[slim] New Music: display quirk?

2019-11-10 Thread jimzak
I added some music to my server this AM. Each tag was updated to make sure it would appear at the top of the New Music folder. Interesting observation: Immediately after the scan, the new music appeared in the New Music link for the classic Squeezebox server interface as you might expect.

Re: [slim] Unable to perform full rescan

2019-09-20 Thread jimzak
Now that the scans complete, I am impressed by the scanning speed, especially for a "new or changed music scan". It's lightning fast without a RAM drive: all my files in about 7 minutes. Next is the arduous process of corrupted file surgery. Thanks for the tips above. http://zzzone.net

Re: [slim] Unable to perform full rescan

2019-09-19 Thread jimzak
So, in the absence of a better short term plan, I looked at the scanner log and simply removed the embedded artwork from the entries that seemed to choke the scanner. I then performed a rescan for new and changed files, and the scan was at least able to complete. My long term plan is to find a

Re: [slim] Unable to perform full rescan

2019-09-18 Thread jimzak
Undoubtedly you are correct. But the damaged music files play (with glitches); however, I cannot get the scanner to complete scanning so I can play them. Can you suggest a file scanner so that I can identify the damaged ones from my library of 400k+ files? http://zzzone.net

Re: [slim] Unable to perform full rescan

2019-09-15 Thread jimzak
I took the RAM disk offline and did a complete resinstall of the server, latest beta. The scan still does not complete. It seems to be choking on damaged jpeg image files. The reason for damaged files relates to an old hard drive enclosure that I was previously using. Apparently the USB

Re: [slim] Unable to perform full rescan

2019-08-30 Thread jimzak
mherger wrote: > >>> I have over 400k files on two 8 TB hard drives. > > > > > The cache is 3.16 GB on an 6 GB RAM drive that I have been using for > > Thinking about this again... 3GB is HUGE, even for 400k tracks. I've got > > 20k, library.db is about 40M. Assuming 20x the tracks

Re: [slim] Unable to perform full rescan

2019-08-29 Thread jimzak
mherger wrote: > > I have over 400k files on two 8 TB hard drives. > > How large are your library.db* files? How much free disk space do you > have on the drive where your LMS cache is? > > -- > > Michael Thanks for replying. The cache is 3.16 GB on an 6 GB RAM drive that I have been

[slim] Unable to perform full rescan

2019-08-29 Thread jimzak
I have over 400k files on two 8 TB hard drives. Recent complete rescans have stalled at the point you see below: Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.2 - 1565967976 @ Fri Aug 16 17:08:05 WEDT 2019 Hostname: musicserver2019 Server IP Address: 192.168.0.xxx Server HTTP Port Number: 9000 Operating

[slim] Third Party Hardware that supports Squeezebox server

2019-08-03 Thread jimzak
It's been a while since I've seen an update on the hardware out there that supports Squeezebox. Personally I have bunch of Booms and Touch hardware from Logitech as well as a handful of homebrew picoreplayers, some with LCD touchscreens. All this works pretty well; really no complaints.

Re: [slim] 6 SATA Hard Drives full of FLAC files - need suggestions

2019-01-06 Thread jimzak
I thought long and hard about all the suggestions above. I ended up with an inertial solution. I got the 4 bay version of the problematic hard drive enclosure for less than 100 bucks. I tested it for hash mismatches and there were none. I got two 8 TB drives and transferred the 12 TB or so

Re: [slim] Squeezebox app on iOS 12 - Not working

2019-01-04 Thread jimzak
I'll attempt this one. Others correct me I am wrong. If you're referring to the official Logitech app, then an update is unlikely. Consider a third party app like iPeng. If you're referring to a third party app, contact the party that did the programming. Good luck. HNY.

