[Icecast-dev] Question about buffering with icecast protocol

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Mon Jan 14 10:07:25 PST 2008

Geoff Shang wrote:

> This raises a question I've been meaning to ask for awhile.  Is there 
> any reason why we have both burst on connect and burst size?  
> Compatibility with older versions?  The burst size parameter would seem 
> to be sufficient if setting it to 0 disables it.

The burst on connect was introduced as a setting in an earlier queuing 
implementation. As you have already mentioned, it was not that 
configurable so these days it's just an alias for burst-size of 64k if 
enabled and 0 if not.


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