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mattius
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1001 probs.

Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:52 pm

I have the Roku 1001 & have 2 niggles the first is that if my M3U playlist created in winamp is too long then It shows up as being empty on my Soundbridge. Is there another way to get longer playlistd to work? Or is there a max # of songs.
Also occasionaly when i search for a song via an album, the unit switches off when the song is selected. This is only occasional & only on some songs. However if I browse rather then search then I never get any probs. Any suggestions or help on these points would be much appreciated.
TIA

My firmware is 3.0.44
 
RokuLyndon

Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:35 am

This happens on both soundbridges?
And, is this new behavior, or has this always happened?

How long are these playlists that won't showup properly?
What are you using as the media server?
 
mattius
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Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:23 am

RokuLyndon wrote:
This happens on both soundbridges? Only on 1001 Not M400 so far.
And, is this new behavior, or has this always happened? Only had soundbridge a short while so new behavior

How long are these playlists that won't showup properly? 8000+ Trax - However all 15000 trax seem to be accesable apart from the intermittent problem
What are you using as the media server? Firefly


I use Firefly as all my music is FLAC!
 
mattius
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Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:11 am

Any updates on prob. I supplied info you required! :?
 
RokuLyndon

Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:04 am

The max playlist size is about 12000. If shorter playlists aren't working, I think this question could probably best be answered int he firefly forum. I'm going to move this post there.

The soundbridge doesn't treat the longer list any different from the shorter one, so if it's not working, it must be a problem with the playlist, possibly with firefly. I'm not sure.
 
mattius
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Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:19 am

I'm using svn-1498. Would it be better to try svn-1586?
 
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Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:19 am

mattius wrote:
I'm using svn-1498. Would it be better to try svn-1586?


Couldn't hurt. I can't think of specific issues in playlists fixed by 1586 over 1498, but 1586 is stable.

The most likely thing I could think of would be how long it would take to retrieve the playlist info. When the soundbridge asks for playlist data, it makes a pretty expensive join to get all the data the sb needs. Its possible (probable, even) that if the server is a slower machine (nslu2, linkstation, or some other embedded device), it might not have the horsepower to run the query before the soundbridge times out and gives up on it.

That would be my guess, anyway.

I don't have a good fix for that, except to wait for next nightlies. The playlist stuff is all being reworked to improve performance on playlist queries (and to be able to do often-requested playlist stuff like "top x" items and server-side sorting).

What kind of machine is the server on?

- Ron
 
mattius
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Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:20 am

Server is my PC which consists of the following:-

Athlon 64 X2 4600+
2GB RAM
Western Digital 750gb Sata II HDD
Newgear DG834G Wireless Router (8Meg)
MSI 1950 Pro 512mb GPU

More than enough power there?
Also sometime when adding tracks on the fly by pressing the (+) button the unit will switch itself off & or Re-boot??????????

:?
 
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Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:04 pm

Creating playlists with Winamp was the problem. 16K tracks & lots of plylists created with Playlist Creator 3. Now no probs except I get re-buffering issues from time to time! Can't put my finger on it as sometimes I get none & other times I get quite a few - Weird! :wink:

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