[icecast] Wanted: Ogg Stations Directory

Stefan Neufeind stefan at neufeind.net
Tue Jun 17 11:55:38 UTC 2003

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 at 13:46:33, Geoff Shang wrote:

> Surely it would be just easier if everyone used the directory servers
> listed in the sample icecast.xml file.  It sounds like what you're
> proposing is doing something manually that should be doable automatically.
> Yeah, I know, getting everyone to list on the same YP server is not going
> to be trivial, but if a place gets to be known as *the* place to go to find
> .ogg streams, everyone will want to list there.
> Anyway, the 2 directory servers I know of can be browsed at
> http://www.oddsock.org/icecast2yp/ and http://yp.icecast.net .

How about offering access to these two directories via XML? This way it would 
be possible to create sites which include e.g. information from both of these 
directories (or of even more) and provide them in their content. Something like 
a "WebService" (but without the bloated SOAP-things around :-)).

Would that be an idea? If a station is listed in both dirs you can easily 
detect this. But to know which directory entry is more up2date (e.g. when doing 
title-updates) it would be good to have a "last touched"-time for each entry in 
the XML-file.

Shouldn't be too hard to implement in the existing directories, right? And 
maybe someone would set up a "directory colaboration server" that might 
summarize entries from different yellowpage-directories and submit them 
alltogether to oddsock's dir (in colaboration with oddsock, for sure - not 
against his will by brute force!).

<p>  Stefan
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