Firmware: A-410 [01 Apr. 2014] | A-400 [12 Mar. 2014] | C-300 [13 Feb. 2014] | A-300 [24 Feb. 2014] | C-200 [11 July 2013] | A-200/A-210 [11 July 2013] | Popbox V8 [3 Dec 2013]

Just got your NMT | WIKI has the answers | Search the forum | Forum Rules/Policy | Firmware & Official NMT News | Popcornhour manuals



User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Thread Closed 
Stream PC Audio to PCH?
12-09-2008, 05:00 PM
Post: #16
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
thanx for the info on prebuf "jofa".
i had no luck with it too.
has anyone managed to alter the buffering time?
//s
Find all posts by this user
12-15-2008, 01:49 PM
Post: #17
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
(12-09-2008 05:00 PM)stuffot Wrote:  thanx for the info on prebuf "jofa".
i had no luck with it too.
has anyone managed to alter the buffering time?
//s

Guys, I put the html file on the PCH hard drive and the buffer time was cut down to seconds.

Also, when I activated the bitrate-setting for quality in edcast to 192, it improved the quality of the sound. Not sure, that if that made the difference, but it was imporved.
Find all posts by this user
12-15-2008, 06:08 PM
Post: #18
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
This is good news.
Can you please post your exact settings?
I.e. what settings did you do in icecast, and in edcast, and how exactly does your html link look like?

br
Jofa
Find all posts by this user
12-15-2008, 07:57 PM
Post: #19
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
(12-15-2008 06:08 PM)jofa Wrote:  This is good news.
Can you please post your exact settings?
I.e. what settings did you do in icecast, and in edcast, and how exactly does your html link look like?

br
Jofa

I would like to know those settings aswell, since i too have some troubles with the buffering
Find all posts by this user
12-15-2008, 07:58 PM (This post was last modified: 12-15-2008 08:00 PM by jonbre.)
Post: #20
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
The icecast config.

Note that I changed the initial pass and the port.

Code:
<!-- This config file contains a minimal set of configurable parameters,
     and mostly just contains the things you need to change.  We created
     this for those who got scared away from the rather large and heavily
     commented icecast.xml.dist file. -->
<icecast>
    <limits>
        <sources>2</sources>
    </limits>
    <authentication>
        <source-password>mypass</source-password>
        <relay-password>mypass</relay-password>
        <admin-user>admin</admin-user>
        <admin-password>mypass</admin-password>
    </authentication>

    <hostname>localhost</hostname>
    <listen-socket>
        <port>8080</port>
    </listen-socket>
    <fileserve>1</fileserve>
    <paths>
        <logdir>./logs</logdir>
        <webroot>./web</webroot>
        <adminroot>./admin</adminroot>
        <alias source="/" dest="/status.xsl"/>
    </paths>
    <logging>
        <accesslog>access.log</accesslog>
        <errorlog>error.log</errorlog>
          <loglevel>3</loglevel> &lt;!-- 4 Debug, 3 Info, 2 Warn, 1 Error --&gt;
    </logging>
</icecast>

For edcast:

Double-click on the Vorbis encoder setting at the bottom to enter the settings for the connection.

Change the following:
1. check the "use bitrate" box and type in e.g. 320 in the bitrate box
2. set the server port to 8080
3. change the password to "mypass" or something equal to your icecast setting

This is the link in the html file that I put on the PCH hard disk:

Code:
<a href="http://192.168.1.2:8080/stream.ogg" aod>Spotify</a><br>

Where the IP-adress is the fixed IP-adress in my home network.

Good luck.
Find all posts by this user
12-16-2008, 09:51 PM
Post: #21
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
Well, I have no internal drive.
I did as suggested above.
However, changed the "limits" section in the ice cast config file to:
Code:
<limits>
        <sources>2</sources>
       <queue-size>256000</queue-size>
       <burst-size>128000</burst-size>
    </limits>
Then I made my html file to a proper one with html head and body, as below
Code:
<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<a href="http://192.168.0.100:8080/stream.ogg" aod>Spotify</a>
</body>
</html>
and now I'm down to 18 sec from "click" to music.
Quite acceptable I think. There is 10 sec delay when changing song, or stopping.

Thank's everyone.
/J
Find all posts by this user
12-17-2008, 09:44 PM
Post: #22
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
what delays are you guys working with? with the settings above im getting a delay of just under 1½ min...
Find all posts by this user
12-18-2008, 04:06 PM
Post: #23
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
(12-17-2008 09:44 PM)nait Wrote:  what delays are you guys working with? with the settings above im getting a delay of just under 1½ min...
Really, the exact settings?
- A proper HTML file with head and body
- 320 kbps in edcast
- config file parameters as above
- possibly putting the file on internal HDD is the best method. I have no HDD so I can not try that.

