I think that there was a bug in Softsqueeze-2.0beta9 that devoured all
linkstation's resources. (That version of Softsqueeze is available
though the web interface to slimserver). I downloaded
version works perfectly. Now CPU load on linkstation during playback
of FLAC files is about %10 and for MP3 files it is less.
I am happy with the way how it works now. It searches though 643
albums with 9688 songs by 788 artists quite quickly.
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> > If I connect to slimserver using SoftSqueeze, then slimserver.pl uses
> > 97% to 99% of CPU when I listen to music, which is not very good. On
> > the other hand, when I stream music to Winamp and use slimserver web
> > inteface, CPU load is 5% to 10%, which seems to be a reasonable
> > number. (I am checking these numbers using "top" command.) Also when
> > I listen to internet radio through SoftSqueeze, CPU load is about 6%.
> Internet-Radio ist just a forward of an MP3-stream. With Winamp,
> pretty much the same seems to happen. You have MP3's on your HD, I
> suppose? Maybe for Softsqueeze some transcoding is necessary. Try to
> stream some CBR files or lower bitrates to check this. Also,
> Squeezebox can play other formats natively. You could try streaming
> them as well. But in any case the CPU power that SoftSqueeze needs is
> the same as what Squeezebox needs, for it emulates the interface.
> Let us know if you find a reason for these differences in CPU load. I
> am thinking of buying a Squeezebox as well - if it works.