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24th March 2007, 15:46
ppl are complaining that my radio station keeps buffering all the time, what do u suggest i do to reduce that amount of times it buffers? Heres my radio info: (if that helps)
Server Status: Server is currently up and public.
Stream Status: Stream is up at 192 kbps with 2 of 32 listeners (2 unique)
Listener Peak: 7
Average Listen Time: 25m 55s
Stream Title: Sprock Station
Content Type: audio/mpeg
24th March 2007, 16:07
Reduce the stream from 192k to something else.
24th March 2007, 16:14
Yeah man 192k is OVERKILL. You can get CD quality with 64k AACPLUS encoding. Or near CD sound with 96k mp3. And 128 is pretty much as good as it gets for most internet radio streams unless of course you got more money than brains.
24th March 2007, 16:29
i would do a speed test here http://www.speedtest.net
and calculate what you can handle by using this calculation
upload / bitrate = max users
and if it is not enough for your needs consider using a host for your station and these can be found here
24th March 2007, 17:30
ok i did that n got this back:
Download: 1027 kb/s
Upload: 176 kb/s
24th March 2007, 17:36
It on 128 kb/s 44.100KHz, Stereo and it still buffers alot!
24th March 2007, 17:44
176 / 128 = 1.375 listeners.
i would recomend you put your hand in your pocket and pay for some hosting. http://www.radiotoolbox.com/hosts
or you could use, 176 / 24k = 7.3 listeners
24th March 2007, 17:55
Will puttin it on 24kps,22.050KHz,mono reduce the time on buffering, alot better then b4?
24th March 2007, 18:21
yes but will be very low quality.
you may want to look at aac as previously mentioned.
it has ups and downs.
it sounds better at lower bitrates but not socially accepted as yet by the masses.
24th March 2007, 18:46
I put it on 48kbps on stereo n ppl sed it was worst at buffering then when it was on 192kbps stereo!
24th March 2007, 18:50
it will be if there are more than
176/48= 3.6 people listening.
24th March 2007, 18:53
So my best bet wud b to keep an eye on ppl listening, and change it when needed to, don't want to go on mono cus of bad quality!
24th March 2007, 18:57
If thats the way you want to go then it is an option,
However everytime you change bitrates all your listeners would need to restart and all your liteners would be dropped.
24th March 2007, 18:59
So reali my only option is the mono 1?
24th March 2007, 19:05
try it and see what you think,
it is your decision and your listeners opionion is more important than mine,
stereo or mono will not affect how many people can listen and the calculations above still stand.
24th March 2007, 19:14
Yeh, its sounds ok, if it stops ppl complaining about buffering it will do! :)
Many Thanks for your help!
24th March 2007, 22:06
dude 24kbps mono aacplus..
24th March 2007, 23:38
I use 24kbps parametric sterio aacplus for dial up listeners with no complaints of quality.
25th March 2007, 05:31
I can host you for free
just to start you up to see the real potential of your station
25th March 2007, 12:24
Yeh, that wud b great, what wud i have to do? :D
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