View Full Version : remote streaming/iTunes/Network Stalls

2006-01-09, 16:02
I'm using iTunes and ssh to remote stream 320kbps mp3 files to a laptop. In general, it works - however, peridically iTunes will pop up a dialog box that states "Network Stalled" - Rebuffering Stream. Then playback will resume. At first I thought this rebuffering message happened at about the same time as the web brower automatic refresh - but I shut down the browser and it still happens. Also, I went into iTunes and set the buffer to "Large" for streaming (in the preferences section) - but that did not seem to help.

I wish that there was some way I could tell it to take 4 or 5 seconds at the beginning of the song and just buffer most of the song. It seems to be on the edge of working - but just not quite there yet.

This is over a Cable Modem - there should be sufficient bandwidth available.

BTW, I did an informal listeing comparison to MusicMatch (which I paid for) and iTunes (which I downloaded free) - and I was disapointed that I could tell that iTunes sounded significantly better to me. Has anyone else noticed that? Darn it... I might not have paid for MusicMatch if I'd know that! ;-)