Ok, so it appears that the stream contains breaks within it. These occur every few minutes. I was wondering why every few minutes my VLC player stopped playing, as if I had hit the stop button, even when I hadn't hit the stop button. So I turned on the VLC player debug logs so I could see why it stopped the stream every few minutes. It turned out it was either getting an EOF (end of file) signal, or there wasn't a new chunk of data for too long of a period of time so it was THINKING that it had reached the end. Here's the applicable part of the debug log:
live555 warning: no data received in 10s, eof ?
core debug: EOF reached
So how do I make it keep streaming? Is the source of the stream intentionally cutting off viewers after a few minutes to prevent the server from getting clogged? Is it really so popular that people are flooding the server? Or am I unique in having this problem? If it's a common problem that others are having who are trying to view this, is there a fix for it yet? Please tell me how to fix this, if it's possible to do so.