[Icecast] add AAC+ file header to new streams

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Thu Jun 12 17:34:58 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 3:37 AM, Ross Levis <ross at stationplaylist.com> wrote:
> So the question is, can Icecast be configured to send some initial bytes
> when a listener connects?  Even if a header was extracted and placed into a
> file?

On a technical level, this is pretty easy. You're obviously welcome to
add this to your personal copy of icecast, and use it however you
want. The icecast project is, of course, uninterested in adding
explicit support for non-free codecs, so it won't ever be in an
official release.

HTTP live streaming to flash doesn't work all that well, though. If
you were serious about this, you'd implement an RTMP server module for
icecast (or drop icecast and use a third-party RTMP server - there's
at least one that's open source).


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