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Little frezees when tagging playing track

Architecture:
The files are on an hard disk in a PC (mediabox) dedicated to play music through FB (1.3.8) (win XP SP3).
The FB (1.3.8) I'm using for tagging is on another PC (desk) on the same cabled LAN (running W7 64).
In the media library settings of the "desk" there are a few folders of the HDD of "mediabox" (seen as a network drive).

Scenario:
The "mediabox" is doing nothing. Its FB is stopped.
On the "desk" I'm listening files and I'm tagging them through buttons
that fire masstagger scrips.
When I launch one of them, sometimes the playback frezees for times
between half a second to two seconds, and I can see the "Updating files" window.

What test should I run to understand why this happens?
Both PCs mount a Gigabit LAN card and are set with static IP.
They are connected through a 3Com Office connect Gbit switch.
Not more then 10m of cat 6 cable between the two PCs and the switch.

Thanks.



Re: Little frezees when tagging playing track

Reply #1
foobar2000 stops playback internally, closes the input/decoder, tags the file, which may involve totally reading and rewriting the entire file, and then reopens the decoder and seeks back to where it left off.

Re: Little frezees when tagging playing track

Reply #2
OK, I understand that all this is happening when tagging a file but
I can't understand why most of the time FB is able to do that without
stopping the playback and sometimes it can't.

I was asking help or directions on how to troubleshoot this behaviour,
when it happens.

Thanks.

 

Re: Little frezees when tagging playing track

Reply #3
Maybe increase your output buffer size?
Who are you and how did you get in here ?
I'm a locksmith, I'm a locksmith.

Re: Little frezees when tagging playing track

Reply #4
Yes, I thought about that and changed it from 1 to 2.5 seconds
and the number of frezees is greatly reduced.

Is there any cons in setting it to an even greater value (3-4secs)?

Increase of ram used by FB?

Thanks.


Re: Little frezees when tagging playing track

Reply #6
"Output" tab under "Playback" settings page.
"Buffer length" section.

Ciao.

 
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