stop start playing of audio streaming

Discussion in 'Music Streamers' started by HiFINewbie, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. HiFINewbie

    HiFINewbie
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    SO , after taking advice from this forum , and understanding how NAS and streaming works I took the plunge and bought some kit .

    Pioneer SCLX76
    Synology NAS drive .
    dbpoweramp

    I've ripped the CD to the NAS - no problem .

    Installed the Media Server - no problem .

    Sounds great ........ for about 10 seconds , then cuts out for 3-4 seconds.... great again for a few more seconds ... repeat ......

    Wondering whether there is a problem with the WiFi connection router to AV receiver , except it streams internet radio fine . The buffer says "100" , and all is well , falls to "20" and stops playing

    only ripped one CD so far ,as obviously want to sort out the play back issue before going all in on the ripping

    any ideas ??

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Cebolla

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    Internet radio data does not require as much network speed as would streaming your ripped CD file (assuming you've done so to a lossless format), so it could still be a problem with the wifi. However, I would still expect wifi to cope with CD rip resolutions, even uncompressed. Have you tried a wired connection?

    Also try and isolate the problem. If you have a Windows laptop you can install the free Foobar2000 music player plus the free foo_UPnP plugin to playback the file wirelessly. You use the UPnP controller provided by the foo_UPnP plugin to select the receiver for playback, after selecting the file to play from the NAS. If the problem is still there, then it's a fault in the NAS and/or its media server or the wireless portion of the network (most likely the router). If not the fault is with the receiver.

    The foo_UPnP plugin also comes with a UPnP/DLNA server, so you can point it to the folder containing the music files on your NAS and try playback from it via your receiver, to test if the NAS's media server is at fault.
     
  3. amcluesent

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    A double wi-fi link of NAS-<>-router-<>-player is very often a problem. Try making one wired, even temporarily and see what happens. YOu can also try changing the wi-fi channel on the router in case you've collided with another unit.
     
  4. HiFINewbie

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Gunna have to wait till weekend to implement due to pesky work commitments getting in the way.

    Still , should hopefully be able to narrow it down a little

    Thanks again
     

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