[Icecast] What's best practice for serving multiple formats from a remote icecast server?

kloschi kloschi at subsignal.org
Tue Oct 30 01:30:45 PDT 2007


Hi John,

On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 00:50 -0500, John Hicks wrote:

> What's the best way to do this?
> 
> More specifically, is there a source client that can
> a) subscribe to a stream as a source
> b) output multiple formats and multiple streams to icecast
> 
> Darkice. The only source client I have used is darkice. It looks like it 
> does not decode but it can encode multiple streams. Can I use jack to 
> subscribe to the base ogg stream and then feed it to darkice?
> 
> Ezstream. It looks like ezstream does both decoding and encoding. Can it 
> be configued to use a stream (e.g. http://127.0.0.1:8000/stream.ogg) as 
> input?
> 
> If not, I see that it allows stdin input. Could I simply pipe a stream 
> (using something like wget http://127.0.0.1:8000/stream.ogg) into ezstream?
> 
> But it looks like ezstream cannot output multiple streams. Is it good 
> practice to run multiple instances?
> 
> Savonet/Liquidsoap. According to its web site 
> (http://savonet.sourceforge.net/wiki/Liquidsoap), it can fill the bill, 
> accepting network streams and outputting multiple formats.
> 
> MuSE. Likwise, MuSE claims to accept network streams and output multiple 
> streams. http://muse.dyne.org/?info=description
> 
> Which way should I go?

I don't know which is the best way, but I had always a good  choice with
StreamTranscoderV3 http://www.oddsock.org/tools/streamTranscoderV3/ it
does exactly what you want and can possibly run automated on the server!
if you'd need help with config, drop a mail :)

regards,
kloschi

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