[Icecast] Icecast2 buffering

209radio themachine at 209radio.co.uk
Thu Oct 28 08:15:12 UTC 2004

Please forgive me if this question has been covered already...

I run 209radio in Cambridge (community radio) and we are using the
streaming setup provided by the Community Media Association.

My question concerns our archive icecast2 server to which we post our
ogg vorbis archive files. 

Despite a fair bit of effort by us and the cma it seems, we cannot find
a solution to the fact that end users cannot scan through the programmes
at all. They have to sit there and take the file as it comes and if a
fatal dropout occurs it goes right back to the beginning.

The cma are keen to sort this too but we are all embroiled in preparing
for the Community Radio Order 2004 FM application deadlines and cannot
spare a great deal of time on chasing the solution.

We also offer mp3 streams and archives and it seems that the lack of
this feature for ogg is steering users toward mp3, which we do not want
as we are very keen to promote the use of ogg, it being far superior and
all that.

Can anyone help?

Karl Hartland

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