[Icecast] Speex (source) client?

William K. Volkman wkvsf at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Nov 16 18:37:08 UTC 2005

Hello Dennis,
On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 08:31, Dennis Heerema wrote:
> An additional question for me is, could i send speex audio from a live
> source with an client like oddcast?
> Ment to be used for an talk radio programm.

I think you meant to send this to the icecast list.  I've not
taken a look at the oddcast client yet due to the problems
I've seen getting icecast to behave well with speex streams
(see my post about 100% cpu consumption).  I've done more
research and found that there are issues with the 1.1.10
version of speexdec (encoding works fine).  I don't have
much time to play with this during the week, perhaps this
weekend I'll get to trying out oddcast.


> Regards,
> Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "William K. Volkman" <wkvsf at users.sourceforge.net>
> > 
> > OK, so a "don't be fooled by the SHOUT_FORMAT_VORBIS symbol"
> > would have helped.   It appears that .spx files are .ogg files
> > by another name.  Of course when I first tried it I was
> > surprised that my 10Mb file kept reloading every second with
> > both ezstream and oggfwd.  The 4Mb Theora test file was taking
> > about 15 seconds (about 1/2 the duration of the video).
> > After noticing that nothing was really reporting an error (and
> > after hacking my own client to send, and having all the bytes
> > reported sent)  I tried connecting via Windows Media Player
> > and it worked, kinda (see below).
> > 
> > I'm having difficulty in locating a linux client which can
> > process the stream (RealPlayer/HelixPlayer report unknown
> > codec).  It took a bit to find the xmms-speex plugin, xmms
> > won't play the url however mplayer using the xmms-speex plugin
> > will playback the .spx file.  However pointing mplayer
> > at the icecast mount point results in a crash.  So far
> > no luck. Any suggestion here would be appreciated.
> > 
> > On Windows XP SP2 with the Direct Show drivers downloaded
> > from:
> > http://www.illiminable.com/ogg/oggcodecs_0.69.8924.exe
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks for any hints.

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