Re: [slim] Another yesr

2018-12-30 Thread jimzak
The best and most flexible music streaming system is still Squeezebox. You can buy more expensive, less functional equipment any time you want, but I will stick with SB. Happy Holidays. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet

Re: [slim] 6 SATA Hard Drives full of FLAC files - need suggestions

2018-12-28 Thread jimzak
d6jg wrote: > To answer your specific question - yes LMS should be able to see your > music via nfs Mount. > Remember the playlist folder needs to be writable. > Permissions are the only real issue operating in this mode but once you > understand what’s going on with users etc and why then it’s

Re: [slim] 6 SATA Hard Drives full of FLAC files - need suggestions

2018-12-28 Thread jimzak
d6jg wrote: > I'd opt for a high grade NAS (raided) to store files but keep your NUC > as the server. Its easy to mount said NAS via NFS and you won't see any > performance loss at all. Coincidentally, I have an unused DS1815+ that I just put into service for the first time. I have mounted

[slim] 6 SATA Hard Drives full of FLAC files - need suggestions

2018-12-27 Thread jimzak
I started a home music system in 2009 based on Squeezebox. I am still VERY happy with it. Gradually my library has expanded to approx 12 TB of mainly FLAC files. Currently the music files are spread over six 3 TB hard drives that are housed in an Medisonic USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure:

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-18 Thread jimzak
Quick questions: How does Roon play with Squeezebox hardware? Do you pick the player from the interface just like in SS? If i'm using Raspberry Pi players with LCD screens, will they have the Roon interface too? Thanks for answering these basic questions. PS My music collection is large at

Re: [slim] Scanning time for LMS varies widely

2017-11-17 Thread jimzak
DJanGo wrote: > ? > > > > ??? > > [/1/2 OT] > I my younger Days i experimented a lot (more than now). > Even when i found LMS 7.9 is really fast i'd tried to run my cache in a > RAMDisk (in my older days i just run the db in a Ramdisk) > > I didnt found any difference - except the boot and

Re: [slim] Scanning time for LMS varies widely

2017-11-11 Thread jimzak
I know this doesn't rule out the "Windows theory" but I see a pattern. The first rescan of the day is fast and subsequent scans are slower. Just observations. I don't have a good theory to explain them. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet

Re: [slim] Big argument in favor of doing a full rescan

2017-11-09 Thread jimzak
Thanks for your reply. My cache is on a RAM drive because it's so large. I don't notice any problems with performance after a full rescan. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net SBS 7.9 - i7 nuc - Win 10 64bit

[slim] Big argument in favor of doing a full rescan

2017-11-08 Thread jimzak
I recently did a full rescan after several months of not doing so. My cache was almost 6 GB before the rescan. After the rescan it had shrunk by 1.5 GB. Total library size: Total Tracks: 385,916 Total Albums: 39,092 Total Artists: 56,695 FYI. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org

[slim] Scanning time for LMS varies widely

2017-10-29 Thread jimzak
I have noticed many, many times over the years that the Windows version of LMS re-scan times vary widely, from 5 minutes to 20 minutes for a rescan after new music is added. During the slower scan, the file number advances by about 2000 files for each increment. During the slower scan, the

Re: [slim] IMPORTANT: Stop forwarding your LMS ports to the internet!

2017-07-23 Thread jimzak
Quick somewhat OT question. Are other music serves such as Younity, Subsonic, Plex also as easily susceptible to attack? I currently have SB for internal use and Plex for external use. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet

Re: [slim] Search results for LMS: false negative

2016-12-06 Thread jimzak
I deleted library.db and the complete rescan proceeded flawlessly and of course the search results were perfect. The reason I needed to do the complete rescan was for the reason you mentioned: I moved all my entries for the letter D to another hard drive to use space more efficiently on the

Re: [slim] Search results for LMS: false negative

2016-12-06 Thread jimzak
I was partially correct. I did complete an update scan but NOT a delete database and total rescan as I first attempted. If someone can tell me what cache files to delete, I'll attempt another "Clear library and rescan everything". BTW I have this as a stable setup for over a year and it has

[slim] Search results for LMS: false negative

2016-12-05 Thread jimzak
When I search for either single words "Vanessa" or "Daou", I get no matches with LMS search from the main screen, not advanced search. However, I can use the music folder link to browse to 5-6 folders with music by Vanessa Daou with correctly tagged music in each folder. Any ideas? I just

Re: [slim] How do I access settings page on SqueezeCommander with Samsung S5 ?

