[Icecast] streaming to dialup users gives low quality audio

Greg J. Ogonowski greg at orban.com
Fri Dec 30 19:32:53 UTC 2005

This is another reason aacPlus is an advantage.
It is supported using Orban Opticodec-PC Streaming Encoder, Icecast2 
Servers and Winamp.


Icecast2 Eval Stream here:



At 11:05 2005-12-30, Dave wrote:
>    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.
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