Re: Reliable Transcoding with Brandmeister DMR - Who and How?
Sounds like you're connecting DVSwitch to both Brandmeister and your XLX reflector. Is that correct?On my system, using an XLX Interlink from Brandmeister 3101, and a remote transcoder that isn't too far from the datacenter where the reflector lives, I can leave things untouched for months. DVSwitch is only used to connect between my HBlink and Allstar. HBlink is bridging between both Prime and legacy TGIF, and XLX reflector 679, which is also hosting YSF, Peanut and Brandmeister on module A, as well as a couple of links from other systems. In other words, DVSwitch doesn't directly care about my XLX reflector, and Brandmeister is getting into the system through XLX Interlink on 3101 rather than connecting via DVSwitch or HBlink. If I take DVSwitch and HBlink out of the loop, I still have Brandmeister, YSF, Peanut and DStar interconnected.
My YSF reflector is hosted directly by XLXD, not an external
process, with autolink compiled to connect YSF clients to module
All this is running extremely stable, but, yes, things do fall over when/if the ambed transcoder breaks, for example, if my home internet goes down, but I don't need to restart the reflector or the transcoder when it comes back online. Things just start working again.
I am eventually going to take the transcoders away from the XLX reflector, and assign one vocoder dongle to a second instance of DVSwitch so I can avoid a layer of transcoding between Allstar and DStar. Currently, stations that are communicating between these two modes have AMBE transcoding between the two endpoints. I've avoided doing this before due to losing metadata, which the DStar users, especially, would complain about, but analog reflector should fix that. Plus, there are far fewer DStar users on my system than DMR.
I don't know if any of this helps, but that's what I'm doing here.
On 3/2/2021 6:45 PM, J M wrote:
I'm back again and still looking for someone who can share some best practices for reliable transcoding with BrandMeister DMR. I realize this is not an XLX/Ambed support forum, but I think this description of the problem will help explain my struggle so please indulge me. I"ve searched in the messages, Wiki, and the Google machine in vain for a solution to my problem.