Subject: Re: [ecasound] CVS problem
From: William Goldsmith (bill_AT_radioparadise.com)
Date: Fri Mar 14 2003 - 02:31:58 EET
The z:intbuf -z:db,250000 setting seems to help with the problem of short (<
1 sec) "stutters" in audio playback, but that introduces a lot of much
shorter (but very ugly) glitches. This is a very frustrating problem. With
previous versions of ecasound (& a much less powerful server) I enjoyed
flawless audio playback.
If you tune in at www.radioparadise.com you can probably hear the problem
happening. Any & all suggestions are very welcome.
> I haven't been able to completely get rid of the problem with any
> combination of the suggested commands, though it's very hard to tell for
> sure because it's such an intermittent problem - and I'm not listening to
> the direct output of ecasound, but to a stream encoded from the output
> liveice & LAME) - so I need to separate any errors introduced by that
> It *seems* as if -z:intbuf -z:db,250000 gives the best results. I'll try
> that for a while & see how it goes.
> I get no error messages.
> > On Sat, 8 Mar 2003, William Goldsmith wrote:
> > > On all of my systems I am noticing more disruptions in playback with
> > > current CVS than I did with earlier versions. They seem to be related
> > > disk access and/or CPU overhead - even on my newest music server,
> is a
> > > very fast box (Dual Xeon 2.4 GHz) with fast SCSI storage. Any buffer
> > > or other config changes I can make to minimize that?
> > Do you get some specific error message?
> > You should try variations of the following options:
> > -z:intbuf / -z:nointbuf
> > -z:nodb / -z:db / -z:db,250000
> > -b:512 / -b:1024 / -b:2048
> > ... by determining which of these have the most notable effect,
> > it's easier to find out what is causing the disruptions.
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