[icecast] Vorbis streams on Windows Media Player

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Mon Mar 24 23:28:00 PST 2003

On Tuesday 25 March 2003 16:55, Morgan Grammer wrote:
> I would be in the same ballpark as you, Ross. We are looking at
> icecast2/ices as a replacement for our RealAudio streams, as the
> licenses we have will expire VERY soon, and we frankly don't have the
> money to go dump on new ones. We're looking at serving literally
> thousands of listeners, most of which have RealPlayer installed at home
> or at work, but have never heard or played with WinAmp, FooBar2000, or
> XMMS. A plugin for WMP 8 or 9 would be EXCELLENT. I too was lead to
> believe the DirectShow filter would work, but I have yet to be able to
> make it do so with a stream... I might be willing to put some $$ toward
> making it work as well, and leave it GPLed, if it can be done
> reasonably.

There's a realplayer plugin (I know you didn't ask for that, but you did say 
that most of your listeners have realplayer) available, I don't know how good 
it is w.r.t. things like streaming, I'll see if I can find out more.

I know more people that use realplayer than use WMP as their primary music 
player (on the other hand, that's 1 vs. 0 out of a sample size of several 
dozen... which suggests that the people I know aren't entirely typical).

Since the directshow filters are closed source, we can't help with them at all 
(I don't think any of the developers ever claimed they had any ability to 
receive streams - though I suspect if they don't it's just a bug).


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