[Icecast] what is the queuesize?
karl at xiph.org
Fri Dec 16 15:28:48 PST 2005
Rakotomandimby Mihamina wrote:
> In the Icecast configuration file, at the begining, there is a queuesize
The queue-size in the limits section is the default for all mountpoints
unless you override it in a specific <mount> group.
> Is it an amount of bits? What bits?
The queue-size is specified in bytes, using bits as the measure is too
precise. It represents the trigger level at which the queue of stream
data will be pruned, so can be seen as the maximum amount of stream data
that icecast will store for a particular stream. Normally the queue of
stream data is not so full, but if it does get full and the queue is to
be pruned back then it will be because there is a listening client that
is too slow for the stream bitrate and that listener will be dropped.
There is no one rule for the best size to use, a larger number just
means a little more RAM can be taken up, obviously video streams
generally have a higher bitrate so a larger queue size may be better in
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