[icecast-dev] more on default values....

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Mon May 17 08:02:11 PDT 2004

> Firstly, I'm one of those people who thoroughly reads through a config file
> before firing up the server, so the final decision won't affect me much
> from a server admin point of view.  From the point of view of a listener,
> I'd be happy enough for burst on connect to be the default, providing the
> buffer isn't too big.  I'd also like to see it be configurable, as if it's
> measured in bytes, the amount of latency will depend on the bit rate.  I am
> constantly frustrated at shoutcast's 1 meg buffer, which runs to several
> minutes at 16kbps for example.

Since we know the bitrate of the stream, is there a reason to have the
buffer size config parameter be in bytes?  I should probably be in
tenths of a second or some such more appropriate unit.  Let the code do
the math, instead of the humans.

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