[icecast] Debian and ices0

Brendan Cully brendan at xiph.org
Mon Aug 4 11:19:50 PDT 2003



On Monday, 04 August 2003 at 10:40, Keegan Quinn wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 04:53:46PM -0700, Keegan Quinn wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 09:55:04AM -0600, Jack Moffitt wrote:
> > > Are you planning on packaging ices 0.3 as well?
> > 
> > I had not previously, because I don't personally have any need for MP3
> > streaming, since Ogg Vorbis is working so well.  :)  I've sent a quick
> > note to a Debian developer who had expressed interest in the past; if he
> > is no longer interested, I'll make up some packages myself.
> 
> I've spoken with the other developer, Emmanuel le Chevoir, and he is still
> interested, but has even less free time than myself.
> 
> We've also briefly discussed some potential legal issues with the
> distribution of ices0 binaries in Debian; we cannot distribute LAME or
> liblame, of course, which I believe ices0 depends on, for MP3 encoding.
> 
> Would it be possible, or would it make sense, to distribute ices0 without
> LAME?  Emmanuel told me that the icecast-client currently in Debian
> (for the old icecast 1) manages to stream MP3s without re-encoding them,
> so I am curious as to whether this might be a reasonable approach for
> ices0 as well.

ices0 works well without lame - it just can't transcode or
reencode. It's still a huge improvement over shout.

-b
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