Fw: [icecast] Some Question

Dave St John groups at mediacast1.com
Mon Nov 10 17:38:19 PST 2003



In the realm of internet radio id have to say 80% use winamp, or other
players supporting http streaming.
Winamp being the biggest major player and xmms for linux.
Only noobs to the pc world use windows media and real player, since they are
the ones thrown in your face.
Once the noobs find internet radio, its a matter of seconds before they are
downloading winamp.

Windows media only recently with 9 started supporting shoutcast and icecast2
mp3 streaming, you would of thunk
they would have figured that one out years ago.

There is a ogg vorbis plugin out there for windows media 9, and yes it does
work, but ill be damned if i can find the
site. :/

<p><p><p><p><p>Dave St John
Mediacast1 Administration
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ross Levis" <ross.levis at cchlawbase.co.nz>
To: <icecast at xiph.org>
Cc: <vorbis-dev at xiph.org>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 2:48 PM
Subject: RE: Fw: [icecast] Some Question

<p>Oddsock wrote:
> most of the major media players (winamp, foobar2k) come with
> vorbis input plugins now.

Winamp & Foobar2k are not major media players.  I think around 70% of
all users either use Windows Media Player or the RealOne player.
Neither of which can play Vorbis streams, and this is a major hurdle in
the acceptance of Vorbis streaming.  I keep telling people that plugins
are coming, but they seem to be taking forever.

Ross.
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