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AAC Streams stuttering/choppy

haMz 8 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 8 years ago 7 2 duplicates
Apparently after update v2.1.6 AAC streams have become stutter and choppy after playing for 10 to 30 sec. MPEG streams not affected by this issue

Issue seen on devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S Froyo 2.2.1
- Samsung Vibrant
- Droid

Answers

Answer
Under review
Thanks for your feedback. Does this happen with all AAC streams? I might have to get back to you about this issue once I start investigating... There wasn't much changed under the actual streaming side of things but if it was working better on 2.1.5 than most likely we will fix it! :)
Answer
Fixed

Update v2.1.7 is out now... Please upgrade and let me know if you still have issues...  The issue should be resolved.

Duplicates 2

Answer
Under review
Thanks for your feedback. Does this happen with all AAC streams? I might have to get back to you about this issue once I start investigating... There wasn't much changed under the actual streaming side of things but if it was working better on 2.1.5 than most likely we will fix it! :)
i will test a few streams and get back to you
Thanks! I'll merge this post to another common one...

Jona,
     I did the update yesterday and noticed the pre-buffer is 8 sec and the buffer is 8500 by default. I left these settings and in driving home, I noted a couple of stutters still. These are clearly occuring at bad handoff points, but if the buffers are working properly, it would seem that I would not have audio starting for less than 8 seconds after a dropout, which is not the case. I can invision that a dropout may occur for only a second and then the audio would return, but it should at least play for the length of the buffer, which it is not. It just appears that the buffer system is not working right. There is clearly a delay in the initial connecting with a stream, so it would appear that something is "buffering," but I don't know why this doesn't persist after the connection is made.

Once we're passed this issue, I'd really like another to be addressed, in regard to the PAD (program associated data) or ID Tag info... I hate how that shows up nearly 10 to 15 seconds ahead of the song actually playing! My automation systems don't send that out until the audio starts and for years I used Pocket Tunes on my Palm and never had that.

Scott

Thanks for the details... About the metadata, yes, it's not 100% synced. We are working on a new stream engine that will have this metadata synced.  As with current Android OS Media framework it is hard to sync the metadata.  We currently do a better job sync to aac than mpeg streams.
I am having this same issue with MP3/Shoutcast streams on my Sprint EVO. I don't run 4G when driving, as the coverage is not contiguous and causes many dropouts since they don't have a seemless 4G to 3G transition. The stuttering and connection problems seem to be somewhat related, as I usually go from having really choppy/start-stop audio to having issues with trying to connect. When I get these constant "connecting" issues, I exit the program, cycle in and out of airplane mode and then go back to XiiaLive. Seems to work most of the time, but not always. Typically this is while I am driving, so it could be the time it takes to do what I am doing is also enough to get to another cell site that may have also remedied the issue had I not done anything. But I NEVER had this issue prior to the HTC firmware update.
Please let us know if things are working better after updating to v2.1.7
Answer
Fixed

Update v2.1.7 is out now... Please upgrade and let me know if you still have issues...  The issue should be resolved.

I think I was on 2.1.7 a few days ago and aac and aac+ was streaming fine.

Now on 2.1.8 the streams become stuttery after one minute of playing. Also the buffer time is really long (40 secs) on aac streams on 2.1.8, but is much quicker (3 secs on previous versions).

The stream I used is http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r3_aaclca.pls .

I had to go back to an earlier version. I have purchased XiiaLive. But the only older versions are copies on file sharing sites. Is there any way I can downgrade my XiiaLive?