[icecast-dev] trouble in nullsoft land.

Dale Ghent daleg at elemental.org
Sun Mar 7 15:16:38 PST 2004

On Mar 7, 2004, at 4:36 PM, oddsock wrote:

> well, I'm not sure that's the reasoning...
> from Tom P :
> "i'm making changes to yp which will detect the presence of mp3pro 
> within a non-encapsulated stream and prohibit its listing. nsv/nsa is 
> an open protocol...........

What's the purpose of this NSV protocol?

Is it some sort of container protocol that Nullsoft is pushing as some 
"standard" in audio webcasting?

I'm trying really hard not to get into a soapbox, but why is it that 
the audio streaming community has such a hard-on for so many protocols. 
I'm not taking about codecs, I'm talking about ways to get the content 
from point A to point B.

Off the top of my head, we have:
UDP vs. inline metadata
This YP who hates that YP
Poor protocol documentation on almost all of the above.
Spite on a policy level between software designers (nullsoft vs. 
icecast vs. $codec etc.)

And how many RFCs or IETF drafts are written on the subject? A quick 
search reveals SDP/RTP RFCs and _that's it_. I'm of the opinion that 
streaming audio on the Internet is neither as "free" or as "open" as 
people think it is. Everyone is hold up in their own sandbox, as it 
were, and it's just being perpetuated.


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