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Posted on Sat, Feb 23 2019 08:01
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 13527

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 ;)


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Posted on Sun, Feb 24 2019 16:25
by Cyril Blanc
Joined on Thu, Dec 19 2002, Paris France, Posts 2747

Hello Paul


Thank you very much this is a VERY usefull feature

Can you do the same with VI / VE 5




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Posted on Mon, Feb 25 2019 10:42
by LAJ
Joined on Sun, Dec 13 2009, Posts 545


Sehr geniale Idee! Weiter so ... 

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Posted on Mon, Apr 05 2021 17:25
by info_9427
Joined on Thu, Nov 04 2004, Posts 57

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.

Posted on Mon, Apr 05 2021 18:08
by Macker
Joined on Tue, Aug 21 2018, London, Posts 612

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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Posted on Mon, Jul 11 2022 16:01
by ClaudiaCuevas
Joined on Thu, Jul 07 2022, Posts 1

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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