05-29-2012 06:34 AM
Yep, definitely on ethernet plugged into the powerline adapters (advertised as 200Mbps capable). I'm using these as I originally assumed it was just the wi-fi signal being attenuated and interfered with due to all of the other routers nearby as well as german houses have notoriously thick floors and walls.
Before in my old house the player was plugged straight into the switch, the server was 802.11n. This worked for a while and then one day it started rebuffering, so I assumed netwrok (wi-fi). I had considered that perhaps a microsoft update was my culprit; I only considered the LMS upgrades a suspect after speaking with the logitech tech spt.
right now the server is plugged into a powerline adapter and the player is plugged into another powerline adapter. they both have static IPAs so the router/GW (which is plugged into a third powerline adapter) shouldn't even be in play at the moment. I'll have to get a switch and try plugging them into the same switch as an experiment, though I suppose I could use a x-over cable as well. But first I'll try re-reppping a CD with EAC or dbpoweramp in case the winamp FLACs somehow cause LMS indigestion. I'll also give a 320kbps station a try if one will stream outside the U.S.
I've looked at the LMS server log - nothing interesting. Is there anywhere else (perfmon) that I could see if the server is choking? the CPU and memory usage are both low.
05-29-2012 07:01 AM
Yeah, I'd first try a single CD ripped with a better ripper. Use a unique name for these songs so you are certain you are playing the correct (new)files. Then I'd eliminate the adapters (temporary test) as a culprit and try wiring server & players to the router.
05-29-2012 01:50 PM
different rip didn't help, bummed I went ahead and put it back to 7.7.2 and then the player wouldn't see the server even though it just pulled the update from it. Annoyed I finally said to heck with ethernet and configured the player for wi-fi - been solid for 2 hours now. So I'm hoping that's the fix, though I previously listened for 5 hours w/o rebuffering after I downgraded so 7.5.0, so I remain cautiously optimistic. But considering that I also had the rebuffering issue when the player was plugged into the switch that would leave me to believe that its ethernet port is defective, though it's strange that mp3's always worked even when the flacs were stredfastly refusing to play for more than a few seconds at a time.
really glad I'm not reripping my CD collection...
thanks again everyone
10-30-2012 07:22 AM
I am also getting the same problem playing high-def tracks. My LMS version is 7.7.2. I have high-def tracks (96/24) that I bought from HDTRACKS.com. I thought the problem was the distance of the SqueezeBox Touch from the router (about 15 feet). So I placed the SBT right next to the router (6 inches away) and I'm was still getting the rebuffering problem.
I never had this rebuffering problem playing MP3, FLAC, etc., until I upgraded to this 7.7.2 version.
Is there a way of going back to the previous version? Everything used to work flawlessly before this 7.7.2 version.
I'm running out of options.
Thanks for any help.
10-30-2012 09:43 AM
However there is very low probility that buffering was introduced by the never version, people have said that for every new version all the time
Re 24/96 stream those as native flac not WAV to conserve bandwith.
Try a wired setup fed buffering ends then?
There can be some exceptions Touch did buffer at 24/96 with the oldest versions of fw when the product was new, but was fixed in a update very soon after the product release ,so don't downgrade to much.