[icecast] icecast2, ogg, mp3, etc

Brendan Cully brendan at xiph.org
Wed Jun 4 00:13:08 UTC 2003

On Tuesday, 03 June 2003 at 18:45, oddsock wrote:
> At 09:33 AM 6/4/2003 +1000, you wrote:
> >On Tue, 3 Jun 2003, oddsock wrote:
> >
> >> shoutcast mp3 metadata is supported, however you cannot use the
> >> shoutcast DSP as a source stream to an icecast2 server.
> >
> >Why is this?  This would seem somewhat to defeat the point of
> >including shoutcast-style stream support.
> there are a few things which prevent using the shoutcast DSP, first is the 
> authentication.  Shoutcast has it's own custom authentication protocol, 
> that icecast2 would have to emulate.  Secondly, updates for metadata are 

I think it does this. At least it accepts ices in "icy" protocol. I haven't
tested against the DSP, but I believe it's supposed to work.

> done via a URL call (/admin.cgi?mode=updingo&pass=password&st=MyMetadata) 
> or something like this.  This is also quite different than the way icecast2 
> has been coded to support metadata updates for mp3.  So while it's quite 
> possible to add Shoutcast DSP compatability, it is a matter of emulating a 
> product that noone on this side of the fence is terribly fond of....And if 
> there were no alternatives to the Shoutcast DSP, then maybe the answer 
> would be different, but that is not the case...

this may work too, although I'm less confident. I'd like to know if it's
been tested...

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