[icecast] pre-buffering

Geoff Shang gshang at uq.net.au
Thu Apr 11 21:39:10 PDT 2002



Hi:

the reason why streams served by shoutcast start more quickly than ones
served by icecast is that shoutcast servers have a stream buffer (1mb I
think it is) which it pushes out to clients as quickly as it can upon
connection.  This has a couple of side effects, the most noticable being
that there is always an appreciable delay on streams served by shoutcast
between the time audio is encoded and the time it is heard.  At 16kbps,
this can be several minutes.

Geoff.

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