[icecast] skipping at change of song

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Thu Jun 26 00:35:38 UTC 2003

On Thursday 26 June 2003 09:12, Ross Levis wrote:
> oddsock wrote:
> > this may be an effect of using the SQRSoft crossfader...try disabling it
> > and see if you get the same effect...
> It is difficult to test this because the metadata is sent when each track
> is silent so there is no audible skipping while no sound is present.  I had
> almost resigned to blaming the crossfader when it happened again (without
> the crossfader).  I have a very short station ID of about 1 second and
> during the quick change of tracks, I did get a skip when listening to the
> stream.  The station ID did not play in it's entirety, even though it did
> on the source PC.  So to me it sounds like it is something to do with the
> sending of the metadata interfering with the audio data.

Are you using mp3?

It's _possible_ (though I think unlikely) that the mp3 metadata support in 
icecast2 is causing this. It should work, but hasn't had really extensive 
testing - so it might be causing occasional problems like this. 

If you can reproduce this with another streamer AND with another listening 
client (so as to ensure it's not a problem specifically with winamp), I'll 
look into that.


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