2016-11-06 Thread jimzak
I also endorse Squeeze Ctrl as the best Android controller/player and it scales very well for Android tablets with an optional upgrade. It also has Chromecast functionality. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet

Re: [slim] Windows Users: Run a full library scan following time changes

2016-11-06 Thread jimzak
Is running a full scan still necessary? I'm on 7.9 beta. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net SBS 7.9 - i7 nuc - Win 10 64bit 5 Booms, 2 Radio, 3 Touch, 1 Duet, 5 piCorePlayers including 3 touchscreen, 1 Avy

Re: [slim] Listen to music at work

2016-10-30 Thread jimzak
You can also run Subsonic or a similar media server Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net SBS 7.9 - i7 nuc - Win 10 64bit 5 Booms, 2 Radio, 3 Touch, 1 Duet, 5 piCorePlayers

Re: [slim] Sonicorbiter SE squeezebox replacement + Roon

2016-01-07 Thread jimzak
http://www.rendu.sonore.us/Sonicorbiter.html http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net SBS 7.9 - i7 nuc - Win 10 64bit 5 Booms, 2 Radio, 3 Touch, 1 Duet, 5 piCorePlayers including 3 touchscreen, 1 Avy 2

Re: [slim] Which Paid Controler App for Android?

2015-12-30 Thread jimzak
Go with Squeeze-Ctrl. It has an amazing array of abilities including to chromecast the Now Playing screen to a TV. Plus there is an optional tablet mode which is great for...well...tablets. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet

Re: [slim] Can Raspberry Pi, HiFiBerry, Max2Play, PiCorePlayerOS etc save the Squeezebox system?

2015-11-30 Thread jimzak
Julf wrote: > Indeed. Case has to be machined out of solid ingot of "airspace-grade" > aluminium (unless we can do titanium or unobtainium). Here's an example of SB in a high-end device: http://www.audiostream.com/content/antipodes-ds-music-server/ http://zzzone.net

[slim] Antipodes DS Music Server on Audiostream.com

2015-11-29 Thread jimzak
http://www.audiostream.com/content/antipodes-ds-music-server#Gh6OpJryxDeKqJZW.97 http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net SBS 7.9 - i7 laptop - Win 8 64bit 5 Booms, 2 Radio, 3 Touch, 1 Duet, 5 piCorePlayers

[slim] Catastrophic Failure (an exaggeration): Resolved Spontaneously but...

2015-09-04 Thread jimzak
I was intermittently listening to music today and suddenly my entire SB system failed, and for the first time, I couldn't seem to get it back up. LMS server seemed to be running as usual on the LMS server computer. Symptoms: 1. Unable to open the web interface on the computer running LMS and

Re: [slim] Whats the going rate for a Transporter these days?

2015-07-20 Thread jimzak
Grahame wrote: Check Out HiFI Shark http://www.hifishark.com/ e.g. http://www.hifishark.com/search?q=Logitech+transporter I would pay $2500 [emoji6] http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net dBpoweramp Cisco

Re: [slim] Is this the Boom Mk2 that Logitech should have made ?

2015-06-29 Thread jimzak
JJZolx wrote: $300 vs $200. Check your math. I paid 159 for the Avy.[emoji4] http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net dBpoweramp Cisco E4200 SBS 7.9 - i7 laptop - Win 8 64bit 5 Booms, 2 Radio, 3 Touch, 1 Duet, 5

Re: [slim] Is this the Boom Mk2 that Logitech should have made ?

