[Icecast] Server kicking clients off

Jack Elliott 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 
quite robust.

For Icecast2 content, when Icecast kicks a client off for being "too far 
behind" -- what is "too far"?

-- 
That Jack Elliott
(541) 848 7021
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>
> http://www.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
>     (541) 848 7021 <tel:%28541%29%20848%207021>
>     KPOV 88.9 FM High Desert Community radio
>     Producer, The Wednesday Point
>     Host, The Sunday Classics
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