[icecast] Is it OK ?

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Tue Dec 2 12:54:09 UTC 2003

On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 12:22, Rakotomandimby Mihamina wrote:
> Hi all,
> I run a CVS version (i dont remember exactly when did i got it )of Ices2/
> Icescast2 on a slackware Linux box .
> I put this section into the Ices2 conf file :
> [...]
> <encode>
>  <samplerate>22000</samplerate>
>  <channels>1</channels>
>  <quality>0</quality>
>   <managed>1</managed>
>       <nominal-bitrate>35000</nominal-bitrate>
>       <minimum-bitrate>30000</minimum-bitrate>
>       <maximum-bitrate>40000</maximum-bitrate>
> </encode>
> [...]
> Original files are about 128-200 kbps and 44KHz
> The problem is that the stream is 90% of the time 42Kbps ( when i listen to it 
> over my LAN with xmms )
> Is that normal ?

it can be, clients only update the bitrate display every so often, and
vbr type streams are always dependant on the material they are encoding.

> Among that , i would like to know (if you can help me) the lowest bitrate for 
> that . I stream Music in mono ( 1 channel ) mode , and want to sample at 
> 22Khz . i juste want to know what is the lowest bitrate doable ... thank 
> you .
> And thanks in advance .

try it to see, drop the managed, minimum-bitrate and nominal-bitrate
tags and change quality to -1


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