[Icecast] Fwd: Random "fast forward" noise between tracks
geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Mon May 9 13:28:40 PDT 2011
On Sun, 8 May 2011, josh at thepruitts.org wrote:
> Foobar2000 is running on a Windows XP PC. It has the Oddcast plugin
> and it is streaming to a Linux machine that is running Icecast Server
> 2.3.2. Foobar2000 is using the Crossfade, Compressor and Advanced
> Limiter DSP plugins on top of the edCast plugin.
Just checking -- are these plugins *before* Edcast in the chain of
plugins? If they're not, they won't have any effect.
> Seemingly at random, in between tracks, there is a "fast forward" noise
> like a tape being played on fast forward. It sounds like the next track
> is being played at about ten times normal speed, then the next track
> after that plays normally.
Does it sound like this in yoru player or only on the stream?
> Has anyone heard of this problem?
It sounds like the MP3 data is being sent straight through to Icecast
without being reencoded, which is of course not what you want. This
should only happen ifthere are files with differing sample rates or
possibly different bitrates. MP3 isn't really intended to deal with this.
But as I say, it should be being reencoded after it goes through your
I'm not very familiar with Foobar 2000 so can't comment on the specifics
of your setup. Maybe someone else can.
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