[Icecast-dev] documentation on icecst stream

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Wed Sep 8 12:14:45 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 02:43:58PM -0400, tj wrote:

> Where is documentation on the format of the icecast stream. I can only 
> find docs on the server.
> I've asked this before and several said RFC 2616, which says NOTHING 
> about icecast streams.

Doesn't say anything about Microsoft IIS either. :)

Ogg streaming is exactly an Ogg bytestream served over http. The 
fanciness is all in constructing that stream on the fly.

MP3 streaming would ideally be an mpeg program stream over http, but 
there are various hacks to deliver metadata. None of them really qualify 
as a 'standard'. Best documentation for that is to read the source, I 
think. It's usually some form of simple data interleave.

Hope that helps,

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