I am using the latest version of XiiaLive Pro on several Android devices running Android versions 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 3.2. The stream I am connecting to is from my own Windows 2003 server using Proscan’s RadioFeed. I have also used Broadwave’s Streaming Audio Server with the same results. I am streaming a live police scanner from this URL: http://weather.dixonottawa.com:2002/RadioFeed.mp3
This works great with any Windows computer as well as the Android 2.1 and 2.2 devices. With Android 2.1 and 2.2 it will connect and start playing in just a few seconds. However on the Android 2.3 and 3.2 devices it buffers quickly to 99% and then sits there for approximately 90 seconds before it starts playing. I am sending Meta tags along with the audio that show the scanner channel that is being received. The Meta data is displayed almost instantly. With 90 seconds of delay in the audio stream it is difficult to see what scanner channel was being received at the time the audio reached the encoder.
I read in the forums that there is a similar problem with AAC streams on Android versions 2.3 and above with RTSP. Did Android break the MP3 as well? Are there any work arounds for this problem? Can I do anything on the server side that might help?
Unlike music listeners I am not concerned if there is an audio drop out occasionally. I have the XiiaLive buffers both set for 1000. I have tried using the XiiaLive internal stream engine. It never connects and says it is connecting then says it is disconnecting over and over.
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