[icecast] ices

Jack Moffitt jack at icecast.org
Thu Apr 5 19:29:49 PDT 2001



On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 06:21:37PM -0700, William Goldsmith wrote:
> > why would i want to re-encode?
> >
> If you want to stream at any bandwidth other than what the files were
> recorded at, you'll need to re-encode using lame (or another codec).  If you
> rip the files at the same bandwidth you'll be streaming at, you won't need
> it.

And just to add, you can also reencode by hand and have two sets of
files, as reencoding on the fly wastes a lot of CPU, especially since
you're likely to be reencoding the same files over and over :)

It's a convinience feature that a lot of people wanted.

jack.

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