[icecast] Configuring icecast for lowest buffering/latency

Enrico Minack enrico.minack at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Mar 24 00:40:37 UTC 2004

> > > There is no way in which RTP produces more overhead than HTTP
> > why? basicly it takes the mp3-stream and puts timestamps and synch stuff
> > around. isn't that overhead?
> Yes, that's overhead. Do you know how TCP works? HTTP works on top of TCP.
> has more overhead than UDP/RTP.
Oh, I see your point. I was just thinking of the overhead in the application
layer, not in the network layer. The bandwidth on the network link of HTTP
over TCP might be bigger than RTP over UDP. But at least the overhead in the
application layer is lower using HTTP ;-)

Enrico M.

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