[icecast] High CPU load

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Thu May 20 01:03:03 UTC 2004

On Thursday 20 May 2004 06:46, Ben Robert wrote:
> I am running Icecast2 and Ices2 on Redhat Linux 9. I have two ices running
> with two different config. sending to Icecast and the cpu load for each is
> around 7.0. The playlist contains 64kbps ogg files and output is set to
> 32kpps. How can I reduce the cpu load?

Reencoding is a cpu-intensive thing to do. If you want low cpu load, don't do 
it - pre-encode your files to the desired bitrate


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