radio streams drop

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radio streams drop

Postby Bulkley » 2021-01-05 02:33

I enjoy listening to radio on my desktop. I use either Radiotray or Goodvibes to stream source URLs such as this: http://bbcwssc.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcwssc_mp1_ws-einws . Randomly the stream will drop; maybe it's just pausing so long that I get frustrated and restart it. I thought it was a Stretch problem but it's doing it in Buster too. I thought it was a Radiotray problem so I installed Goodvibes and it also does it. The first time I experienced this I thought it was slow Internet but we now have fiber and speeds I only dreamed of. By random I mean that a stream may drop several times in an hour or go a whole day without dropping. All of my radio sources have the problem. I have not seen any error message; there may be one but I haven't seen it. Searching on line shows that this is an old problem; there are bug reports and suggestions but no firm solutions.

Radiotray has a log that shows such as this:
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2021-01-04 16:24:39,989 - DEBUG - playing
2021-01-04 16:24:39,990 - DEBUG - Received MESSAGE_STATE_CHANGED (<enum GST_STATE_PAUSED of type Gst.State> -> <enum GST_STATE_PLAYING of type Gst.State>)
2021-01-04 16:24:39,990 - DEBUG - playing
2021-01-04 16:24:46,061 - DEBUG - Checking timeout...
2021-01-04 16:24:46,061 - INFO - Timed out, but not retrying anymore
2021-01-04 16:24:51,150 - DEBUG - Checking timeout...
2021-01-04 16:24:51,151 - INFO - Timed out, but not retrying anymore
2021-01-04 16:24:56,877 - DEBUG - Buffering 0
2021-01-04 16:24:56,879 - DEBUG - Received MESSAGE_STATE_CHANGED (<enum GST_STATE_PLAYING of type Gst.State> -> <enum GST_STATE_PAUSED of type Gst.State>)
2021-01-04 16:24:56,879 - INFO - Received PAUSE state.
2021-01-04 16:24:56,880 - DEBUG - paused
2021-01-04 16:24:56,882 - DEBUG - Received MESSAGE_STATE_CHANGED (<enum GST_STATE_PLAYING of type Gst.State> -> <enum GST_STATE_PAUSED of type Gst.State>)


Unfortunately, that doesn't mean much to me. I get that something changed STATE but doesn't say what or why.

Any thoughts?
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