[icecast] does icecast care what it streams?

Stefan Neufeind stefan at neufeind.net
Tue Feb 3 01:16:22 UTC 2004

On 3 Feb 2004 at 12:06, Michael Smith wrote:

> On Tuesday 03 February 2004 00:41, Joern Nettingsmeier wrote:
> > ...i.e. could it stream arbitrary stuff (such as video) if i don't
> > care about metadata?
> Most of icecast doesn't care. However, some bits do, so it's neccesary
> to have some handling code in it for each datatype.
> It would be _very_ easy to add support to icecast for streams of type
> "application/octet-stream" - i.e. a stream that icecast should just
> feed straight through without having any special handling for at all,
> then you could use that for your purposes.

Would this e.g. allow for Nullsoft Video, mpeg4-video or similar to 
be broadcasted? Or did maybe someone have a closer look on how to 
implement streaming for such data types?

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