Well, if all is the same, then it is some other magic issue and I have no more help.

/Jofa
Find all posts by this user
12-19-2008, 11:21 PM
Post: #24
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
Most excellent guide!

This is really nice. Got around 20 s before start and a 10 s delay.

Now i just wished i could mute my laptop speakers without muting the stream..

PCH-A100 (beta fw) + PCH-C200
Streaming from ReadyNas (llink and nfs)
Sony 40-x3500 TV
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
12-20-2008, 11:48 AM
Post: #25
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
Tried this method with my soundbridge. Works perfect if you make a mp3 stream. The lag from spotify is now only 2 seconds Big Grin

PCH-A100 (beta fw) + PCH-C200
Streaming from ReadyNas (llink and nfs)
Sony 40-x3500 TV
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
12-20-2008, 01:59 PM
Post: #26
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
(12-18-2008 04:06 PM)jofa Wrote:  Really, the exact settings?
- A proper HTML file with head and body
- 320 kbps in edcast
- config file parameters as above
- possibly putting the file on internal HDD is the best method. I have no HDD so I can not try that.

Well, if all is the same, then it is some other magic issue and I have no more help.

/Jofa
yep, all settings are exactly like te oes posted. is there some setting on the PCH that could alter the performance?
Find all posts by this user
12-22-2008, 11:03 PM
Post: #27
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
(12-19-2008 11:21 PM)PoPEye Wrote:  Most excellent guide!

This is really nice. Got around 20 s before start and a 10 s delay.

Now i just wished i could mute my laptop speakers without muting the stream..

Dang, do you really have to have the laptop speakers on?? That sounds like a major drawback. If you lower the volume, does that also lower the amplitude of the transmitted signal?
Find all posts by this user
12-24-2008, 11:41 AM
Post: #28
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
(12-22-2008 11:03 PM)yegger Wrote:  Dang, do you really have to have the laptop speakers on?? That sounds like a major drawback. If you lower the volume, does that also lower the amplitude of the transmitted signal?
What about if you connect headphones?
You could even have a cut off headphone plug. Should give silent laptop but streaming music.

/J
Find all posts by this user
12-25-2008, 04:03 PM
Post: #29
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
(12-24-2008 11:41 AM)jofa Wrote:  What about if you connect headphones?
You could even have a cut off headphone plug. Should give silent laptop but streaming music.

/J

Just what I did, cut of a pair of old headphones Big Grin ..

PCH-A100 (beta fw) + PCH-C200
Streaming from ReadyNas (llink and nfs)
Sony 40-x3500 TV
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
12-28-2008, 08:21 PM
Post: #30
RE: Stream PC Audio to PCH?
I tried the solution proposed here with my hdx 1000, but I hit an unxepected snag.

After 30 seconds or so, the hdx stops to recieve the stream, and I am back at the html file I put on my hard disk.

What could be the problem? And what should I do to removes it ?
Find all posts by this user
Thread Closed 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  [Audio] No sound with Main AAC Profile frayaka 2 1,014 01-12-2014 11:06 PM
Last Post: VideoRipper
  [AUDIO] No sound after passing trough Receiver - A-110 vitoraugusto 4 1,579 10-01-2013 04:52 PM
Last Post: vitoraugusto
  AC3 audio not detected by A-100? sarumbear 1 1,330 08-03-2013 12:55 AM
Last Post: VideoRipper
  [Audio] [A110] Why is this audio "scratchy" sounding? hcour 0 1,237 05-20-2013 02:51 AM
Last Post: hcour
  [AUDIO] Noise at beginning of file play Iggy 0 1,334 01-23-2013 06:53 PM
Last Post: Iggy
  [audio] mopidy jkoks 7 4,664 12-16-2012 05:12 PM
Last Post: dizz-e
  [AUDIO] DLNA possibilities Djiest 1 1,518 12-02-2012 08:52 AM
Last Post: Djiest
  Should the A110 be able to play ts files with DTS HD MA audio? lchiu7 7 4,717 10-22-2012 10:59 PM
Last Post: lchiu7
  [Audio] Any way to adjust audio-video sync in A-100? rshri 4 1,886 10-22-2012 04:48 AM
Last Post: rshri
  [AUDIO] How to reduce DTS dynamic range ninodiz 0 1,421 10-19-2012 06:52 AM
Last Post: ninodiz

Forum Jump: