[icecast] Oddcast suggestion
msmith at xiph.org
Mon Jun 23 01:32:48 UTC 2003
On Saturday 21 June 2003 10:53, Ross Levis wrote:
> Hi oddsock
> What would be really useful is if your winamp plugin could monitor the
> number of listeners on the IceCast2 server and only send the audio when
> listeners > 0. Perhaps the metadata could continue to be sent. This would
> reduce bandwidth requirements substantially when there are several hundred,
> perhaps thousands of streams as planned by http://www.rville.com.
> It would also be very useful to me as I have a 5gig limit per month on my
> DSL which only allows me to broadcast for 14 days continuously at 32kb/s.
> I could extend this considerably.
> What do you think? Any possibility for the future?
As described, this wouldn't even vaguely work - the protocols just don't allow
However, you could get the same effect using some sort of on-demand relaying.
Icecast2 doesn't currently support that - but it's designed so that it should
be possible (and not even too difficult) to do so.
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