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« Reply #50 on: September 05, 2006, 07:40:02 PM »
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There's a bug in that version....

You want: http://www.oddsock.org/tools/oddcastv3/oddcastv3_standalone_3.1.12.exe

Aug 25 version.


Oh................. I'll try it later tonight...

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« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2006, 07:44:04 PM »
I just installed it and the log file is still filling up. Restarted several times. I put a post up in there forum so maybe somebody can help in there as well. At this point, with everything disabled, it should not be filling up with useless information that isn't even on in the first place.

http://www.oddsock.org/openbb/read.php?TID=2183

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« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2006, 08:23:32 PM »
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I just installed it and the log file is still filling up. Restarted several times. I put a post up in there forum so maybe somebody can help in there as well. At this point, with everything disabled, it should not be filling up with useless information that isn't even on in the first place.

http://www.oddsock.org/openbb/read.php?TID=2183


Very odd.... did as advised here and my log is now gone.

Have you tried opening your .cfg file with a text editor and manually deleting the info?

# Log Level 1 = LOG_ERROR, 2 = LOG_ERROR+LOG_INFO, 3 = LOG_ERROR+LOG_INFO+LOG_DEBUG
LogLevel=0
# Log File
LogFile=

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« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2006, 09:02:03 PM »
I think that did it Tom. I've rebooted and nothing is getting reported in the oddcast directory.  :D I'll keep an eye on it and let everyone know how things continue. So far so good but I think that was it. Thanks for that info.  :D

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« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2006, 02:10:59 PM »
Just a note that I upgraded my radio from the analog one from Wal-Mart to a digital tuner.

Digital tuner is a MUST. The sound is just about perfect (got a slight hum for some reason).

Here's what I got...

http://www.cobyusa.com/product/item.php?item=CX788

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« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2006, 10:26:47 PM »
I know Oddcast has its own forum, but since some of us are using it...

I have found, as expected, that Oddcast will indeed startup and "connect" when I reboot my computer when it is put in the startup folder.

However, it isn't really streaming anything, and the level meter shows nothing. The only way to get it working is to close it and reopen, then it works fine.

Ideas? (nothing I do to it while running will get the stream going, including  disconnecting, then reconnecting--it must be closed first).

V3, Aug 25 build...
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« Reply #56 on: October 08, 2006, 08:29:07 AM »
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I have found, as expected, that Oddcast will indeed startup and "connect" when I reboot my computer when it is put in the startup folder.

However, it isn't really streaming anything... [t]he only way to get it working is to close it and reopen, then it works fine.

Ideas? (nothing I do to it while running will get the stream going, including  disconnecting, then reconnecting--it must be closed first).

V3, Aug 25 build...


I have a similar problem, and I think the issue is that the program starts before all of the things it needs is loaded by the operating system.  In my case, I have to reselect the options in the "Live Recording" section, and the program will work fine without having to close and restart it.  But obviously this still requires that you be at the PC when it restarts.  Too bad the program won't wait a minute or two after startup before it runs, but there are watchdog programs out there that can do this.  But hopefully a new release of Oddcast will come out that will do this for us.

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the level meter shows nothing

V3, Aug 25 build...


My level meter has NEVER worked from day one.
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« Reply #57 on: October 08, 2006, 10:21:50 AM »
I found that the instructions were incorrect on how to toggle the level meter on and off--you must LEFT click inside the level box, not right click as the instructions indicate... (at least that's what I remember the first time I installed it...)

I kinda suspected what you said, that the progam opens too early/fast, and doesn't keep trying to connect to the internet once it makes the initial attempt...

I've tried gotomypc for remote access, and it works great--and there is a free version.. which will even let you reboot the remote computer... plus it is 100% encrypted data flow, browser based web access...
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« Reply #58 on: October 08, 2006, 10:32:30 AM »
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I found that the instructions were incorrect on how to toggle the level meter on and off--you must LEFT click inside the level box, not right click as the instructions indicate... (at least that's what I remember the first time I installed it...)


You remembered correctly.  That took care of it.  Thanks!
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« Reply #59 on: October 08, 2006, 11:18:08 AM »
I've discovered that it is my AC power which is causing the hum... unplugging and going off batteries fixes the problem.

But, does anyone have any ideas on reducing the hum while AC is plugged in?

Otherwise, I guess I'll plan on buying some rechargable D batteries.

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« Reply #60 on: October 08, 2006, 06:38:23 PM »
Can you reverse the the way the adapter plugs into the outlet--I think most adapters do not have a polarized plug. Sometimes just reversing it in the outlet will do the trick...
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« Reply #61 on: October 08, 2006, 06:59:48 PM »
Ok, I'm on air now. Pretty Simple.

http://audiostream.wunderground.com/katlon/Greenville.mp3.m3u

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« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2006, 09:35:13 AM »
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I've discovered that it is my AC power which is causing the hum... unplugging and going off batteries fixes the problem.

But, does anyone have any ideas on reducing the hum while AC is plugged in?

Otherwise, I guess I'll plan on buying some rechargable D batteries.


Someone had made a previous comment about the quality of the power pack that makes a lot of sense.

