[Icecast] settings for ices with ubuntu 13.10 on VPS

"Thomas B. Rücker" thomas at ruecker.fi
Thu Nov 14 08:29:04 PST 2013


Hi,

On 11/14/2013 01:40 PM, jonathan candler wrote:
> Hi all. so I have configured my ices configuration but another question has come up for me. the stream is started, but when I go and play it back from my computer just to test it, it buffers like crazy. like, I’m running iTunes and it will say, “opening URL, reading stream”. for a few seconds and then everything will be find but I only will get a little  clip or sound of audio for like a milla second and then stop.

Try with a known good player. In case of an ogg-vorbis stream, even a
recent Firefox will play the stream directly (not the .m3u, without that
at the end). Or use VLC.

>  does anyone have any settings that I should change in order for my audio to play properly on my server? Again, I’m using a ubuntu server running 13.10 and it’s on a VPS. If you can help me with this, I would be very grateful.

Just as a side note, depending on the virtualization used, real time
reencoding of audio is quite error prone. The stream will get corrupted
due to timing jitter or something like that.
If you are just going through a playlist of ogg vorbis files with ices2
and don't reencode, then everything should be fine.

Hope that helps.

Thomas


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