I'm trying to set up a hold music system for my company. Right now we just have an old FM radio with a headphone jack tuned into some local radio station. We would like to move to something more controlled than that, however.
I thought this was a simple thing. Our server has audio out so I figured I'd just rip some CD to it and set up a daemon to keep the music looping. I did this, but the problem here is that the music is inaudible through the hold system. If you listen closely you can maybe kinda hear it playing but not really, at most you get faint bursts of static that resemble the beat of the music.
I thought maybe there was something wrong with my music playing system, so I got my MP3 player and phone and tried them both, but it's the exact same thing. I figured maybe there was some sort of bitrate threshold that the phone system had or something, so I re-ripped the CD at 64kbps and tried that again, but to no avail. Same thing as before.
So far the only thing that is audible through the phone system is our FM radio. Can someone explain why? The only thing I can think of is that it's perhaps an analog/digital thing but I thought the standard headphone-out audio on a computer was analog in the first place?