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> Sound Quality Of Shoutcast Through Mplayer/kino2
totaln00b
post Jul 22 2006, 02:28 AM
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Hi All,

I have set up my zaurus to listen to audio streamed from my desktop pc via winamp and shoutcast using the excellent instructions provided by speculatrix at http://www.speculatrix.f2s.com/normsoft/wi...-streaming.html

This works fine for some things- I can listen to mp3s streamed from winamp on the zaurus over wifi, but I want to listen to a digital radio station (the bbc actually), and I thought I could do this by getting the winamp shoutcast plugin to take input from the soundcard on my pc, or by using the real audio plugin for winamp and connecting to the audio stream directly. Whichever method I use, the sound quality on the pc is fine but on the zaurus it's rubbish and it's really quiet.

I have no idea where the problem lies- is it just not practical to do what I want to do, or is there a setting I have got wrong in the shoutcast server (so should ask this question in a different forum) or if it's an issue with kino2/mplayer.

Would I have better luck with a different shoutcast player on the zaurus?

Cheers

Jo
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bluedevils
post Jul 22 2006, 04:30 AM
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why don't you just stream the radio directly using kino2 instead of re streaming it through the PC?
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chrget
post Jul 22 2006, 05:05 AM
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QUOTE(bluedevils @ Jul 22 2006, 02:30 PM)
why don't you just stream the radio directly using kino2 instead of re streaming it through the PC?
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Probably because the Beeb uses RealAudio COOK (i.e. RA8) via RTSP for streaming, and AFAIK there currently is no support for it in any Zaurus software.

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Chris.
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totaln00b
post Jul 24 2006, 01:39 AM
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Hmm,

I thought that the Shoutcast Plugin converted Realaudio to mp3 for the Shoutcast Server to accept. I wonder if it's an encoding issue between the Shoutcast Server and mplayer?

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post Nov 18 2006, 04:05 PM
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QUOTE(totaln00b @ Jul 22 2006, 11:28 AM)
I have set up my zaurus to listen to audio streamed from my desktop pc via winamp and shoutcast using the excellent instructions provided by speculatrix at pocketunes streaming
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BTW, I changed hosting provider and the above instructions are now at
pocket...-streaming.html

thanks for the kind words!

Paul
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