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Hello, it is not allways the streaming-server that throws this problem. Very often it is your own internet connection that doesn´t support enough bandwith over a longer periond. Especially if you run SL and the DJ thing on one computer.

Only a few times ever  i had the problem of filling up swap space on the DJ server, when not enough memory is aligned to it.

You won´t notice the problem in SL, not beyond the usual lag, but a streaming server that lose connection for half a second and must regain it goes completly nuts.

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Sarah,

Generally, Relay Services work very well for our needs. If a Relay Service Provider is  offering you both the Relay Service and access to it via a Management Console Link for example Centovia, then they are leasing a state of the art server from a reliable vendor. In turn they are leasing to you a % of their downloading capability as a Relay Service.

When Relay Service providers are having many many issues you feel these pretty quickly. If the Relay Server resets constantly or you get Login Errors constantly reported by your DJ Software you may have a Relay Service running out of someone's garage.

When multiple listeners complain that your stream is dropping in and out then you have one of 2 problems:

1) Your up stream to your relay service is being affected by an under powered PC. If you notice regular delays in any non-Internet services on your PC you may be underpowered.  If you notice regular delays when using Internet Services then your Internet Link Speed may be the issue.

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2) your Internet Service Upload speed is insufficient. Generally you need a minimum of 1 Mbps upload to effectively stream to a relay service at 128 kbps. This allows room for your Sl Viewer Needs & your stream + the mandatory 2x overhead you need to calculate as a minimum upload speed.

Note: Try streaming at 128 kbps or 96 kbps and see if you do better by way of your listeners. Any thing below 96 kbps will cause the music to sound "Muddy" to your listeners.

If you still think the location of your Relay Services servers is not optimal then perform a trace route to your relay service IP address and look at the results: I free TR service can be found at this l ink: http://www.monitis.com/traceroute/

Too many 150 ms or more returns to your target music audience market may indicate that your Relay Service provider may not be optimal for your needs.

The Link: http://www.ipgeek.net will tell your what country your Relay Service is located in.

Good Luck.

 

 

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