2015-06-24 Thread jimzak
GeeJay wrote: Have you tried to sync it with other players? If so, how does it perform? Thanks for the report, by the way. It's good to finally see some new products that can take advantage of LMS. I synced the avy with the boom sitting next to it. The result was poor, producing a

Re: [slim] Is this the Boom Mk2 that Logitech should have made ?

2015-06-23 Thread jimzak
malaugh wrote: Do you know if the Avy supports GPS? That is the only thing I can think of that would make it incompatible it does not appear to support GPS. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet

Re: [slim] Is this the Boom Mk2 that Logitech should have made ?

2015-06-20 Thread jimzak
w3wilkes wrote: And one other question. Noticed you had a Boom sitting in the background. How does it compare sound wise to the Boon? Thanks! The Boom sounds better, particularly the low end. As was previously mentioned the bass response isn't too great. After all the Boom cost 2-3 times as

Re: [slim] Is this the Boom Mk2 that Logitech should have made ?

2015-06-19 Thread jimzak
sbp wrote: Hi jimzak nice picture. I was wondering if it is possible to Control the squeeze player via the touch screen? steen Absolutely. The Avy touchscreen works very well. Better than the Touch touchscreen. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user

Re: [slim] Is this the Boom Mk2 that Logitech should have made ?

2015-06-17 Thread jimzak
jimzak wrote: I got one but I can't load any of the SB player apps onto it. I get an error. It also says that the TuneIn app is not compatible. So far, I'm pretty disappointed and may return it unless I can get it to load the player apps. It does look good and the tablet seems okay

Re: [slim] Is this the Boom Mk2 that Logitech should have made ?

2015-06-17 Thread jimzak
Here's a photo with Avy running the Logitech app for selection and Now Playing while playing through SqueezePlayer. 18276 +---+ |Filename: avy.jpg | |Download:

Re: [slim] Is this the Boom Mk2 that Logitech should have made ?

2015-06-17 Thread jimzak
I got one but I can't load any of the SB player apps onto it. I get an error. It also says that the TuneIn app is not compatible. So far, I'm pretty disappointed and may return it unless I can get it to load the player apps. It does look good and the tablet seems okay. http://zzzone.net

Re: [slim] New Transporters available

2015-03-14 Thread jimzak
jhonsber...@msn.com wrote: I've got a used Silver Slim Devices one ,excellent condition for 850 . Pm me if interested . I'll give you 950. LOL. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net dBpoweramp Cisco E4200

Re: [slim] How well do the DACs hold up nowadays?

2015-01-08 Thread jimzak
Gazjam wrote: Know what your saying Clive, but been in the game long enough to know about abx testing, level matching, expectation bias all that good stuff. Its valid enough, and it was level matched, .but I know my ears and it wasn't a lab experiment ;) I trust my first impressions, then

Re: [slim] Announcement - ickStream open beta release on Squeezebox !

2014-11-28 Thread jimzak
jimzak wrote: I have tried repeatedly to get this plugin installed correctly. Only one player of many (a Boom) shows up in the list of registered devices on the ickstream website. I have tried installing it multiple times after deleting the ickstream folder and .prefs file. I'm

Re: [slim] Announcement - ickStream open beta release on Squeezebox !

2014-11-23 Thread jimzak
I have tried repeatedly to get this plugin installed correctly. Only one player of many (a Boom) shows up in the list of registered devices on the ickstream website. I have tried installing it multiple times after deleting the ickstream folder and .prefs file. I'm running Windows 8 64 bit on

Re: [slim] I want to build a Squeeze player

2014-09-21 Thread jimzak
DJanGo wrote: H There are netter dacs like eG http://www.tjaekel.com/T-DAC/raspi_rca.html Hifiberry Blocks to Many pins and a player without a Display is just half the Fun Just google raspberry squeezeplayer or Look Here in this Forum Are these DACs compatible with PiCorePlayer

