[icecast] Sacrilege, but...

Brendan Cully brendan at icecast.org
Tue Jul 24 23:01:55 UTC 2001

On Tuesday, 24 July 2001 at 23:51, Mike Prudence wrote:
> I've reached the end of my very, very long tether, and not being an 
> afficionado of the online mp3 streaming scene, I'd just like to know:-
> - icecast is the open source equivalent of something.
> - can I pay some money and get the non-open source version of that 
> something that will run on my Linux box and work ??

you can get the not-open-source version free from shoutcast.com. Your
symptoms imply that you may be trying to stream high-bitrate MP3s?
(that would be 160kbit+). For starters, try setting sleep_ratio to 0
in icecast.conf. Although it burns more CPU it may save you some
grief. Alternatively you could try checking out icecast from CVS,
although I wouldn't recommend using the web interface to do it :)


> [For those interested in details, my symptoms are this: latest release 
> iceast, latest release ices, get listed on icecast.org, not listed on 
> shoutcast.com; streaming works for a few minutes, then get stuttering and 
> then client gives up and restarts; ices gives up after 10 minutes or so 
> (whole process dies); listening locally (ie, on our 100Mbps LAN), get 
> continual winking red lights from Winamp, unless I press pause, then play, 
> which seems to steady the stream, although it then goes all weird after 
> about five minutes, and then someone times out and the connection gets 
> dropped; tried with ices and shout; tried with both redhat 6.2 and 7.1 
> systems; tried with icecast on one machine and ices on another; local 
> listener on local 100Mbps network; remote listener (over 256Kbps cable 
> modem) seems more stable (less Winamp redlights) but still dies after 5 
> minutes or so; tried Sonique client, same results; only common factor is 
> me: ie, config files set much the same, followed the same instructions to 
> compile and install.  I'm sure it works, but I'll be damned if I can make 
> it work!  Oh, and if anyone says 'get the CVS source' try doing that from 
> the web interface and maintain your sanity.]

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