[icecast] strange way of forwarding to another stream.

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Mon Mar 17 15:07:14 PST 2003

On Tuesday 18 March 2003 08:01, Todd Poston wrote:
> 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?

icecast can move a client to a new stream on the same server (through the 
admin interface ).

> 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.

Clients are meant to respond to HTTP (certainly NOT HTML) redirects, since 
icecast uses HTTP, but most media players don't, so icecast doesn't use this.


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