[Icecast] Double-speed mp3 streams

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Tue Oct 4 14:53:36 UTC 2005

On 10/4/05, Matthew Schmidt <matthew.schmidt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>  I've been experiencing odd behavior lately. When I start a stream it
> sometimes begins to stream at double the speed of what I'm sending it.
> Stopping and restarting the stream usually solves the problem, but not
> always. Stopping and restarting the server doesn't have any effect.

This is probably a client problem; it's possibly connecting at an
'unlucky' point, and getting false sync, picking the wrong sample
rate, and doing playback from then on at the wrong rate.

Good mp3 decoders/players look for multiple consecutive sync words at
appropriate points before deciding they've actually found sync and
fixing on those settings, this reduces the chances of this happening
to essentially zero.


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