[icecast] Icecast in Macromedia Flash

Macsym macsym69 at yahoo.fr
Mon Dec 1 09:45:23 PST 2003



Hi Ralph,
What do you mean by "interleaved metadata"?
I think the difference for Flash between an Icecast stream and an Apache
stream is the fact that Flash can know the size of the mp3 before playing it
with Apache. When Flash connects to an Icecast stream (even when static), I
think it doesn't know the total size of the file it is going to play because
ICECAST handles the transmission of the mp3 in cache. Also, I just read
flash when embedded doesn't allow to store more than 100K of data on the
user's hard drive. There might be an exception for media files (this
limitation is targeted to cookies), but if not, 100K represents less than 2
seconds in case of a 58K stream. It's definitely a SMALL margin that could
involve stability issues... One of the reason why Flash can play an Icecast1
stream and not Icecast2 might be the difference between how is handled the
cache between the two versions.

Cheers,

MAX

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From: owner-icecast at xiph.org [mailto:owner-icecast at xiph.org] On Behalf Of
Ralph Giles
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 6:34 PM
To: icecast at xiph.org
Subject: Re: [icecast] Icecast in Macromedia Flash

On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 03:56:09PM +0100, Macsym wrote:

> Serving a static mp3 through apache works perfectly, even in embedded
mode.

If streaming from apache works, but streaming from icecast doesn't, could
the difference be the 
interleaved metadata? That's one difference between the two.

 -r
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