Re: [slim] I want to build a Squeeze player

2014-08-31 Thread jimzak
Is there a case that holds both the Raspberry Pi and the HiFiBerry? Where would I find suitable cases? I'm fine with doing everything except making a case :) Is there another supplier for the HiFiBerry besides the manufacturer? J http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org

[slim] I want to build a Squeeze player

2014-08-30 Thread jimzak
I've looked around the forums and can't seem to find a thread that specifically addresses what options are there with good plans that someone can follow to build a player. Not a server, but a player. Naturally I want my cake and eat it too. :cool: Ideally I'd like detailed plans, step by step.

Re: [slim] SqueezePlay forums - where?

2014-06-15 Thread jimzak
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?96573-SqueezePlay-for-Windows-with-ASIO-DirectSound-WASAPI-and-WDMKS-device-supporthighlight=squeezeplay http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net dBpoweramp Cisco E4200

Re: [slim] Community Funded Squeezebox Replacement - Would you be interested?

2014-06-08 Thread jimzak
JohnSwenson wrote: The hardware as discussed in this thread is not dead. The legal issues that happened with the software side made it abundantly clear that we cannot release any hardware without a corporation's legal protection. I am working on how to get that setup so this can go forward.

[slim] Computer as a player?

2014-05-23 Thread jimzak
I'm pleased that the SB Community is working on an opensource player for the future; naturally I'm impatient for the arrival of this new hardware (for no good reason, I have plenty of functional players). I'm just wondering with the availability of cheap computers why a small, low cost computer

Re: [slim] Does LMS run better on faster systems?

2014-05-10 Thread jimzak
Ever since my music collection got to over 100k and more, I've been searching for optimizations. I've had a Pentium processor, an i3, an i5, and currently an i7. I've had a plain hard drive for most of the setups until I got the i5; on that platform I installed and used a RAM disc because the

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2014-04-27 Thread jimzak
Otto-Wilhelm wrote: If you want switch to different hardware you might try Sharkoon´s 8-Bay RAID-Station see http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=de/content/8-bay-raid-station or Sharkoon´s 5-Bay RAID-Station see http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=de/content/5-bay-raid-station Thanks for the suggestion.

Re: [slim] Announce: Album Catalog Creator v3

2014-04-13 Thread jimzak
There may be some similar non-LMS-based products that do the same thing: http://my-music-collection.com/ http://www.firetongue.com/cd-database.html http://www.collectorz.com/music/music_catalog.php and the list goes on... http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org

[slim] Not a big deal, I guess: Sonos + Google Music

2014-04-10 Thread jimzak
http://www.sonos.com/googleplaymusic?lang=en-usregion=usutm_source=biggie-launch-USputm_medium=emailutm_content=hero-image-USputm_campaign=2014Biggie Just another way to play lo-fi music from your phone to bigger speakers. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2014-03-30 Thread jimzak
...and now for some uncool news. The Mediasonic 8-bay enclosure has died a premature death today during a server reboot. I've contacted the mfr for a RMA. I'm back to the 4 separate external drives for now, minus the 3 months of new music that I have put on the drives in the enclosure, which I

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2014-03-30 Thread jimzak
castalla wrote: What a bummer compared with having to search daily for water, fuel, food - such is life in the 3rd World. Exactly what I was referring to. I didn't have to have tree bark for dinner. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet

Re: [slim] Bose getting into it... yes THAT Bose

2014-03-26 Thread jimzak
http://www.cnet.com/news/bose-soundtouch-throws-down-multiroom-audio-gauntlet-to-sonos/ http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net dBpoweramp Cisco E4200 SBS 7.8 - i7 laptop - Win 8 64bit 3 Booms, 2 Radio, 1 Touch,

Re: [slim] Windows 8.1 upgrade - compatible with Squeezebox Touch?

