[Icecast] Still the big Icecast problem!

Kent kent at kent.troymonster.com
Sat Dec 18 06:33:15 UTC 2004

This is a player that I use on my site.  It works well with Ogg and mp3.  
I have tested it with windoze, Fedora, and Netscape/SunOS.



On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, Mr Dihelson Mendonca wrote:

> Helo, fellows,
> Although I have researched a lot about this matter I
> still didn't find any good solution.
> The problem with Icecast OGG system is that common
> people doesn't want to download any other software in
> order to listen to a radio station, even a plugin...
> People doesn't like to have to download Quicktime, nor
> Winamp. They already have Windows Media Player on
> their computers, so they already listen to LAUNCHCAST
> for instance...
> I agree that Ogg files quality have no comparison with
> the old Mp3. Ogg mono files at 32k - 44.1khz is very
> near CD quality. I would become a satisfied listener
> with radios at 32k -44.1khz.
> The problem is making Windows media Player to play it!
> And this may not have any solution.
> I got to solve this problem on Shoutcast systems which
> broadcast in MP3. I got to make WMP play the MP3
> stream very easy, without a listener having to
> download anything.
> If people want to know how, I suggest looking my
> website:
> www.portaldojazz.com
> I have Icecast streams also, which have much more
> quality, but I can see, I have 10 listeners of
> MP3-WMP, while having 1 Icecast listener, and I guess
> the only explanation to this is that people listen to
> it with WMP.
> []'s
> Dihelson mendonça
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