[Icecast] Sporadic Issues

michel memeteau michel.memeteau at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 16:04:31 UTC 2013

Hi I think a part of your story was not clear :

- You talk about an "upgrade" , it's an upgrade of icecast ? the OS icecast
is running on ? Your HTML5 web player ?


web perso : http://memeteau.org

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2013/2/26 Judd, Taylor Allen <tjudd at illinois.edu>

> Thanks for all the feedback. We haven't found any specific reason for the
> reported issue, but since our site redesign our listenership has gone up
> significantly so we're going to stick with it until we can find a specific
> issue with icecast, media element, or some other component.
> Taylor
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Saunders [mailto:abitar.com at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 8:49 AM
> To: José Luis Artuch
> Cc: Judd, Taylor Allen; icecast at xiph.org
> Subject: Re: [Icecast] Sporadic Issues
> The problem is not icecast streaming, its trying to stream through a
> browser. It is very complicated to do. Each browser has it quirks depending
> on OS, version and what other audio programs that are
> installed.   Having the external player link should resolve the
> issues. We gotten from using a browser player to letting the customer
> choose there fave audio player to use :)  Even this has cause issues with
> some browser configurations.  Life would been allot easyer if everyone
> choose he same formats but how do we find out which is best
> :)
>  My suggestion for people using safari on windows is to install Quicktime
> if not installed, that most of the time fixes that issue.
> Or have them change to another browser.
>   But still programs like Windows Media Player, WinAmp, and Quicktime work
> much easyer for everyone to play audio thru.
>  Then now, are you thinking about mobile devices?  Luckily that little
> easyer to work with since there are only a few platforms to work with not
> the 40 or 50 for computer users.
> I find Icecast is a very good server program, The only drawback I have
> with it there only a few source clients that can connect to it. We have had
> servers running for probably 5 years now, with very little down time cause
> by icecast issues, We have had lot more due to internet.
> David
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