Gaps when playing a radio

MOC version: 
version 2.5.2


When I play this mp3 radio stream (BFM radio, French news) there are a lot of gaps. How can I play with the settings to eliminate these gaps?

Thank you for your help.

The obvious answer would be to increase the 'InputBuffer' and 'Prebuffering' configuration parameter sizes to take account of a slow delivery from the streaming station, but doing this did not solve the problem.

There are a couple of other streaming stations which also exhibit the same problem: and

SoX's play(1) does not exhibit the problem.

I have some other clues (which I won't go into here), but further investigation is required.