Old 30th January 2006, 21:07   #1
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How can I refuce buffer size

Hi - I am using Shoutcast at minute - broadcasting music with about a 22-26 sec buffer. I would like to broadcast live chat and would really appreciate it if someone could give me some tips on how to reduce this buffer time?? I have the latest version of shoutcast and winamp. I have a satellite broadband connection with a 2.56MB upload speed. Any Suggestions?
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Old 30th January 2006, 21:16   #2
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The higher the bitrate the lower the delay,

you cannot change the buffer in shoutcast but you can with icecast and i believe steamcast
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Old 30th January 2006, 21:20   #3
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Hi Nick - Thank you for your reply. In your experience what is the lowest buffer required for transmitting voice only?? Is it ever near 0 seconds??
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Old 30th January 2006, 21:35   #4
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you will never get realtime with shoutcast

as mentioned the higher the bitrate the lower the delay but i cannot be specific as there are no defined variables
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Thanks - will see how it goes.
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