[Icecast] Adjusting source->server buffer size
sairwas at sairwas.org
Tue Nov 23 09:31:59 UTC 2004
we're running a radio using Icecast2 and Winamp5/Oddcast as the source.
We have several DJ's who broadcast from their homes, which means that
the quality of the source->server connection varies wildly.
Several of our DJ's have massive problems when broadcasting to Icecast:
the music constantly goes on a pause, sometimes for a second or two,
sometimes for long enough to trigger the fallback stream. The problem
seems to be a combination of an unstable source->server connection and
Icecast's small buffer size. Note that these DJ's can still broadcast
to Shoutcast server (using the Shoutcast DSP plugin) with very good
results. This is true even if they're using much higher bitrates than
with Icecast - so it's not about the speed of the connection, but the
stability. I understand that Shoutcast works better over unstable
connections simply because of the larger buffer size.
Can Icecast's source-to-server buffer size somehow be adjusted? Or does
Oddcast have some hidden internal buffer option?
We're sincerely hoping to avoid switching over to Shoutcast and MP3, so
any suggestions would be most welcome.
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