[icecast] stream sounds like poo for no apparent reason

Samuel Hathaway hathaway at munkynet.org
Wed Apr 24 12:16:09 PDT 2002



On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Samuel Hathaway wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Alex Walker wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 01:16:34AM -0400, jim wrote:
> > > here at wkdu.org our minds are blown trying to figure out what our
> > > problem is, we are using a dell optiplex gx1 with a soundblaster live
> > > card. we are getting a nasty hum on the line in.  the thing is we plug
> > > a cd player directly into the soundcard the hum goes away and when we
> > > plug the line in into anything else there is no hum, so the question i
> > > ask where is the hum coming from?  we are completely boggled.  we are
> > > using the latest version of iceccast along with darkice.7.....if this
> > > wasnt enough i have a a lit paper due tomm that has made my head hurt
> > > on top of this......
>
> Hmm, since no other audio sources produce a hum, I'd suspect the line from
> your board or something, not a computer problem. We at WRUR (wrur.org)
> have a really long run from the front of the studio to the room with the
> servers, and there's a hum.
> -samuel

Hmm, I may have read your post wrong. Are you saying that when you plug
the line from the studio into another amp (or something) you don't get the
hum? If so, it might be a grounding issue in the sound card. If you have a
mixer lying around, plug the line from the studio into it and then run the
output from the mixer to the sound card.
-samuel

by the way, my friend dennis's friend kelly is a dj there i think. heh.

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