[Icecast] live mpeg4 input

Mike Murrell engineermike at mindspring.com
Sun May 23 17:55:50 PDT 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.
Mike

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Of xiphmont at xiph.org
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.

Monty
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