[icecast] strange way of forwarding to another stream.

Todd Poston tposton1 at swbell.net
Mon Mar 17 13:01:52 PST 2003



This goes back a couple of months in the list.. But below refers to the
idea of forwarding streams.  *Is* there currently any way (with mp3 or
ogg) to force the client to a new stream??  Is the "forward directive"
referred to below in use by anything, if so what?  And how is it
implemented?

This seems like a very useful thing to be included in a spec.  And it
doesn't seem unreasonable to include it in a client, except that there
is no official spec that stream client developers use to develop against
(or is there??).  Afterall, Things like HTML Redirect's are handled by
the client.

Todd

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From: owner-icecast at xiph.org [mailto:owner-icecast at xiph.org] On Behalf
Of Karl Heyes
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 9:32 AM
To: icecast at xiph.org
Subject: Re: [icecast] strange way of forwarding to another stream.

<p>On Wed, 2003-01-29 at 14:54, Martin Blackwell wrote:
> Just a kinda question on a random thought I was having.
> Would it make sense, or be concievably plausible to write a plugin for

> winamp, or other Icecast2 client to read a comment in the Ogg Vorbis 
> file to automatically open a new stream when the stream/file has 
> finished playing- eg, client starts/downloads the ad stream/file for 
> the server broadcasting the stream, vorbis file contains tag along the

> lines of "FORWARD = protocol://server:port/stream.ogg", as a of adding

> advertising to the start of a stream only.

It's certainly possible, however you are placing more logic into the
client end, and there maybe many different clients. The forward
directive isn't universal AFAIK

karl.

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