[icecast] live streaming

Joe Bowser bowserj at unbc.ca
Thu Jun 28 13:33:59 UTC 2001

On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, Mitchell wrote:

> Hi list,
> I am wanting to stream audio live to my sound card, have it compressed on the fly and sent to my
> icecast server. 
> I had a look at darkice (http://darkice.sourceforge.net) but I didn't seem to be able to get that to
> work, the stream skipped seriously and no config options or different encoder I used managed to get it
> sounding normal.  
> The machine I am using to do the live encoding is an AMD Duron 800 with 128 mb of ram which I assume
> would be able to handle atleast 1 or 2 streams with realtime encoding. 
> Is there any other alternatives I can use to darkice? 

There are many different alternatives, such as liveice and  jaromil's
Multiple Streaming Engine (MuSE:http://muse.dyne.org).  However, all use
an external encoder.  Most use the lame encoder, however some (like
MuSE) also have support for OggVorbis, which you should consider looking

As for what the problem is with darkice, what encoder are you using?
What bitrate are you trying to encode at?  

Joe Bowser - bowserj at unbc.ca
Student Director
Education Alternative Radio Society

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