[icecast] [newbie] couple of quick questions

Campbell, David David.Campbell at granadamedia.com
Mon Dec 23 09:09:45 PST 2002



Thanks - for the info  - compiling ices now

Dave

<p><p><p>> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Shang [mailto:gshang at uq.net.au]
> Sent: 23 December 2002 17:02
> To: 'icecast at xiph.org'
> Subject: Re: [icecast] [newbie] couple of quick questions
> 
> 
> On Mon, 23 Dec 2002, Campbell, David wrote:
> 
> > 1: Do I need 'shout' to be able to stream playlists?   I 
> know it's not
> > supported anymore and it doesn't appear to be bundled with 
> the latest dist?
> 
> ices superseeds shout.  get ices 0.2.3 from icecast.org.
> 
> > 2: Whats the best way of creating a random playlist from 
> several hundred
> > mp3's and streaming via icecast?  Is there any way to just 
> point icecast at
> > a directory and say 'stream these files randomly for ever?'
> 
> icecast is a server, not a streamer.  Best to use ices for this (see
> above).
> 
> > 3: Will I have problems with different Bitrate's on my playlists?
> 
> You will certainly have issues with different sampling rates.  Ices'
> behaviour in this respect is weird.  If you're resampling to 
> a particular
> rate, only 44.1 stereo files work as intended.  Mono files 
> come out on one
> side only and a sound fragment seems to loop in the other channel, and
> files at 22khz play at double speed.  Mono files at 22khz 
> play at double
> speed and act like 44.1 mono files.  If you're not 
> re-encoding, differeing
> bitrates will probably sink you as players won't like it.
> 
> Geoff.
> 
> 
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