[icecast] a new directory service

Ethan Butterfield primus at veris.org
Mon Sep 17 15:09:22 UTC 2001

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On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 06:04:00PM +0300, Akos Maroy wrote:

> >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.
> I think the bitrate is important, since the user is usually concerned 
> about the network load his listening will cause.

What if we split the difference here? We could have the bitrate field stay 
as a number, but what if the directory server was smart enough to group 
bitrates under "Modem", "DSL", etc. headings? This way you'd keep the 
bitrate field showing, but still be able to search for the streams 
appropriate for your connection speed.

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