[icecast] Error: Client not receiving data fast enough

Brendan Cully brendan at icecast.org
Mon Aug 6 16:56:08 UTC 2001

On Sunday, 05 August 2001 at 12:40, Russ wrote:
> Hmmm, I am using Winamp for my client, will upgrade it, but it works for
> other shoutcast/icecast streams.  There has to be something buggered up in
> my config somewhere.  It sounds as if Ices is sending data too quickly to
> icecast(?), will blow it away and re-complie it and see what happens.
> Thanks for the help so far.

It's fairly straightforward to figure out whether ices is having a
timing problem. Put an MP3 of a certain length into a playlist, fire
up ices and see if it takes that amount of time for ices to play the
track. If ices plays a 3-minute track in 90 seconds, ices is the

It's also possible you aren't actually reencoding. You may be
advertising your stream as 128kbit but sending at 256 or
something. Which version of ices are you using? Also set Verbose to 1
in ices.conf and watch the logs...


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