I keep my music collection on a network storage device. This works fine for
anything that can play music (VLC, RhythmBox etc)
What I've noticed with Clementine, because it often skips and buffers when
I play from the NAS, is that I will see download rates of 6 to 12 MB/s the
whole time the song is playing. These are songs that are usually 6 to 12 MB
in size, and if I just grab them from the NAS and download them directly,
they're on my desktop in a flash. Why is Clementine "streaming" at such a
high rate the whole time the song is playing? Shouldn't it just pull the
whole song over, load into memory and be done with it?
If I manage to make it through the whole song despite the skipping, and I
decide to replay the song, then things seem normal: download rates are
about 0.3 MB/s, and the song doesn't buffer or skip.
So why is Clementine downloading massive amounts of data for one measly
song? How can I change this behavior?
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