[Icecast-dev] Icecast WebM support and much more

Parisson lists at parisson.com
Wed Feb 1 09:49:38 PST 2012


this is wonderful and I all test it ASAP !


On 01/02/2012 08:11, Krad Radio wrote:
> Howdy,
> I've been working on WebM support for Icecast, and I'm looking for a few
> power-users or developers that can work with me on a semi-informal basis to
> fully test things out, determine what is wanted where and all of those good
> things. I've been working on things in a cave so to speak, but I am opening
> things up as much and as fast as I can now. It would be most useful if whomever
> is interested in being a part of this could be on the icecast irc channel. What
> I am specifically looking for is people who can stick around and test
> iterations, give feedback and so on. If you are just an icecast user that wants
> flawlessly working WebM streaming without to much fuss, I advise you to just
> wait a few weeks. 
> Building the icecast server with my patch is easy, but I have also developed
> some source clients that can stream files, webcam, overlay graphics and so on,
> building those right now is a hassle but I am working quickly to make it not a
> hassle, and should even have an ubuntu ppa very soon. 
> I also have an array of other software that I am going to open source in the
> coming days/weeks ( the main issue is making things buildable/usable as stand
> alone daemons) that is likely of much interest to icecast users, things such as
> server side mixing with realtime websocket based control, source client daemons
> and so on that make it possible to run something around 100 unique radio
> stations on a single server. Basically everything you ever wanted to do with
> internet radio ;) It sounds like an insane claim, and it is, but I
> have literally been working on all of this in my secret base for the last year.
> Anyways, I'll link up to some code and demonstration videos now, some of the
> code is a _huge_ mess and some is perfectly clean, that is how I evolve my
> software. Right now I'm just trying to gather up who is interested and hopefully
> in a short amount of hours things will start to make more sense.
> This is the icecast patch for WebM
> support: https://github.com/krad-radio/icecast-oneman/tree/format_ebml
> This is the Krad EBML library that handles the parsing of EBML (What WebM and
> MKV are based on): https://github.com/krad-radio/krad_ebml_experimental
> In the Krad EBML repo, the library itself has no dependencies, but all of the
> tools and toys there have all kinds of dependencies. 
> If your interested in server side mixing and all the rest, take a look here for
> some videos and text about it: http://kradradio.com/about
> Technical details aside, my goal in all of this is to enable people with the
> most basic of web skills to be able to run a live continually broadcasting radio
> or TV station with all of the capabilities of the brick and mortar version. Fast
> computers, fast internet, microphones and webcam's are everywhere, all we need
> is better software.
> Cheers,
> David Richards
> oneman on freenode irc
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