[Icecast] low bandwidth broadcasting using ices2

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Mon Aug 30 00:53:29 UTC 2004

On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 03:03:28AM +0100, Andy Baxter wrote:

> Is there any way to bring the bitrate in ices2 down below 32 kbps?

Generally the trick for this is to downsample the audio before encoding. 
You can ask ices to do this with a resample stanza in the config file:


> Specifically, I have a machine with 2 versions of oggenc on it, one
> from debian woody, and one compiled from source. The woody version will
> encode mono wavs down to 16kbps, but the (later) hand compiled version
> will only go down to 32 kbps. The quality of the 16kbps files isn't that
> great, but it's still ok to listen to - no obvious distortion or spurious
> noises, just a loss of clarity.

You don't tell us what compression options you tried, but hopefully the 
resampling issue is the one you're missing.


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