You might try a different power pack with the same voltage to see if that helps.

Let us know if you find anything.

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« Reply #63 on: October 10, 2006, 10:16:20 AM »
I've compiled a list of working online feeds (some posted on NOAA's website: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/streamaudio.htm) and published it to my website...

http://www.roanokevalleyweather.com/noaawxradio/noaawxradio.php

Any changes or additions you become aware of, use the feedback link at the bottom of that page.

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EDIT:  Feel free to link to my page.   A lot of people link to NOAA's page, but probably half of those feeds had stopped working months ago.  I'll do my best to maintain a current list.

EDIT #2:  Updated URL.

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« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2006, 08:25:49 PM »
Hey, I've noticed on the audioserver that folks are getting DAYS of connection off their Oddcast software.

Meanwhile, I was getting like... hours... at best.... just leaving the stream playing on my computer for a while, I was finding it was loosing it's connection all the time.

Anyway, I downgraded back to v3.1.9 and that seems to have fixed a lot of my connection problems.

So, if you're finding that your stream is disconnecting quite a lot, you might consider downgrading to that version.

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« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2006, 09:11:48 PM »
Haven't had any issues at all with the connection dropping out... going for over two weeks at a time... but my CPU usage averages 25%-30% pretty much all the time.  :shock:
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« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2006, 09:16:12 PM »
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Haven't had any issues at all with the connection dropping out... going for over two weeks at a time... but my CPU usage averages 25%-30% pretty much all the time.  :shock:


Actually, your stream reconnected at: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 11:01:12 -0400

That means at some point this morning, it lost connection.

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« Reply #67 on: October 11, 2006, 11:04:58 PM »
Tom, I'm having the same problem with connection problems. It will hold at most for a day or two at max. Do you have that link so I can downgrade to that version? Thanks in advance and the heads up on that tip. =D>

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« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2006, 01:04:33 AM »
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Haven't had any issues at all with the connection dropping out... going for over two weeks at a time... but my CPU usage averages 25%-30% pretty much all the time.  :shock:


Actually, your stream reconnected at: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 11:01:12 -0400

That means at some point this morning, it lost connection.


True... I did reboot my PC Wednesday morning.  I was talking about prior to that, a couple of weeks ago perhaps...

Does the software restart on its own after dropping out?
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« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2006, 07:46:50 AM »
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Tom, I'm having the same problem with connection problems. It will hold at most for a day or two at max. Do you have that link so I can downgrade to that version? Thanks in advance and the heads up on that tip. =D>


http://www.oddsock.org/tools/oddcastv3/

Just scroll down to the v3.1.9 stand alone version. I just installed right over my current install.

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Does the software restart on its own after dropping out?


Yes, it usually does. However, it seems that newer versions (at least for me) really really drop alot.

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« Reply #70 on: October 12, 2006, 10:50:15 AM »
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Does the software restart on its own after dropping out?


Earlier in this thread I posted a problem with that issue...

You can put Oddcast into your startup folder, and it will start at bootup, and then you can set "auto connect" in Oddcast itself.

However I've found, apparently, if it cannot connect immediately upon startup, it will never connect unless you manually close it, then restart.
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« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2006, 12:21:03 PM »
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Earlier in this thread I posted a problem with that issue...

You can put Oddcast into your startup folder, and it will start at bootup, and then you can set "auto connect" in Oddcast itself.

However I've found, apparently, if it cannot connect immediately upon startup, it will never connect unless you manually close it, then restart.


I see that you posted about problems making the initial connection after rebooting, and about problems with CPU usage, both issues I still have as well.  So you're saying that the "auto connect" doesn't just control the initial connection, but subsequent reconnection attempts as well?  That would explain why I've yet to find that my Oddcast had not restarted, since I do have this option checked.

For me, Oddcast has NEVER actually started on its own.  But I've found that all you need to do is reselect the "Live Recording" options, and it will run without restarting the application.  

I'm now wondering if my feed does in fact drop out periodically, as I'm showing a new mount time during the night.  (I'll be showing a new one momentarily, after my Winders updates finish.)

Also, I find that, regardless of whether Oddcast is in the Startup folder or not, that it will not actually connect the first time it is run after startup.  This is true even if I wait several minutes after the PC has fully booted.  So there's definitely a bug in the software, in my opinion, and not necessarily a problem with the drivers not being loaded, as I had surmised earlier.

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« Reply #72 on: October 12, 2006, 12:56:10 PM »
I also see fairly wide fluctuations in CPU usage, anywhere from 2-3%, up to 15% and more...
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« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2006, 03:04:32 PM »
I have just started playing around with this and have everything setup. However, there seems to be a problem connecting to the server. It say connecting, counts down the seconds, says connected and then says disconnecting. The process then repeats.

Is there anything in particular I should check to correct this?


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« Reply #74 on: October 13, 2006, 04:25:06 PM »
When it can't connect to the server it's usually your Mountpoint entry being incorrect.

/"your WU photo page ID"/"your town".mp3

/nhweatherdata/Lisbon.mp3  as an example.

Make sure all the cases match. I had OPWX when it should have been OPwx and it wouldn't connect.

 

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