[icecast] some features of icecast2 beta

Michael Smith msmith at labyrinth.net.au
Tue Aug 20 14:03:46 UTC 2002

At 08:55 AM 8/20/02 +0200, you wrote:
>Michael Smith wrote:
>> Relaying (done already) and mp3 streaming (done already - but the support
>> for that is pretty limited. No metadata, for example). Serverside stream
>> dump doesn't seem terribly important - but if it's something you care
>> about, adding it should be easy. Patches welcome.
>This is a convenient feature, used by me & other live streamers to 
>archive their streams. (I already got some people e-mailing me why this 
>can't be done using darkice & icecast2, while the possibility is there 
>with icecast 1.x).

I would think the logical (and simpler) way to do this would be on the
client side. But as I said, patches welcome.

>> Anything can be set - icecast2 basically doesn't care, it'll send
>> any metadata that it receives, for vorbis. You just have to send a
>> vorbis stream with the metadata set as you want (in the second
>> vorbis header). If you want to update the metadata (i.e. change it
>> mid-stream), you have to start a new logical stream within the
>> same physical stream, with a new set of headers.
>Which libvorbis API calls should I use to close a logical stream and 
>open a new one? (Currently I create one physical / logical stream, but I 
>don't know which calls do the physical and which do the logical stream 

If you close your stream (i.e. terminate the stream as you currently do,
in every way _except_ actually closing the underlying physical stream
layer (file, socket, etc). Then start a new stream as you created the
original stream (except, obviously, using the existing file/socket).


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