[Icecast] Fwd: icecast client problem / forum activate problem

"Thomas B. Rücker" thomas at ruecker.fi
Sun Feb 15 13:09:55 UTC 2015


On 02/14/2015 03:05 PM, admin at internetradiohd.com wrote:
> For some reason i don't get an activate mail after subscribing to the 
> icecast forum (http://icecast.imux.net/)
> I also tried it a few months ago, this mail address is also the mail 
> address for the forum subscription.

From what we understand the forum doesn't send confirmation mails but
after some time someone activates your account. That's usually a few
days. Xiph.org does not run the forum, it's operated by a 3rd party.

Feel free to ask your question on this mailing list though.
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> I also have an problem with android on icecast, With low buffering 
> streams for example with 40kbps, i have to wait up to 10 seconds before 
> the player plays music.
> I haired that the problem might be that the buffering time of the new 
> android 4.x versions has been multiplied a view times causing this 
> problem.

Which app on Android are you referring to?
This is going to be application specific and not determined by the
operating system.

> Do you know and alternative (webplayer) to use for android devices 
> where i can set my own buffering time for low bit streams?

I'm not aware of a way to set the buffer in Android web browsers, or
browsers in general.

I suspect some careful testing to fine-tune this would be necessary.
You'll want to strike the right balance between the size of
burst-on-connect and bandwidth limitations of mobile users.
Please keep in mind, that mobile devices are often going through
connectivity issues, hence a larger buffer (if what you guess happened)
does make sense, otherwise the stream would likely drop or stutter
If those client devices with increased buffer size have bandwidth
available that exceeds your stream several times, then burst on-connect
makes sense and should be experimented with.



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