[Icecast] Server kicking clients off
thatjackelliott at kpov.org
Thu Apr 27 04:58:41 UTC 2017
Thanks, Brad -- I first turned to VLC but my stream-client device is a
Raspberry Pi 3, and there doesn't seem to be a build for the device.
That said, I just stumbled across mpg123, a command-line mp3/stream
player that has audio buffer and timeout setting which so far looks
For Icecast2 content, when Icecast kicks a client off for being "too far
behind" -- what is "too far"?
That Jack Elliott
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KPOV 88.9 FM High Desert Community radio
Producer, The Wednesday Point
Host, The Sunday Classics
On 04/26/2017 08:10 PM, Brad Isbell wrote:
> Simply use VLC and put it on repeat. If a connection is lost during
> playback, it will reconnect and pick up in the current live position,
> like you have suggested, without stopping. If it cannot reconnect
> after 3 times, it goes to the next playlist item. If the playlist is
> on repeat, it runs indefinitely.
> Brad Isbell
> brad at musatcha.com <mailto:brad at musatcha.com>
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:58 PM, Jack Elliott
> <thatjackelliott at kpov.org <mailto:thatjackelliott at kpov.org>> wrote:
> It's behaving as it is meant to: if a listen client gets too far
> behind, Icecast2 server is kicking them off.
> error.log says,
> "INFO source/source.c Client 120 (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) has fallen too
> far behind, removing"
> I don't see a setting in icecast.xml that sets the value for "too
> far behind". I'm guessing it's related to <queue-size>.
> I wish Icecast could dump the buffer and bring the listen-client
> back up to date instead of dumping the client. The reason being
> that when network congestion causes Icecast to kick my
> listen-client off, the client application just gives up. And this
> is a listen-client I'd like to have running 24/7 so I can monitor
> the station's backroom server when we are doing all-day music remotes.
> I haven't found a media/url player that attempts re-connect when
> kicked off. At least under Linux. On Windows a player called AIMP3
> works great: if it is disconnected from the server, it tries to
> reconnect. Over and over and over. I like that behavior.
> That Jack Elliott
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