[Icecast] Hiya! And a question...

Tim Baker tim at tjbaker.co.uk
Sat Mar 30 16:25:44 UTC 2013

New to the list (and forum, but waiting for a moderator to approve - hence my question here) but not new to icecast.

I have a question - I'm running an Airtime install with Icecast - and yes I asked them first but this has flummoxed them over at Sourcefabric - anyone had a problem with a HQ (192kbs) stream rebuffering every few seconds during a FTP/SSH upload to a remote streaming server? Strangely the libShout and low (mono 96kbs) streams are fine during this, but not streamhigh (the HQ stream). I'm only uploading one file…doesn't seem to matter big or small, the HQ stream goes crazy during this. Fine other times. Tried both Filezilla and Cyberduck over root SSH or FTP under a designated ftp user, still the same issue.

Looking at top (I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on a VPS with 1Gb RAM + 1GB burst & dual CPU Xeon for my streaming server) I can't see a process hogging resources, proftpd or sshd is like 1-5%.

It's really odd, and really frustrating….I'm on Icecast 2.3.2 because that's the one in main repo - would a manual upgrade to 2.3.3/2.4 beta fix this? 

Are there any special repos for Ubuntu Ices? I can 'make' from source but would prefer to keep stuff repo-friendly for easy future updates.


Tim - Radio Clash Live (http://listen.radioclash.com)

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