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Support #895

Stuttering with private network stream

Added by Artem S. Tashkinov 29 days ago. Updated about 18 hours ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Minor
Assignee:
-
Category:
core
Target version:
-
Start date:
July 22, 2019
Due date:
% Done:

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Description

I listen to an mp3 radio station (bitrate: 320 Kbps) with which

  • WinAMP works fine
  • MPV works fine
  • Windows Media Player works fine

However Audacious keeps stuttering every half a second or even more often which makes listening a very painful and unpleasant experience.

My settings:

Audacious:
  Network buffer: 512KB (tried different values - none worked)
  Audio plugin: Pulse
    Buffer size: 100ms

WinAMP (running under Wine/PulseAudio):
  MPEG input plugin:
    Streaming data buffer: 64KB
    Streaming prebuffer: ~35%
    How much to prebuffer at the start of a stream: ~10%
  Output: DirectSound
    Buffer length: 3000ms
    Prebuffer on start / seek / underrun: 500ms
    Buffer-ahead on track change: 500 ms

MPV (PulseAudio output):
  Cache: 1s+69KB (which translates into roughly ~1.7 seconds)
  Average buffer fill: 99%

I cannot share this station URL because it's private but I can send the URL to you directly.

History

#1 Updated by John Lindgren 5 days ago

  • Subject changed from Networking buffering doesn't really work for certain streams to Stuttering with private network stream
  • Tracker changed from Bug to Support

An audio buffer size of 100 ms could cause stuttering, have you tried something larger? The default is 500 ms, but if you're trying to get rid of stuttering, I'd try 1-2 seconds for starters.

I tried playing http://hi5.adagio.fm with default settings just now (128 KB, 500 ms, ALSA) and didn't experience any stuttering.

Changing to Support.

#2 Updated by Artem S. Tashkinov about 18 hours ago

John Lindgren wrote:

An audio buffer size of 100 ms could cause stuttering, have you tried something larger? The default is 500 ms, but if you're trying to get rid of stuttering, I'd try 1-2 seconds for starters.

I tried playing http://hi5.adagio.fm with default settings just now (128 KB, 500 ms, ALSA) and didn't experience any stuttering.

Changing to Support.

I tried buffer size up to 5 seconds - doesn't help at all. Again I can send you the URL of this radio station privately but you seem not to be reading emails sent to your official email address or my messages end up as SPAM.

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