[Icecast] .ogg stream player

Thomas.Rucker at tieto.com Thomas.Rucker at tieto.com
Sun Jun 5 14:11:25 UTC 2011


>-----Original Message-----
>Sent: Saturday, 04 June, 2011 14:28
>Subject: [Icecast] .ogg stream player

>I am looking to upgrade to a online, embedded player that will read
>and display some of the meta data or maybe just the file name of my
>.ogg files, like track and artist name. Currently i am using the
>JOrbis Player. What is everyone else using? What suggestions does
>everyone have? I am running icecast2 and ices on a debian server.

I'd recommend to have a look at direct browser support html5-<audio> 
element and FFMP3 as a possible flash based fallback.

Notice that Mozilla has still not fixed their ogg demuxer in their
core, so all their Products expect a non-chained stream.
If you run an encoder in the first place and don't send metadata
you're safe. Otherwise you need to strip the metadata e.g. using
liquidsoap to provide a (second) stream that will work in Firefox.

For Metadata you might want to look at alternative options like
polling a xslt file that contains current metadata.
For an example check here:
(just change stream name and put it into your icecast webroot)



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