[icecast] does icecast care what it streams?

MacSym macsym69 at yahoo.fr
Tue Feb 3 03:05:32 PST 2004



If you want to stream video through Icecast, you should consider the FLV
format. FLV is the new video format for Flash 2004. It means the final
client will be just the regular flash plug-in (installed on almost every
computer connected to the internet). Unfortunately, I am not sure there is a
live FLV encoder yet that could act as a source.

Cheers,

MAX

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From: owner-icecast at xiph.org [mailto:owner-icecast at xiph.org] On Behalf Of
Michael Smith
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 5:56 AM
To: icecast at xiph.org
Subject: Re: [icecast] does icecast care what it streams?

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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