[Icecast] ICECast in Flash / IEWin

illiminable ogg at illiminable.com
Mon Oct 18 13:46:41 UTC 2004

Alternatively you can just script the window media player control, and bind 
it to your stream, that should work just fine, assuming you have my 
directshow filters installed.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Smith" <msmith at xiph.org>
To: "Ian Andrew Bell" <hello at ianbell.com>; "icecast" <icecast at xiph.org>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Icecast] ICECast in Flash / IEWin

> 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.
> Mike
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