Having the same problem. Seems to be associated with the latest updates. I have RadioCaster 22.214.171.124 installed for another program I was experimenting with and was able to get the system up by broadcasting through it.Now running 126.96.36.199 as some of the earlier versions still had the audio dropout problem. When this occurred, the playout froze for a couple of seconds on a seemingly random basis. The broadcast stream seems to be running OK in this version. I'll let you know if I discover anything else...
The problem continues. Intermittent freezing of the playback for 1 sec or so. I need to downgrade to v 5 immediately.188.8.131.52 also had the audio playback freezing problem referred to above but I think I was able to fix this by increasing the audio buffer setting on the playback soundcard.
Nothing was changed in this regard, the file reading code actually stays the same for several years already. If you only experience problems when NAS is involved it clearly indicates problems with the NAS itself or the network connection. If it's unable to read a file fast enough to sustain playback, you will hear audio dropping.The problem only occurs with tracks sourced on the NAS which worked fine until recent versions
This will not help if the problem is with NAS.Does this mean the sound card (WASAPI) playback buffer needs to be increased beyond 200ms?
This also should not generally be enabled. This option is a leftover from some older version and I'm not sure now why it exists at all.I have also tried turning on get tag info as separate process but this made no difference.
RadioBOSS settings are saved locally (to the AppData folder on a local drive, it does not write anything on the network) so I don't see how it can affect reading the files from the network. However, if a computer has some hardware issues with e.g. hard drive or other part, then saving RadioBOSS settings can probably cause the computer to freeze because the system has to deal with hardware failures.Could the network file read process be affected by the auto save process that occurs every 10 minutes? This is roughly the frequency of the computer freezes. It’s not like skipping, but an actual program freeze We have a large schedule to save.
These are only 2K and 315K respectively. I did find a number of errors in the database log however, some of which are current, some have gone away: e.g: "Table music.cache2 doesn't exist" and "Unknown column 'reply gain_t' in "field list" (1054) and "Out of range value for column 'level' at row 1 (1264). Some of these are writing to the folder every second.check the sizes of the TrackList_v2.cache and PlayedTracks4.dat files
You can try the following: click Settings, Open Settings Folder. Close RadioBOSS. Go one folder up, and find the "Tracks.db" file and rename it. Start RadioBOSS - this will make it create a new database. See if it fixes the database and/or NAS issues.I did find a number of errors in the database log however, some of which are current, some have gone away: e.g: "Table music.cache2 doesn't exist" and "Unknown column 'reply gain_t' in "field list" (1054) and "Out of range value for column 'level' at row 1 (1264). Some of these are writing to the folder every second.