View Full Version : Shoutcast plugin problem

Kevin Hawkins
2004-04-17, 07:22
Is there an easy way to 'save' a digital sample of what I am actually
hearing here ?? ie save to disk the digital audio stream as being sent to a
Slim player so I can send it to someone to show the problem ?? I can't do
it via WinAMP as I need the plugin navigation to get to the Shoutcast bit

I could feed the audio back into a soundcard I guess but then the stream
'data' which I think is wrong (and will be useful) will be lost. Perhaps a
software player with a 'save to disk' option or another route (WinXP).


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf
> Of Kevin Hawkins
> Sent: 17 April 2004 13:07
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim] Shoutcast plugin problem
> Hey - suddenly found the new plugin as part of my nightly
> download - it's great when something you already own just
> keeps getting better ! Thanks.
> However I have a problem on some streams. I am running on
> WinXP with the service version of 4/16 - the 4/17 version
> doesn't appear to have a Windows build yet.
> Running say Virgin FM or HitzRadio.com (Pop) I find I have
> what I can only describe as a pulsing volume over the
> playback - running on a 1 second cycle consistently - I
> also have a 'clicking' that appears as a slight 'tic' every
> 1/2 second or so. When listening to spoken English the
> words are being truncated at this 1 second interval
> meaning that it sounds surprisingly like Swedish - the 1
> second bursts almost sound jumbled or swapped around
> making the spoken words unintelligable - Many other
> streams play OK via the plugin but these ones consistently
> don't - I have a broadband link and I can play these
> stations directly on another player with absolutely no
> problem, using the same speed link (128K) . Perhaps they
> could be from a different server/source (??) - not sure
> how to establish that. There appear to be no cpu loading
> issues on the server.
> Any suggestions - does anyone else see this ?? I do
> notice some dropouts as well but the 'pulsing' and
> jumbling is so regular I feel its not a bandwidth issue
> but a playback problem.