[Icecast] Complete set of tools for Icecast

Dan Stowell danstowell at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 14:52:18 UTC 2005

On 30/05/05, Geoff Staples <geoff at hostricity.com> wrote:
> We are switching from Windows Media to Icecast. I want to get as close
> to open source as possible.
> That means that I need the following open-source items:
> Player for Windows (not Winamp if possible - it's now owned by AOL.)
> Player for Mac
> Player for Linux

I do like videoLAN player, and it's all three of the above!

> We will also be podcasting, so that means our encoding needs to be
> compatible with the Apple iPod. Here's what it supports: MP3 (8 to 320
> Kbps), MP3 VBR, AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music
> Store, M4A, M4B, M4P), Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4) and WAV (Some iPods
> also support AIFF)
> As best as I can tell, we'll have to encode ogg vorbis for broadcast and
> MP3 for the iPods - unless one of the formats supported by the iPod is
> Open Source.
> Also, I'd like to know anything you know about recording / encoding
> systems that are open source. The only one I am aware of at the moment
> is Audacity.

I use Audacity for a lot of work. Surprisingly useful, given its easy interface.


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