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can low bitrate cause loss of connection?

Iam-Anonymous 7 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 7 years ago 0
The Radioio.com station I listen to has a 64 bit stream and I seam to loose the connection often as it buffers and remakes the connection. Even on wifi. So, could connecting to a higher bit stream (which would cost me money) give me a more reliable connection? Or does the constant buffer and loss of connection something else? I use a Droid on Verizon with the free version of Xiia.

Also, would the pro version, where I could crank up the buffer, help?

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What phone do you have and what version of Android is it running? Some stations with low bitrate such as 24 or 32 sometimes have issues such as long delays between data transmissions leading to a timeout which turn to be a connection drop. A higher buffer length will not help in regards to a connection loss. Once it's lost the stream needs to connect again and start streaming.

It would be great if you can post the url you are having issues so that I can further determine what the cause could be. I would also try playing that stream on your computer and see if it drops there too...

Thanks!
Answer
Under review
What phone do you have and what version of Android is it running? Some stations with low bitrate such as 24 or 32 sometimes have issues such as long delays between data transmissions leading to a timeout which turn to be a connection drop. A higher buffer length will not help in regards to a connection loss. Once it's lost the stream needs to connect again and start streaming.

It would be great if you can post the url you are having issues so that I can further determine what the cause could be. I would also try playing that stream on your computer and see if it drops there too...

Thanks!