[Icecast] Icecast AAC FLV Container

"Thomas B. Rücker" thomas at ruecker.fi
Sun Dec 14 08:34:35 PST 2014


Hi,

On 12/14/2014 04:23 PM, dtouch3d completely wrote:
> I am using Icecast v2.4.1 to to stream AAC audio to web clients
> through jPlayer. If HTML5 is not supported then it uses Flash Player.
>
> The problem is that Flash player does not play AAC streams as is, and
> from a quick google search someonw suggested I append "?type=.flv" to
> the url. I cannot make it work though as whatever I request, I get a
> response with mime type "audio/aac".

The FLV hack only exists in the KH version maintained by Karl.

In case of missing <audio> support, I'd personally recommend to fall
back to something like the Muses player:
https://www.muses.org/
It supports AAC, if you must use AAC.

In a world where Flash is finally going away, I don't think there is a
reason for us to support the FLV hack, especially as the above
workaround exists. Muses is even open source!

HTH & Cheers

Thomas


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