[Icecast] [Icecast-dev] metadata fallback mounts

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Thu Jan 19 12:33:35 UTC 2006

Andy Woolley wrote:
>> So when you're listening before the fallback, it's not anywhere near 
>> this far behind?
> Just tested it all so here's what is happening.
> Stream is up and all is well. Then I take the stream down and after 
> about 14 seconds the fallback starts, that's great and exactly what I want.
> However, I start the stream again and have to wait about 5 minutes for 
> the fallback to stop and the stream to resume on the client. Also, if I 
> stop the stream again, there is a 5 minute delay until the fallback 
> restarts so something is buffering about 5 minutes worth of data.
> Any ideas on how I can reduce this lag, I've not got much control over 
> the clients but have full control of the server so if there is any 
> setting I can try, that would be great.

If you want a time regulated fallback then use a source client like 
ezstream. To maintain consistency, no timing occurs on the fallback to 
file as that requires parsing of all formats.


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