[icecast] Icecast2 Ogg Clients
msmith at xiph.org
Mon Dec 8 16:39:54 PST 2003
On Tuesday 09 December 2003 03:00, Nicholas Humfrey wrote:
> I was streaming Ogg Vorbis to a mount point which didn't end .ogg
> ogg123 played the stream without any problems, but other clients
> (xmms, Audion) just kept rebuffering and failed to detect that it as
> an Ogg encoded stream.
> Surely the client should use the MIME type provided by the server
> rather than rely on the suffix in a URL ?
They should. A large number of them are horribly broken (I don't know about
audion, but in the case of both xmms and winamp, the plugin API is designed
such that the _plugin_ has to do the HTTP streaming itself - and the plugin
has to decide whether to handle the play request _before_ it actually starts
the request. I believe this was fixed in winamp3, but winamp3 had many other
even more serious bugs that made streaming not work reliably at all.
> Is there any attempt to encourage clients to be more standard ?
<p>We'd really, really, like to. The problems are generally very deep, though -
and we don't have the resources to lobby everyone. We'd welcome people going
and complaining to the creators of their favourite buggy audio players,
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