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

Stefan Neufeind stefan at neufeind.net
Sat May 31 09:04:14 PDT 2003



On 1 Jun 2003 at 1:44, Geoff Shang wrote:

> I don't see a lot of point adding MP3 output support to ices 2.x. 
> Ices 0.x does MP3, ices 2.x does ogg.  Seems simple enough.  Ices 0.x
> will even read ogg files.  There's an argument for enabling MP3 input
> support for ices 2.x, but as has been said already, patent issues are
> a problem now that decoders need to be licensed, so I don't expect to
> see it.

But we're not talking about "decoding", are we? Just sending the raw 
mp3-data to the server. Or are you talking about re-encoding while 
streaming to the server? In this point I agree with your patent-
doubts!
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