[icecast] External authentification-module for listening to icecast2-streams?
stefan at neufeind.net
Wed May 7 02:34:54 PDT 2003
today we came across the idea of adding an external authentification-
module for listening to icecast2. There have recently been talks with
artists and music labels that they would like to receive "a small
fee" per listener to e.g. a concert streamed live over the internet.
What do you think of adding an external authentification-module so
that the user could listen to a stream with urls like:
The idea behind it is to offer a service where users can log on to
the concert with an account that generates a dynamic playlist
containing these URLs. Is the usage of login-information possible
with the usual players (XMMS, WinAmp, ... or even a MediaPlayer, a
Flash-movie etc.)? As soon as the listener enters / leaves this has
to be clearly be noted in the access_log-file so that the user could
be charges with a certain amount for each minute he has been
listening to the stream.
What do you think about it? Is a login possible with the usual
players? Anybody got a suggestion in which way to implement such an
external authentification (e.g. calling a program that returns if
user is allowed to listen)?
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