Old 3rd April 2012, 06:38   #1
sshatry
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Constant Buffering on Shoutcast stream.

I have been able to setup shoutcast at serverhostingcenter.com using a Sonifex Audio IP Streamer as my source. Although i am able to listen to the stream online, the stream starts constant buffering after 1 minute. I have a dedicated 512 Kpbs link for the Streamer. Is there anything I can do to stream smoothly?
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Old 3rd April 2012, 16:13   #2
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i'm having the same problem on my vps dedicated to my radio, even from the host-node, i'm having a buffering issue, starting whenever the song change until i stop/start then it will restart at the moment the song will start to change ( around 30 sec before)

i don't have any BW issue, on a 100mbit dedicated server

to see the problem in action, http://radio.razyhost.ca:8000/
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Old 3rd April 2012, 16:20   #3
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hey there,

i'm having the same issue on my dedicated server (on a 100mbit with around 6% use) even if i try from the host-node (using VPS) like 30 sec before a song change i get a constant buffering you can test it also ( pm for URL ) i'm using everything at last version. I even added an adaptative buffer but it's not working better. i need to stop/start to be okey until the next song change. if anyone got a solution, tell us.
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Old 3rd April 2012, 16:44   #4
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sshatry: what player are you using to test the stream? what version of the DNAS? what bitrate are you running the stream at?

razy: what player are you using to test the stream? as what is being described matches with trying to use the site flash player which in conjunction with some v2 DNAS setups can cause the issue you are describing (and is the most likely thing as you are using a v2 DNAS). the issue stems from how the title information is inserted into the stream which causes the site player to falter (as well as most other flash based players).

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Old 3rd April 2012, 17:07   #5
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hey Dr0, nice to see you,

listening via Winamp, tryed from diff computer/connection same prob, BUT if my wife use SAM to broadcast me from my home it's not buffing at all.
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Old 3rd April 2012, 19:05   #6
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what are you using to broadcast to the DNAS?

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Old 3rd April 2012, 19:28   #7
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sc_trans (the new one) with the mp3 license. below my configuration:


DNAS::

buffertype=1
adaptivebuffersize=15
logfile=sc_serv.log
w3clog=sc_w3c.log
publicserver=never
banfile=sc_serv.ban
ripfile=sc_serv.rip

serverip=myip
streamid=1
serverport=8000
publicserver=never
portbase=8000
password=xxxxxxxx
adminpassword=xxxxxx


--- HERE THE SC_TRANS
unlockkeyname=xxxxxx
unlockkeycode=xxxxxx
encoder=mp3

buffertype=1
shuffle=1
xfade=2
adaptivebuffersize=300 (since it's in second i tryed first with 30/60)
outprotocol=3
serverip=xxxxxxxxxxxx
serverport=8000
password=xxxxxxxx
streamtitle=xxx
streamurl=xxxxxx
genre=Metal
playlistfile=/home/razy/playlist.lst
adminuser=xxxxxxxxxxxx
adminpassword=xxxxxxxxxxx
shuffle=1
usemetadata=0
;(added April 2 for debug)
shoutcastdebug=1
uvoxdebug=1
gaindebug=1
playlistdebug=1
resamplerdebug=1
rgcalcdebug=1
apidebug=1
capturedebug=1
flashpolicyserverdebug=1
fileconverterdebug=1
sourcerelaydebug=1
sourceandendpointmanagerdebug=1
logfile=sc_trans.log
calendarfile=calendar.xml
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Old 4th April 2012, 11:06   #8
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i've tried with Winamp 5.541 & 5.623/internal and VLC 2.0.1 and none of them have shown any buffering issues after the few minutes i've been connected (as you will be able to see from your logs).

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Old 4th April 2012, 11:51   #9
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once i changed the outprotocol the problem showed back but after like 15 minute, the second i put outprotocol 3 the constant buffering come back
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Old 4th April 2012, 12:00   #10
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what version of Winamp are you using to listen to the stream?

most likely this is something specific to how you are accessing the stream (e.g. older Winamp version over a constricted wireless connection). either way i'm not able to replicate the issue, maybe someone else will be able to test the stream out to see if it happens for them.

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