Random Transcode Stream Changes

  • TheSoupDragon

    TheSoupDragon - 2010-01-03

    I run mediatomb with 2 Netgear MP101s. They work very well but I regularly see them swap (apparently at random) between  my configured  transcoded mp3 streams. I have all the main BBC radio channels set up with VLC transcoding them to MP3 streams. So I'll have it on Radio1 and come back 2 hours later and find to on Radio 5 Live. I happens once every few hours. Has anybody else seen random stream changes this?

  • Jin

    Jin - 2010-01-03

    Is it possible that your container looks like that:

    - Radio 1
    - Radio 5

    When Radio 1 connection is interrupted the MP101 may treat is at "end of song" and simply continue with the next item which is Radio 5?

  • TheSoupDragon

    TheSoupDragon - 2010-01-03

    That's a very interesting suggestion but the latest example just happened a few minutes ago. It actually jumped backwards from Radio7 to Radio 5 Live. My list of streams (order as shown in the M/T web UI) is as follows:







    (I'm not really a Radio3 kind of guy :-).

    If it was confusing an end of stream and moving to the next track, is there a way to stop it?


  • Jin

    Jin - 2010-01-03

    That's indeed very weird, I can't think of anything we would do, that could cause such behavior so I'd suspect player side problems.

    If you want to continue investigating, you cold do a wireshark log and try to reproduce the problem. The log should at least show how the player and the server are talking to each other and what is going on when this "jump" happens…

  • TheSoupDragon

    TheSoupDragon - 2010-01-03

    OK, I'll see if I can track down the player/server conversation at the time of a jump. It may take a while…

  • Jin

    Jin - 2010-01-04

    Before you spend too much time in trying to get a log for this I want to point out that I think it will be a player side problem and we will probably not be able to fix it. But it would nevertheless be interesting to understand what is going on there.


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