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Old 08 June 2001, 20:25   #4
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56K not good enough

I have a 56k modem and I could not listen to the radio without it stopping every second for a gap of another second or two.

I used DU Meter to check my internet connection and I was downloading at 4.6 - 4.8 k/sec but this still was not good enough to listen to the radio without it skipping every second.

Its a great idea - well done.

But why does it require so much bandwidth. It was broadcasting the Lotus 2 theme which I have as an 81.3 kbyte mod. It should have only taken 17 seconds to download the whole piece into memory but after 17 seconds I had probably only listened to the piece for about 6 or 7 seconds because of the skipping. After about 30 seconds I had had enough and had to close it.

Obviously it has to do it a different way to simply streaming a mod, I don't know whether .mod's can be streamed so it must be converted to something which makes it a lot larger than it really needs, thats the only thing I can think of for why it skips so much.
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