Thanks Dave, any the many others who responded to my query! Good feedback from a good range of experience.
I'll see if we can find a second Barix 500 Exstreamer to match up with the unit we have to try to obtain as solid a connection possible. Sounds like the stand-alone unit approach may work for a few hours, but will be prone to timing out. Not a good option for a remote mountain top site.
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On Nov 20, 2018, at 6:52 PM, "firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>" <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
I live well outside of the coverage area of one of my transmitters.
In order to hear what is on the air I have a studio off-air receiver that feeds a simple computer running NCH Software Broadwave Streaming Program.
Has been running without interruption for years.
A second very simple computer at the far end will play programming just fine.
Only issue I have discovered with the Broadwave Stream is about 10 - 12 seconds latency.
Audio quality is good!
Try it: http://chjx-tx.ddns.net:88/broadwave.mp3
Also try http://petroliagospel.ddns.net:89/broadwave.mp3
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From: Ron Huckeby <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 06:24 PM
To: CRTech <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Barix 500 Exstreamer as stand-along MP3 stream receive unit?
A Barix Exstreamer 500 will connect to an Icecast server just fine. We have an AAC stream for the newer Barix and an MP3 stream for the older Exstreamer 100 that won't receive AAC.
Ron Huckeby, CBRE
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On Tue, Nov 20, 2018, 1:25 PM David Woodworth <David.Woodworth@moody.edu<mailto:David.Woodworth@moody.edu> wrote:
A question for the CRTech brain trust with experience in using the Barix 500 Exstreamer.
I have been working with an FM Translator group located in the western U.S. in an attempt to return them to air after another FM Translator they were rebroadcasting in daisy-chain manner from a full power FM went silent. They are too distant from the originating FM to rebroadcast directly. Since the FM translator is in the NCE band, we are planning to purchase a Crown FM 30T Transmitter and feed audio to it from the Barix 500 Exstreamer set to the mother station's MP3 listener IP stream at 64 Kbps.(The Barix unit was donated to the group for this purpose in an effort to help out this cash-starved group.)
I know the Barix 500 Exstreamer is designed to work with another unit to send and receive. But has anyone successfully used the Barix 500 Exstreamer as a receive-only stand-alone unit in a manner such as described above?
What were your experiences? Any suggestions for this type of application?
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