First of all, thank you for thoroughly checking out this output issue by
accessing my system.
As we discovered, this issue is not with Liquidsoap nor Icecast since you,
my son on broadband in England, and my IP at hub.org had clean output with
no pauses for both OGGs and MP3s.
After I did a traceroute, you noticed that, in my case, I had been routed
5 tor-gw1-i3-22.986.vianet.ca (126.96.36.199) 477.902 ms 482.881 ms
You asked the question:
"Are you using tor? It's known for slowing down traffic. For a stream,
it might even be that the stream gets re-routed even now and then.
Definitely not an helpful thing."
Comparing your traceroute to mine, there is quite a huge difference in
access time through the routing. In your case, it varied bewteen 10 ms
to 100 ms with 14 'hops'. My access time varied between 100 ms and 490
ms, the majority in the high 400's with 17 'hops'.
This seems to be the root of the problem - routing through 'tor'.
As I mentioned, there is not much I can do about that. So, for potential
listeners who are routed through 'tor' they will get output that pasuses
after 17 seconds, resumes in 8 seconds. This process repeats regardless
of the connection (dsl or dialup.) if routing is through 'tor'.
I will do some more beta testing with different IPs checking with
Thanks again for taking the time to check things out, and for Liquidsoap.
What an absolutely awesome application with fantastic, helpful developers.
It's the only stream generator with all the features I need, plus many
more that will be very useful as the Station grows.
I've added a 'powered by Liquidsoap' link to our main webpage.
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