[Icecast] live broadcast + WMA

_+icecast at sucs.org _+icecast at sucs.org
Wed Sep 14 14:35:31 UTC 2005

Balint Jacint wrote:
> _+icecast at sucs.org wrote:
>> Ices, Darkice, most of the normal stream creation bits don't need X11
>> Do you mean normalisation?
> I mean dynamic compression.

So VBR? (Variable Bitrate)
You normally set the quality for a Ogg Vorbis stream, and it fluctuates 
the bit rate.

>> WMA is Microsoft only so you will probably need to use Microsoft 
>> software to do this.
>> But if you already have MP3 I realy don't see the reason for WMA, as 
>> anything that plays WMA is likely to also play MP3.
> A guy offered the option to use a Windows streaming server for free, and 
> we would like to use it. It's so simple. :)
> Are you sure streamTranscoder can't produce a WMA?

 From http://www.oddsock.org/tools/streamTranscoder/

"WMA is supported only under win32. This is due to the not-so-obvious 
fact that no WMA encoder libraries exist for unix."

Chris Jones, SUCS Admin

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