Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2400 on: 27 Apr 2018, 01:42 pm »
Haven’t seen a release of the Moose since March 9. Am I missing something or are you working on somethnig big?

No you haven't, i hadn't started working on the firmware again till last week and yesterdays release is mostly bug fixes and a few tweaks.  I've been temporarily re-tasked to redevelop a new interface for the active crossover (BAX).

http://support.bryston.com/demos/BAX/

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« Reply #2401 on: 4 Aug 2018, 09:52 pm »
Hey Guys,

Not sure what's next for Manic Moose. Things are working well, though I have a couple of feedback items.

1. Folder browsing is impressive, which shows 100% of my artist (thumb.jpg) and album (folder.jpg) images. If I had one wish here, it is that the BDP would pre-process the folder images for display. I am having to browse into a folder, then back out to trigger the "Folder build" and see the images. I suspect this is something you are still working on. It would be fine with me to wait along with the Bryston DB build for all of these to be processed at once.

For the Media Player's Default View and Artist View, there is really on one issues I'd like to highlight: album art.

2. The Artist view shows almost everything, but there are a small number of albums that never show the art work. I am at a loss to see a pattern and I've verified that the folder.jpg and embedded images are like the others (500x500 - 1400x1400, baseline JPEGs). I've tried re-embedding new ones and they still don't show in Artist View, so I am back to wondering if the folder path naming is the cause.




3. The Default View is missing about 1/6th of album art images when browsing. In the sample image below, I have browsed by genre into "Psychedelic Rock" and you can see a number of missing album art images. Browsing into other genres has similar results.




Interestingly, if I browse into the Kodaly Quartet (see issue #2 image) via the Default View - Album Artist, none of the album images are shown.

And, when I play back an album or browse by folder all missing art work described above shows up just fine.

Using:

S2.37 2018-03-09
Build: Manic Moose
MPD: 0.19.21 NEWS
Kernel: 3.16-0.bpo.2-486


UPDATE with:

S2.37 2018-08-01
Build: Manic Moose
MPD: 0.19.21 NEWS
Kernel: 3.16-0.bpo.2-486

1. Folder browsing is impressive

This is fixed. I can browse into the folder and it triggers a build and all of my artist (thumb.jpg) images appear for the artist, as well as all cover art for albums (folder.jpg). Nice work!

2. The Artist view shows almost everything, but there are a small number of albums that never show the art work.

This is fixed. I have complete album art coverage, including my classical collection. Nice work!

3. The Default View is missing about 1/6th of album art images when browsing.

This is (mostly) fixed. I have only a handful of albums missing, album art wise, but far greater coverage than before. Again, nice work!

Finally, this issue is still there:

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With larger audio files, it causes stuttering on playback which stops the moment the background image has loaded/displayed in Media Player view. Not all the time and mostly with high-res files, but it's annoying with 192/24 files on a BDP-1.

For what it's worth, I am using a USB flash drive for all files and the one that hosts my 192/24 files is ALSO my swap device. Maybe I can switch the SWAP device to one on the other USB bus and see if that changes anything.

EDIT: That fixed the issue (moving the SWAP drive to another device, which is only hosting Redbook files).

EDIT 2: spoke too soon... problem is still there.

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2402 on: 9 Aug 2018, 03:01 pm »
Hi Ken,

thanks for the feedback, could you post some examples of the paths not working? and whether or not the bdp_front_250/44.jpg files are being generated?  Does the skipping occur between tracks and/or at the beginning of playback?

Chris

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2403 on: 10 Aug 2018, 04:29 pm »












These images show both the MEDIA PLAYER view and the ssh command-line view of the same albums. Both are examples of albums missing album art thumbnails, when browsing by Genre, for example. The album art does display in the main MEDIA PLAYER window, while the music is playing.

One thing that seems to be common to all that are missing thumbnails: an ampersand character.

For the stuttering issue, it happens only at the start as it is loading/displaying the background image for the artist. As soon as the background image has displayed, the stuttering stops. Again, this is most common on high-res files (i.e. 192/24).

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2404 on: 10 Aug 2018, 04:36 pm »
Edit to the above: I am noticing that an AMPERSAND character in the Artist Name or Genre, has the same effect as in the Album title: no thumbnail image is displayed.

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2405 on: 14 Aug 2018, 09:11 pm »
FYI, Updated to:

S2.37 2017-11-23
Build: Manic Moose
MPD: 0.19.21 NEWS
Kernel: 3.16-0.bpo.2-486
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I rebuilt everything: cleared cache and reset bryston DB. When I load the Artists View, all I see is this (forever):




Addition: FYI, this problem has returned, as shown in the above image. It seems to happen if I play a song from the Artist View, switch to the Media Player Default view (i.e. view the playing album), then click into the Artist View again. Whatever previous Artist I was viewing shows loading, forever. The other Artists I can view, just fine.

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2406 on: 14 Aug 2018, 10:24 pm »
K, let me know if today's release has the same problem, I'll check it out my self later tonight.