[icecast] strange way of forwarding to another stream.

Karl Heyes karl at pts.tele2.co.uk
Wed Jan 29 07:31:49 PST 2003



On Wed, 2003-01-29 at 14:54, Martin Blackwell wrote:
> Just a kinda question on a random thought I was having.
> Would it make sense, or be concievably plausible to write a plugin for winamp, or other Icecast2 client to read a comment in the Ogg Vorbis file to automatically open a new stream when the stream/file has finished playing- eg, client starts/downloads the ad stream/file for the server broadcasting the stream, vorbis file contains tag along the lines of "FORWARD = protocol://server:port/stream.ogg", as a of adding advertising to the start of a stream only.

It's certainly possible, however you are placing more logic into the
client end, and there maybe many different clients. The forward
directive isn't universal AFAIK

karl.

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