2014-03-26 Thread jimzak
It works fine with 8.1 even the 7.8 betas. I just set up a new server. Think of 8.1 as Windows 7 with a bunch of optional touchscreen apps. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net dBpoweramp Cisco E4200 SBS 7.8

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2014-03-08 Thread jimzak
matka wrote: Thanks for an update. Did you consider eSata ? Speeds are compatible and it is an older technology, probably more stable. I'm using eSata on mine without any driver issues (all linux). The USB 3.0 connection gives me almost identical speeds to the eSATA. After I changed the

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2014-03-02 Thread jimzak
The Mediasonic hard drive enclosure has really helped decrease the complexity of my server. However, it has not been without a few glitches. The main one being that it's firmware is finicky about USB 3. Initially the enclosure only connected to the server laptop at USB 2 speeds which really

Re: [slim] SqueezePlay for Windows with ASIO, DirectSound, WASAPI and WDMKS device support.

2014-03-02 Thread jimzak
Has any thought been given to putting Squeezeplay for Windows and other platforms somewhere easily accessible? I had to look quite a bit before I found the download in this thread. Thanks. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet

Re: [slim] Moving LMS preference/cache to new computer

2014-02-24 Thread jimzak
The process was not very smooth but it could have been worse. My server is also my internet radio station so the transition needed to be nearly seamless unless I want to drop all of my listeners. So I needed to set up LMS with a RAM disk and fixed IP and a shoutcast server with a suitable

[slim] Moving LMS preference/cache to new computer

2014-02-23 Thread jimzak
I'm upgrading my LMS server computer to one with a slightly faster i7 processor but will still be Windows-based. What files do I need to copy from the old server computer to the new one so that I don't have to recreate all the preferences and plugins? Also can I just copy over the cache from

Re: [slim] Samsung enters the fray...

2014-02-21 Thread jimzak
Apesbrain wrote: Cool looking device: http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-audio-receivers-dars/samsung-shape-m7/4505-6470_7-35828433.html C'mon Logitech, how about one last hurrah? Build your own version of this with an onboard SB receiver!

Re: [slim] New Device - Beep

2014-02-07 Thread jimzak
djfake wrote: Just saw an article on Engadget for Beep, Looks interesting... Launching today, the tiny dial works like a Chromecast for your speakers, and lets you cast tunes from your mobile device over Wi-Fi -- and with none of the range restrictions that affect Bluetooth-based devices.

[slim] Capable, inexpensive server computer - today only

2014-02-06 Thread jimzak
http://1sale.com/electronics/computers-tablets/hp-elitebook-14/ Amazing what you can get for $319. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net dBpoweramp Cisco E4200 SBS 7.8 - i5 laptop - Win 7 64bit 3 Booms, 2

Re: [slim] OT: winamp lives!

2014-01-18 Thread jimzak
Excellent. My little ambient stream is shoutcast. I was hoping that WinAmp/Shoutcast would survive a bit longer. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net dBpoweramp Cisco E4200 SBS 7.8 - i5 laptop - Win 7 64bit

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2014-01-18 Thread jimzak
USB 3.0 is a bit tricky for this enclosure/notebook combo. I enlarged the total storage to four 3TB drives, two of which are NAS type. Apparently the enclosure had not been connecting at USB 3.0 speeds which slowed down transfers internally between drives as I rearranged the drives, replaced

Re: [slim] Olive One - any downsides?

