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by fizze
Wed May 23, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: M500 HOT!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3973

Well, unfortunately the Soundbridges (all models) don't have a real 'standby' mode.

Even if you hit the standby/power off button, they draw almost as much current as when playing music.
by fizze
Sat May 19, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: SoundBridge Set-Up
Topic: LinkStation Live, no playlist entries
Replies: 6
Views: 4364

Well, the Linkstation does serve via uPnP? or their (silly) DNLS stuff?
Ever thought of putting firefly on the LS? ;)
by fizze
Fri May 18, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Stereophile Review Available on stereophile.com
Replies: 19
Views: 11065

Actually I did, and I also read the old thread about 44.1khz and stuff.
I've learnd enough. *sigh*

Luckily I have a Showcenter 200 that will allow me direct pass-through of multichannel Audio.... :roll:
by fizze
Fri May 18, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Stereophile Review Available on stereophile.com
Replies: 19
Views: 11065

No way is resampling in high quality a server-side task. The Blackfin on the Soundbridge is very capable, just floating-point-impaired. Anywho. If you mean you don't understand why Roku chose to go with hardware that necessitates upsampling from 44.1 to 48 kHz, then I agree; I don't understand it ei...
by fizze
Thu May 17, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Stereophile Review Available on stereophile.com
Replies: 19
Views: 11065

Or is there some way round that? Do you add dither when upsampling to help with this? My university lectures in signal theory are a long time ago, so I may be confused, but it seems to me that additional quantisation noise is inevitable in this process - I don't recall Nyquist / Shannon having much...
by fizze
Thu May 17, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Firefly Media Server
Topic: working Audioscrobbler/Last.fm support for firefly
Replies: 3
Views: 4967

that script should work with sqlite instaed of sqlite3 too.
Nice hack! ;)
Wonder how long it takes on a NAS like the slug though. probably would interrupt playback for a short time. So schedule wisely.
by fizze
Thu May 03, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Firefly Media Server
Topic: Fire Fly won't run
Replies: 6
Views: 3837

I have been using nightly 1498 on my NSLU2 with an uptime of almost 60 days for now. So I guess you can consider that pretty stable ;)

Haven't tried newer builds so far, though.
by fizze
Thu May 03, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Firefly Media Server
Topic: Firefly Beta - Whats happening?
Replies: 9
Views: 5718

A lot of more detailed info on firefly (and updates) can be gained in the Firefly Forums

The nightlies page Also provides excellent info on whats new in every build.
by fizze
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: Firefly Media Server
Topic: Random-order smart playlists
Replies: 5
Views: 4269

the latter.

Just hit the Shuffle button before you hit play to play the playlist.
Althought the SoundBridge will not indicate it, it will already start in shuffle mode. :)


For the former, we hope to see where and order by statements in smart playlist queries sooner or later ;)
by fizze
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Newbie question about setting up a Slug media server
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

'glad it worked out. :) (it did, didn't it?)

You might find some (or lots, actually) of parameters to tweak the SMB performance of the slug. Clearly its better to use NFS or FTP, but SMB performance can be brought up almost up to par with these.

You might want to check out:
Unslung.Samba
by fizze
Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Firefly Media Server
Topic: FLAC files: Transcode on the fly, or in advance?
Replies: 2
Views: 2477

Lossless PCM. ;)

Re-encoding them to high-quality mp3 isn't the best option. The easiest option really is to let firefly transcode them to WAVE (lossless PCM) in realtime.
by fizze
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: soundbridge with ext dac, use SB´s volume contol ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

well, you would haev to do volume control on the analog side.
Normally this would be the power amp, or the analog side of the DAC.

The SB is "cutting bits" on the digital outputs, if you reduce the volume, yes.
This effectively raises the noise-floor, as it reduces dynamic range.
by fizze
Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Firefly Media Server
Topic: Linksys WRTSL54GS
Replies: 1
Views: 2168

Be sure to check out www.linksysinfo.org 's forum.
Im sure there is a way to get some spawn of optware to run, and then use the vast ipkg repositories available. :)
by fizze
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: SoundBridge Control and Integration
Topic: Linksys NSLU2
Replies: 4
Views: 7321

I ran a NTFS drive under Unslung 6.8 for a few months, the slug ran 24/7 - it was slow and unstable, but no data corruption. With Unslung 6.8 and even linksys Stock after R63 its possible to use a USB-HUB on port 1. Under debian/etch the NTFS case is a different one, since Debian doesn't have a lice...
by fizze
Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: SoundBridge Control and Integration
Topic: Linksys NSLU2
Replies: 4
Views: 7321

Also, the NSLU2's NTFS driver is VERY weak.
It does not corrupt your data, at least, but the performance truly is namesake for "slug". (at least when you run linksys stock firmware, or unslung)

Ext2/3 performance is decent though.