Author Topic: Default buffering setting for network streams?  (Read 736 times)

sveakul

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I was wondering what default setting MusicBee uses for buffering network radio streams before starting playback.  Most FLAC streams seem to start inordinately slowly, for example about 12 seconds for http://secure.live-streams.nl/flac.flac when the same stream at the same time will start in 2 seconds with the AIMP player.  This is also noticeable on some mp3 streams, as in 14 seconds for http://stream.24dubstep.pl:8010/mp3_best vs. 1 second in AIMP, repeatable at the same time/day.  Output is Wasapi-Exclusive, event.  I would also like to ask if it's possible that this setting be made user-adjustable in 3.4 as buffering already is for files.  Thanks!

Steven

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it was recently increased to 20 seconds worth of data in the buffering but of course the actual time to load the buffer will depend on the internet connection. There is a setting in BASS to start playback sooner while it is still loading but of course runs the risk of cutting out if set to low

sveakul

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Thanks Steven, understood.  The setting in BASS you mentioned must be what is allowing the other player I referred to start much earlier, but as you said it then assumes a connection speed/reliability that many users may not have.  If it's not able to be made user-adjustable then better off with a wait and no stuttering for everyone's experience.


sveakul

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This is MUCH better--delay reduced by half in the two examples I gave;  thanks, Steven!