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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:20 pm   Post subject: Audio Quality Reply with quote


I've been unhappy with the audio quality that is produced from our software lately so I will be tweaking the sound settings at least this weekend.

I'm trying to find a balance of keeping the stream volume normalized (so you don't have to adjust your volume), CPU usage, and sound quality.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:25 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


Thanks for info JERIC! Good to know.
For a moment I was worrying that something is wrong with my computer or SST.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:59 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


OK, I have it to a point where I think I'm happy with it. Of course it will take a little time so I can hear multiple styles of songs.

I'm using a 3rd party program now and the normalizer/gain control seems to sound less distorted.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:51 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


JERIC... with the crappy loudspeakers some people (as in... me) use, I'd guess you could decrease the sound quality, and people would never know... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:12 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Not an audio quality issue. When I can connect to the 128 it sounds great.

However, after a bit of time (4min 8sec last time, but it varies) the stream will quit. My client (audacious) tries to reconnect and falls into a cycle of connect/buffer/drop.

Later I'll be able to reconnect again, with the same results.

I know others have seen similar issues.

I'll post more details as I can get them.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:15 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Same here: 128k ogg stream is not stable.

Using Winamp 5.21 Lite, increased buffer to 512KB. I bet SAM has some trouble dealing with the new stream Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:21 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Might just be coincidence, but mine seems to drop between songs. The one song finished, then the stream died. When it works, it sounds Awesome though!

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*edit* Hypothesis proven false. Oh well, it sounded good in theory.
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I had the same impression, jbarta, but I was not able to reproduce this issue so far!

*edit* no, it seems to break randomly (in the middle of a 3 mn track, while it was playing properly for a 10 mn track)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:35 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


I've made it through song transitions, so I don't think that's the issue.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:04 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


I just started listening today (12-11-06) with the new system in place (very nice, btw: keeping things legit!)

I have definitely been adjusting the volume all morning. Softs are too soft; louds are too loud. I could live with it, but a flatter volume profile would be nicer.

(Listening to 64k AACplus stream on WMP 10.0.)

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Okay it seems that the tracks arent properly fading in and out... But Quality is really great...

I like it so far Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:10 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


I've certainly noticed that the sound quality is great... but I also notice that I have been adjusting the volume all morning. Quiet songs (and perhaps older scores?) are way too quiet. Then this morning Drumline started and about blew me out of my chair. I use that live 365 player... I've adjusted that volume to about 50% and turned up my computer volume and that seems to help me... but I've never had trouble with volume until this morning.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:41 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


On my end 128k OGG stream also stops after couple of minutes. I use Winamp v5.21 and it displays info: "Connecting... (-2: -11)" but that's all I get.
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I have nice speakers and sound card on my PC at home so I was looking forward to the 128k stream, unfortunately I've had the same results as everyone else with being unable to stay connected for longer than a few minutes.
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As for volume normalization, the Station ID's seem louder than the rest of the tracks. The one that just played startled me because of the volume difference.
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