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    Julian Griffiths
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    Trouble playing anything but MP3 and WAV files

    Thanks Craig,
    I shall try that tonight after work.
    One thing: for months, I've been playing Ogg files smoothly on my PC (using
    WinAmp and foobar2000) but the problem only occurs with SlimServer - does
    SlimServer use a different method of decoding?

    Cheers,
    Julian.



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Craig Eales [mailto:craig.eales (AT) gmail (DOT) com]
    Sent: 28 September 2004 12:14
    To: Slim Devices Discussion
    Subject: [slim] Trouble playing anything but MP3 and WAV files


    Julian,

    the slim server uses an executable called oggdec to decode the ogg
    files, it is located in
    C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Bin\MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
    by default.

    When you locate it then try and use it to decode one of your ogg files
    (in this example called myoggfile.ogg):

    oggdec -o test.wav myoggfile.ogg

    Time how long it takes to finish the decoding - if the time to decode
    is about the same or longer than the length of the song then you have
    CPU problems

    Craig


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  2. #2
    Craig Eales
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    Trouble playing anything but MP3 and WAV files

    Julian,

    I believe that WinAmp and foobar2000 have the codec integrated into
    them. Where as the slimserver runs an external decoder and then
    comunicates via pipes, this will add some overhead, but, I agree it
    does not necessarily look like a CPU problem.

    However, at least after the test you can check that the output from
    oggdec is correct, etc, which removes at least one variable.

    You could also monitor the CPU usage when you try and stream the ogg
    through the slim server.

    Craig

    On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 12:57:14 +0100, Julian Griffiths
    <jgriffiths (AT) astra-games (DOT) com> wrote:
    > Thanks Craig,
    > I shall try that tonight after work.
    > One thing: for months, I've been playing Ogg files smoothly on my PC (using
    > WinAmp and foobar2000) but the problem only occurs with SlimServer - does
    > SlimServer use a different method of decoding?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Julian.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Craig Eales [mailto:craig.eales (AT) gmail (DOT) com]
    > Sent: 28 September 2004 12:14
    > To: Slim Devices Discussion
    > Subject: [slim] Trouble playing anything but MP3 and WAV files
    >
    > Julian,
    >
    > the slim server uses an executable called oggdec to decode the ogg
    > files, it is located in
    > C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Bin\MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
    > by default.
    >
    > When you locate it then try and use it to decode one of your ogg files
    > (in this example called myoggfile.ogg):
    >
    > oggdec -o test.wav myoggfile.ogg
    >
    > Time how long it takes to finish the decoding - if the time to decode
    > is about the same or longer than the length of the song then you have
    > CPU problems
    >
    > Craig
    >
    > www.astra-games.com
    >
    > The information contained in this e-mail message and any attachments is
    > strictly confidential and is intended for the person or organisation to whom
    > it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not read,
    > use, copy or disseminate the information contained in this message and must
    > delete it. Although Astra Games Ltd believes this e-mail and any attachments
    > are free of any virus or defect which may affect a computer, it is the
    > responsibility of the recipient to ensure that it is virus free. Astra
    > Games Ltd will not accept any liability for any loss or damage arising in
    > any way from its use".
    >

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