[icecast] no mp3s with ices2!? an other way?

Karl Heyes k.heyes at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat May 31 05:50:09 PDT 2003



On Sat, 2003-05-31 at 13:12, Stefan Neufeind wrote:

> Patents:
> Well okay, if you transcode mp3s or something this might a patent-
> question (since you'd maybe have to license an encoder ... but not 
> under all cases!!!). But sending mp3-files "as is" to the server 
> shouldn't require too many changes - or am I wrong? I mean, no 
> transcoding or something at all - just sending to the server and 
> finished. What patents are you "fearing"?

Bear in mind decoding is also subject to patent licensing.  Sending
as-is won't be a problem from a patent point of view, just from a coding
point of view and how it fits in with the config file.

> Multiple apps talking to icecast2:
> What do you mean? Still stick to ices-0.2.3-cvs? Well, if mp3-support 
> really worked. As said before there were problems reported - and I 
> experienced problems myself. So I wonder if it is easier to update 
> ices-2.x to support mp3 since it's actively maintained.

icecast2 supports multiple individual sources, so your not tied to one
source application. 

karl.

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