When loading non-local files into the Ultramixer 2.1 there’s a delay of up to several seconds before playback starts. This happens when we access files on our main audio server using our office workstations over a Gigabit-LAN. (a 1 hour radioprogram @ 256kbit is about 112MB and takes approx 11 seconds to load before playing, a song takes about 1-2 seconds).
Am I correct that Ultramixer caches the entire file locally before playing it? I can understand that this might be a nessesary precaution to ensure smooth playback when i.e. fast pitching, but could you disable this caching at least for the small preview player in the Filearchive window? Or leave an option in preferences to disable full file caching in the entire program -and just add a warning that this might affect perfomance in some cases? This way our journalists could efficiently preview songs and archieved radioprograms without long delays and without leaving Ultramixer. I think other users accessing files over a LAN / WLAN would also find this useful.