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John Hunt
2004-08-14, 08:38
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-
> bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jack Coates
> Sent: 14 August 2004 15:26
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Internet Streaming
>
>
> > Using the SB, I like to stream my music to wherever I may be. But when I
> > stream it constantly re-buffers every 10 seconds or so. I've changed the
> > player settings to limit the bitrate from the server to player, and it
> > doesn't seem to make a difference. Does the speed of my server have
> > anything to do with how often it's re-buffered? It's only a 450mhz P3
> > w/512 mb of RAM. I'm pretty sure the connection is not the issue, when
> > streaming I'm usually on a broad band, at least 1.5mbps, on both sending
> > and receiving end whenever I try to do this. Any thoughts? Or are there
> > any other settings that I may not know of to help with this issue. All of
> > the files that I try to stream are mp3s 256kbps bitrate.
> >
>
> cool, you have a T1 at home? That must be nice.
>
> If you've actually got something else, your uplink from home is probably
> 256k or less, and you'll need to limit bitrate to 128k or lower. You
> mentioned you've tried limiting bitrate, have you tried dialing it really
> low (say 32k)?


The two main cable companies in the UK, Telewest and NTL, both offer cable
speeds up to 3Mb but the upload speed is generally half of the download speed. I
was on 1Mb until they upgraded it free to 1.5Mb (roughly 30x faster than 56K if
you believe the adverts!) for the same price. What's a T1 rated at? I used to
always try and use T1 connections for downloading from in the old days of a
certain program that's no longer as useful as it used to be!

John M Hunt
www.gr8mobiledeals.com
www.johnmhunt.com
www.silveresk.co.uk

Marty
2004-08-14, 10:40
ok, no T1, just comcast broadband, and true the upload rate IS much lower
than the download rate, didn't think of that. I have the bitrate limiting
set to 128kbps, but usually the stream will only work its way down to about
256'ish and then stop, still re buffering rather frequently. My library
isn't that big, the server process uses roughly 60mb of RAM and I have
plenty to spare. I havent tried going lower than 128, I don't want to lose
that much quality... but I will try and see if it still occurs. Any other
thoughts besides the bitrate limiting?

thanks

marty


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Hunt" <johnmhunt_gvc (AT) blueyonder (DOT) co.uk>
To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2004 11:38 AM
Subject: [slim] Internet Streaming


>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com [mailto:discuss-
> > bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jack Coates
> > Sent: 14 August 2004 15:26
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > Subject: [slim] Internet Streaming
> >
> >
> > > Using the SB, I like to stream my music to wherever I may be. But
when I
> > > stream it constantly re-buffers every 10 seconds or so. I've changed
the
> > > player settings to limit the bitrate from the server to player, and it
> > > doesn't seem to make a difference. Does the speed of my server have
> > > anything to do with how often it's re-buffered? It's only a 450mhz P3
> > > w/512 mb of RAM. I'm pretty sure the connection is not the issue,
when
> > > streaming I'm usually on a broad band, at least 1.5mbps, on both
sending
> > > and receiving end whenever I try to do this. Any thoughts? Or are
there
> > > any other settings that I may not know of to help with this issue.
All of
> > > the files that I try to stream are mp3s 256kbps bitrate.
> > >
> >
> > cool, you have a T1 at home? That must be nice.
> >
> > If you've actually got something else, your uplink from home is probably
> > 256k or less, and you'll need to limit bitrate to 128k or lower. You
> > mentioned you've tried limiting bitrate, have you tried dialing it
really
> > low (say 32k)?
>
>
> The two main cable companies in the UK, Telewest and NTL, both offer cable
> speeds up to 3Mb but the upload speed is generally half of the download
speed. I
> was on 1Mb until they upgraded it free to 1.5Mb (roughly 30x faster than
56K if
> you believe the adverts!) for the same price. What's a T1 rated at? I used
to
> always try and use T1 connections for downloading from in the old days of
a
> certain program that's no longer as useful as it used to be!
>
> John M Hunt
> www.gr8mobiledeals.com
> www.johnmhunt.com
> www.silveresk.co.uk
>
>
>