[Icecast] Questions on setting up icecast
oddsock at oddsock.org
Tue Sep 14 08:38:50 PDT 2004
yep, they simply forward the bitstream to icecast. And in general, bitrate
changes are handled by most listening clients, although very few I have
found (if any) can handle samplerate changes appropriately.
At 10:03 AM 9/14/2004, you wrote:
>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 --->
> > >>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
> > >--
> > >LiveIce Project http://liveice.sourceforge.net/
> > >_______________________________________________
> > >Icecast mailing list
> > >Icecast at xiph.org
> > >http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/icecast
> > >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Icecast mailing list
> > Icecast at xiph.org
> > http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/icecast
>J. L. Blank, Systems Administrator, twu.net
More information about the Icecast