[Icecast] Newbie problem with ices2

Richard rpm at 16hd.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Aug 14 17:15:58 UTC 2005

Hi Karl,

Karl Heyes wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-08-14 at 16:47, Richard wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>I'm fairly new to icecast / ices - been using icecast (2.2.0) to stream 
>>audio files for a few weeks, it works very well, now I'm trying to add 
>>live feeds via ices (v2.0.1). I've built and installed (on SuSE 9.3 
>>platform) with no apparent errors, copied ices-alsa.xml to user area and 
>>modified paths, server password etc.
>>When I run ices (using "ices  /home/rpm/Music/ices-alsa.xml" it starts 
>>OK then after a few seconds I get
>>"EROR input-alsa/alsa_read snd_pcm_readi failed: Input/output error" and 
>>it dies (icecast stays up though).
>>All I'm trying to do is to stream from line-in, I used kmix to set this 
>>(I think... red lights on for 'line' and 'capture' in the input tab).
> readi failure is an odd one, make sure you have the recent alsa
> libs/drivers for the card.  The error is from the ALSA lib and isn't
> informative enough, it may just need a lib update or a different
> samplerate.
> karl.

That seems to be it - changed sample rate from 44100 to 48000 and all 
seems well. I think my understanding of ALSA is the problem!

Thanks and Regards,
Richard Meek
mailto:rpm at 16hd.freeserve.co.uk

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