[icecast] Seeking in a static icecast stream

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Mon Feb 23 18:49:53 PST 2004



Michael Smith wrote:

>This should be possible to implement in icecast, but it's not currently 
>supported.
>
>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.
>
>Mike
>
Is anybody working on this, or should I just on the dev-list and throw 
in the suggestion?  If Icecast were to implement this, then Realaudio 
server would have very little in terms of most usage over Icecast.  It 
would easily allow a large library of audio to be accessible, but not 
downloadable, for many people, with no sideeffects or problems.

For example, it is difficult and not always reliable to seek in a Vorbis 
stream when using HTTP-push (is that what it is when you just download 
it and listen to it via Winamp - pseudo-streaming?)
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