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Windows 7: 8 seconds to open 20mb mp3 file over network share....

11 Aug 2009   #1

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8 seconds to open 20mb mp3 file over network share....

Hi, Wondering if anyone can shead some light on this.

Im using Windows 7 build 7600.

I have a windows server 2003 file server and a windows 2003 SBS domain controler. The file server is a member server. My windows 7 client is joined to the domain. When i log on to the domain, a script runs that maps drives from the file server to my comp. My domain account has Full Control over the drives on the file server.

Since installing windows 7 each time i open an mp3 file (Which are between 10 and 20mb) from the maped network drive, its taking 8 seconds to open each one. Baring in mind i have a GB lan with both my laptop network card and server network card set to 1gbps full duplex. I have a LOT of mp3 files that i browse through, but every time i select a differnt track it takes 8 seconds for it to open, same for the next track and the one after that and its begining to drive me nuts . Ive tried using differnt media players, for example winamp, media monkey, itunes and wmp and with each one i get exactly the same 8 seconds per music file. This does not happen with one of my xp machines both over wirelesss and hardwired in to the lan, tracks open instantly from one to the other. After messing about with it for a while i stumbled accross something. If i map directly to shares on the network drive (which is set to read only) the tracks open instantly from one to the next no problem. However, if i set the share permission to “full control”, i get exactly the same problem, 8 seconds per music file. And i REEEEEEALLY dont know why its doing it. As ive said it works fine on windows xp, i have a gb lan with both cards set to 1gb full duplex (have even tried auto negociate ) and cat5 e cabling via a D-Link GB Switch. The only thing that seems to fix it is setting the share on the file server to read only. Now i could just play the tracks via the share and be done with it but, the shares are set to read only for a good reason. I have the network drive (where the shares live) maped to my computer because im always adding to, and manipulating folders on the drive, including the mp3 files. As a work around im having to play the tracks via the actual share and modifly or delete any mp3 files via the maped network drive.

Any help would be brilliant.

thanks (Hope ive explained it clearly)

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11 Aug 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Yes, its all clear ..
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12 Aug 2009   #3

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM

If you are going to "help" the poor chap, might want to make sure your image domain allows hotlinking.
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