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  • NEW FEATURE: Streaming Speed Measurement for Synchron Player

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    Hello everybody,

    With the latest update of our Synchron Player Software, you now have a very useful feature built in with our Synchron Player!

    The implemented speed measurement will measure the streaming speed of the drives you are using to stream the sample content you installed for Synchron Player, and will set the Preload Size accordingly (see the attached screenshot).

    Read-outs under 10 MB/s will result in a Preload Size of 16384 samples
    Read-outs under 30 MB/s will result in a Preload Size of 8192 samples
    Read-outs under 100 MB/s will result in a Preload Size of 4096 samples
    Read-outs over 100 MB/s will result in a Preload Size of 2048 samples

    The PRELOAD SIZE is the size of the portion of the samples that will be loaded into your RAM to compensate the disk access speed of your drive.
    With lower values, you will get quicker loading times and of course less RAM consumption.

    Of course you can overrule these settings manually, if you like.

    This will help to get the best performance for your existing setup and might also help with your next hardware purchase ;)


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • Hello Paul

    GREAT !

    Thank you very much this is a VERY usefull feature

    Can you do the same with VI / VE 5




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    Sehr geniale Idee! Weiter so ... 👍

  • My M.2 SSD shows a speed of 624.9 MB/s but results in 3072 Preload Size so there's something a bit off with the algorithm. Also a Default Preload Size of 1024 (or less) might be in order with the new speedier drives.

  • I jumped to an incorrect conclusion about read speeds when I first switched to SSD dedicated to library sample streaming (using a Samsung T7). But I was reminded quite correctly by VSL Support that commercially available speed tests typically do sequential block reads and writes - yielding best possible or ideal results - rather than what tends to happen in actual practice (i.e. more random than sequential access, which is a very different kettle of fish, speed-wise).

    VSL's new built-in test results in automatic preload settings according to measurement of typical and practical read speed rather than best or ideal case. A hugely convenient new feature that eliminates all the old faffing and trial and error tweaking typically involved when setting up newly-installed libraries in a new SSD.

    At the time I grumpily moaned about VSL's new test giving "counter-intuitive" results. But I was wrong, VSL is right. (Hope they've forgiven my whingeing.)

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    Can the program be installed on any computers? I would like you to tell me more about what it can be used for. I do a lot of video editing and always look for new editing methods. A program for this kind of work should automatically save everything in case of power surges or unscheduled computer shutdowns. Also, the program should not take up too much memory because the computer is always overloaded with large files. Most of the time, I edit videos for twitch to reels in the same programs. It is quite convenient, but I would also like to know your advice on what programs are convenient for editing?

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