[Icecast] Questions about ICAST and Web Development

michel memeteau michel.memeteau at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 09:46:53 UTC 2011

Hi !

2011/7/24 Me Myself and I <stargate7thsymbol at live.co.uk>

>  -HOW does ICECAST stream content?
Pure Http

> -Can it stream sound being spoken live over a microphone?

> -Can this live audio be streamed in an MP3 format?

> -Can this audio be streamed to HTTP Web browsers (including XMLHttpRequest
> techniques)?
Yes (HTML5 audio for example)

> -How does an HTML file being served by Apache/Tomcat best set up
>  so that the browser can correctly accept sound from ICECAST?

Nothing special IMO, when opening the stream with the HTML5 browser , it
just plays it , for example pointing your browser to


Will play it ( real browser not IE9 nor safari )

example of mp3 stream for dumb browsers :

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