[icecast-dev] Writing a client

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Sun Feb 9 14:12:31 PST 2003

On Monday 10 February 2003 06:11, Martin C. Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to write an Icecast client, it seems pretty straight forward: open
> up an HTTP connection, send the request, strip off the header and send the
> rest to the ogg vorbis decoder.  My only question is: how does the server
> know or not know when a client is behind?  Should my client only read from
> the socket when its buffer isn't full?  Or is there some other mechanism?
> What would happen if I read continuously, dropping data that doesn't fit
> in my buffer?

Icecast will only send data at an appropriate rate - one second of audio data 
per second. So you can just rea all the time.


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