[Icecast] Typically end-to-end 'delay' of live audio

Daniel Corbe corbe at corbe.net
Thu Feb 5 20:30:31 UTC 2015

This is slightly off topic, but why fuss over broadcast delay budget?
What are you broadcasting that's so sensitive to delay?


Tony <yellowjacketlite at gmail.com> writes:

> I have an audio device driver for a live feed that produces Opus frames, if I were to use icecast, what sort of
> real-time delay can I expect? 3-5s? 5-10s? more?
> I've tried using the html5 <audio> tag directly to stream my source, but it seems browsers like to queue-up 250K to
> 500K of audio 'data' before they begin playback.  That introduces a 15-30s delay depending on browser and the audio
> compression used.  I'd like an html5 (plugin-less) solution that introduces no more than a 3-5s delay.
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