MP3 stream buffering on 2.1.7 in Android 2.2
Bryan 12 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 9 years ago • 2
I have noticed that when using the following stream on Android 2.2:
That the stream starts almost immediately, even though I set buffering at 10000ms (10 sec). In Android 2.3.4, it takes about 10 seconds to buffer, then the stream starts...
The stream is way more choppy than when I was using it on the AAC+ stream earlier. On a par sometimes with RadioTime (and that's BAD)...
Thanks for your feedback... Have you tried the v2.1.8? I just released it. Please do since a lot of changes have been made in this area. Please let me know what you find.
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OG Motorola Droid:
Tested on CM 6.1.2 (Android 2.2.1). Wifi/3G on Verizon network in Austin, TX
Streaming while on 3G: Perfect 98 out of 100. With a 30 second pre-buffer, no skipping. Buffering seems to work correctly this time around, and I see the percentage go up. Drove to work this morning, road with many hills/valleys, and no loss of connection or buffering...
Streaming while on Wi-fi: 10 of 100. Pre-buffer gets up to around 70-80%, then the connection mysteriously dies. When I was able to get a connection and stream, it would play for about 30 secs, then re-buffer, or try to re-buffer, and then 'unable to connect'. Home network is fine, I can surf the web on my Droid with no issues, just the streaming.
ViewSonic G tablet:
Tested on CM 7.0.2 (Android 2.3.3), only has Wi-fi
Streaming while on wi-fi: 100 out of 100: hours of music with no issues. no skipping, no issues.
That being said... AAC does not work on Xiialive 2.1.8 with Android 2.3.3, so if you are on nightlies of your favorite ROM and it's not Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) or greater, you are still out of luck, or you'll have to downgrade to 2.2 (Froyo).
Was using this link to stream AAC content: http://www.phantom.ie/now/phantom64aac.pls
For MP3 streaming, was using the link in the original post: http://2503.live.streamtheworld.com/KBZTFM_SC
One other thing. You have a 'pre'-buffer, and a 'buffer'... why would I want a pre-buffer of 30 secs, if the playing buffer is only 10 secs max. Can't you make the playing buffer longer, because your app loses that large buffer after it is playing, doesn't it? If not, then what is the 'buffer setting for?