2014-01-14 Thread jimzak
I saw on their Facebook page that they are shipping preorders in the months of February and March. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net dBpoweramp Cisco E4200 SBS 7.8 - i5

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2013-12-31 Thread jimzak
Mission accomplished (except for backup)! Total Tracks: 218,888 Total Albums: 21,887 Total Artists: 17,047 Total Genres: 1,122 Total Playing Time: 27085:46:22 Media Scan Details Discovering files/directories: L: (48342 of 48342) Complete 00:02:31 Scanning new music files: L: (43549 of

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2013-12-29 Thread jimzak
I'm currently copying all the files over to the new enclosure. I have about 2 TB more to go. I've been copying files for about 48 hours now. I got two 3 TB Red drives on sale, and I already had 4 other drives lying around. That will give me plenty of room to grow. Now I need an incremental

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2013-12-26 Thread jimzak
Thanks again to all who offered me help. On a related note, what type of hard drive should I get for my new enclosure situation? Should I get a Red NAS specific drive or go with perhaps cheaper Green drives that offer energy savings with lower RPM (the Red drives do too)? Here's a sample Red

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2013-12-22 Thread jimzak
I've been watching all the great replies to my question. This is what I have come up with: storage: Mediasonic 8-bay hard drive enclosure with USB-3 and eSATA with four to eight 3-4 TB hard drives installed

Re: [slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2013-12-22 Thread jimzak
Mark Miksis wrote: For anyone considering cloud backup, I'm very happy with crashplan.com. It's about $60 per year for unlimited storage. The initial backup can take quite a while depending on how much data you have, but from then on it just updates itself incrementally. Upload speed

[slim] 8 TB Storage and more...

2013-12-17 Thread jimzak
I'm currently using a laptop with 4 external 2 TB drives for storage of 215,000 Flac and MP3 files. Things are a bit unwieldy and backup is time consuming. Each drive takes 12-24 hours to backup over USB 2.0. I need to add another drive soon as I am running over about 7 TB of actual files.

Re: [slim] Rebuffering nightmare

2013-11-13 Thread jimzak
jimzak wrote: Unfortunately, I still had some problems with the radio that is just 10 feet away from my router. I rechecked the WiFi situation with the analyzer and found no nearby networks that were on the same channel. I'll change the channel again and see what happens. I ended up

Re: [slim] Rebuffering nightmare

2013-11-08 Thread jimzak
jimzak wrote: I used my Android Note 10.1 tablet and loaded up a free Wi-Fi app (WiFi Analyzer) with a 5 star rating. It was quite informative, and it has a great graphical interface that can be set to display all sorts of useful info. I found another network on the same channel I

Re: [slim] Rebuffering nightmare

2013-11-04 Thread jimzak
Hi. I'm going to jump in this thread and share that after several years of stability, I'm getting rebuffering on my system now, mainly streaming services (NPR) but also with Flac files streaming locally. One radio in my bathroom is less than 10 feet away from my router and I get rebuffering of

Re: [slim] Rebuffering nightmare

2013-11-04 Thread jimzak
garym wrote: 1. I'd start with examining all the local wifi networks and their channels. I use inSSIDer on my windows laptop. There are other free programs as well. Run this and you'll see nearby networks and the channels they are on. Try to use a low use channel, and best to use 1, 6, or

Re: [slim] Rebuffering nightmare

2013-11-04 Thread jimzak
garym wrote: 1. I'd start with examining all the local wifi networks and their channels. I use inSSIDer on my windows laptop. There are other free programs as well. Run this and you'll see nearby networks and the channels they are on. Try to use a low use channel, and best to use 1, 6, or

Re: [slim] How large is your local music library ?

2013-11-02 Thread jimzak
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Re: [slim] Community Funded Squeezebox Replacement - Would you be interested?

2013-09-15 Thread jimzak
I would definitely be interested in supporting this project in some way. Let me know how I can help. http://zzzone.net http://have-a-nice-day.org http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet http://somethingsomethingsomething.net dBpoweramp Cisco E4200 SBS 7.8 - i5 laptop - Win 7 64bit 3 Booms, 2

Re: [slim] What will happen to Squeezebox?

