[Icecast] Encoders

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Wed Dec 22 23:43:03 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 23:39, Dennis Heerema wrote:
> Hi There,
> The discussion about speex triggered the following question:
> Is there a way to use other encoders, to stream with icecast / oddcast.
> Is there an format of witch the encoder shoul be standarized to (ACM or
> something like that), if so would it be possible to use open license
> encoders and commercail encoders with this. like FHG mp3, mp3pro, speex and
> so on.

If the stream format allows for passing the data straight through then
icecast will send it through to connected clients. The likes of mp3, aac
and nsv do exactly that.

The main thing you want to do for streaming to icecast is sending the
HTTP headers (like mountpoint and auth) to connect with beforehand,
libshout can handle that.


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