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Kevin Hawkins
2004-04-18, 06:35
Is anyone able to listen to Virgin Radio via the Shoutcast plugin on Windows
XP ?? Just trying to see if it works OK for others (and doesn't scramble the
audio ?) or if it's a problem just on my setup.

Using latest 5.1.3

Shoutcast>Pop>Virgin Radio

Kevin

> -----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.

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-04-18, 10:37
On Sun, 2004-04-18 at 09:35, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> Is anyone able to listen to Virgin Radio via the Shoutcast plugin on Windows
> XP ?? Just trying to see if it works OK for others (and doesn't scramble the
> audio ?) or if it's a problem just on my setup.
>
> Using latest 5.1.3
>
> Shoutcast>Pop>Virgin Radio

I tried it briefly and didn't hear any problems.
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