[Icecast] Icecast Newbie Questions

Anton Krall akrall-lists at intruder.com.mx
Sat Feb 12 08:01:27 PST 2005

So we need to resample them first? Any live resamplers? 

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From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On Behalf
Of Geoff Shang
Sent: Sábado, 12 de Febrero de 2005 09:51 a.m.
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Subject: Re: [Icecast] Icecast Newbie Questions

Anton Krall wrote:

> 1. Can icecast limit the bps of an incoming live source? for example, 
> limit the user/source to be only 24kbps and if the user tries to send 
> a higher bps source, not allow it to connect? kind of like the 
> commerical hosting services do?

No.  And I've no idea how the commercial services do it, maybe they have
some patches against the Icecast source for doing this.

> 2. If a live signal is on almost all the time, can icecast be 
> configured to act when the live source disconnects and start 
> automatically playign some local mp3 files so the audience would have 
> something to listen to and if the live source connects again, drop the 
> mp3 and stream the live source one more time?

This you can do.  Set up a second stream on another mountpoint and configure
the first mountpoint to fall back to the second one and also activate

Note that if these are MP3 streams, you must have the same sampling rate and
number of channels in the fallback stream as you do in your primary stream,
otherwise players will choak.


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