Streams fail, more/less.
kline at thought.org
Wed Jan 26 23:47:56 UTC 2011
On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 09:00:49PM +0000, Paul Macdonald wrote:
> On 25/01/2011 23:54, Gary Kline wrote:
> >The _last_ thing that I need to resolve--or at least to understand, is why
> >streams suddenly stopped working about two weeks ago. With all the other
> >hassles, I didn't want to check and see if streams worked here on my server
> >--they don't. The streams stall after a few seconds or a few minutes on my
> >Ubuntu desktop. The youtube streams always worked before. No more.
> >Meanwhile I have no trouble downloading source or packages at 110 to 170kpbs .
> > But the streams fail: both audio and video. I have zero idea even where to
> > begin looking to fix this problem.
> > Anybody know?
> > thanks in advance,
> > gary
> > PS: some audio will streams at very slow rate ... but usually stops after a
> > few minutes.
> this is probably just an insufficient bandwidth problem, check the
> bitrate of the streams you are listening, try lower bitrate ones (
> 64kbps or even 32kbps) to verify that there's no other problem.
> Check your residential dsl package speed ( i use www.speedtest.net
> but there might be a better one near you, google dsl speed test).
> Test it against a local POP that you think hosts streams, ie
> soemwhere where there's lot of data centers.
> You will get different download speeds from different services
> online depending on how they and you are connected, but in general,
> 170Kbps isn't very fast, especially as a lot of streaming stattions
> will be 128 or poss even 192Kbps.
I'll check for my mean d/load speed; according to the telco,
I've got 1meg down and 864k up.
I was watching a youtube stream that went beautifully and quit
after 10 minutes. Prior to when things broke, I was able to
stream NOVA and lots more video non-stop; and of course no
problem with the slower audio. (*sigh*)
PS: I'm seriously/SERIOUSLT thinking of giving up the ghost
after ten years and letting Real system admins host my domain.
I don't know where to start ....'
> Paul Macdonald
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