[Icecast] load constraints

Ian A. Underwood agentgrn at dcne.net
Mon May 23 00:23:05 PDT 2005

Iain Mott wrote:
> Could someone please explain (or direct me to links) what happens to the
> upload bandwidth of a box running icecast, when more than one client
> connects? For example, if a box on a 128kbps upload connection is
> serving a 64Kbps stream (and not audio-on-demand) - is it limited to two
> connections or is icecast somehow more efficient?

Actually...you will be limited to one.  128k isn't enough upstream 
bandwidth to serve up 64k worth of stream information, plus the overhead 
involved in transporting it for two listeners.  You'd need at least 192k 
to move two streams comfortably at that bitrate.


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