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ISS Audio Archive Update
« on: 09/07/2018 09:03 pm »
There seemed to be some issue with the UStream feed that was causing my Raspberry Pi to lose audio in the clips. After the feed went down for about a day, I talked to NASA and they rebooted the system. During the downtime I made some tweaks to the recorder to speed up the audio to 1.2x normal speed (makes those long Russian parts go faster :) )

http://issaudio.byethost7.com/iss/?C=N;O=D

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #1 on: 09/04/2019 07:51 pm »
After a few days of testing and some issues getting the video player just right - I was able to take great advantage of the improved audio on the ISS UStream feed! Since the left channel is Russian, I have it set to record the right channel only. So you'll ONLY hear English comms on the archive...

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #2 on: 11/12/2019 08:27 am »
I just noticed that the archive does not work anymore. Any chance that could be fixed? Would be really nice since the AMS repair EVA is coming up.

Thanks!

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #3 on: 11/12/2019 12:48 pm »
I'm not hearing audio on the US side of the feed anymore, just Russian and English translations on the left channel. I sent a note to ISS HQ to troubleshoot.

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #4 on: 11/12/2019 04:26 pm »
I'm not hearing audio on the US side of the feed anymore, just Russian and English translations on the left channel. I sent a note to ISS HQ to troubleshoot.

I just turned on the ISS live stream and I also heard English conversations with Houston on it as well as Russian with English translation. "Station Houston on 2 for Jessica [...]"

General question why is Russian with English translation not worth to be recorded?

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #5 on: 11/12/2019 04:28 pm »
Thanks for the note - Iíll take a look again tonight.

General answer - because the Russian side of the comms donít interest me :)

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #6 on: 11/12/2019 04:33 pm »
Thanks for the note - Iíll take a look again tonight.

General answer - because the Russian side of the comms donít interest me :)

Thanks for taking a look!

Keep in mind that the Russians talk on S/G1 and in case of emergency or morning or evening DPC as well as during EVA activities there is a lot of very interesting English speaking stuff happening on that loop. ;)

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #7 on: 11/12/2019 04:46 pm »
I do miss the DPCs but itís a balance. The entire setup cost me under $50 using a Raspberry Pi so Iím willing to share the details with anyone else interested in recording. Youíd think NASA could do this :)

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #8 on: 11/13/2019 12:58 pm »
So instead of recording just the right channel (US-audio) I turned it into stereo mode overnight. That seemed to record just fine although there is a hum that didn't exist in the past that causes breakups.

Now that I know the system is working, I put the recorded to just the right channel again and unless they went really quiet :) there is no right channel audio being sent. I'll take a closer look later today.

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #9 on: 11/24/2019 08:22 pm »
I switched back over to US-audio only...

I do like the DPCs but again anyone with $50 and a 24/7 Internet connection can set up a RPi and I'll supply the software to do Russian-only which includes the DPCs!

(EDIT: I do notice Sunday's evening DPC was in the feed so I'm not sure if NASA changed something on their side but I'll take it!)
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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #10 on: 05/11/2020 03:57 pm »
I switched the archives to hourly instead of every 15 minutes... While that reduces the timeliness - in increases the ease to listening :)

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #11 on: 05/23/2020 09:29 pm »
There seemed to be some issue with the UStream feed that was causing my Raspberry Pi to lose audio in the clips. After the feed went down for about a day, I talked to NASA and they rebooted the system. During the downtime I made some tweaks to the recorder to speed up the audio to 1.2x normal speed (makes those long Russian parts go faster :) )

http://issaudio.byethost7.com/iss/?C=N;O=D
wow, thats really a great one. Ty!!

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #12 on: 12/29/2020 06:24 pm »
Just checked the site as I do daily. Is it down?

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #13 on: 12/29/2020 06:27 pm »
Iím not seeing any issue - 18Z file from today is up now.

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #14 on: 12/29/2020 06:33 pm »
Working now. Thanks

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #15 on: 08/14/2021 09:52 am »
Seems like your great valuable ISS audio Archive stopped recording on Thursday.
Any chance you could fix that?  :)

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #16 on: 08/16/2021 12:56 am »
I was away for a few days but it appears to be back online today - sometimes NASA kills the audio on the public feed and forgets to restore it until prompted :)

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #17 on: 08/16/2021 11:10 am »
I had no issues hearing S/G on friday and saturday live. Sometimes I use your service to relisten to some parts and there I noticed that nothing was recorded. Thanks again for that service. Great that it is up and running again.

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #18 on: 01/05/2022 12:09 am »
Is the site down. I've checked last several hours still down.

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #19 on: 01/05/2022 12:13 am »
Yep - every once in a while someone tries to hack it, and since this is a free hosting they take it offline for 24 hours.

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #20 on: 05/05/2022 08:39 pm »
Is anyone else noticing that English comms seem to be about gone? I hear the Americans on the DPC, but the only thing I'm hearing live and on the archive consists of Russian. Is it just me?

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #21 on: 05/05/2022 09:54 pm »
Is anyone else noticing that English comms seem to be about gone? I hear the Americans on the DPC, but the only thing I'm hearing live and on the archive consists of Russian. Is it just me?
Not just you.

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #22 on: 05/06/2022 12:13 am »
Thanks for confirming - message to NASA on the way!

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #23 on: 01/11/2023 12:48 am »
Due to some issues on the server (that's what I get for free :) ) I had to move the archives to http://issaudio.42web.io/iss/?C=M;O=D

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #24 on: 02/09/2023 07:45 pm »
Both links are working right now, but EVAs always mess up the NASA side :) The audio is there but it's VERY low. I've emailed NASA twice and no reply yet. In the meantime I cranked things up as loud as I can so getting some audio but...

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #25 on: 02/11/2023 09:27 pm »
Thanks for the compliment! It seems that during EVAs they make some changes with the audio setup.

In this case, when the ďregularĒ feed came, the volume was WAY too low. You can tell that by going direct to the UStream link and youíll notice you have to crank your volume WAY up to hear.

So I turned up the volume as much as I could, and thatís still as good as it gets. They need to get the audio level back to normalÖ

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #26 on: 02/12/2023 07:02 pm »
Thatís pretty much it! But I donít save the old. Thankfully UStream saves them, so you can hit their site and get the archived (video/audio) there.

https://video.ibm.com/channel/live-iss-stream

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #27 on: 02/13/2023 04:21 pm »
Oh I'm sure they are missing - I can't turn VLC up any louder, and if I drop the trimming detection any lower it gets too much dead space. It'll have to wait for NASA to fix the feed.

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #28 on: 04/21/2023 02:47 pm »
I put a filter on the audio cable and that improved the sound quality dramatically.

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #29 on: 07/27/2023 08:09 pm »
rdale I'm not sure if this new service will affect your audio archive as they appear to be killing off all of the current legacy streams by ustream, etal.

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Re: ISS Audio Archive Update
« Reply #30 on: 11/21/2023 01:16 pm »
The NASA ISS feed now includes SG1 and SG2, which means that (good news!) we get the Daily Planning Conferences, with SG1 on the left channel and SG2 on the right.

Bad news is that we get a LOT of Russian comms without English translation, which makes the archives close to useless overall.

I purchased an audio splitter to only archive the right channel, so you should hear that starting today.

If anyone wants to run a RPI setup to archive the left, I'd be happy to walk you through the setup! I use two RPIs but it probably could be done with one.

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