[Icecast] Mount with Relay: Fallback-override does not work

Paul Martin pm at nowster.me.uk
Tue Aug 7 12:52:00 UTC 2018

On Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 02:26:26PM +0200, ak18 at 5x9.de wrote:
> Am 05.08.2018 um 21:40 schrieb Paul Martin:
> > 
> > Fallback to a file just fills up buffers as fast as it can.  Not a
> > good idea at all as Icecast will keep buffering pretty much until it
> > runs out of memory if you're operating a relay.  Better to use a local
> > encoder (eg. liquidsoap) which does proper rate limiting.
> Thank you, but the buffering is not my problem, because I'm using a
> master-icecast-server which buffers the file only one time for all
> slave-icecast-servers. "liquidsoap" is not available for windows!?

Read the documentation:

If you have to do file-based fallback, don't do fallback on the
master. Do it on the slaves.

Paul Martin <pm at nowster.me.uk>

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