[icecast] Icecast/LiveIce Problems

Todd Goodman tgoodman at sonusnet.com
Tue Mar 20 06:56:44 PST 2001



I'm sorry, I meant RedHat 7.0 of course.  That machine is running kernel
2.2.14-5.0.

I've tried the XMMS LiveIce plugin and XMMS cores as soon as it's
enabled.

Thanks for the info on buffering.

Todd

* David S. Geirsson <andmann at andmann.eu.org> [010320 09:49]:
> First of all, please define "Linux 7.0", since the last time I knew linux
> was only up to 2.4. It annoys me incredibly when people refer to the
> distribution version xx as "linux version xx".
> 
> Now, you are correct in saying that they probably can't coexist because of
> soundcard issues. There is, however, an XMMS IceCast plugin.
> 
> Also, buffering only means that either you should lower your bitrate, or
> increase the buffer size in winamp, althought this will take longer to load.
> 
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 09:21:19AM -0500, Todd Goodman wrote:
> > I'm having a couple problems trying to get Icecast and LiveIce set up on
> > a Linux 7.0 system.
> > 
> > I'm running Icecast 1.3.10 without a config file (using all defaults).
> > 
> > I can use shout to stream to it and connect to it from a windows machine
> > running WinAmp.  It works OK except winamp stops every few seconds and
> > tells me that it's buffering.  It buffers for a few seconds and then
> > plays a few more seconds.  Does anyone have any ideas here?
> > 
> > My other problem is with LiveIce streaming.  What I want to do is use
> > XMMS on a Linux machine play and then have LiveIce stream this.  I don't
> > think I can run XMMS and LiveIce on the same machine since they both
> > want to use the soundcard.
> > 
> > So what I've done is run icecast on the machine running XMMS and then
> > cable from line out on that sound card to line in on another Linux
> > machine which is running LiveIce.  I can plug in speakers on that
> > machine and hear what's playing from the first, but when I try to listen
> > to that stream from winamp all I get is a bunch of clicks (like when you
> > play back a VBR mp3 with a decoder that can't do it).  I've tried using
> > both lame and xingmp3enc (with the kernel module).
> > 
> > I hope that these are simple config problems and that someone can help
> > out.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Todd Goodman
> > 
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