[Icecast] range support / stream seeking not supported byWinamp 5 and WMP 10?

oddsock oddsock at oddsock.org
Tue Jan 4 10:18:21 PST 2005


At 11:58 AM 1/4/2005, you wrote:

>The file is not VBR, it is 24kbs 16kHz, mono mp3 file. It may be available
>at http://streams.audioserver.nl:8080/recordings/testpreek.mp3
>
>Ok, I've found part of the problem. I'm using the THOMSON mp3PRO Decoder
>v1.2 plugin on Winamp 5.05. It appears that this plug-in doesn't support
>stream seeking. After disabling the mp3PRO plugin, it worked like a charm in
>Winamp 5.05 (now using the Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder 3.04).
>
>WMP 10 works sort-of. When I open the URL mentioned above, WMP 10 simple
>downloads the complete file in the background while starting to play
>immediately. However, you can only seek in the part that has already been
>downloaded.

well, looks like you are at the mercy of the media player 
implementation.  Looks like winamp does do proper range seeking, but WMP 
does not.  Although the term "proper range seeking" is a subjective 
term.  From an icecast point of view, we are implementing it properly.

oddsock 




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