[icecast] cannot get icecast and ices totalk...authenticationfailed

Luke Stodola minus273point16c at fastmail.fm
Thu Apr 10 17:39:55 PDT 2003



> You might run into trouble if you plan on playing the same stream in
> more than one room coming from a non-wired (audio cables) source.  When
> it's all wired (speaker wire, RCA, digital) there is no (apparent)
> latency.  If you are playing the same stream on two different computers,
> even in your ethernet wired home network, they won't be totally sync'd
> up.  Latency on a wireless network is even more apparent.  Of course
> 256Kbs is pretty fast and I haven't tried doing it with this speed, so
> the clients may stay "together" for longer, but there is no garuantee
> they will stay in sync for any amount of time.
> 
> Of course, none of this matters if the rooms are far enough apart and
> you aren't worried about hearing sound carrying over from one set of
> speakers into another area that is playing the same stream.  The echo
> delay can get really annoying and unbearable otherwise.
> 
> Todd

Is there some way to keep two listeners synchronized?  I'm thinking NTP +
some time-code metadata that the server puts into the stream every so
often (sent-at or play-at).  Then the player would buffer the audio
enough that both play more or less in sync.  Anybody played with this
before?

Luke

-- 
  Luke Stodola
  minus273point16c at fastmail.fm

-- 
http://www.fastmail.fm - Accessible with your email software
                          or over the web
--- >8 ----
List archives:  http://www.xiph.org/archives/
icecast project homepage: http://www.icecast.org/
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to 'icecast-request at xiph.org'
containing only the word 'unsubscribe' in the body.  No subject is needed.
Unsubscribe messages sent to the list will be ignored/filtered.




More information about the Icecast mailing list