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  1. #1
    Dan Foxley
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    Adjust HTTP Stream Size

    How can I adjust the stream (http://server:9000/stream.mp3) to 32Kbps? I
    will be playing FLAC & MP3's remotely. In the convert.conf I find the
    following commented out:



    # $lame$ --silent --mp3input -b 96 $FILE$ -



    I uncommented the above and changed 96 to 32, but WinAmp then showed stream
    @ 320Kbps. Is this done dynamically depending on the bandwidth upstream
    from the slimserver?



    Thanks,

    Dan

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    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    Adjust HTTP Stream Size

    Quoting Dan Foxley <danf (AT) nethere (DOT) com>:

    > How can I adjust the stream (http://server:9000/stream.mp3) to 32Kbps? I
    > will be playing FLAC & MP3's remotely. In the convert.conf I find the
    > following commented out:
    >
    >
    >
    > # $lame$ --silent --mp3input -b 96 $FILE$ -
    >
    >
    >
    > I uncommented the above and changed 96 to 32, but WinAmp then showed stream
    > @ 320Kbps. Is this done dynamically depending on the bandwidth upstream
    > from the slimserver?

    it will show 320 by default when you start up, becuase the server sends
    'silence.mp3' at 320kbps until you start playing a song.

    if your line in convert.conf is liek this, then you should be fine one you start
    playing songs:
    $lame$ --silent --mp3input -b 32 $FILE$ -

    -kdf

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    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    Adjust HTTP Stream Size

    Quoting Dan Foxley <danf (AT) nethere (DOT) com>:

    > How can I adjust the stream (http://server:9000/stream.mp3) to 32Kbps? I
    > will be playing FLAC & MP3's remotely. In the convert.conf I find the
    > following commented out:


    however, what I have said...will only work for mp3, since its the 'mp3 mp3 http'
    entry that you changed. For flac, you have to create an entry for 'flc mp3
    http' that uses a similar line as 'flc mp3 slimp3', and edit $BITRATE$ to be '32'

    -kdf

  4. #4
    David N. Blank-Edelman
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    Adjust HTTP Stream Size

    On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 03:39:54PM -0800, kdf wrote:
    > it will show 320 by default when you start up, becuase the server sends
    > 'silence.mp3' at 320kbps until you start playing a song.


    Just out of sheer curiosity, why was that number (vs. say, a really low
    bitrate) picked?

    I ask because I was on a trip recently where I found that the MacOS ITunes
    player kept on popping up annoying messages about having to rebuffer the
    input stream when nothing was playing from my home server. Now I understand
    it was trying to keep up with the silence. I too want my stream of one hand
    clapping reproduced with the highest fidelity possible, but it does seem to
    have its downside.

    -- dNb

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