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15th February 2001, 21:52
ok when people try to check out the music it will play for about 10 sec. then rebuffer, which really annoyes them, what is my problem.
16th February 2001, 00:46
assuming you're shoutcasting:
buffering can only be solved with a faster connection. the speed of the streaming of the song determines if it has to stop every few seconds to catch up in a sense on the data that it is playing. any connection such as a cable, ISDN, DSL, t1, t3, etc should work fine with sgoutcasting, while anything 56k & under have to stop and rebuffer each time.
16th February 2001, 02:26
To elaborate a little bit on what phisherman said.
The problem is that you are currently sending out more data then what you your listeners can receive. There are a few solutions for this:
Turn down your bitrate. To cater to all the 56K's you may want to consider 24 kbps @ 22 kHz this will allow them to listen to your stream as well as have a little bandwidth left over to surf the net.
A more popular alternative is to offer two streams. One for broadband users and a low bitrate for modem users. Setting this up isn't that difficult. Here is an excellent tutorial to help you out if you decide on this option: http://www.shoutclub.com/help/shoutcast/multi.php3
If you still have problems post a reply and someone should be able to help you out.
26th October 2004, 09:13
I Just Want To Know IF I Can & To Connect To 1 Of SA's Most Popular Radio Stations Namely "5 FM" It Is According To me The Best Radio Station In Capetown & I Can't Connect With Win Media Player Due To A Source Filter Error. BUT I Can't Find 5 FM In The Shoutcast Listings. Please Can Anyone Help?
By The Way My E-mail Addr Is email@example.com:igor:
26th October 2004, 19:43
Is there a web page for this station?
Edit: I guess it would be this one? Also update Windows Media Player...
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