    tried to invoke as

    /opt/squeezeplay/bin/jive

    (I run
    sudo ldconfig /opt/squeezeplay/lib
    before invocation as recommended in another thread)

    Got completely garbled unreadable screen
    Looks like the same text was written over multiple times.

    In addition, the package caused the problems all over OS
    (Movie player stopped working etc).

    After purging the package everything returned to normal.
    I searched thru threads and found at least one other person describing similar problem ( garbled screen ).

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=87201

    I run Ubuntu 10.10 on Dell XPS 410 for many months without problems at all.
    squeezebox server 7.5.4 works flawlessly with two SB3 boxes ( 7.5.2 worked great as well.) I briefly installed 7.5.3 but downgraded back to 7.5.2 due to multiple problems and waited until 7.5.4
    Last edited by sl789; 2011-04-25 at 23:57.

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    softsqueeze_linux_3_9b2.rpm wouldn't install

    Downloaded

    softsqueeze_linux_3_9b2.rpm
    from sourceforge

    Tried to install with alien
    Installation failed

    sudo alien -i Downloads/softsqueeze_linux_3_9b2.rpm

    cpio: premature end of file
    Package build failed. Here's the log:
    dh_testdir
    dh_testdir
    dh_testroot
    dh_clean -k -d
    dh_clean: dh_clean -k is deprecated; use dh_prep instead
    dh_clean: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
    dh_installdirs
    dh_installdirs: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
    dh_installdocs
    dh_installdocs: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
    dh_installchangelogs
    dh_installchangelogs: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
    find . -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1 -not -name debian -print0 | \
    xargs -0 -r -i cp -a {} debian/softsqueeze
    dh_compress
    dh_compress: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
    dh_makeshlibs
    dh_makeshlibs: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
    dh_installdeb
    dh_installdeb: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
    dh_shlibdeps
    dh_shlibdeps: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
    dh_gencontrol
    dh_gencontrol: Compatibility levels before 5 are deprecated.
    dpkg-gencontrol: error: syntax error in debian/control at line 11: continued value line not in field
    dh_gencontrol: dpkg-gencontrol -ldebian/changelog -Tdebian/softsqueeze.substvars -Pdebian/softsqueeze returned exit code 9
    make: *** [binary-arch] Error 9

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    There seems to be a problem with recent builds of Squeezeplay.

    I'm not sure who created the Softsqueeze rpm but it looks the issue is with the install not Softsqueeze.

    Do you want Softsqueeze on the same system as your server ?

    If so, try using installing as a Plugin ?

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    Not sure what is wrong with the RPM or alien but Softsqueeze doesn't really need to be installed into /opt.

    Try the following.
    Code:
    rpm2cpio softsqueeze_linux_3_9b2.rpm | cpio -i --make-directories 
    java -jar ./opt/softsqueeze/SoftSqueeze.jar

  7. #7

    Softsqueeze Plug-in (problems with some files - increased speed)

    Hi bpa !

    Thanks for your help.
    I've just installed Softsqueeze as a plug-in and restarted the server.
    It appears under the extra menu.

    The problem is that it plays certian files with increasing speed, so they sounds very high-pitched
    Any insights why it happens ?

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    To get help for problem please always give more info with the request.

    Softsqueeze is a soft player with only a few inbuilt decoders so it relies on other app for decoding. So problems can be format specific so describe issue in more detail ?

    1. How much is the file playing too fast - compare time to play track against proper time to play ?
    2. Format of file such as MP3, WMA, AAC, ALAC, Flac etc.
    3. Characteristics of audio stream 44.1kHz, 48KHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz ? 16bit or 24 bit ? 1 or 2 channel ?

  9. #9

    Iinstallation

    Hi bpa !

    Thanks for your help. I've installed softsqueeze as a separate application using your instructions and it installed and works OK (the increaded speed issue remains though) . Regarding the files who plays with increased speed, those a flacs (for now I don't see any common denominator among them)

    There is another problem as well. A flac file start playing OK and after a minute or saw it starts "stuttering"

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    Please please please give info.

    What type of audio is in the flac - 44.1/16, 48/16, 96/24 etc ?
    What audio subsystem are you using Pulse, ALSA, OSS etc.
    Are you using a standard audio h/w built on motherboard or a "better" (e.g. high end) board ?
    Last edited by bpa; 2011-04-26 at 01:07.

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