Quirky: streaming audio "problem"

Quirky 018 testers have reported that mms streaming audio does not work.

So, I ran 'pupradio' in a terminal, clicked on the first button (rock radio channel I think), and no sound. FAAD was spitting out a lot of error messages.

Tried again, same thing. Tried again -- this time it worked.

Booted Quirky on another PC, pupradio worked first time.
Rebooted on my main laptop, the one that had earlier-on exhibited the problem, with 'pfix=ram', connected to Internet, pupradio worked first time!

So, what to make of that?

Well, you guys who have the problem, can you please start 'pupradio' in a terminal, if error messages start then hit the 'Stop' button immediately (coz in my case the error msgs repeated very fast, and I want to see what gets printed just before the error msg). Kindly post the info.

Posted on 12 Apr 2010, 9:51


Posted on 12 Apr 2010, 15:33 by Sage
Lost audio
Will try later today/tomorrow. There were no error messages, but I did get that iconic 2s of sound several times - then nowt. I forget what this means, but it has been reported before, not only for Puppy. It probably provides the necessary diagnosis for the cognoscenti? Several tries to start the function prperly as well as a lot of undisciplined fiddling failed to produce a sustained note.

Posted on 12 Apr 2010, 20:06 by q18
q18 pupradio
Opening audio decoder: [faad] AAC (MPEG2/4 Advanced Audio Coding)
FAAD: compressed input bitrate missing, assuming 128kbit/s!
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 128.0 kbit/9.07% (ratio: 16000->176400)
Selected audio codec: [faad] afm: faad (FAAD AAC (MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Audio))

AO: [oss] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
Starting playback...
Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
/usr/local/pupradio/func: line 33: gxine: command not found
killall: xmessage: no process killed75.0% 0%

MPlayer interrupted by signal 15 in module: decode_audio
A: 151.6 (02:31.5) of 0.0 (unknown) 74.9% 0%
Exiting... (Quit)

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 8:19 by JustGreg
My Results with mms
I ran both pupradio and mplayer in a terminal window with this url: mms://thegulch.shacknet.nu:5119/Gulch
Neither one would play it. I have posted the terminal window contents for both pupradio and mplayer on page 11 of the Quirky 018 feedback item in the forum.

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 8:34 by JustGreg
PupRadio stations
I want to make sure that it was not a server side problem. I found that two of pupradio stations, CFGP and KNIK are mms streams. These two stations with pupradio do not have audio with my Acer Asprie Revo with Audio Adapter identified by hard info as HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia. Could it be a problem with my audio?

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 17:43 by Sage
Sadly, no useful info to report. No messages, no sound!

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 19:51 by rjbrewer
mms streams
I mentioned in a few forum posts that mms streams
can not be enabled in the new Seamonkey using
I also started having serious problems keeping a wireless connection with Quirky; so I booted live
cd, trashed and deleted the Seamonkey files.
I installed Seamonkey 1.1.15-v1 pet, loaded Flash 10, enabled mms in about:config, and remastered.
Now I'm not having any mms audio or video stream
problems with stations that are actually broad-
casting. My wireless signal is now rock solid.

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 21:34 by BarryK
SM rollback
Hmmm, I don't see how rolling back SM fixed your wireless connection.

But that about:config thing is a problem.

I'm seriously thinking of compiling SM 1.1.19, the very last of the 1.x series, and use that in Quirky and Wary.

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 21:44 by BarryK
mms streams and SM 2.0.4
What a bummer. I put this into SM's prefs.js:

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.mms", "/usr/bin/gnome-mplayer");

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.rtsp", "/usr/bin/gnome-mplayer");

And when I tried to go to an mms:// site, up popped a message "mms is not a registered protocol".

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 24:59 by rjbrewer
mms streams
It seems to be a problem with the latest Firefox
too, especially 64 bit versions
I learned the about:config method from a Firefox,
Kaffeine cinlug.org post more than a year ago.
Found it worked well with Seamonkey, using Vlc,
Mplayer, and fairly good with Gxine. Gxine wasn't
quite as good at showing all the video streams.

It sure is nice with Quirkys' gnome-mplayer.