[Icecast] big buffer on server-side

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Mon Jun 20 14:09:56 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-06-20 at 14:46, Balint Jacint wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm planning to broadcast live stream from a place, where there's only 
> ADSL connection, which may be used during broadcast, so temporary 
> bandwidth-sortage can happen.
> Is there any way to create a huge buffer on server-side? This way there 
> would be no problem, if the source couldn't send the stream, the server 
> could serve from the buffer until the source gets bandwidth again.
> It could be any big, I actually want 2-5 minutes buffer on the server. 
> Latency is not an issue, noone cares (in this situation).

I think the only settings that could help in such cases are <queue-size>
(for allowing the stored buffer to increase) and <source-timeout> (how
much idle time is allowed before shutting down the source. 

What they need setting to depends on what you expect out of the


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