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Stream and D/L no longer working

zikweb
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permalink   Tue, Jul 8, 2008 @ 4:22 PM
Hello!
Since a few days (weeks?) all Stream or D/L links generate only a +/- 300 Ko file and that’s it.
I’m using XP with Firefox 3.0, but the same happens on IE 7.
is this a known issue or am I the only one facing this case?

fabien
zikweb
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permalink   Tue, Jul 8, 2008 @ 4:24 PM
I just checked again a D/L, in fact, it generates a 76Ko file named the_proper_name.mp3 but which is, of course, not working…
 
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permalink   teru Tue, Jul 8, 2008 @ 7:23 PM
Seems winamp has some problems with .m3u files at other sites as well. Including Archive.
fourstones
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permalink   Tue, Jul 8, 2008 @ 6:21 PM
I’m seeing 3 requests from you for a gurdonark file, 2 streamed from WinAMP, one straight download, each request was fulfilled with 4,554,213 bytes - which means the server tried to deliver the bytes to your machine. I’m not sure, why it didn’t get there… can you dl from other sites? like archive.org?
 
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permalink   zikweb Tue, Jul 8, 2008 @ 6:26 PM
Quote: fourstonesI’m seeing 3 requests from you for a gurdonark file, 2 streamed from WinAMP, one straight download, each request was fulfilled with 4,554,213 bytes - which means the server tried to deliver the bytes to your machine. I’m not sure, why it didn’t get there… can you dl from other sites? like archive.org?

Hi, thanks for support.
Yes, I can D/L and stream from archive.org, just tested again right now…
 
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permalink   fourstones Tue, Jul 8, 2008 @ 6:55 PM
I have no idea what’s going on, although I’m a little concerned because ditto was having problems streaming as well a few days ago.

What kind of connection are you on (cable-modem, dsl, phone?)
 
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permalink   zikweb Wed, Jul 9, 2008 @ 12:55 AM
Quote: fourstonesI have no idea what’s going on, although I’m a little concerned because ditto was having problems streaming as well a few days ago.

What kind of connection are you on (cable-modem, dsl, phone?)


Back to the office I tried to stream and D/L, there it’s working fine.
But as I tried on two different PCs at home, I wonder if internet connection is not involved there (as you mention it). Our home internet connection is ADSL 512K. Used to work fine until know.
For info, it works well on Archive.org (as I mentionned previously) but on freesound.org, the same problem occurs… so that must be something on my settings…
 
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permalink   zikweb Sat, Jul 12, 2008 @ 1:53 PM
Quote: zikwebI have no idea what’s going on, although I’m a little concerned because ditto was having problems streaming as well a few days ago.

I gave it a try from home (so, same ADSL connection) but on an ‘old’ computer with Firefox 2.0, Win XP, service pack 2.
Worked flawless.
Internet connection is then not the faulty element.
Then I tried on a sony running XP SP 1 and Firefox 2.0 and worked well also.
So the two other PC I’m normally using can not D/L or Stream mp3 on ccmixter but I’ve been unable to identify the reason why.
Am I the only one having this case?

Thanks for coop
Fabien


What kind of connection are you on (cable-modem, dsl, phone?)

Back to the office I tried to stream and D/L, there it’s working fine.
But as I tried on two different PCs at home, I wonder if internet connection is not involved there (as you mention it). Our home internet connection is ADSL 512K. Used to work fine until know.
For info, it works well on Archive.org (as I mentionned previously) but on freesound.org, the same problem occurs… so that must be something on my settings…
 
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permalink   fourstones Sat, Jul 12, 2008 @ 3:04 PM
ok, here’s what I just tried:

1. Downloaded WinAMP 5.54
2. Closed all other apps and installed with default options (except that I told it NOT install any browser add-ons)
3. After install it started up and everything was fine, I told to be the default handler for all the types it wanted
4. I closed WinAmp (although it seems to have stayed in my desktop tray)
5. I opened FF3 and was immediately assaulted with several dialog from WinAMP about being the default search engine and other gobbleygook, I said ‘no’ to everything
6. Once all those were dismissed it planted a big hairy toolbar on my browser anyway (this despite me telling not to do any of that, ever) I right-clicked in the tool bar to hide it (although I know it’s still running in the background)
7. I browsed to ccMixter and tried to stream something - but Foobar (my old default player came up)
8. I went into FF ‘Applications’ options and set WinAMP to be my app of choice for M3U and MP3
9. I tried to stream another song and this time WinAMP came up, no problem - streamed the whole song
10. I then went to FF ‘Add-ons’ options and disabled the WinAMP plugin-toolbar
11. Closed and re-opened FF
12. Browse to ccM and try to stream yet another song. It started to play ok but as soon as I touched WinAMP to bring down the ‘View’ menu it froze completely.
13. I reboot my machine
14. I open FF and try to stream another track - no problems all the way through.
15 I then click on ‘stream this page’ and the whole playlist came up and it’s almost done going through the list now.

There are so many variables in a setup between multiple combinations of version of FF and WinAMP that it’s going to be very difficult to diagnose what problems you may be having, but the first thing I would do is try line up version of WinAmp across the machines. Clearly this is not an application without it’s own problems as demonstrated by the last 20 minutes of my life.

Why this is only happening to you only on ccM is totally baffeling, esp. since you seem to be having a problem only recently — for all the changes we have done here I haven’t touched the download/streaming code is many months. There was a server upgrade about 10 days ago of very (very) low level unix applications but it’s difficult to imagine how that could affect just a handful of folks where the only thing they have in commons is that they use WinAMP. I will check with CC sysadmin but he’s already sworn to me that web operations should not have been affected…

I’m trying…

VS
 
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permalink   zikweb Sat, Jul 12, 2008 @ 3:36 PM
Thanks Victor for your fast and extensive support.
What I’ve just tried: close winamp agent (which I did not pay attention, was running in background), and then I could D/L files.
Then I tried again, with WinAmp running, and I still could D/L…
So it seems WinampAgent was messing streaming and Download function…
thanks again for having investigating the winamp ‘path’, which I wouldn’t have thought it could interfere with downloading files (streaming I would have understood, but D/L I did not think it would have any side effect, but it obviously does).

I’m really happy I can digg again in ccMixter and sort of re integrate the whole creation process here!

Fabien