ml at imux.net
Fri Jun 3 19:49:14 PDT 2005
Lennox Grant wrote:
> Hello there,
> I'm trying to figure out if this could be done, and if so, if it could
> be done with 1 IceCast2 servers running 1 config file.
> I use the DJ program that's called Traktor DJ Studio 2.6. It has a built
> in feature that you can stream LIVE! to an IceCast2 server with it. All
> the metadata info from the tracks played and played can be seen in
> IceCast2 and the media player that the person is using to listen to the
> Here is where it gets a bit interest. The DJ can only stream in .ogg
> format. This is fine if you use a media player that supports .ogg, but
> unfortunately most users use Windows Media Player.
> Ok here is my question.
> Is it possible to for Icecast2 to take in (in .ogg format) whatever is
> playing from the DJ program and have it stream out as .mp3? and if so
> will all the Meta Data be intact or will it not show?
> So it's like this:
> DJ Program goes to IceCast2
> IceCast takes in that .ogg format from the DJ Program and converts it to
> Icecast does stream .ogg format but streams .mp3
> User listens to stream in .mp3 format.
> I feel that this will increase process power because it has to do 1
> extra job of converting it to mp3 and stream it. That's it no prob.
> If this could be done, could you please send me a complete copy of the
> config file and instructions on how to do it?
I would suggest the solution to this problem is thus:
Tracktor -> Icecast(server1) mount:high.ogg -> streamTrancoder ->
Icecast(server1) mount:low.mp3 -> listeners
streamTranscoder can take ogg streams and convert to mp3 and visa versa.
A good setup would be the ogg in high quality and the mp3 in lowish.
You can then offer your listeners both formats and give them the choice.
WARNING: For mp3 you will need a licenced encoder, something that
doesn't come with streamTranscoder. You can use lame, but that is
unlicenced, == not good in commercial setting.
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