07-02-2007, 09:46 PM
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I can understand why it cuts out - a 128Kbit MP3 stream takes up 16 kilobytes per second, while the Pearl can do about 10, and that's with near-perfect reception. When you add packet loss and other factors to the equation, it's pretty obvious that once your buffer runs out, you'll get choppy audio, if anything at all.
A 24Kbit AACplus stream only needs 3KB/sec. That would be perfect because the Pearl should be able to decode and be able to keep its buffer full. I tested this theory by tethering a PDA via bluetooth and listening to 32Kbit AAC streams (quality equivalent to 128Kbit MP3). It worked perfectly. All we need now is some software that can do this on the Pearl.