[icecast] Seeking in a static icecast stream

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Tue Feb 24 02:36:58 UTC 2004

On Tuesday 24 February 2004 13:30, HidayahOnline.org Admin wrote:
> I currently utilize Icecast on my website, but I am looking for the same
> kind of functionality as I get with realaudio server when I stream
> static content - namely, the ability to seek, show the time remaining,
> etc, especially with Vorbis audio.
> I realize the intent of Icecast is to serve mainly live, streaming
> content (or at least radio-style content), but I utilize it mostly for
> streaming static files already on my webserver.
> Does anyone have any tips on whether or not this is at all possible with
> Icecast, and/or if there are any other open-source projects (barring the
> Helix DNA server project), that would offer this on a WinXP platform?

This should be possible to implement in icecast, but it's not currently 

I think it'd require:
Sending correct content-length headers for static content (I think we already 
do this? It's easy, anyway)
Supporting the Range (or is it Content-Range? I forget) header. This is fairly 
complex, but not really that hard.


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