[wellylug] VLC and RadioNZ MMS stream

Alex Thomson Alex.Thomson at solnetsolutions.co.nz
Fri Jan 11 09:32:37 NZDT 2008

Cliff Pratt wrote:
> jumbophut wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I'm having some trouble getting VLC to stream RadioNZ National's live MMS feed.
>> I get anywhere from 3 to 10 seconds of perfect audio, then a big
>> delay, then sometimes another few seconds (but not always).  Once I
>> got 4 or 5 snatches before it died.  Sometimes I get nothing at all
>> ("nothing to play" in the logs and it stops).  It's basically really
>> unreliable.
>> I'm on dial-up, so I have forced it to use 32kb/s rather than the
>> optional 63.  I can see in the logs that it is choosing the slower
>> stream when I do that, but that doesn't help with the reliability.
>> Fiddling with buffering (up or down) hasn't helped either.
>> I can listen quite happily to Radio Sport, an MMS feed which -- as far
>> as I can tell -- comes from the same server and uses the same codec
>> and bitrate (32kb/s).  This suggests it might not be a VLC issue.
>> If you are running VLC, would you mind trying to stream
>> mms:// and letting me know what happens?
> Where are these feeds to be found on the site, please?
> Cheers,
> Cliff
Hey thanks O.P. for introducing me to radio via. VLC!

I have found a good site with a number of links to radio feeds playable 
via. VLC- http://www.nzradioguide.co.nz/

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