[icecast] a new directory service

Geoff Shang gshang at uq.net.au
Mon Sep 17 14:52:18 UTC 2001

On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, Oddsock wrote:

> >bitrate
> >         bitrate of the stream in kilobits per second
> >         ex.: 64
> how about instead of bitrate, something more generic like "Quality".  This
> should be a number, which (in the case of application/ogg) might be 64 (as
> in kbps) or (in the case of audio/mpeg) might be 30 (as in FPS).  I would
> say, for most media types, it would be a bitrate, but not all.

Bitrate is essential.  Unless you're directly wired to the internet
backbone, you need to know if you can play the stream.  There are still
lots of modem users out there.  I do agree with expressing sampling rate
and channels for audio, and so-on.  Maybe an atributes field?


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