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Any windows users up for a bit of co-ordinated stream testing?


rickyday
02-03-2010, 20:46
I think to really test the server you should stream some FLACs

IainK
02-03-2010, 20:43
Nice. Thanks for sharing your experiences

Achieved a max of 7 connections @ 320Kbps + 1 connection @ 128Kbps so pushed a total of 2.3125Mbit/s. Not exactly pushing the connection limit but at least the streams have performed well across various networks.

I have established only one issue so far: 'low priority on transit' and one reported issue of buffering on the 256Kbps stream in USA on ISP Verizon. Not saying that they are definitely related but it's a possibility.

Myatu
02-03-2010, 20:35
Smooth as silk on 320K, been listening since 19:04.

rickyday
02-03-2010, 20:30
Right have tried all the streams in WMP 12, VLC and Winamp.

Listened to the 128 and 256k for about 5 mins each and not one buffer, they loaded extremely quickly and great sound quality.

I then proceeded to load the 320k stream into all 3 players simulataneously they all loaded fine and stream with absolutely no buffering at all and of course the 320k stream was brilliant quality.

Here have a nice screenshot of my desktop backgrounds to brighten up all your evenings



Setup here is

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and connection is 50Mb Virgin Media

rickyday
02-03-2010, 20:05
Right tuning in now

Will report back soon.

IainK
02-03-2010, 20:00
Here's the details

128Kbps MP3 Stream
Link to playlist file that should open a player from the browser:
http://stream1.truestream.co.uk:8080...its128.mp3.m3u

Link to the actual stream, should only be entered directly in a player:
Code:
http://stream1.truestream.co.uk:8080/slamhits128.mp3
256Kbps MP3 Stream
Link to playlist file that should open a player from the browser:
http://stream1.truestream.co.uk:8080...its256.mp3.m3u

Link to the actual stream, should only be entered directly in a player:
Code:
http://stream1.truestream.co.uk:8080/slamhits256.mp3
320Kbps MP3 Stream
Link to playlist file that should open a player from the browser:
http://stream1.truestream.co.uk:8080...its320.mp3.m3u

Link to the actual stream, should only be entered directly in a player:
Code:
http://stream1.truestream.co.uk:8080/slamhits320.mp3
Happy testing and please do report back results. Try to stay tuned in at least 10-15 mins.

elofty
02-03-2010, 19:57
ready and waiting

IainK
02-03-2010, 19:39
Great. I hope you appreciate the weeks worth of work I have put into the audio compression & processing Should sound absolutely lovely. Although to be honest, at 320kbps MP3, it should sound as close to the Wave source files as possible

Testing it now myself and all seems to be working properly.

Update: Any of the guests viewing the forums can and should feel free to join in

rickyday
02-03-2010, 19:37
Quote Originally Posted by IainK
Quick Update: Going to begin, by providing stream URIs, at 7pm in about 28 minutes time. I've decided to open this up a bit to more than just windows users by making it an MP3 stream hosted with Icecast2 running as a service on windows server 2003.

Going to provide 128kbps, 256kbps and 320kbps MP3 streams. Please tune in to the one that you think your connection should be able to sustain. If it starts to intermittently buffer then try one of the lower bitrates.

Hoping to get about 10-15 minutes connected per user and hopefully as much as possible to be happening at once. Let's see how much bandwidth this can push :P
I will be participating

320Kbps should be fine here

I will also plug in the Sennheiser HD650s for this experience, everything sounds good on them headphones

IainK
02-03-2010, 19:32
Quick Update: Going to begin, by providing stream URIs, at 7pm in about 28 minutes time. I've decided to open this up a bit to more than just windows users by making it an MP3 stream hosted with Icecast2 running as a service on windows server 2003.

Going to provide 128kbps, 256kbps and 320kbps MP3 streams. Please tune in to the one that you think your connection should be able to sustain. If it starts to intermittently buffer then try one of the lower bitrates.

Hoping to get about 10-15 minutes connected per user and hopefully as much as possible to be happening at once. Let's see how much bandwidth this can push :P

Tipika
01-03-2010, 17:49
i want to help you too
i am curious about the results

IainK
01-03-2010, 15:33
I'm going to have to postpone this anyway as I'm going to be a little busy this evening.

Let's say March 2nd @ 19:00 hours GMT+0 (British/UK Time).

rickyday
01-03-2010, 15:08
Quote Originally Posted by IainK

So I'm thinking of starting the test at:
Monday March 1st @ 18:00 hours GMT+0 (British/UK Time).

Will this be a problem for anyone?
Sorry working till 9pm
Tomorrow evening would be better for me.

IainK
27-02-2010, 23:10
The main reason I want to test with audio is that I have playout software for a net radio station setup and loaded with the latest charts music, so I just have to press play.
I also have no videos uploaded to the server. Tried to download a DivX and convert to WMV but WM Encoder is failing on server 2008 and I can't be bothered uploading a massive file.
Also ideally I want to focus more on audio streaming than video so this will be more of a real world test.

I am considering running 256, 384 and 440 Kbps feeds to push as much bandwidth as possible.

It's important that any testers have at least Windows Media Player 9 and are using Microsoft Windows XP or newer. I am looking for three things:
1. Stream starts quickly as possible with no (or very little) initial buffering.
2. Stream plays for 15 minutes or more with no buffering/disconnects.
3. Stream doesn't drop any data, aka you hear the track skip to a different position.

So I'm thinking of starting the test at:
Monday March 1st @ 18:00 hours GMT+0 (British/UK Time).

Will this be a problem for anyone?

rickyday
27-02-2010, 15:30
Quote Originally Posted by IainK
Hey all,
I'm trying to assess how much bandwidth I can push through Windows Media Services 2008 on unmetered plan. Any Windows users in here up for tuning in to a 128kbps or 256kbps audio feed for 15-20 minutes at a set time?

Looking to get it performed in the next few days. Hopefully can push 80-90Mbit/s...!
PS you want to push more bandwidth, why not stream video?

Jenna Jameson would be nice?

rickyday
27-02-2010, 15:29
Count me in.

Just tell me when and where and give me plenty of notice, and if im not at work, ill happily test.


Andy
27-02-2010, 11:24
I'm sure I can get a few friends to try this out for you.

IainK
27-02-2010, 08:01
Hey all,
I'm trying to assess how much bandwidth I can push through Windows Media Services 2008 on unmetered plan. Any Windows users in here up for tuning in to a 128kbps or 256kbps audio feed for 15-20 minutes at a set time?

Looking to get it performed in the next few days. Hopefully can push 80-90Mbit/s...!