[icecast] ices

John Griffiths john at capmon.com
Thu Apr 5 18:36:33 PDT 2001



it's funny.

I only started this so my ex-girlfriend on the other side of the world could hear a song (downloading mp3's was not possible for complex reasons but streaming audio was)

but goddammit i'm going to make this thing work if it kills me.

At 07:29 PM 4/5/2001 -0700, Jack Moffitt wrote:
>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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