[icecast] Sacrilege, but...

Asif M. Baloch asif_mas at hilinks.com
Tue Jul 24 23:38:47 PDT 2001



Well,

I consider icecast as a testing application server. You just cant deploy it
all of a sudden becuse it needs a lot of work still and the UI needs to be
friendlier. Lets wait till the top programmers come up with a central
solution which i am sure that they will. I myself have been using SHOUTcast
and its ok. User count reached at 460 a time ago but with icecast, i dont
think that it can at every user end. This depends on a lot of things but
primarily the platform and bandwidth. Though the console is preety tough to
understand but it is preety ok for testing [im talking Win32 here]. If you
need to experiment with it , great but dont be upset if you dont go
anywhere.

Regards,

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----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Prudence <mjp at filmsat59.com>
To: <icecast at xiph.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 3:51 AM
Subject: [icecast] Sacrilege, but...

> Hi all,
>
> I'm afraid that having spent yet another entire day floundering around in
> the world of icecast, I've really now got to the point of asking a
> difficult question.
>
> I set up an icecast server back in early 1999, and it seemed to work fine
> for months.  We had a server crash here that meant I had to go and reget
> the sources to rebuild, and ever since then it has been nothing but grief.
>
> 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 ??
>
> I just want to stream some mp3 files.  It can't surely be this hard, can
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.]
>
> Er, help ???
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Mike
>
> Films at 59 Ltd, Bristol.         http://www.filmsat59.com
>
>
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