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

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Sat May 31 09:06:27 PDT 2003



On Saturday 31 May 2003 19:29, Stefan Neufeind wrote:
> I have mp3s as input and can't convert them all. And since my
> listeners will ONLY use mp3-streaming I don't want the overhead and
> quality-loss of converting mp3 to ogg and later stream-transcode them
> from ogg back to mp3. That's not worth it.
>
> So why can't support for mp3 be added to ices2? From a technical
> point, I mean? Somebody said "It's not and never will be". Any good
> reason for that? This is the only problem why I'm fiddling around
> with ices-0.2.3-cvsbuild (and not getting it to work, but thats
> another story).
>

It's not that it _couldn't_ be added (it could), but that nobody has shown any 
interest in actually doing so.

Mike

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