[icecast] I am a Idiot

Tim Pozar pozar at lns.com
Sun Aug 5 23:30:59 PDT 2001



On Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 09:50:03PM -0600, Jack Moffitt wrote:
> > I am going to shout one more question out in the air, is it LiveICE i use to
> > let ICECAST stream mp3's from a file ?
> 
> Nothing let's icecast stream mp3s from a file.  Icecast always(1) gets
> it's input from a socket, generally via some 'source' program like ices,
> liveice, shout, etc.
> 
> Now, as for which source you want, that depends on how you are
> streaming.  If you are streaming from playlists or files, ices i swhat
> you want.  Grab 0.2.2 and lame(2), and you're all set.
> 
> Liveice is primarily for live encoding applications, for instance,
> broadcasting a concert in realtime.  It's not the easiest tool to use
> either, so I suggest sticking with ices unless you absolutely need live
> encoding.

There is also mixice which is a perl script that will do live
encoding. :-)  Currently in use at a number of commercial and
non-comm stations.

        http://www.lns.com/papers/mixice/

Tim

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