[icecast] Streaming MP3 and OGG with one Ices

Brendan Cully brendan at xiph.org
Wed Jan 21 21:31:15 UTC 2004

On Wednesday, 21 January 2004 at 18:14, Richard Airlie wrote:
> Hello.
> I understand that ices 0.3 is capable of streaming mp3 to an Icecast 2
> server, and that ices 2 is capable of streaming ogg to an Icecast 2
> server, but what I'm really after is a single version of ices that can
> stream mp3 and ogg to an Icecast 2 server. Does such a thing exist?
> Currently 90% of my audio files are mp3, but I am starting to use ogg
> instead for new files. However as it looks like I can't have both
> ogg and mp3 in an ices playlist, I am forced to go with mp3 as thats
> what the majority of my existing content is.
> Any suggestions appreciated!  I am not averse to getting my hands dirty
> and taking the mp3-handling stuff from ices 0.3 and trying to fit it
> into ices 2, if that may be reasonably possible?

if you've built ices 0.3 with lame and ogg support, it can read ogg
files and turn them into MP3 on the fly. So your input playlist can
have a mix, but the output will be only MP3. This was added to ices
precisely to smooth the transition from MP3 to Ogg.
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