[icecast] strange way of forwarding to another stream.

Michael Smith msmith at labyrinth.net.au
Mon Mar 17 16:30:25 PST 2003



> When you say that "most media players don't [use this]" I assume you are
> refering to the support of HTTP redirects?  And so when you "move"
> another client to a new stream, you just grab the bytes from a different
> source-stream in icecast and send them down the existing pipe to the
> client - rather then sending a redirect causing the client to negotiate
> a new request?

<p>Yes, that's what I meant (on a second reading, it wasn't very clear. Sorry).

For the case of moving a client _after_ initial connection, you can't use HTTP
redirects even for those clients that do support them correctly, so this sort
of mechanism (internally moving them from one source to another) is neccesary
either way.

Mike

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