[Icecast] settings for ices with ubuntu 13.10 on VPS

"Thomas B. Rücker" thomas at ruecker.fi
Thu Nov 14 08:47:50 PST 2013


On 11/14/2013 04:39 PM, Geoff Shang wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Nov 2013, "Thomas B. Rücker" wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
> I've seen several people report problems like this, but I've never
> experienced it.  I run an Internet radio station on a VM. 

I think we had this topic before. I don't remember which type of
virtualization it was that we traced this back to. It was certainly not
hardware accelerated, must have been something like Virtuozzo or openVZ.
That's why I wrote "depending" on the type.
Generally it should be safe and I remember that I was quite surprised
that it messed things up.


> to the original poster, maybe post the link to your stream if you're
> comfortable doing that, and we can see if it works for any of us.

Good idea. Or if he's not comfortable with that, send it directly to
Geoff or me or stop by our IRC channel and ask for someone to help you
troubleshoot it.

Cheers

Thomas


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