[icecast] vorbis_encode_init() bitrate arguments - offtopic

Monty xiphmont at xiph.org
Wed Feb 20 14:16:50 UTC 2002

On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 11:15:52AM +0100, Akos Maroy wrote:
> Michael,
> >See the examples. If you initialise a managed mode (which this is), you
> >MUST use vorbis_bitrate_addblock() and vorbis_bitrate_flushpacket(). 
> Thanks for the tip. I added the calls, and it works now.
> >You SHOULD also give an option to set min/max, since they're now used,
> >and to use a VBR mode rather than the managed modes here.
> But when streaming, IMHO it is _very_ essential to be able to specify a 
> maximum bitrate. I guess I can't use VBR mode then, can I?

Actually, you're asking for something both very reasonable and
planned.  rc4 will be able to bound bitrates with VBR.  rc3 can
actually do it internally, but it missing some machinery just behind
the API to set it up.


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