[Icecast] streaming to dialup users gives low quality audio

Dave dmehler26 at woh.rr.com
Fri Dec 30 19:26:06 UTC 2005

    Currently streaming ogg isn't practical in this situation. That was one 
of the first things i checked into. WHen i looked i didn't see a streamer 
that did both ogg and mp3.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Ballenger" <lpmusix at gmail.com>
To: "Dave" <dmehler26 at woh.rr.com>
Cc: <icecast at xiph.org>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Icecast] streaming to dialup users gives low quality audio

> 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.
> -Daniel
> 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
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> Sr. Systems Administrator - Denetron LLC

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