[icecast] A large streaming project
ross at stationplaylist.com
Thu Feb 27 02:33:55 UTC 2003
Just some more questions.
As a guess, how many IceCast streams could be supported on one Linux PC
(say 1.5Ghz PC).
And a guess at how many OddCastDSP clients (with Winamp2) could be
supported on a similar Windows PC.
Are there any other solutions for streaming Ogg Vorbis without IceCast?
Ross Levis wrote:
> I've just become involved in a company that is starting a new large
> project which involves streaming thousands of Internet radio stations,
> possibly up to 8000. They were heading towards the Windows Media
> format but I mentioned Ogg Vorbis streaming and they are interested.
> This will be a major boost to Ogg Vorbis in the market place if they
> decide to do it.
> I'm not exactly sure how streaming works as I've not ever been
> involved in it. I presume from what I've read that audio is encoded
> to Ogg Vorbis format at the desired bit rate on a PC (Windows or
> Linux) which then sends the encoded data to an IceCast server which
> makes it available on the Internet. Is this basically it? If a
> hosting company is providing the Internet bandwidth then I presume the
> hosting company will need IceCast running on many of their servers,
> and we will be streaming the encoded Vorbis data to their servers.
> Does this sound right?
> I just need to get the concept right before I let them know. Some
> other questions.
> Is IceCast ready for a project like this?
> Can IceCast run on Windows? Probably not required but just interested.
> If the hosting company isn't interested in compiling etc, would
> someone on this list be willing to create binaries that can be easily
> installed on a Linux server? I guess it depends on the Linux distro.
> Ross Levis.
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