[Icecast-dev] libshout2 with aac

Jamie Bullock jamie at postlude.co.uk
Mon May 17 14:36:53 PDT 2010

On 17 May 2010, at 21:07, Geoff Shang wrote:

> On Mon, 17 May 2010, Jamie Bullock wrote:
>> I'm write an icecast source client and I'd like to support streaming of AAC encoded files.
>> Can anyone tell me if and how this can be achieved with libshout2/icecast?
> I can't tel you as I don't know, but Ices0 can do AAC (IIRC) so you could look there.

AFAICT, ices re-encodes the audio to MP3 before streaming. So we have AAC -> PCM -> MP3. Seems a bit of a waste of CPU -- 

I wonder if it is possible to stream AAC 'directly'?


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