[Icecast] registering icecast server in shoutcast directory?

ml ml at imux.net
Thu May 26 14:35:23 PDT 2005

Thomas D.Simes wrote:
> On 26 May 2005 20:08:03 +0100
> Karl Heyes <karl at xiph.org> wrote:
>>On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 19:35, Thomas D.Simes wrote:
>>>I'm running darkice-0.15 to stream live mp3 encoded audio to
>>>icecast2-2.2.0_1,1 on a FreeBSD 4.10 machine and everything is
>>>working great.  Now that I have my icecast stream server set up, I
>>>would like to register it in the shoutcast directory.  Is this
>>>possible?  I see the icecast.xml entries to register with the
>>>xiph.org and oddsock.org directory servers, but I can't find any
>>>examples for shoutcast.
>>shoutcast uses a different protocol to what we use, even so, the last
>>I heard was that AOL/Nullsoft banned non-shoutcast servers from their
>>directory. AFAIK this hasn't changed
> Ah, thanks for the clue++, that is unfortunate.  Obviously I am a noob
> at streaming audio and I had presumed that the compability layer I
> needed to worry about was the encoding algorithm.  

He is right though, we do need to add this to the FAQ, it's a question 
asked way too often.

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