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    Long delay when changing stations

    All of my presets hesitate about 10 seconds before they start to play.

    What do I need to change to reduce this? I think I have buffering set to 3 seconds on both of my radios.

    This started a few months ago.

    LMS 7.7.6

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    Only happens on Presets? What about just randomly changing stations in Radio's menu's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris49 View Post
    All of my presets hesitate about 10 seconds before they start to play.

    What do I need to change to reduce this? I think I have buffering set to 3 seconds on both of my radios.

    This started a few months ago.

    LMS 7.7.6
    Are they radio stations? Which ones?

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    Lots of variables to consider - some more info always helps with suggestions (what station, what URTLs being used, what type of players ...)
    * Stations with low bitrate will take longer to start compared to station with high bitrates.
    * http vs https can add a delay - many station introduced this within last 6 months.
    * some station do lot of redirection for load balancing or http to https can delay startup
    * is LMS acting as a proxy
    * transcoding
    * network connection - if station are "remote" has an internet connector broken (e.g AAG undersea cable in April)
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    Thanks!

    toby10
    : Not just presets. Artwork loads quickly, but audio is delayed... longer delay on some stations

    slartibartfast : All radio stations: WBBM, WCBS, WSB, WBBR, WBEN, Country_108


    bpa :
    1. I'll look into https; if that's the problem I guess there'd be no fix (Checked... not an https issue)
    2. No proxy on LMS. Same problem when connected via mysqueezebox.com, bypassing LMS?
    3. No transcoding I am aware of
    4. No reason to suspect network connection. Streaming TVs are working fine.



    Playing some of the "problem" URLs using VLC on Windows 10 exhibits no such delays.
    Last edited by chris49; 2018-12-30 at 07:03.

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    If station plays on mysqueezebox - then https is not the issue.
    Playing some of the "problem" URLs using VLC on Windows 10 exhibits no such delays.
    Can you post a few URLs to test and make sure they are the same in case of different URLs for different regions

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    If station plays on mysqueezebox - then https is not the issue.


    Can you post a few URLs to test and make sure they are the same in case of different URLs for different regions

    http://streaming.cmgdigital.com/atl750/atl750.mp3

    http://16843.live.streamtheworld.com:80/WBBMAMAAC_SC

    http://17493.live.streamtheworld.com:80/WBBRAMAAC_SC

    http://18843.live.streamtheworld.com:80/WCBSAMDIALUP_SC

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    Must be something on your end.

    Adding all 4 URL's to my Favorites on MySB.com and switching between all of them a multiple times they all play within a couple seconds (standard buffering).

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    Testing with mplayer (because it gives good diagnostics) and not LMS or an SB player.

    I am outside the US so streams a couple of the stream gave me 403 forbidden i.e. geo-locked.

    The first URL has an unusual StreamURL in the ICY info (this is usually artwork but this link goes to a html page) which may be causing a delay at start up when LMS tries to process it.

    The Bloomberg URL gave me starts varying between a delay of 10 secs and no delay. The delay usually happened when ad were inserted before main stream.

    Since Bloomberg and other 403 stream are streamtheworld URLs - I'm guess they use same ad tech and so may have similar delays.

    So I differ a bit from toby10 - there is a good chance you can't do anything at your end.

    Player like VLC and mplayer cache URLs and other details after being played once and so after initial test - subsequent tests are not valid/comparable unless you clear caches.

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    I agree with Toby10 since the problem started within the last few months and I have been living with it.

    I tried several changes today, both in LMS and within the radios with no real change.

    Any further suggestions will be appreciated!

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