2013-05-19 Thread jimzak
Javac wrote: Hi! Just yesterday when i was browsing for Squeezebox I noticed it was gone from almost all stores on the web. Then I found out (a little late) that Logitech had discontinued the series... So I just wonder, what will this mean in the long-term? I have a Squeezebox Boom (and

[slim] Refurbed Radio 99.99 USD Today Only

2013-05-18 Thread jimzak
You have to make an account at 1SaleADay.com to view the Flash Sale area of the site: http://1saleaday.com/flash/930-000101x/ Condition: Refurbished Packaging: Brown Box Warranty: 90 days Manufacture: Logitech Model: 930-000101X

Re: [slim] Listening squeezebox music in the living room without any squeezebox hardware!

2013-04-19 Thread jimzak
garym wrote: I'm a bit confused as to what you are asking. You can have a NAS with SbS (or LMS) installed in a different room. You can control it all with iPeng and touch, but you'll still need some bit of hardware connected to your Marantz. A sb touch, receiver, SB3, etc. I don't think

Re: [slim] Community Squeezebox: The Name Vote (Round 2)

2013-04-07 Thread jimzak
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Re: [slim] Community Squeezebox: The Name Vote (Round 2)

2013-04-04 Thread jimzak
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Re: [slim] Good Squeezebox alternative?

2013-03-18 Thread jimzak
Has anyone brought up the Nuvo line of wireless players yet? They do play high-res files and they work with wireless but they require their own gateway router. One interesting feature is that if you attach a USB hard drive to any player, the player will allow that music to be played and perhaps

Re: [slim] No competition for Sonos! :-(

2013-02-20 Thread jimzak
reniera wrote: try deinstalling trackstat It's not installed. Thanks. jimzak's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=17592 View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=97440

Re: [slim] No competition for Sonos! :-(

2013-02-19 Thread jimzak
Mnyb wrote: I You simply need a more powerfull server . I have no such problem with my HP microserver I'm using an i5 laptop with 4gb ram and no other applications except LMS and I get frequent stalls which can last up to 5 minutes.

Re: [slim] Using Andriod Phone as remote but not as phone

2013-02-03 Thread jimzak
SlimChances wrote: Thank you for your posts. I would never consider spending $250 on a remote for my Touch. I just noticed some Android phones on E Bay going for around

Re: [slim] Using Andriod Phone as remote but not as phone

2013-02-01 Thread jimzak
Get an iPod Touch and iPeng instead. Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk HD jimzak's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=17592 View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=98004

Re: [slim] Using Andriod Phone as remote but not as phone

2013-02-01 Thread jimzak
Another great option is a nexus 7 and any of the android apps. Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk HD jimzak's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=17592 View this thread:

[slim] Another high end, wireless music option: BO A9

2012-12-26 Thread jimzak
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Re: [slim] heard on the grapevine: replacement for Squeezebox Touch

2012-12-21 Thread jimzak
nelamvr6 wrote: Cambridge Audio has 2, the Stream Magic 6 and the NP-30 Denon has the DNP720AE Olive has several units that will work just fine. And that's not even counting home brewed units using Raspnerry Pis... He probably meant with all the capabilities and flexibility of the

Re: [slim] heard on the grapevine: replacement for Squeezebox Touch

2012-12-18 Thread jimzak
pippin wrote: Does Advance mean with less functionality, because that's what we found out, is what our users want? Well said. jimzak's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=17592 View this thread:

Re: [slim] Logitech abandoning Squeezebox?

2012-12-12 Thread jimzak
cliveb wrote: If your Touch or SB2 does die, there is a simple way to build your own inexpensive headless Squeezebox using a low cost / low power box (eg. Raspberry Pi) running Squeezelite. See this thread:

Re: [slim] No competition for Sonos! :-(

2012-12-03 Thread jimzak
greenparent wrote: Agreed, not saying SONOS is a bad system, just that if Logitech had had some drive behind marketing, maybe they wouldn't have had to make the decision they did, and now leave the playing field open! Yes there are alternatives to Sonos out there, but not on a budget, and

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