[Icecast] Player Problems
jbebel at ncsu.edu
Thu Feb 10 06:30:30 PST 2005
I have been quit dissatisfied with VLC for listening to streams from
icecast. I get the same thing you do, with clicks and pops frequently,
and the speed drifts. If I played VLC side by side with another player,
they got more and more out of tune and out of sync with each the longer
it was played. I'm quite certain icecast isn't to blame for this, as
VLC is the only client I've seen to exhibit this behavior. I don't VLC
is really designed to be a good streaming audio client. I chose not to
even list it as a supported player on our website.
Chris Weaver wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Has anyone come across problems listening back to Mp3
> streams using VLC?
> The reason I ask is that we [ResonanceFM] stream at
> 128K and at 24K (using two different Icecast
> instances). All players (Zinf, Winamp, Media Player
> etc) can play both streams bar VLC which seems to
> exhibt a skipping (i.e like the sound of a CD) problem
> when playing the 24K stream. Incidently it plays the
> 128 fine.
> The two streams are:
> http://relay.exequo.org/resonanceFM (24K)
> http://188.8.131.52:8010 (128K)
> VLCs' log reports the following:
> main warning: audio drift is too big (133407),
> dropping buffer
> I'm not particularly au fait with Icecast so any help
> would be extremely helpful.
> Chris Weaver
> Are you tuned to Resonance104.4fm? Visit the dedicated Resonance104.4fm website resonancefm.com or l-m-c.org.uk
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