[Icecast] a dedicated audio encoder

unosonic un at dom.de
Thu Jan 22 13:44:06 UTC 2015

stupid me...
not Ices2 of course, i mean Darkice...

> Maarten S:
> > Is anyone having positive or negative experience with these or other brands, or perhaps even built one yourself (Raspberry..)?
> well, sort of, with a PI, Ices2 as a client, and an USB audio device as
> input, e.g. a "class compliant" audio recoder like Olympus LS5, Zoom H2
> etc., but also a little mixer like the Behringer Xenyx 302 USB. 
> The problem i've encountered is with USB class1 devices, i.e. so called 
> "full speed" USB (which is the slowest one). It requires to force the 
> PI into USB1.1 at boot time, which affects the network stack and probably 
> others. The result is not satisfying, distorted sound and drops. All fine
> with USB2.0, but haven't found a suitable pre-amp yet. I'd love to try
> with a Sound Devices Mix Pre (battery driven, 2 HQ mic inputs, USB1.1 + 2.0 
> compliant, according to the specs). the price tag has prevented that
> experience so far... ;)
> Power supply is an issue, esp. when you need a mobile unit. Should be stable 
> and not too weak. Overall it's nice with the PI, Ices2 is stable and you can
> setup your scripts for link control, remote operation, login per ssh to
> control level via ALSA mixer etc. pp. 
> bests, u.
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