[Icecast] streaming to dialup users gives low quality audio

Daniel Ballenger lpmusix at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 11:46:34 PST 2005


Ezstream can take both mp3's and ogg's and feed them as oggs (or mp3)
to icecast.

I've recently submit a patch to allow you to have ezstream pull the
next song from a program as well, if you need that support.

-Daniel
On 12/30/05, Dave <dmehler26 at woh.rr.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>     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.
> Thanks.
> Dave.
>
> ----- 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
> > http://denetron.com
> > Sr. Systems Administrator - Denetron LLC
> >
>
>


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Daniel Ballenger
http://denetron.com
Sr. Systems Administrator - Denetron LLC


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