As a rule of thumb, a low sample rate + mono + 50 ms or less of buffer time are the settings that are generally used.
Streaming from Ubuntu (or anything running PulseAudio):
The following web page describes how to configure PulseAudio for use with this player. http://kaytat.com/blog/?page_id=301
Streaming from Windows:
Download the server from the following link and run it locally : https://github.com/kaytat/SimpleProtocolServer
The server has some options also to help tune the performance.
Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.Download F-Droid
This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.
It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.
have full network accessAllows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
prevent phone from sleepingAllows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
change your audio settingsAllows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.