[Icecast] ICECast in Flash / IEWin

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Mon Oct 18 01:29:43 UTC 2004

On Sunday 17 October 2004 07:16, Ian Andrew Bell wrote:
> I'd like to resurrect this orphaned thread:
> 	http://lists.xiph.org/pipermail/icecast/2003-December/006139.html
> We're using the embedded flash player for listeners of pulverradio.com
> and can't use 2.2 for relaying from our encoders.  Apparently we can
> use Icecast v1.3
> Although this is clearly a problem caused by ActiveX and Microsoft
> boneheads that is a mountain that may prove difficult to heave in a
> timely manner.
> The fact that it can work with 1.3 indicates that there may have been
> some behaviour in the old version that was improved upon for 2.x ...
> perhaps future versions of Icecast could have a configuration flag to
> deprecate 2.x behaviour to 1.3's styling for headers (which in my
> limited understanding is where the problem lies), simply as a work
> around for the problem that would still allow us to use the cool new
> relaying features of 2.0 in our implementation.

If we knew what the problem was (that causes flash to fail with 2.0), we'd be 
happy to add such a flag (or perhaps just change it to always work that way, 
depending on what the problem was).

However, since nobody managed to figure out what the problem was (and some of 
the developers, such as myself, don't have a system where this problem can be 
reproduced), we can't really do much until someone does.


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