Updated: Aug 14
DJ STORM wants to broadcast again and needed a walkthrough on how to set up an encoder again. It's been probably THREE YEARS since I have done a broadcast and had forgotten how myself.
So yesterday I tried finding any free encoder to go through the setup myself.
Virtual DJ was a bust as it prompts you to get the PRO version to LIVE stream.
Then MIXXX connected but started dropping the stream ever 15 seconds. Encoder I have tried in the last two days I am having dropped stream issues. That was a few very frustrating hours with dual streams running in my ear while troubleshooting.
Today I thought there was some real hope. I downloaded the trial version of SAM Broadcaster. It was stable for a few hours but then started dropping the stream the way MIXXX did and was giving me "UNABLE TO SEND DATA FAST ENOUGH" errors.
So I tried lower bitrates, buffer and packet settings...and NADDA! I still keep getting disconnection errors.
I've reset the modem I ran an Internet Speed Test. I have fluctuating downloads from 30mbps to 100mpbs AND 0.14 to 0.20 UPLOAD!
( and some time passes )
Just spent some wonderful chat time on the phone with a Comcast Xfinity agent who bent over backwards trying to run signal tests, etc. A TOP Quality agent.
Unfortunately he was unable to resolve the issue and has to send a technician to look at the lines. Could be squirrel damage.
Squirrels in the area chewed into the lines years ago and they had to send a technician out once before. I suppose it could be them again.
I've also been talking a lot on the phone with DJ STORM the last few days. So it could also be the NSA or the ALIENS! :) OH MY! : looks skyward :
Let's hope it's just squirrels!
UPDATE: Could have been TWO things.
- A NASTY TROJAN
- An Xfinity Line issue
As both were reported 'fixed' at almost the exact same time...it is hard to say what the cause was.
Upload speeds are averaging 8mbps now.