[Icecast] making sense of the stats
jeffares.robert at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 05:18:05 UTC 2020
/* Aren't listeners also clients?*/
Icecast xml is a bit daunting.
There are two kinds of connections.
Listener and Client
Connections from your source which may be darkice, BUTT, or some other
You actually need plenty of these. I set mine to 20 when I have 4 services.
One client may have several connections. I assume there is some
handshaking and there may be metadata as well.
Connections from anyone using the mount address which may be a listener
or a relay.
The same listener can connect more than once. The reconnect may be
because of a gap the listener does not know about because of the buffer,
or store o audio waiting to be played.
On ADSL I limit this number to 5 and on Fibre I limit this to 10. Your
ISP will choke the upload bandwidth especially mp3. I use AAC+ which has
a smaller data size for the same quality, it's also not on the choke list.
If you plan on having more listeners than 5 or so then you need a
Streaming Service who may take your stream and feed it to 100,200 or
some larger number of listeners for $xx.95 a month. Most of these are
hope this helps
On 26/03/20 2:24 pm, webmaster at berean-biblechurch.org wrote:
> I can't make sense of the connection stats on the admin page. We have
> one source and one mountpoint.
> What is the difference between /client_connections/ and /clients/ and
> /connection/s? How can they be so different in value? Same questions
> for /listener_connections/ and /listeners/? The connections values
> seem high for only 5 listeners and one admin.
> Here is a snapshot of the admin page a few minutes after the server
> was started and mountpoint was made available:
> Mountpoint /live.mp3
> After more people started to connect, the admin #s got even more whacky.
> Then, I have the max clients set to 25, yet the mountpoint says
> 'unlimited' listeners. Why the difference here? Aren't listeners
> also clients?
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