[Icecast] multichannel streaming

Thomas B. Ruecker dm8tbr at dk0td.afthd.tu-darmstadt.de
Thu May 18 09:34:32 PDT 2006


On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 03:06:47PM +0000, Georg Holzmann wrote:
> Hallo!
> 
> We are searching for a streaming-server for a e-learning system at a 
> university and therefore and I wanted to ask some questions:
> 
> There is a database of recordings on the server, and only registered 
> users (students) are allowed to hear those.
Icecast is not primarily targeted at on demand streaming. It's an live streaming
server.
> So if a user wants to hear record A, then a stream should be opened 
> (maybe a new mount point ?) and only this user should be allowed to hear 
> the stream ...
> Is this possible with icecast ?
It probably would.
(Aber man kann sich auch hintenrum durch die Brust ins Auge schiessen...)

> And the streams should be also multichannel (2-8 channels, it depends on 
> the record) ...
that would probably be possible with ogg/vorbis. You'd need to find
a client software supporting that though.

Cheers

Thomas


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