I have a samba server running on openbsd. I have a Powernode 2I and a Node 2i both connected via wired ethernet to the server (wireless not configured). Playing 192/24 .wav or .flac files gives dropouts in playback where the Node appears to be rebuffering (WAV is worse than FLAC). 96/24 or lower seems to be OK.
On the face of it this would appear to be a server bandwidth or latency problem. However the server will in general read @ ~60Mbytes/sec (not stunning but plenty for this purpose) and PC hosted players all work fine from the same source. If I host the files on my windows PC (a much chunkier m/c than the file server) then all is OK which would tend to indicate that the Nodes are doing something that is faster on the PC (lots & lots of little reads and/or seeks?).
Is there anything important I should set in smb.conf? Any other ideas? (I could convert my files down to 96/24 but that is missing the point)
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