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  1. #1
    rjw
    Guest

    transcoder_proxy and hiccups

    Hi!

    What's transcoder proxy do and why is it consiuming 50-99% of my CPU?

    I've been having hiccups in playback for a while now -- for about the
    last 6 months, and I've just been living with it. But it is beginning to
    drive me crazy: the must will just pause for 5 seconds. It doesn't seem
    like it always picks back up where it left off either.

    This may have all started when I got a new Squeezebox which I keep
    synced to my old slimp3. I've also noticed some sync. issues with these
    two. Is

    I'm running RedHat 8.0 on a dual P2 400 with 1GB of RAM. Both players
    run the latest firmare and I'm running Slimserver 5.3.1.

    Thanks,
    rjw

    --
    "We must go forward, not backward. Upward, not forward, and always
    twirling, twirling towards freedom!" - Clin-ton, The Simpsons

  2. #2
    Jules Taplin
    Guest

    transcoder_proxy and hiccups

    Hiya.

    transcoder_proxy is part of AlienBBC. It's spawned the first time you enter
    the plugin, and hangs around subsequently.

    As for 50-99% of CPU... if you're playing AlienBBC streams, then it's
    providing a bridge between the server and the external helper that is
    playing the stream. If you're not playing AlienBBC streams, then it should
    use minimal CPU (although there's a new version pending that will be even
    more lightweight while idle).

    Is your skipping problem happening on just AlienBBC streams, or on all
    music?


    -- Jules

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "rjw" <rob (AT) wygand (DOT) com>
    To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:52 AM
    Subject: [slim] transcoder_proxy and hiccups


    > Hi!
    >
    > What's transcoder proxy do and why is it consiuming 50-99% of my CPU?
    >
    > I've been having hiccups in playback for a while now -- for about the last
    > 6 months, and I've just been living with it. But it is beginning to drive
    > me crazy: the must will just pause for 5 seconds. It doesn't seem like it
    > always picks back up where it left off either.
    >
    > This may have all started when I got a new Squeezebox which I keep synced
    > to my old slimp3. I've also noticed some sync. issues with these two. Is
    >
    > I'm running RedHat 8.0 on a dual P2 400 with 1GB of RAM. Both players run
    > the latest firmare and I'm running Slimserver 5.3.1.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > rjw
    >
    > --
    > "We must go forward, not backward. Upward, not forward, and always
    > twirling, twirling towards freedom!" - Clin-ton, The Simpsons
    >
    >

  3. #3
    rjw
    Guest

    transcoder_proxy and hiccups

    Ah, hm, I just recently installed AlienBBC, so that makes some sense. I
    don't actually use it though, as I've had trouble getting it to play
    anything.

    The skipping happened before and after I installed AlienBBC.

    rjw

    Jules Taplin wrote:
    > Hiya.
    >
    > transcoder_proxy is part of AlienBBC. It's spawned the first time you enter
    > the plugin, and hangs around subsequently.
    >
    > As for 50-99% of CPU... if you're playing AlienBBC streams, then it's
    > providing a bridge between the server and the external helper that is
    > playing the stream. If you're not playing AlienBBC streams, then it should
    > use minimal CPU (although there's a new version pending that will be even
    > more lightweight while idle).
    >
    > Is your skipping problem happening on just AlienBBC streams, or on all
    > music?


    --
    "We must go forward, not backward. Upward, not forward, and always
    twirling, twirling towards freedom!" - Clin-ton, The Simpsons

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