[icecast] Oddcast suggestion

Stefan Neufeind stefan at neufeind.net
Tue Jun 24 06:31:55 UTC 2003

Hmm, maybe it could work somehow if we're using quality-based VBR-
encoding? If you have silence only very few bandwidth is needed.

But I really personally dislike all these VBR-things ... so thats why 
I would never try implementing it :-)

If you want to try to do it this way you might have to write a dsp-
plugin that loads Oddcast DSP "behind" itself and passes audio 
through. This way you could mute the audio.

Just my 2 cents

On 23 Jun 2003 at 22:37, Bryan Payne wrote:

> Yea,
> It's VERY possbile to have the encoder sit idle until a User connects
> - we do that with our WMA encoders and where thinking of applying it
> to mp3 and ogg - however therein lies the problem - instead of PULL
> streaming you are PUSH streaming - and the server MUST see a source
> connected otherwise it will not allow a client to connect -
> Bryan
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ross Levis" <ross.levis at cchlawbase.co.nz>
> To: <icecast at xiph.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 10:32 PM
> Subject: RE: [icecast] Oddcast suggestion
> I don't develop in C unfortunately, but I think I've thought of
> another way of doing it for those using Winamp.
> A DSP plugin could be developed to read /admin/streamlist to get
> number of listeners.  If listeners is zero then zero the audio data. 
> Place this in front of the OddCast DSP.  I'm not exactly sure what is
> possible with a DSP plugin.  Someone else may know if the audio data
> can be completely removed or does it need to output digital silence,
> which should at least be encoded at a lower bitrate.
> Anyone know?
> Ross.
> Michael Smith wrote:
> > Icecast2 already supports relaying.
> > It doesn't do on-demand relaying. The design is such that it
> > should be easy to
> > add, but I (and as far as I know, the other current
> > developers) have no
> > intention of implementing it in the near future. Patches are
> > welcome.
> >
> > Mike
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