[icecast-dev] vorbis streaming internals

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Sun Jan 18 16:54:56 PST 2004

On Saturday 17 January 2004 18:06, Daniel Holth wrote:
> hi.
> I'm looking at the source and I'm trying to figure out how the
> ogg/vorbis streaming works, specifically the decoding parameters that
> have to be transmitted to the clients separately from the compressed
> audio data.
> If I saved two megabytes of an icecast stream with wget, then cut it in
> half, could I play it with ogg123 if I knew where to cut?

No, you couldn't. Icecast preserves the headers (the first three packets of 
each logical stream (in format_vorbis.c), and that gets sent to newly 
connected clients.


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