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    Dr Bunsen
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    Revisiting this…

    Edcast (aka Oddcast) was probably the best alternative to shoutcast’s own DSP for sourcing shoutcast DNAS – in fact, many would argue it was superior in many ways. For example, it can also source Icecast natively, not in dumbed down shoutcast emulation mode.

    A year ago, or more, I can’t recall, “oddsock” shut down, due to undisclosed issues.

    A year before that, however, I’d already tinkered with the code, adding an ASIO version. Primarily for my own, unusual, set up. When oddsock shut down, I decided to step up and continue his work, hopefully improving on it. See Features for some of the things added/fixed so far.

    edcast-reborn – Oddsock’s edcast given new life – Google Project Hosting

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    MadPsy
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    The question is, what work does it really need? Porting maybe, but IIRC is was pretty bug free when they stopped.

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    General Lighting
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    The ASIO support is way better on the latest version of Eddcast Reborn (though it is one of the betas) and it has a limiter and gain boost (so you can run your studio at EBU level of about -10dBFS Max programme level and boost the programme audio at point of TX, (which can now be -0.1dbTP) but use the limiter to catch any accidental “overs”).

    I’ve stress tested it by sending +20dBU (analogue) though the TX (grams + jingles channels full on, all 4 players going and the PPM redlined – this is not my normal operating procedure, but it still did not sound too rough raaa

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    MadPsy
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    Dear oh dear GL – don’t think I’ve ever heard you swear so much before ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It’s never been acceptable to use the transmitter to alter the audio, it’s job is to take an input, convert the medium, and output in a true a form as the original input as possible.

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    leveret
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    @madpsy 557947 wrote:

    Dear oh dear GL – don’t think I’ve ever heard you swear so much before ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It’s never been acceptable to use the transmitter to alter the audio, it’s job is to take an input, convert the medium, and output in a true a form as the original input as possible.

    whilst shaping it for the amp non-linearity, pre-distortion, antenna mismatch, beamforming, rain and stray pigeons in the way, etc etc

    excuse me being grumpy, i’m a recovering GSM transmitter developer. thankfully i never had to deal with calculating the rf side, i just fixed bugs they told us of !

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