[Icecast] Icecast and ezstream

Jay Krivanek admin at radiotoolbox.com
Thu Jun 16 12:00:35 UTC 2005

Well not trying to speak for Icecast but there are several problems with
just reading files and making an internet stream out of that.  For one,
Icecast would have to be aware of all the different types of media files
you might attempt to throw at it.  You can't just read files and throw
them at users and expect it to be a "stream".  It's not like a
webserver.  Things have to be timed to send to users at a regulated
pace.  Something source encoders do for the servers they source.


-----Original Message-----
From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On
Behalf Of Subhabrata Bhattacharya
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 4:34 AM
To: icecast at xiph.org
Subject: [Icecast] Icecast and ezstream


What is the actual functionality of ezstream when I use it with
Icecast?What does it exactly do?

Why isn't Icecast written to read a file directly and stream it?

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