darkice problems (was Re: [icecast] Propping up liveice)

Matt Boersma matt at sprout.org
Mon May 27 20:19:16 PDT 2002



I tried darkice 0.9 with icecast 1.3.12 and lame 3.91.  I specified a 64k 
stream and similar options to what works for us with liveice.

Streaming worked successfully, and I applaud darkice for being fairly 
simple to build and configure.  But the stream sounded like mud.  It was 
worse than our 16k mono RealAudio stream.  I re-examined my config, I 
rebuilt everything with gcc 2.96, then with gcc 3.01, with no compiler 
opts, with some agressive ones, and even tried a prebuilt Mandrake RPM for 
lame, thinking that darkice's interfacing with the lame shared lib might 
have been a problem.  But no luck--it still sounded horrible.

I then consulted this newsgroup's archives and did some googling and found 
a couple references that implied that darkice was now more focused on 
icecast 2 support and now had broken lame support for icecast 1.x.  I 
assumed that was my problem.  I thought about building an older 
darkice--maybe 0.5 or whichever was the last one *not* to require lame as 
a shared lib--but had already put too much effort into it.

If other folks have it working correctly for a 24x7 live 64k stream 
against iceast 1.3.12, I'm all ears.

-Matt

<p>On Sunday, May 26, 2002, at 11:27  PM, Akos Maroy wrote:

> Matt Boersma wrote:
>> on the average of every couple weeks.  I tried darkice, but it doesn't 
>> deal with lame correctly.  So I wrote a script to resurrect liveice when
>
> Could you elaborate on this? In what respect does darkice not deal with 
> lame correctly?
>
>
> Akos
>
>
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