[Icecast] IceCast 2.2 MP3 stream and Real Player noise

Jeremy R. Donnell jeremydonnell at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 09:04:20 PDT 2005


I'm no expert, but it sounds to me like RealPlayer's decoder doesn't
handle low bitrate streams very well. I set up a 64 kbps mp3 stream on
my server and got the same artifacts, but it sounds fine in Winamp
(though at 64 kbps, vorbis sounds much better).

On 6/3/05, Fred Black <fred at batanga.com> wrote:
> Sure:
> Make a pls file with this in it:
> [playlist]
> File1=http://mp31.batanga.com:8000/live
> Title1=Test
> Length1=-1
> NumberOfEntries=1
> Version=2
> 
> The version of Real Player: 10.5.
> 
> I don't hear the problem when listening with itunes or WMP.
> 
> Fred
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karl Heyes [mailto:karl at xiph.org]
> Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 11:03 AM
> To: Fred Black
> Cc: icecast
> Subject: RE: [Icecast] IceCast 2.2 MP3 stream and Real Player noise
> 
> On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 15:32, Fred Black wrote:
> > Look in the March 2004 archive for the thread: "Real Player and Icecast
> 2".
> > I don't get the blowup they describe, but we do get some type of transient
> > noise every few seconds.  This occurs on all Windows PCs that we've tried
> > the current version of Real Player with our MP3 streams.
> 
> what version of real player and do you have a stream URL to demonstrate
> the problem ?
> 
> karl.
> 
> 
> 
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Jeremy


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