[Icecast] limit source bitrate
karl at xiph.org
Wed Jan 28 08:57:31 PST 2009
Pierpaolo gulla wrote:
> Hi guys ,
> I'm trying to limit the bitrate of a source client.
> I'm using the icecast 2.3.1 and the 2.3.2 , but in the documentation ,
> in particular in the limit section I don't see nothing.
> So I'm asking to you :
> There is a way to limit to a max bitrate , the bitrate that a client can
> use for a particular mountpoint ?
I have this in my branch work (check my forum profile for the address)
but I haven't had much feedback on this so it's either working well or
not being used.
Just add in <mount> either
<limit-rate> to limit the incoming stream, it does drop the connection
if the rate stays high for a certain amount of time.
<max-bandwidth> to limit the number of new listeners connecting.
both take the value format as either 40000, 40K or 40M. You'll want to
allow a little bit extra over the expected bitrate and also watch for
variable bitrate streams.
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