Old 6th July 2011, 04:04   #1
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Strange High Speed Issue with Winamp

Hi everyone, this is my first time posting to a forum, ever, lol. I usually just read them. So my apologies if this is the wrong place to post for this issue. Feel free to point me in the right direction if it is indeed the wrong thread. I run my own personal internet radio station just so i can play my playlist anywhere, regardless of the device i use. I use Windows XP Pro, Oddcast v3, Icecast v2, and of course Winamp for broadcasting. I leave it broadcasting 24/7 so its ready and waiting for me to tune in. The problem is every couple of days something goes haywire and the songs start playing very fast on the server and the encoder is only able to encode part of the song and broadcast it before it moves on the next song. It plays normally on the client side but every song cuts off early. I tried searching for this problem but it is very difficult to describe in a Google search so I've had no luck. It's not a huge deal to restart Winamp on the server every couple of days, but it is definitely inconvenient, and i would like to correct the issue. Does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 6th July 2011, 08:29   #2
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as you're using 3rd party broadcast tools, i don't think much can be done as from what you've said points to possibly oddcast being the problem if that is doing the encoding unless Winamp is failing to play the files all the way through (on the encoding instance).

only thing i'd suggest is trying to log the files being played so it can be determined which one the issue starts with to see if it's a common issue or just random.

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Old 7th July 2011, 02:30   #3
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Hey there, thanks for the reply DrO. Yeah the possibility of it being a particular song triggering the issue has occurred to me, though i don't know how realistic it is. Do you know of any monitoring tools I may try so i can determine if it is completely random or if there is some pattern?
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Old 7th July 2011, 21:06   #4
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i don't, but i will suggest you try shoutcast again, as the dsp is now very current and updated.

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Old 7th July 2011, 21:55   #5
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drake999: there's not too much other than finding one of the many plug-ins which log the currently playing songs and try to use that to work out when the issue happens, otherwise just manually listening to the stream would be the only viable way to know on which file the issue starts at.

as you're using 3rd party sources, there's not much else i can really suggest as i can only provide support on the official tools plus i've never properly used any of the ones you've mentioned. so if there are newer versions of the tools you're using then you'd probably need to try them, otherwise trying different tools (like MrSinatra suggests above) might be one way to see what is or isn't causing the issue.

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