Topic: sound question??
Guys I would like to know if the audio you are able to hear when listening to shoutcast or radio free chumby is choppy and or distorted?
Mine is and nothing I do changes it. The audio when playing music from the ipod is clean and nice.
My other question is this.
When listening to Ipod music does the Chumby do the D to A conversion or is it pulling an analog feed from the Ipod?
I am a sound man who records audio in the field for a living. I love good sound.
So far I wouldn't exactly say that I am impressed with the quality of audio which comes from the Chumby.
OK OK I know what you are thinking. Believe me I don't have really high expectations of the Chumby's audio section.
That said I know it is not that expensive to implement a good audio section in a unit of this nature. ( A burr brown amp costs under $5.00) So a high quality audio hack is not out of the question.
Before trying anything like that (actually I would get somebody else to do it) I would want to make sure that the audio coming from the audio circuit in the Chumby is going to be OK from the start.
When I started this post I had KQED on the Chumby. It was playing for a while with occasional choppiness then it would pause for a while now it has stopped completely. Are any of you experiencing similar performance? Believe me I understand that we are dealing with Beta software here I just want to make sure I am under the bell so to speak.....Thanks