[Icecast] Complete set of tools for Icecast

Geoff Staples geoff at hostricity.com
Mon May 30 12:51:56 PDT 2005

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

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.

Thanks in advance for any ideas or info you have.


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