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Dan Foxley
2004-01-23, 16:37
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

kdf
2004-01-23, 16:39
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

kdf
2004-01-23, 16:41
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

David N. Blank-Edelman
2004-01-24, 18:09
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