[Icecast] Burst-size Setting

db76 at riseup.net db76 at riseup.net
Thu Aug 4 20:27:40 UTC 2022

Hi Martin,
I had the same problem except listeners were having to wait up to 8 or 9 seconds before connecting. For a 256kbps stream, I set the burst size to 262144. Friends in different countries have reported fine listening experiences on mobile devices with an almost instantaneous connection. However, I cannot be sure if it has had negative effects on any other listeners. 


> On 5 Aug 2022, at 01:11, Mayiani, Martin Martine - mayianmm <mayianmm at jmu.edu> wrote:
> Philip, 
> So it is more of just trying to improve the listener experience than a problem. So when users go to our app or website and hit play, there's like a 6 seconds delay before the audio starts playing. I was trying to figure out how to cut down on that delay and I thought playing with burst-size would help. 
> Thanks 
> Martin 
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>> On Tue, 2022-08-02 at 16:32 +0000, Mayiani, Martin Martine - mayianmm
>> wrote:
>> I am curious , what do you all have as the burst-size? Like what 
>> number?
> Generally speaking I would not recommend to change the values unless you have a specific problem. It is way more easy to hurt your self with those values than to fix anything.
> That said, the interesting question here is: What is your actual problem?
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