I didn’t see a thread regarding the audio stream but remember comments on my comment about the stream being broken, so lets discuss the audio stream provided by Othernet, our thoughts, and possible future ideas.
If possible, bump the total stream bandwidth to 24000bps, and allocate 17000bps of that to the audio. the 8000kbps stream is terrible, and lately it has been playing music which is even more terrible than the voice only service.
In the past with SDR on HF, I have picked up a DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) stream from Kuwait, and it was 16.7kbps AAC+, and for what it was, it sounded great. It was not only Stereo (AAC+ SBR-PR or whatever), but it sounded at least 10 times clearer and more enjoyable than the Othernet Radio.
I remember a thread saying the end-goal was 100kbps stream, but I wonder if that is still a goal, as the new EU beam is even LESS bandwidth than the NA stream. 100kbps would be great because it could offer MULTIPLE 17kbps radio channels that all sound acceptable.
The data doesn’t really need a lot of bandwidth. It is coming in and we cannot do anything with it until the file is complete and the system processes it, but the audio is a real-time stream, and should be given priority.
Anyway these are my thoughts about the audio service, what are yours?