[Icecast] Bandwidth Usage

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Mon Oct 14 13:53:08 PDT 2013


On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Philipp Schafft wrote:
*snipped*

> As Mohamed already pointed out it all depdends on what is before your
> encoder and is not strongly related to icecast.
>
> If you are encoding from an anlog source (without some post processing
> on your system) your stream will likely drop in used *bitrate* but not
> to zero as the codec will encode the noise from that input.
>
> This is true and should work fine with icecast (no strange timeouts and
> stuff) with Ogg Vorbis which I strongly recommand for most setups.
> In case of Vorbis I also recommend not to set bitrate or encoder mode,
> just set the quality value and let the encoder do a good job. (Changing
> too many parameters will often end in less quality per bitrate).
>
> Have a nice day :)

OK Philipp - thanks for your reply.

I'll keep this for later reference.

Keith

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