[icecast] alternatives to liveice and darkice

Nicu Pavel npavel at ituner.com
Thu Apr 11 10:01:07 PDT 2002

> are there any decent alternatives to live audio streaming [via. soundcard]
> to darkice or liveice? after a few days fighting with darkice, i finally
> managed to bring it up only to see that it takes 55% of my cpu just to
> encode one 128kbps stream using libmp3lame. a similar 128kbps stream only
> takes up 36% cpu using liveice. maybe i have something configured wrong, but
> i was sortof expecting darkice to be a little less resource intensive than
> liveice...
> maybe i have something configured incorrectly with darkice?

By default darkice set quality for mp3 encoding to 2 which is a high 
quality setting you can modify the sources to set quality to something 
like 7 and this will reduce cpu usage a lot.
There is a patch thats adds quality and vbr,abr mode to be configured by
config file but I am not sure Akos had included yet :).


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