[icecast] Icecast in Macromedia Flash

Macsym macsym69 at yahoo.fr
Mon Dec 1 10:06:49 PST 2003



Hi Assorgia,

 

Thanks for the flash animation. I think Icecast1 might be the solution. I am
just a little bit scared by the message "Note that icecast 1 is deprecated
and unsupported, and may possibly induce nausea in small children, hair loss
in men, and estrogen fluctuations in women" that appears on the download
page. I have a nice blond hair of "Principe Azzuro" that I don't want to
lose! Just kidding.

 

Anyway, I am trying a little more with Icecast2 but if it turns impossible
(what I don't believe for the moment), I would switch to Icecast1. I
listened to the volleyball stream yesterday; the quality was very nice and I
did not imagine it was only 16Ko!

 

By the way, what version of Icecast1 are you running and on what OS? What is
your flash version 5, 6 or 7?

 

Thanks for everything,

 

MAX

 

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From: owner-icecast at xiph.org [mailto:owner-icecast at xiph.org] On Behalf Of
assorgia at tin.it
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 6:57 PM
To: icecast at xiph.org
Subject: RE: [icecast] Icecast in Macromedia Flash

 

Here's my experience:

 

1- loading sounds from other domains does not infringe the Flash security
policy. Loading other movies or variables or even XML files does, but this
is not our case.

 

2- As a fact flash does not undertand every "bit rate/sample rate"
combination.

I cant' find the page where I got this information by now, but I've spent
some time before finding the right sample rate. Now i'm working with 16 kbps
22.050 Khz and it sounds good.

 

3- MOST IMPORTANT

It all works fine with icecast 1.3, even in embedded mode. Problems arise
with icecast 2.0. Something MUST have changed in the way icecast broadcasts
audio streams between the two versions.

 

---> http://www.sardegnaoggi.it/downloads/myplayer.zip  <----

Here you can download a little player (4Kb) embedded on a web page. You can
use it to listen to KSL radio (hope Kerry doesn't mind) which is running an
icecast 1.3 server.

 

Please note that, when run in stand-alone mode, flash can't return the
amount of downloaded bytes, even if the stream plays well. Maybe this is an
hint on what's going wrong, but not for me.

 

Have fun.

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