[Icecast] Icecast 2.3.0 Release Annoucement

oddsock oddsock at oddsock.org
Fri Sep 23 21:36:48 UTC 2005

We are pleased to announce the next release of Icecast.

Downloads available at http://www.iceast.org/download.php (pending mirror 

**** New features for 2.3.0 ****

- Streaming support for ogg speex, ogg flac, ogg midi

- intro file support - per mount settable
    Intro files will play when a listener first connects to a stream.  This
    is designed for station jingles and the like.  If you don't broadcast
    in ogg vorbis, you must make sure the bitrate/samplerate/number of
    channels match up to your stream.

- on-demand relays, global and per-relay settable
    On demand relays only connect to the relayed content when there are
    listeners attached to the relay.  This can save bandwidth in certain cases.

- fallback to file, extends on the intro file handling.
    With this feature, you can specify a "fallback file" which will be played
    in a loop and sent your currently connected listeners in the event of a
    source client disconnect.  This means your listeners stay connected while
    you fix your disconnect problem.  Same rules regarding bitrate/samplerate/
    number of channels apply as with intro files.

- new mount-level settings
    1. public, type/subtype, genre settings, stream description,
       stream url, stream name, bitrate (override what is sent from the source
    2. mp3 metadata interval
    3. on-[dis]connect scripts can be stated per-mount, invoked at source
       start/stop and take 1 arg which is the mountpoint.

- New URL listener authenticator.
    This delegates your listener authorization to an external application.
    URL calls are made on listener connect/disconnect as well as source
    connect/disconnect.  It is meant for large broadcasters who have existing
    authentication systems that need to be integrated into.  Included is
    an example php-based application that can be used in conjunction with
    the url authenticator to manage a simple subscription-based broadcast.

- HTPasswd authenticator uses in-memory structures now.

- On demand files now can be fed through an authenticator

- Update to admin/web xslt interface

- Icecast can now be installed as a win32 service

**** Fixes for 2.3.0 ****
- real/helix works
- win32 access log correct
- stats client is stable now (curl -X STATS http://admin@host:port/)
- show mountpoints on stats that are inactive but have an active fallback
- more updates over HUP possible
- improved stability under heavy load
- moving clients will no longer sometimes deadlock the server
- avoid small writes to reduce TCP overhead.

Icecast Development Team... 

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