[Icecast] icecast2 sends metadata to clients but not actual stream

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Sun Feb 27 16:03:34 PST 2011


You didn't describe anything about your stream. At least some basic
information like the source client being used and the format you're
streaming in is obviously a prerequisite to even _speculate_ about
what the problem might be.

Mike


On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Joonas Lehtolahti
<godjonez at codepad.info> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I just installed icecast2 on Ubuntu 10.10 server from Ubuntu repositories.
> My intention was to use VLC on another computer to stream video through
> IceCast.
>
> The problem is that the server is not sending the actual data to any
> clients. To find out more about what is going on, I increased icecast's
> log level to 4 to see debug data in error.log. And here's what it shows:
>
> [2011-02-28  00:48:32] DBUG stats/modify_node_event update node
> total_bytes_sent (211)
> [2011-02-28  00:48:37] DBUG stats/modify_node_event update node
> total_bytes_read (79572713)
> [2011-02-28  00:48:37] DBUG stats/modify_node_event update node
> total_bytes_sent (211)
> [2011-02-28  00:48:38] DBUG slave/_slave_thread checking master stream list
> [2011-02-28  00:48:42] DBUG stats/modify_node_event update node
> total_bytes_read (79687225)
> [2011-02-28  00:48:42] DBUG stats/modify_node_event update node
> total_bytes_sent (211)
> [2011-02-28  00:48:47] DBUG stats/modify_node_event update node
> total_bytes_read (79795769)
> [2011-02-28  00:48:47] DBUG stats/modify_node_event update node
> total_bytes_sent (211)
> [2011-02-28  00:48:52] DBUG stats/modify_node_event update node
> total_bytes_read (80111064)
> [2011-02-28  00:48:52] DBUG stats/modify_node_event update node
> total_bytes_sent (211)
>
> As you can see, it's continuously reading more and more data from the
> stream source, but is not sending out anything. That 211 bytes there is
> the size of the metadata obviously, since it increases by 211 every time I
> try to connect with any listener (tried VLC and MPlayer). Those players do
> display the data such as stream title and description but stop at waiting
> for the actual content which is never sent from the server.
>
> So, what's the deal? Why does icecast2 not want to send out the data to
> the clients waiting for it? Out of the maybe soon 100 tries I have managed
> to get the stream through less than 10 times, so it does work sometimes,
> but more often than not it just stalls there.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joonas
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