[Icecast] buffering loop without without extension

Michael Smith mlrsmith at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 16:44:14 PST 2005

On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 01:23:12 +0100, rama <medialist at xicnet.com> wrote:
> hi,
> I'm trying an ogg stream which doesn't seem to work at least on my xmms
> if I don't use  the .ogg extension for it.
> xmms runs into an eternal buffering loop, restarting just upon finishing
> fill up.

As the documentation states (and I think icecast logs a warning if you
do this ignoring the documentation), many common clients have a
serious bug in their HTTP handling that means they don't work unless
the URL ends with ".ogg".

xmms is one such client. Either add the extension, or don't use xmms.


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