[Icecast] Questions on setting up icecast

JLB jlb at twu.net
Tue Sep 14 08:03:06 PDT 2004

You mentioned these programs and their "no-reencoding" mode. Can they
handle collections of MP3s of different bitrate?

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, oddsock wrote:

> Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 09:08:17 -0500
> From: oddsock <oddsock at oddsock.org>
> To: icecast at xiph.org
> Subject: Re: [Icecast] Questions on setting up icecast
> At 04:14 AM 9/14/2004, you wrote:
> >JLB wrote:
> >>Sorry, gang. The FAQ didn't seem to answer me, nor did Googling...
> >>I merely want a simple solution to do the following:
> >>I am setting up a streaming server for in-house use.
> >>I want it to broadcast the RAW MP3 DATA from my actual MP3 files, as I
> >>listen to them in xmms.
> >>In other words, I DO NOT want:
> >>XMMS ---> decode to wave ---> re-encode to MP3 ---> icecast ---> listeners
> >>I want:
> >>XMMS ---> icecast ---> listeners
> >>Surely this is do-able using a VBR stream? In other words, I DO NOT want
> >>my MP3s to be decoded, then re-encoded, then sent over the network (the
> >>re-encoding, of course, introducing further lossiness). I want the actual
> >>raw MP3 frames to be sent as a VBR stream to the listeners. I want the MP3
> >>to sound PRECISELY as good on the listening machine as on my machine.
> >>Surely this is do-able?
> >
> >http://www.oddsock.org/tools/oddcastv2_xmms/
> my plugin reencodes, so I don't think that's what you want.  In fact, I
> don't know of any way to use XMMS in this way.  The problem, is that by the
> time the DSP plugin gets the audio data, it's already been decoded.  You'd
> have to write an XMMS input plugin to somehow intercept the data and send
> it along to an icecast server.  Nothing like this has been written as far
> as I know.
> alternatively, you can use ices or ezstream in "non-reencoding" mode, which
> is the closest to what you want.
> oddsock
> >Stephen
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J. L. Blank, Systems Administrator, twu.net

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