[icecast] a new directory service
primus at veris.org
Mon Sep 17 05:43:54 UTC 2001
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On Sun, Sep 16, 2001 at 11:31:50PM -0600, Jack Moffitt wrote:
> First off, I think getting rid of # of listeners is a must. It just
> creates a self-fulfilling prophecy and encourages cheating.
Amen. I got sick and tired of the little cheats that people would use to
boost themselves to the top of the various directory lists.
> type of the stream
> ex.: audio/mpeg or application/ogg
This would be confusing to the end-user just looking for something to
listen to. The average user doesn't understand what a MIME type is. I'd
suggest just something like "MP3" or "Ogg" instead.
> authorization string. this is a md5sum of of some
> random data.
> ex.: echo 'jack at xiph.org|Jack Moffitt|password' | md5sum
Now this I like. Using an auth string to authenticate yourself to the
directory server is a Very Good Idea(tm).
Personally, I'd also still like to see a quality indication of some sort
(22.1khz Mono, etc) along with the bitrate field. But that's just me
wanting detailed info. I do, however, think that some sort of "Location"
field would be good to have. You could tell whether a stream was in the US
or the UK or whatnot, which would give you an idea of how good your
connection to the server would be.
"Nothing's the same anymore."
- Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair, Babylon-5, "Chrysalis"
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