[Icecast] Streaming to Doja devices

Horacio Sanson hsanson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 07:21:03 UTC 2007

Thanks for the replies...  it looks I will have to implement my own streamming

A question unrelated to icecast: what format (Ogg, Matroska, WMV, MP4) would
be more appropiate to handle streaming in bursts??

I think maybe Ogg is good for this as the server can keep state information of
the last stream/page a client downloaded and send the next group of pages
when the client requests more data.  MP4 format uses a single data box that
contains all media (as I understand) that would require me to implement a
mechanism to split and keep track of the data send.

any comments appreciated....


On 10/23/07, Geoff Shang <Geoff at quitelikely.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Actually, I thought that Icecast did support seeking for static files.  Of
> course it doesn't for a live stream.
> Geoff.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas B. Ruecker" <dm8tbr at afthd.tu-darmstadt.de>
> To: "Horacio Sanson" <hsanson at gmail.com>; <icecast at xiph.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [Icecast] Streaming to Doja devices
> Horacio Sanson schrieb:
> > Doja devices (NTT Mobile Phones) are very limited in their
> > connectivity capabilities and was wondering if icecast can help me
> > overcome them. The first limitation is that they only support HTTP
> > that as I can see would not be a problem with icecast. The second
> > limitation is that these Doja devices cannot transfer more than 150KB
> > of data per HTTP connection so I can not simply establish one
> > connection to the streaming server (keep-alive) and download all the
> > stream.
> >
> > So the question is if icecast supports some sort of burst mode were I
> > can establish connections in sequence and download pieces of the
> > stream each time. I saw some burst related options in the
> > configuration file but looks like is only for connection establishment
> > and after that we get a continuous stream of data.
> >
> > If someone knows a streaming server that can send data in bursts of
> > specific size I would greatly appreciate the information.
> maybe not streaming, but seeking inside a file. many http servers
> support this. But it would need a special piece of software on the
> device to make those requests. icecast certainly will not do what you want.
> Cheers
> Thomas
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