[PLUG-TALK] information propagation - radio vs internet

Russell Johnson russ at dimstar.net
Wed Mar 9 20:23:29 PST 2011


On Mar 9, 2011, at 7:45 PM, Michael Rasmussen wrote:

> I was listening to KMHD - Divaville - and tweeting about it and checked my link for streaming by KMHD.
> So the radio is going and the stream is playing through my laptop and ... WTH?  The internet stream is 
> about three seconds offset to the radio.
> 
> A traceroute to KMHD shows a 32ms average RTT.  Wikipedia reminds me that radio waves travel at the speed of light. 
> So where is the difference introduced? Ideas?

Could be the stream buffer on your laptop.

I've noticed the stream from KGON can be anywhere from 5 seconds to 15 minutes delayed. 

Russell Johnson
russ at dimstar.net






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