[Icecast] ffmpeg2theora icecast ubuntu edgy

Vincent balbinus at bonjourlesmouettes.org
Wed Feb 14 13:15:08 UTC 2007


I've had the same problem. However, I chose not to downgrade my package, 
but rather to recompile it from source. The reason seems to be that 
Debian dropped support for Theora (as j at v2v.cc noted) in libshout too. 
I'm not quite sure actually, since ldd on any libshout-linked packages 
indicates "libtheora.so.0", but anyway something's messed up with Theora 

I recompiled libshout and did an equivs packages (see 
for explanations - in french, sorry).

Something I don't exactly understand is why the Ubuntu libshout3 package 
is more recent (2.2.2-1) than the Debian one (2.1-3), although the 
Ubuntu one seems to be maintained by the same Debian guy (Jonas 

Vincent Tabard
Radio Pytagor : http://www.radiopytagor.com/

Balint Jacint a écrit :
> Hi,
> I just wanna share with you my experience with theora ffmpeg2theora, 
> icecast2 and ubuntu edgy. I wanted to broadcast live video on an 
> Ubuntu machine with ffmpeg2theora, oggfwd and icecast2.
> I read the thread 
> http://lists.xiph.org/pipermail/icecast/2005-February/008608.html 
> about the stream dying after a couple seconds with libshout 2.0.
> Now the same happens if you use libshout3 v2.2 with Ubuntu edgy.
> What solved the issue for me was to downgrade libshout to dapper 
> version (from 2.2 to 2.1). After downgrading, the stream just started 
> working.
> I'm sharing it here to get this issue to the public archives. I 
> haven't found anything about it on the net when I was trying to solve 
> it. Some additional keywords for the search engines:
> WARN source/get_next_buffer Disconnecting source due to socket timeout
> Source exiting
> ffmpeg2theora hangs after a couple seconds
> oggfwd hangs after a couple seconds
> same applies to ezstream as well
> ffmpeg2theora file.avi -x 320 -y 240 -V 150 -A 64 -o - --optimize | 
> oggfwd localhost 8000 password /test.ogg
> Yours,
> Jacint
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