[Icecast] Sporadic Issues

José Luis Artuch artuch at speedy.com.ar
Tue Feb 26 23:35:21 UTC 2013


El mar, 26-02-2013 a las 15:59 +0000, Judd, Taylor Allen escribió:
> 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. 

According to some tests:

A listener enters to your website
http://will.illinois.edu/am/willplayer/ and his/her web browser can not
open the player installed there.

However, if the listener point his/her web browser directly to the link
of your Icecast2 mountpoint
http://icecast.will.illinois.edu:8000/WILL-mp3-48 the player that the
listener has installed by default opens and plays the stream perfectly.

For this reason you should seek a solution by modifying your HTML5
player. As David says, the problem is not with Icecast2.

A good option is to have more than one alternative as Michel shows in

<source src="http://www.radiogalere.org:8080/galere.mp3"
<source src="http://www.radiogalere.org:8080/galere.ogg"

José Luis

> 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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