[Icecast] What clients do you use?

Philipp Schafft lion at lion.leolix.org
Tue Feb 26 16:23:55 UTC 2013


speaking as a developer,

On Tue, 2013-02-26 at 09:17 -0500, David Saunders wrote:
> I been revising my list of options for people to connect to my icecast
> servers. And would like to know what clients you use to connect. I
> know of the list on the site and I would like to know what you guys
> use.
> Please Post Name, Version, OS and Why you choose or recommend this client.
> I use SAM by Spacial Audio, its a old version, for windows, Why
> because I got a good deal on the cost of it, it will stream audio
> files from a que
> I used to recommend as a free client Oddcast but most of you know it
> no longer being offered because of issues with the libraries it uses.

I'm testing a lot software. Most important source clients I use (in
production) and/or test (in no order!):

ices2, any, any but win32
oggfwd, any, any but win32
roard, any, any
SavannahIce, any, any
POSIX Shell, any, any system with POSIX shell ;)
gstreamer, any, any but win32

About versions:
I normally use the versions priovided by the OS or trunk, depending on
the usecase.

About the OS:
'any' includes: GNU/Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, win32 and other
random OS like OpenVMS (depending on usecase).

About used codecs and containers:
ices2 supports only vorbis as by design. oggfwd only supports the Ogg
container. Beside that I use codecs as needed by the usecase (Vorbis,
Theora, FLAC, Speex, CELT, Opus, ...) in Ogg or Mkv(webm).

My recommends:
Does ices2 do the job? If so -> use it.
Is it video? -> oggfwd.
Does it contain realtime data (like Mic input) -> (rpld+) roard.
Playlist based? -> rpld + SavannahIce.
Does the above selected client doesn't do the job well? -> use something
else like gstreamer or any other costum source client.

Hope that helped you. :)

PS: Some of them also support a GUI as frontend if needed.

 (Rah of PH2)
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