[Icecast] Newbie support

Karl Heyes karl
Mon Jul 5 08:10:53 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 12:20, Steve Congrave wrote:
> I have just setup icecast on my RedHat 9 server and it's working fine except
> that every 2 minutes or so I get an error in icecast error log giving about
> 20 lines of :
> DBUG format/format_generic_write_buf_to_client Client had recoverable error
> -1

This just means that the client could not be sent some data at that
time, if it's just temporary then it's not a problem.

> And then
> DBUG source/source_main Client has fallen too far behind, removing
> It then restarts streaming to the client

This is because the client has so much waiting or it, that it is
pointless to continue as-is, so icecast closes the connection to the

> The result is that the music keeps stopping when played in Winamp and then
> restarts on the next track.
> I am assuming that it is a buffering issue - but which file do I change and
> what is the recommended value?

without knowing the specifics of the stream and connection to the client
it's hard to say for sure. It could be that the network link is just
saturated or there may be a network misconfiguration.


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