[Icecast] Winamp v5.22 / oddcast / aac+

Ross Levis ross at stationplaylist.com
Tue May 30 22:48:50 PDT 2006


Perhaps you are right Greg, but when I was testing earlier, I tried a 
/stream.mp1 mountpoint, and this also played fine in Winamp 5.22.  It 
just seems biased on the .aac extension in the URL.  And surely AAC+ 
encoded audio files would also have a .aac file extension, so it doesn't 
make any sense to me.

Regards,
Ross.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg J. Ogonowski" <greg at orban.com>
To: "Ross Levis" <ross at stationplaylist.com>; <icecast at xiph.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Icecast] Winamp v5.22 / oddcast / aac+


I believe that Oddsock is using a Content Type of aacp.
Using a .aac extension with this Content Type may present a conflict.
This might actually be by design.
I will do some further testing with Winamp and report here tomorrow.
I will also double-check with the developer of Winamp for complete
clarification.

FYI, Orban Opticodec-PC allows the use of either Content Type of aac
or aacp. aac is technically all that is necessary. The history of the
aacp Content Type was to allow the stream to show in the SHOUTcast
Directory, but since Icecast streams cannot show in the SHOUTcast
Directory anyway, this doesn't matter, and  a content type of aac
should be used. This way there is one Content Type for either AAC or
aacPlus streams, and the decoder takes it from there.

-greg.



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