#51 Filling cache from HDD not in time -> lags

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2007-08-11
2007-08-11
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Hi,

on my Notebook (WinXP SP2, 2GB RAM) I have lags while singing a song. It occurs at random positions at the song, that a short piece of music ist repeated two or three times until playback goes on (but now behind the text flow). At the same time when this happens I can see the HDD LED changing from off to on. Because of this I think music is not loaded fast enough from HDD into RAM. Is it possible to cache the whole MP3 in RAM to prevent these lags?

greets
Thomas Kaiserauer

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  • Corvus
    Corvus
    2007-08-20

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    Do you have debug mode enabled? If so, big debug file is being created when singing.

     
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    Hello corvus5,

    no, debug mode isn't enabled. Interested in my config.ini?

    greets
    Thomas

     
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    Hello,

    updated today to version 0.5.3. I also moved UltraStar-Installation from my intern hdd to an crypted USB-HDD. Now the error is gone, but I have another bug in randomize-function (see extra post).

    greets
    Thomas

     
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    Hello,

    yesterday I tested version 0.5.3 about two or three hours, without any lags. Sometimes I hear some klicks in playback for 3...5 seconds, that's all.
    I cannot say what caused the bug, I got a new mainboard for my Notebook with new bios, and I changed hdd. After that the bug was present in version 0.5.2.
    Then I moved installation to an TrueCrypt-encrypted external usb hdd and updated to version 0.5.3, and now the bug is gone.

    greets
    Thomas

     
  • Corvus
    Corvus
    2007-08-25

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    I made some preloading in US which was probably introduced in 0.5.3. That's why it may work better on your machine.

     
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    A similar thing is also happening to myself with my Laptop, it seems to have a bit of trouble every now and again, and the txt ends up ahead of the song, and where it's registering from.