Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'Works somewhat.. well not really' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Works somewhat.. well not really
Authored by: 47ronin on Feb 18, '02 04:32:29PM

I finally got the damn thing "playing" .. you need to have an MP3 broadcast password and have it relay to localhost, with a password.. however, streams only seem to play for about 5 seconds to external clients. Granted, this is from a G4 on a cable modem, everyone gets an iTunes buffering window, then it plays for 5 seconds, then nothing. I figure it has something to do with upload bandwidth but I don't see a way to cap it. You can't set the Max. Throughput to anything less than 16kpbs (you get password/mount errors for some odd reason). It will stream at bitrate you have the media at, no matter what. How can this be fixed?

[ Reply to This | # ]
Works somewhat.. well not really
Authored by: johnblommers on Feb 18, '02 10:59:14PM
I've gotten an MP3 playlist working - at least with iTunes on three LAN-based Macintoshes. I tried to get Realplayer on a PC to pick up the stream but IT gave me the exact same symptoms you noted in your post - about 5 seconds of un-smooth playback, then a full stop with no messages to explain the behavior. I did not have to set up any QTSS relays. Though the default relay is active, it has all blank settings.

For some reason I cannot get QuickTime Player to pick up the MP3 stream at all.

[ Reply to This | # ]
Works somewhat.. well not really
Authored by: dez on Sep 25, '02 12:43:59AM

I've exact the same problem on playlist, play for 5-8 sec, and it stop for no reason. I've tried using different port, 544, 7070, 8000, 8001, none of them works. I tried iTune, winamp on PC, same results.

Anyone know the fix, please advise!


[ Reply to This | # ]
Authored by: berryks on Nov 14, '02 09:30:10AM

To stream your mp3s on OS X you need a lower the MP3 bit rate. I have a cable modem with 128k upload I was having the same problem streaming for only 5 seconds with MP3s at 128 kbps + then it would cut out. I found that if I used an mp3 ripped at 96kbps or lower it would stream without problems you do lose quality but I can now listen to my entire mp3 collection from where ever.

I had the max throughput set at 56 kbps
Max number of connections at 2

And streamed through port 80,554 and 8000

Using Quicktime and winamp

Rtsp://<<ipnumber>>:<<port number>>/<<playlistname>>

Winamp works better on port 80 using http://

[ Reply to This | # ]