[Q] Streaming Audio Problems (NOT the usual complaint)
Hey guys, I posted this over at Android Forums and, of course, I should have done so here first. I'm having a problem with the QUALITY of streaming audio, as described below. I'm hoping you guys can find a solution--this is the only thing I don't like about the MoPho
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Hey, guys, I'm having a strange problem with streaming audio which I'd really appreciate if someone could confirm and perhaps help me troubleshoot. I'm certain this is a MoPho specific issue--I'll explain why below...
I am a "feed provider"--I put a police scanner online through radioreference.com which monitors Indianapolis (Marion Co, Indiana) police agencies' dispatch channels. It's a digital system which is difficult to monitor; it requires an expensive radio, ideally located and programmed correctly. At any given time, from a handful to dozens (or more) people listen online via PC's, Macs, and SmartPhones of all manner and description.
I use the paid version of a free app, Scanner Radio by Gordon Edwards, (which I'm sure many of you use--it's a great app) to enjoy and keep tabs on my feed. A couple of days ago, my audio went to hell on the MoPho. I'm hearing brief, spurious bursts of noise during both periods of silence and during transmissions. These can occur from a few seconds to a minute or more apart. I hear these same problems using Wunder Radio to monitor my feed.
I also hear a different problem when monitoring NOAA weather broadcasts using both apps. It manifests itself a bit differently, but I'm convinced it's the same basic issue. On those broadcasts, it seems that the audio might be playing a very slight bit too slowly, and "catches up" via an intermittent, steady, cyclic, nearly instantaneous "skip". It sounds something like this...
"In Indianlis, at eight PM the temperature was eighty-en degrees, and the relative humidity was seventy-two peent" with no pauses--the audio is continuous.
SOLUTIONS I'VE TRIED:
1. Confirmed problem is MoPho specific by monitoring same sources with same apps on a Galaxy Tab. Everything sounded fine.
2. Changed DNS server and Port Addresses to 0,0,0,0 and 0, respectively. No improvement noted.
3. Factory-reset MoPho. Installed just Scanner Radio Pro. Problem was still present.
4. Have tried wi-fi, 3G, and 4G. Problem exists in all cases.
5. Scanner Radio (free and pro both) have an option to stream via their own built-in player or the native Android media player. Problem exists using both.
If anyone wants to have a go at this, my specific feed can be found in Scanner Radio at Browse, Browse by area, United States, Indiana, Marion County, Marion County Police Dispatch. I'm at a loss--I'm confounded and I hope someone can help me work this out.
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Here's a link to the thread where potential issues have been discussed. I've tried several things, including installing the leaked update (no problems there, thanks guys!) but the problems remain. Many thanks in advance for any help you all can give.