[Icecast] Stream drops during handoff. Suggestions?
Klaas Jan Wierenga
k.j.wierenga at home.nl
Thu Feb 3 12:11:19 PST 2005
I'm using ezstream-0.1.2
Van: Joel Ebel [mailto:jbebel at ncsu.edu]
Verzonden: donderdag 3 februari 2005 21:05
Aan: Klaas Jan Wierenga
Onderwerp: Re: [Icecast] Stream drops during handoff. Suggestions?
Thanks. I'll have to try that. I wonder why ezstream would ever stop
sending data for that long though. What version of ezstream are you
Klaas Jan Wierenga wrote:
> About ezstream inevitably stopping.... I had the same problem, but
> increasing the source-timeout from the default 10 (seconds) to 30
> has done the trick for me. Ezstream hasn't stopped for over two months.
> Maybe this could help you too.
> Klaas Jan
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> Joel Ebel
> Verzonden: donderdag 3 februari 2005 19:28
> Aan: icecast at xiph.org
> Onderwerp: Re: [Icecast] Stream drops during handoff. Suggestions?
> I think you've got the right idea. The way I see to do it is set up a
> quiet backup stream. If you use ogg, make sure it isn't silence.
> You'll need to give it -90 dB white noise. Basically random 0, +1 an -1
> values. The backup stream can be served form the same computer as
> icecast. Probably the easiest way is to use ezstream to send the
> silence file repeatedly. Since you aren't re-encoding, it won't take
> much cpu at all. Just be sure to check on ezstream from time to time.
> It inevitably stops working eventually for me.
> Ian A. Underwood wrote:
>>Sorry if this has been asked before, but I've searched high and low for
>>the last couple days for an answer.
>>An Internet radio station I DJ for is using Shoutcast and MP3, but we
>>are considering moving to an Icecast/Ogg Vorbis combination instead. We
>>work in 3-hour shifts. When we hand off, the DJ on-stream stops teh
>>encoder, shouts "go" on IRC, and the DJ in line starts his encoder.
>>However, one thing I'm finding in my testing is that during a simulated
>>handoff on a test server, stream listeners are disconnected. The only
>>workaround I've found for this is to run a near-silent failover stream
>>which fills in the blank spot until the main encoder is re-started.
>>Is this solution the only way to go about preserving the stream between
>>shows? Is it possible to store a short vorbis file on the server which
>>can provide the silence instead of running a backup stream to it? Is
>>there something I totally missed?
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