[icecast] does icecast care what it streams?

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Mon Feb 2 20:55:36 PST 2004



On Tuesday 03 February 2004 15:16, oddsock wrote:
> 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

For the record: shoutcast's protocol is not a 'customization of HTTP'. It 
superficially looks somewhat similar, but actually isn't. At all - which is 
why icecast doesn't support it - it's a lot of pain for very little gain.

Mike

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