[icecast] does icecast care what it streams?

oddsock oddsock at oddsock.org
Mon Feb 2 20:16:33 PST 2004



At 07:16 PM 2/2/2004, you wrote:
>On 3 Feb 2004 at 12:06, Michael Smith wrote:
>
> > 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?

it would be true to say that yes, you could stream NSV or other video types 
with this manner (assuming that they don't need special stream processing, 
NSV does not, something like Ogg-Theora probably would)...the main problem 
is the issue of a source client.  Currently, there is only one (that I know 
of) source client that will encode and send NSV, and that is the one that 
will only connect to shoutcast and uses shoutcast's proprietary method and 
customization of HTTP for it's connection protocol.  Icecast currently does 
not (and probably will not) support this type of connection.  Similarly, 
the Windows Media Encoder (which can also be used to generate a video 
stream) also uses a connection protocol that is not supported by Icecast 
(they use a entirely different method which involves "pulling" the source 
stream from the client rather than the client "pushing" the source stream 
to the server.

o yes, we can support streaming of video with Icecast, and probably the 
first step is to build a source client which can generate a video stream 
using a codec that doesn't have any special handling properties and can be 
modified to support the icecast connection protocol.

oddsock

<p>>Regards,
>  Stefan
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