Jolla-mediaplayer choppy playback while streaming

REPRODUCIBILITY: 100%
BUILD ID = OS VERSION: 4.2.0.19 EA
HARDWARE: Xperia 10 II
UI LANGUAGE: English
REGRESSION: No, but has always been a problem

DESCRIPTION:

type into the browser; www.somafm.com/groovesalad.pls
When the PLS has downloaded, open it from Transfers.
Mediaplayer should open and start streaming the playlist which it does but is extremely choppy for many minutes, then it calms a little but still breaks up every few minutes.

PRECONDITIONS:

As above

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. As above the above

EXPECTED RESULT:

Little to no choppiness at all

ACTUAL RESULT:

Too much choppiness to make the stream worth listening to.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Playing the same stream DIRECTLY from somafm’s website in Sailfish Browser yields perfect results, no choppiness at all unlike Mediaplayers abysmal attempts.

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This has been an issue for a long long time, I’ve reported it directly as it ruins my own Apps experience and it’s been looked into by some on the team but as of yet seen any improvement, there are patches that increase the buffer size which seem to help but not everyone wants to install patches.

Music Player Daemon (MPD) | OpenRepos.net — Community Repository System does not suffer these stuttering issues, as it does not use the crippled QtMultimedia SFOS component, but handles streaming by itself.

Setting up mpd and the SMPC [fork] | OpenRepos.net — Community Repository System front-end initially may be a bit of a hassle thought, not advised for people with zero to none linux cli experience.