[Icecast] Burst-size Setting

Philipp Schafft phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net
Thu Aug 4 09:32:40 UTC 2022

Good morning,

On Wed, 2022-08-03 at 12:31 +1200, Gavin Stephens wrote:
> I stream @ 320Kbps. I found the default settings not large enough for
> some players further afield or mobile so I put this in for 10 seconds
> buffer, 5 seconds burst:
>     <limits>
>        <queue-size>409600</queue-size>
>        <burst-on-connect>1</burst-on-connect>

You should not set <burst-on-connect> as it is a legacy option. In fact
it does not do anything if set to 1. So... just remove it. :)

>        <burst-size>204800</burst-size>
>     </limits>

> Because I use Win7 as a server, and the burst doesn't work very well
> in this scenario, I put this under listen-sockets:
>     <listen-socket>
>              <so-sndbuf>131072</so-sndbuf>
>     </listen-socket>
> It's quite a large size buffer but I don't get any drop outs now
> @320kbps via a web based player or VLC over a mobile network here.

This is the part I find more interesting: I heard (in the source code)
about such problems on Windows. But I thought they were largely myths
as I have never seen them.

Would you be willing to run some tests with me regarding that setting?

With best regards,

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