[Icecast] Change bitrate

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 12:13:51 UTC 2017

On 23 Aug 2017, at 14:08, José Luis Artuch wrote:

> Hello, good morning !
> Running Icecast2 and Ices2 with live audio from Line IN, what is the
> correct way to change the bitrate ?.
> In the Icecast2 configuration file I set:
> <mount type="normal">
>     <mount-name>/entzun.opus</mount-name>
>     <bitrate>128</bitrate>
> </mount>

This option should not be used and does not do what you expect it does.
Icecast can't change the bitrate, the source client needs to do that.

> But it seems that is not enough since the bitrate does not change.
> Receiving the stream with Rhythmbox, after restart the server the
> bitrate is not 128 kbps.
> If required, how should I set the Ices2 configuration file ?.
> Thanks !.
> José Luis
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