[Icecast] Shoutcast compatibility suggestions

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Wed Dec 29 18:52:48 UTC 2004

On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 08:49:54AM -0600, oddsock wrote:

>               So, while technically you could connect 2 (or more) Shoutcast 
> DSPs to icecast, you would have no way to map the metadata updates from 
> those 2 to the correct mountpoints.   It may be possible to do this based 
> off the port the request came in on (that would then require you to setup a 
> set of 'port' and 'port + 1' pairs for each possible shoutcast DSP you 
> wanted to connect.  This is not a very elegant solution however, and is 
> marginally better than starting up multiple icecast instances.  although we 
> may consider implementing it if enough people ask for it.

IMHO, it's much better than having to run multiple instances. Especially 
since you're already doing magic with the paired ports. 


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