[Icecast] ices 2.0.1 release

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Sat Feb 26 15:45:38 PST 2005

On Sat, 2005-02-26 at 22:47, Zenon Panoussis wrote:

> Hmm. In some cases, the lack of mp3 support has the exact opposite
> effect. To wit: I have a huge collection of mp3s which I would like
> to broadcast as .ogg, but I don't want to recode them permanently.
> If ices2 could read mp3 and recode it to ogg on the fly, I'd be doing
> just that. Because it can't, I end up using ices 0.4 and broadcasting
> mp3 against my wish to support ogg.
> The ability for ices2 to read mp3 seems to be a much-wanted feature,
> so I'd like to suggest that you consider (yet again) one-way mp3
> compatibility. Just look at Microsoft. One-way compatibility was the
> key to the success of their .doc format: Word could convert mostly
> everything to .doc while it could not convert .doc to anything at
> all. Why not do something equally nasty to .mp3 if you can?

Currently you can transcode from mp3 via the DSP from a separate app
such as xmms.  The only other mechanism I can see being implemented is a
mechanism such as invoking an external decoder for extracting PCM and
fed back into ices.


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