[Icecast] streaming to dialup users gives low quality audio

Daniel Ballenger lpmusix at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 19:23:39 UTC 2005

This doesn't specifically answer your question, but is it possible for
you to use an ogg stream?

I've been running a stream using a 48Kbps ogg (i'm sure I could push
it lower too...) and it sounds to me and other people pretty much just
as "nice" as a 128Kbps mp3.  We can't notice it being audibly worse.

On 12/30/05, Dave <dmehler26 at woh.rr.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>     I've got two streams, one for broadband, one for dialup. Well, having
> had occation to use a dialup connection recently i checked the dialup
> stream. Although it was streaming what the broadband stream was, the audio
> quality was audibly worse. It didn't buffer, but it didn't sound as clear as
> the broadband stream. I used lame to encode the tracks to mp3 and used it's
> standard preset while doing it. In my ices.conf file for the dialup stream i
> originally had a samplerate of 22050, two chanels, and a bitrate of 24. I
> changed the bitrate up to 56, which resulted in a noticeable audio increase
> in quality but the buffering was unacceptable. If anyone has settings that
> work i would be interested in hearing about them.
> Thanks.
> Dave.
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Daniel Ballenger
Sr. Systems Administrator - Denetron LLC

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