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Re: Simple Sound Recording?

On January 28, 2005 07:23, Marc Shapiro wrote:
> I looked at the two java players at the above site, but the playback was
> jumpy.  Am I wrong to assume that mp3's can be streamed acceptably on a
> 56K dialup connection?

Pretty low quality mp3's can.  I used to listen to a couple of overseas 
internet radio broadcasts and while the text/voice sounded quite good the 
music left quite a bit to be desired.  The most I got out of my 56k modem was 
about 49k and the best stream I could sustain without buffering was 32k when 
the stars were aligned just right and the phone line was clean.  If you want 
to include modem users I would suggest a offering a16k stream -- at least 
they will be able to listen without constant buffering (I believe this is 
what the now defunct linux show used which I could listen to fairly reliably 
on my modem).  Looking back I wonder how I survived without broadband.

As for java solutions I don't know, I don't use it (don't even have it 


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