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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?



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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.

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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!

Thanks
dez



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QT STREAMING WORKS ON OS X
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://



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