[Icecast] Buffer in IceCast

Taner Sener tanersener at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 14:01:10 UTC 2008

Thanks Karl, I will test these two parameters.


On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Karl Heyes <karl at xiph.org> wrote:

> Taner Sener wrote:
>  My case is: my icecast server and ice cast client are in different
>> locations and connection between these two is not so healthy. Sometimes
>> network problems causes client to loose connection with server and this
>> causes server to broadcast silence to the listeners. I want to get rid of
>> this. What I wonder is if IceCast Server buffers some amount of time before
>> broadcasting it to the listeners. I mean the stream data in the buffer can
>> be broadcasted to listeners when connection between server and client is
>> lost. I think if there is such kind of implementation it can help me on
>> solving this issue.
> The only backdating/reserving of stream data is done for the initial burst.
> In these cases it's difficult to handle well if you truly lose the
> connection, you can of course increase the source timeout and/or have a huge
> burst size (eg 1 Meg). These may be all you need but it really does depend
> on the circumstances leading up to the source client disconnection.
> karl.
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