[icecast] Stream sycronisation and player skipping

Mr I konny at waitrose.com
Tue Aug 5 10:17:13 PDT 2003



Todd Poston wrote:

>Good Luck.  As mentioned before, this would be cool but not as simple,
>even in theory, as it sounds.
>
>You might be interested in this thread:
>http://www.xiph.org/archives/icecast/4849.html
>http://www.xiph.org/archives/icecast/4853.html
>
>Let us know when its done! ;) heh
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thanks for that Todd.
Reading Mike's reply in the latter thread it seems that the ogg 
streaming protocol has built in time stamping.
Now I'm nowhere near an expert but why would this be hard to implement a 
server / client solution.
Why would the player side be difficult? What are the factors?

Does that mean that you haven't worked out a work around Todd?

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>>Hi all,
>>1stly
>>Thanks to all concerned with Icecast /ices is just the best blah blah 
>>praise love... I know you already know you have a amazing products..
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>>I  am attempting to get a simultaneous stream to X clients. What I 
>>require is that all clients play the exact same segment (same 
>>ms) at the 
>>same time.
>>I'm using the combo of  icecast2 (from cvs Icecast2 alpha 1.) 
>>ices-0.3 
>>(from ices-0.3.tar.gz) and winamp3.
>>
>>Currently when I attempt this the winamp clients keep falling 
>>in and out 
>>of sync (tested on local LAN with 2 clients).
>> In fact another problem is that all streams continuous pause 
>>approximately every 10 seconds.
>>
>>I know there are many factors to consider and also that the 
>>quality of 
>>service may not be guarantee over the Internet.
>> However I'm really like to know if anyone has accomplished 
>>this and how. Any comments would be happily accepted thank 
>>you all in advance.
>>
>>K
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