21st April 2009, 03:19 PM
My Radio is Buffering / Skipping
This is a problem which a very small portion of streamers occasionally have. Its usually related to poor connectivity between the DJ (source) and the server. We actively monitor our own servers with network latency tools to ensure there is no problem our end.
The easiest thing to do is to stream at a lower bit rate. It is possible that your broadband connection upload speed is insufficient for the bit rate you are using. There is a useful speed test tool here : Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test The upstream bandwidth is the important part. It should be higher than your streaming bit rate with a bit of extra room for other network traffic.
Close bandwidth hungry programs
We recommend that you ensure that there are no downloads or uploads (bit torrents, p2p, msn, skype etc...) on your machine. You will need the bandwidth for steady streaming. Secondly if you share your network connection with other users / machines then make sure they are not uploading / downloading while you stream.
From a network hardware point of view we recommend you use an Ethernet cable to connect to your broadband router. Wireless Internet is more susceptible to interference. You should probably reset your broadband router to ensure its working as it should and not causing any issues. It could occasionally be the problem.
The root of the problem is 'packet loss' which is where packets that make up your stream are lost in transit to the server. You can analyse the problem with the 'ping' and 'traceroute' commands. This will give you a good idea of where the problem is located.
We recommend you monitor the situation as it is quite possible that one of the routers between your Internet connection and the server is overloaded. This could be something that goes away if technicians fix the problem at the ISP level.
Last resort : Change ISP
If none of the above works and you are consistently getting packet loss to the server and others it might be time to consider changing your ISP.
2nd January 2012, 04:37 PM
Responding FAQ :-)
I agree with That, keep all of your downloads off, Btjunkie, Skype or any uploads etc. And what that can do when you are Live on air, (speaking from experience! Just Plain n Simple, just have all the downloads stopped which is best advised. And that is one of the Problems here. Most people do Intend for forget to turn off their downloads or uploads to what ever it might be. Quiet Important to any Internet Radio DJ Out there, Just have all your uploads off, downloads off ETC. (PS) NEVER download when you are down a Live Stream. Hope this has been a help to you there Sir / Madam.
PS: Before you go Live!
Do Check to see if the downloads
are off. Or Completely closed.
14th February 2012, 12:10 PM
My Radio is Buffering / Skipping
buffers can cause by above issue, but some other random facts is online games which take many capacity away and even when your connection is closed in upload and downloads.... it is recommended as there are more pc's around that do huge up and down activity to bring down.
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27th February 2012, 04:28 PM
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28th February 2012, 04:15 PM
thx for help
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28th February 2012, 06:51 PM
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17th March 2013, 01:17 AM
buffering problems with mp3 streams
I used MP3tunes for years until it went dead in December, and NEVER had any streaming problems with MP3s what-so-ever. I've since joined some streaming services particularly those that let you upload and play your own mp3 files. The problem I've run into Is that some mp3 files will stream for a few minutes than I get the dreaded <buffer 0%> while others won't.
Then it <Retry>'s the file and the same thing happens. Most of these files area edited and I though that perhaps the editing process was damaging the files ...
It doesn't appear to be related to bit-rate either.
The odd thing is that I can play these files on a PC in fine shape, but they're problematic when streaming to an internet radio.
I've used a few different editing programs with no change. I've even tried different brands of iRadios: Grace, Sanyo, Vtech. I've even tried podcasting the problem file but I get the same results. Runs about 2 minutes and <buffer 0%> appears.
Can anyone help with this. I don't know if its anything in the stream itself or what.
17th March 2013, 06:53 PM
It could however possibly be that there is some inconsistency's in the number of channels ( mono / stereo) and the samplerates?
Originally Posted by Bob Paragon
17th March 2013, 07:17 PM
RE: Problems withmp3 streaming through stand-alone Internet radios
I'll certainly check it out. I've tried almost everything else...
Originally Posted by Support