[Icecast] I can listen to a stream locally but not from anywhereelse.

Joel Ebel jbebel at ncsu.edu
Mon Jan 31 10:11:54 PST 2005


Yep.  Listening to an ogg icecast stream on a mac seems to be in a sad 
state.  qtcomponents just doesn't work for streams.  It would be great 
if it did.  That would make everyone happy I'm sure.  VLC will play ogg 
streams, but the audio quality I've found to be horrible.  It gets 
clicks and pops, It seems to play back the audio at a different speed, 
changing the pitch.  And then it tries to resample or something to 
correct it.  Anyway, it's unacceptable.  Audion seems to work pretty 
well, but it's an abandoned project.  Whamb is in similar shoes.  While 
they don't admit to being abandoned, the last release was years ago. 
And MacAmp Lite also admits to being abandoned.  Nothing is ideal.

Joel

Brian Beck wrote:
> Thanks all for the prompt replies.  It turned out to be a client issues all
> the way around.  The winamp versions I tried  as well as my friends all were
> the lite version.  I was not aware that iTunes could play local oggs but not
> streams but apparently that's exactly the case (and possibly a similar issue
> with real since the only place real would play it was locally on the FC3
> box).
> 
> I installed the full winamp version and all is well at least for my windows
> machines.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org]On
> Behalf Of Joel Ebel
> Sent: 01/31/2005 12:23 PM
> To: icecast
> Subject: Re: [Icecast] I can listen to a stream locally but not from
> anywhereelse.
> 
> 
> Also don't forget that the full version of WinAmp is required to play
> oggs.  The lite version doesn't support it.  iTunes can play local .ogg
> files but not streams if you download the ogg components from
> qtcomponents.sf.net.  I haven't messed with real player, and I have no
> intention of doing so.
> 
> Joel
> 
> Karl Heyes wrote:
> 
>>On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 16:46, Brian Beck wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>I've got some more information now after running ethereal:
>>>
>>>Itunes in windows will connect and buffer then stop receiving the stream.
>>>Winamp on the same machine will continue accpeting the stream but plays
>>>nothing.
>>>I'm using 128k stereo oggs.
>>
>>
>>Itunes doesn't play ogg AFAIK
>>
>>winamp 2.9x/5.x can but remember to append the .ogg extension on the
>>mountpoint or else it treats it as mp3.
>>
>>karl.
>>
>>
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