[icecast] another Icecast2/Vorbis stream on-line

William Goldsmith wildbill at kpig.com
Fri Mar 16 09:44:53 PST 2001



Connected to the stream just fine with the Winamp plugin & listened for
about 20 min. A few dropouts & 1 disconnect - but I'm on a flaky DSL circuit
this morning, so that's hardly unexpected. Winamp reported bitrates from
26-31 kb/s.

The sound quality was very decent, given the bitrate. I noted a few
artifacts in the 6-8 kHz range (cymbals & electric-guitar harmonics) on an
electric blues cut - similar to mp3 at 32kb/s, perhaps a little better. The
codec really shone on the acoustic selections. Very transparent - with
markedly fewer human-voice colorations than 32k mp3. The acoustic guitar
also lacked the high-end grunge you often get with mp3 compression.

Overall, I'm impressed.

-bg

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Bill Goldsmith
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> > Greetings:
> >
> >   Another test. I've re-encoded a batch of mono 22050 Hz WAVs, average
> > bitrate seems to hang around 30-40 kbps. Icecast.xml is set for three
> > connects, and the URL is here:
> >
> > http://64.108.112.145:8000/shouter.ogg
> >
> >   IMO, the sound quality is much better now. Again, the stream should be
> > up for about 45 minutes or so. Please let me know how it works for
> > you...
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > == Dave Phillips
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> > The Linux Soundapps Site at http://sound.condorow.net
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