View Full Version : How to change kbps from server
28th November 2001, 06:56
I will try to explain my problem:
I have lots of mp3 at 128 or 192 kbps on my Unix (SunOS) "server" running Shoutcast server. I would like to stream these mp3 from there 24 h a day or on demand.
It should be also nice for me listenint to mp3 before dowloading them from the server.
The problem is: if I let the server stream, music is delivered at 128 or 192 kbps (original song's kbps), and it's quite difficult to listen them from a 56k modem... Is there a way to stream them at 24 kbps ?
(sorry again for my bad english)
Thanks in advance
28th November 2001, 07:56
If you use a player like Winamp and the SHOUTcast Source DSP to drive a stream that feeds a SHOUTcast DNAS server that should give you the solution.
Once you have installed the Winamp, the DNAS and the DSP you need to configure them to talk to each other and the DNAS to respond to connection request by listeners. The DSP needs to be configured for the lower bit rate that you want to stream at and then the conversion is automatic.
I hope this helps
28th November 2001, 08:35
Well, maybe because of my bad english.. but...
I don't want to stream from winamp mp3 i've got on my local computer.
I've got mp3 files on a remote computer (SunOS), and this computer is also running a shoutcast server.
I would like to be able to listen to mp3 files stored in that remote computer without downloading them from there.
remote files are 128 kbps and if i put them on content directory and i tell shoutcast server to stream they, it streams at 128 kbps and it is quite difficult for me with 56k modem to listen.
I should tell in some way to shoutcast server (or other server i may use) to stream that files at 24 or 32 kbps.
is there any way do do this ?
28th November 2001, 09:25
The DNAS is not designed to do that.
If you cant find a Winamp type player for the SUN Os, you might look into Linux on another machine right next to the SUN box. This machine could use the SUN box as a file server and stream server but play and bit rate convert the MP3s on the fly.
I store my files at 128Kb and up but stream using these files at 128Kb, 96Kb, 64Kb, 40Kb and 56Kb in MP3 format all at the same time. I also stream at 128Kb, 64Kb, 32Kb and 16Kb in WMA format at the same time using the same machines.
The server (DNAS) is designed to place a light load on the system. Bit rate convertion even if done poorly takes a lot of processing. To do it in real time would need to use a lot of CPU cyles. That part of the job is given to thw Player/Encoder team -- Winamp/DSP.
If you like I can send you a description of the setup here at HeadRock. We use quite a few machines to put out one program in 9 streams.
I hope the helps.
28th November 2001, 10:09
I really do not need to do that in realtime...
if i wanto to listen to mp3 i could run a "batch program" that could re-encode my mp3 from the original to 32 kbps... than play the new files... but in this way i need a software to reencode mp3 ...
anyone could help me ?
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