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KNUTE
2004-10-12, 22:13
I finally figured out how to get Slim working pretty well... people can stream from my library.
However, one problem still remains: some MP3s after streaming will play back either extremely fast (the Chipmunk syndrome) or extremely slowly.

I have analyzed all the MP3s in my library: some are CBR & some are VBR -- I removed all the Variable Bit Rate ones because they often (not always) would play back incorrectly. The Problem still persists!
The other MP3s are either mono, Stereo or Joint Stereo. That is irellevant: most of each type play OK, & some of each don't.
All the MP3s are either 22,050Hz or 44,100Hz. That also is irellevant (some are OK, some are "Chipmunks").
All the MP3s have Bitrates ranging from 32 to 475kbps. That too seems irellevant -- whether lousy or high-quality, some play fine, & a few don't.
Also...regarding setting the Maximum Bitrate in Player Settings>Audio: I have experimented with that, & my "Streamee" testing my stream in another town also has, and that seems to have no effect whatsoever on the streaming speed problem. It seems to have no effect on anything at all, but perhaps it would if 20 people were trying to stream from me at the same time.

So...I'm stumped. I don't know what else to look for or do to stop this wrong-speed problem. But it does wreck the whole ball o'wax; once a song starts to play at the wrong speed it will just continue on through other songs, and the only way to correct it is to click PLAY on your player (not browser). That will correct ONE song, but the listener has to keep running back to his PC to click Play every time it happens. People get sick of that very quickly.

It really doesn't look like it's the fault of some quality of the MP3s -- they all play just fine in any regular player. The problem is in the STREAMING. I "think" it must be a bug or glitch in the SlimServer software. Mustn't it???

Otherwise, if it's something I've missed in analyzing the audio files, please help! Any suggestions, or any info that the SlimServer developers are working on it? I'm eager to get my stream up & running smoothly.

seanadams
2004-10-12, 22:27
What is the client? Is it softsqueeze, winamp, or a Squeezebox?



On Oct 12, 2004, at 10:13 PM, KNUTE wrote:

> I finally figured out how to get Slim working pretty well... people
> can stream from my library.
> However, one problem still remains: some MP3s after streaming will
> play back either extremely fast (the Chipmunk syndrome) or extremely
> slowly.
>
> I have analyzed all the MP3s in my library: some are CBR & some are
> VBR -- I removed all the Variable Bit Rate ones because they often
> (not always) would play back incorrectly. The Problem still
> persists!
> The other MP3s are either mono, Stereo or Joint Stereo. That is
> irellevant: most of each type play OK, & some of each don't.
> All the MP3s are either 22,050Hz or 44,100Hz. That also is irellevant
> (some are OK, some are "Chipmunks").
> All the MP3s have Bitrates ranging from 32 to 475kbps. That too seems
> irellevant -- whether lousy or high-quality, some play fine, & a few
> don't.
> Also...regarding setting the Maximum Bitrate in Player
> Settings>Audio: I have experimented with that, & my "Streamee"
> testing my stream in another town also has, and that seems to have no
> effect whatsoever on the streaming speed problem. It seems to have no
> effect on anything at all, but perhaps it would if 20 people were
> trying to stream from me at the same time.
>
> So...I'm stumped. I don't know what else to look for or do to stop
> this wrong-speed problem. But it does wreck the whole ball o'wax;
> once a song starts to play at the wrong speed it will just continue on
> through other songs, and the only way to correct it is to click PLAY
> on your player (not browser). That will correct ONE song, but the
> listener has to keep running back to his PC to click Play every time
> it happens. People get sick of that very quickly.
>
> It really doesn't look like it's the fault of some quality of the MP3s
> -- they all play just fine in any regular player. The problem is in
> the STREAMING. I "think" it must be a bug or glitch in the SlimServer
> software. Mustn't it???
>
> Otherwise, if it's something I've missed in analyzing the audio files,
> please help! Any suggestions, or any info that the SlimServer
> developers are working on it? I'm eager to get my stream up & running
> smoothly.
>
>
>