[icecast] some features of icecast2 beta

adam adam at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 20 14:28:36 UTC 2002

On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Akos Maroy wrote:

> Michael Smith wrote:
> darkice support stream dump on the encoder side, but this is far from
> logical: in a typical setup, the encoder is a machine not visible from
> the outside, while the server (per definition) is visible. when
> generating the stream dump on the encoder, one has to move it to the
> server afterwards to make it available for download to listeners. this
> is inconvenient, and also doubles the traffic between encoder and server.

<p>yes but ideally a stream archived on the encoding machine can be very
useful :

i) if the server goes down a clientside archive can save the day
(presuming encoding can continue if there is no server connection which is
not always supported by encoders - does darkice allow for this?)

ii) if the user encoding the stream does not have access to the streaming
server (beyond acess for sending a live stream) then archiving client side
is absolutely necessary

iii) if the file needs editing, then donwloading the file, editing, and
uploading can be a tremendous pain

iv) i imagine some servers will struggle to encode + archive


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