This blog is addressing the rather ambitioned fraction of SB Touch owners.
Within this blog I'd like to share some of my ongoing Touch Toolbox developments findings and ideas that I'd like to share with you.
Feel free to join the club...
...I do appreciate your feedback.
1. Server OS & Networking (02/01/2011) ONGOING
1. Server OS & Networking
I'm digging into the network side of my streaming solution. I never expected the streaming-network to be such a challenge.
Having touched WLAN, routers, cables, even powersupplies of network devices, associates drivers and parameters here comes the next challenge:
Last weekend a new - from my perspective - quite serious issue was discovered.
I wanted a friend of mine to test some networking related modifications on a Linux (Ubuntu) based system. He runs a Vista/Ubuntu dual boot setup.
He obviously had to run some comparisons.
He finally got back telling me whatever he'd do, the Linux sounds ways worse then Vista.
I said: What? ( I'm a Linux guy btw.)
Since I also run a dual boot system, I had to set up my W7. I never thought I'd have to do that.
Linux is supposed to be working quite well on the server side.
I also prepared a second Linux PC (with newest 2.6.38-rc kernel and special server-mode (no X) ). I was able to run the test on two different Linux systems.
All that just to figure out: He's right!!!
Windows sounds clearly better then our Ubuntu Linux. That much better that I do have a problem to boot my Linux server.
Better means everything gets more coherent again. Less distortions. More depth. Better and more realistic localizations of instruments etc.
Folks that's bugging me.
(Interesting to know would be if OSX got the same issue)
Now the question is what to do about it!?!?
potential things to do:
* tweaking whatever parameter settings
* manual compiling the server software
* review the Linux based SB server and associated libraries
* buying a DAC which is immune to anything what's going on further upstream
Any ideas are appreciated.
People with dual boot setups out there might give it a try.
I received several feedbacks that e.g. QNAP based Linux systems or e.g. a ReadyNas won't make a huge difference compared to W7.
People are telling me it is rather the other way around.