[icecast] PDA as source client

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Thu Jul 24 19:52:23 UTC 2003

Luke Stodola wrote:
> Has anybody used anything other than a PC as a source for icecast2?  Are
> PDAs powerfull enough?  I know vorbis encoding takes a signifigant amount
> of CPU power, but I've been able to do it on 4 year old PCs.  Does a
> 206MHz Intel StrongARM 32-bit RISC processor have as much power as a 200
> Mhz Pentium?

the big problem here is that the arm does not have floating point 
operations in hardware. all float calculations must be emulated in 
software. i don't know how much float math is involved in encoding 
vorbis, but my guess is "quite some" :)

> I'm thinking Compaq iPaq, running Familiar Linux and IceS, would make a
> nice portable $220 source.  
> Any thoughts?

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