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Steve Pawsey-Bowerman
2003-11-27, 17:28
I've been playing around with the remote streaming which is ace, since I can
listen to mp3 radio streams at work via my slimserver (have firewall
restrictions at work which means only port 80 stuff can go through).
When trying the same with MP3's I run into issues because all my MP3's are
ripped at 320Kbs and my ADSL upstream is 256K, hence I'm running into
buffering issues.

Is there anyway I can stream at a lower rate (say 196Kbs) on the fly
(without actually converting the original MP3's)

TIA

Steve

Kevin Deane-Freeman
2003-11-27, 18:16
Quoting Steve Pawsey-Bowerman <steve.pawsey-bowerman (AT) virgin (DOT) net>:

> I've been playing around with the remote streaming which is ace, since I can
> listen to mp3 radio streams at work via my slimserver (have firewall
> restrictions at work which means only port 80 stuff can go through).
> When trying the same with MP3's I run into issues because all my MP3's are
> ripped at 320Kbs and my ADSL upstream is 256K, hence I'm running into
> buffering issues.
>
> Is there anyway I can stream at a lower rate (say 196Kbs) on the fly
> (without actually converting the original MP3's)
>
> TIA
>
> Steve
edit convert.conf so that the following appears uncommented:
mp3 mp3 http *
$lame$ --silent --mp3input -b 32 $FILE$ -

You must have LAME installed, and restart the server. Change 32 to whatever
bitrate you want for streaming. This way, any HTTP client, such as Winamp or
Windows Media Player will use the above command to filter the playback through LAME.

-kdf