Bug Hunting.. Has anyone else found some mp3's do not play to public via Icecast?
  • I have found some that play in preview but do not through icecast - you get silence which does NOT fallback and the backend show progress bar progresses.
    If you find the same - could I please have links to these files?
    Trying to find patterns and need more bad files.
    Post edited by John Chewter at 2013-12-02 18:47:18
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  • I now have 4 variants of mp3 codec encoding that wont work in icecast but do work in preview.

    Run all files through Audiacity -> stereo and they all work (LAME 3.9 128k 44.100 Stereo) every time..

    Infuriating, time consuming and very expensive.

    Post edited by John Chewter at 2013-12-02 19:16:17
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    We didn't experience any similar issues.
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  • I have now identified a common factor.
    It is very odd that only I find these problems, when I find it on two separate Airtime machines.
    I have found traces of the same thing in old forum posts - which were ascribed to LS 'silence' handling or advised to restart LS and seemed to have no resolution. These people seem to have left.
    Post edited by John Chewter at 2013-12-03 15:39:30
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  • The bad files play ok in MIXXX
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  • Here is one smoking gun of a silent playing file that LOOKS like its working in the back end.
    A dev told me mono playing is fixed. So this is strange.


    2013/12/04 13:00:28 [decoder.mad:3] File "/var/tmp/airtime/pypo/cache/scheduler/277.mp3" has an incompatible number of channels.
    2013/12/04 13:00:28 [decoder:3] Unable to decode "/var/tmp/airtime/pypo/cache/scheduler/277.mp3" as {audio=2;video=0;midi=0}!
    2013/12/04 13:00:28 [lang:3] vars.show_name

    Media Info

    Complete name                    :277.mp3
    Format                           : MPEG Audio
    File size                        : 47.6 MiB
    Duration                         : 51mn 56s
    Overall bit rate                 : 128 Kbps
    Album                            : SETI
    Track name                       : You Say You Want an Evolution
    Performer                        : Big Picture Science
    Publisher                        : SETI Institute
    Genre                            : Podcast
    Recorded date                    : 2013
    Writing library                  : LAME3.99r
    Comment                          : Greger Larsen, Peter Richerson, Dave van Ditmarsch, David Epstein
    Tagging time                     : 2013-11-23T10:36:28
    BPM (beats per minute)           : 0
    Band                             : Big Picture Science

    Format                           : MPEG Audio
    Format version                   : Version 1
    Format profile                   : Layer 3
    Duration                         : 52mn 3s
    Bit rate mode                    : Constant
    Bit rate                         : 128 Kbps
    Channel(s)                       : 1 channel
    Sampling rate                    : 44.1 KHz
    Compression mode                 : Lossy
    Stream size                      : 47.6 MiB (100%)
    Writing library                  : LAME3.99r
    Encoding settings                : -m m -V 4 -q 3 -lowpass 20.5 -b 128

    Post edited by John Chewter at 2013-12-04 07:56:41
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