[Icecast] ICECast in Flash / IEWin
Ian Andrew Bell
hello at ianbell.com
Fri Nov 5 04:00:38 UTC 2004
On 2-Nov-04, at 5:55 PM, Michael Smith wrote:
> We don't sent a content-length header because there's no way to know
> content length in advance - it's a stream, after all!
Well, you COULD do this but choosing not to when there seems to be a
lot of call to add one doesn't seem to be a great answer.
> Whilst you're welcome to do something like this, it would be very
> inappropriate for the normal icecast sources to do this - it's giving
> deliberately wrong information that WILL cause problems.
Commercial stations would want this anyway since they:
A) Don't want to have unauthorized sources repeating their signal (and
thereby depriving them of vital listener stats)
B) Probably want to kick off listeners every few hours so you're not
paying $$ to your bandwidth supplier for folks who are AFK for a whole
Seems to me like you could kill two birds with one stone by adding a
config feature to predefine the content-length header in that:
1) You'd solve the whole streaming to Flash within ActiveX thing, and
2) You'd give streamers the ability to kick listeners every once in a
while (which can't be that bad)
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