[Icecast] Ezstream and AAC+ ?

Peter Whisker peter.whisker at logicacmg.com
Thu Sep 6 08:33:25 UTC 2007


I'm new to this list, so please forgive me if I ask a dumb question!

I know that AACplus is a dirty word here but....

I'm trying to make comparisons between live streams of OGG and AACplus at
different bitrates. The only way I've found of streaming AAC+ so far from
Linux is by running Winamp under wine and sending this to my Icecast2
server. This sort of works, but is hardly optimal!

Ezstream is my preferred way of doing this (hopefully using the Linux
neroAacEnc coder) but there is no support as yet in the distributed version
of ezstream. Has anyone managed to get anywhere in putting AAC+ (MPEG2
container I guess) support into ezstream? Of course Ezstream works great
with OGG, but I'm not so happy with the OGG quality at q=-2 compared to AAC+
at 32kbps as far as I've got in my tests so far. Music is not too bad but
voice seems pretty rough and rings and echoes a lot. I'm using
oggenc-aoTuVb5 with ezstream, however Winamp has only got aoTuVb4.

Peter Whisker

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