[icecast] seek, pause etc using icecast ?

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Wed Sep 3 18:38:47 PDT 2003



On Thursday 04 September 2003 03:08, Hirendra Hindocha wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 12:16:53PM +1000, Michael Smith wrote:
> > On Wednesday 03 September 2003 04:35, Hirendra Hindocha wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I have an icecast2 server streaming some mp3 files and am using
> > > winamp to listen to the stream, however I couldn't figure out if
> > > there is a way to seek or rewind. Is there a way to seek/fast
> > > forward/rewind/pause using icecast2 ?
> >
> > No. icecast2 is a streaming server, so it... streams.
>
> Good point. I wonder how the other servers (Real Server ,Quicktime etc) do
> it. Any inputs on any other streaming servers that lets a client
> seek/fast forward /rewind ?

They're more generalised servers. In the mode where they allow seeking, 
they're definately _not_ doing 'streaming' in the normal sense of the term.

icecast2 could do the same, but it's of pretty limited use, and there's a fair 
bit of code required to do it.

Mike

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