[icecast] bad quality, important buffering, etc...

Jerome Alet alet at unice.fr
Sat Oct 20 16:20:13 UTC 2001

On Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 10:11:09AM -0600, Jack Moffitt wrote:
> > I'm sure it's not an icecast problem because I've set up my
> > own icecast server (same version, same playlist) on an ISP's server 
> > and all is OK, nevertheless maybe some of you had encountered the
> > same problems and could tell me where to look at.
> You didn't say what you were originating the stream with.  What tool are
> you using for that (it might be the culprit)?

Sorry for that.

the test streams are streamed to icecast 1.3.11 from ices-0.2.2.
They were all made or downsampled (from 128 Kbps,44KHz stereo to 32kbs, 
32khz, mono) with Lame 3.89beta1.

> > Could this be a faulty router somewhere or something else ?
> The first thing that came to mind was the 10/100 - 10 mix.  Most of your
> switches and hubs will autodetect, but none of them (that i know of) do
> it well.  Check the duplex.  If the duplex is half on one side and full
> on the other, you will have major problems :)

Thanks a lot. That's exactly the idea I missed !
I'll test again on Monday and let you know.


Jerome Alet

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