[icecast] Streaming MP3 and OGG with one Ices

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Wed Jan 21 13:26:13 PST 2004



On Wed, 2004-01-21 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?

the sort of thing what could be added to ices 2 is an external decode
handler for unknown types, that way ices would read PCM coming from a
decoder which you have installed.

karl.

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