[Icecast] live mpeg4 input

Mike Murrell engineermike at mindspring.com
Mon May 24 00:55:50 UTC 2010

I streamed Mpeg4 via QuickTime for several years using the encoder and
Helios server.  Worked great with a QT player so it can be done but I don't
know of a way to do it for free.

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Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2010 6:29 PM
To: Olav Kvittem
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Subject: Re: [Icecast] live mpeg4 input

You can't, actually; the mp4 format has no provision for live
streaming.  It has to provide complete framing for a file up-front
before video data delivery begins.

You'll have to use VP6 or some other solution such as HTML5 with Ogg
video.  Soon, WebM will also be able to do this.

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