[Icecast] Opus supported source client without transcoding?

Ed - 0x1b, Inc. icecast at 0x1b.com
Mon Feb 17 22:26:35 PST 2014


have you tried "cat $1.opus $2.opus $3.opus | oggfwd"
could be a band-aid until ices2 can work with opus files - if it works...


On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 10:19 PM, <epicanis+icecast at dogphilosophy.net>wrote:

>  Figured I'd join the list since I saw someone else had just popped in
> looking for exactly the same thing I am (non-transcoding opus streamer for
> sending multiple .opus files to icecast2).
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> It looks like ices2 would do exactly what I personally need, except for
> not having been updated to support opus yet. (I chatted on IRC once or
> twice with someone who it sounds like is interested in adding support for
> this, but has been busy with more urgent matters and hasn't had time.)
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> Failing that, it seems like someone could write their own simple custom
> script to pipe files to oggfwd, but if I'm not mistaken (and I'm new enough
> that I may be...), every time oggfwd sees an EOF it'll terminate, and every
> time oggfwd terminates icecast will drop the stream, so just having a
> series of "cat $1.opus | oggfwd [...]" would result in a listener only
> getting the rest of whatever track is playing when they connect, then
> having to reconnect again to hear the stream when it restarts on the next
> file.
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> This seems like it's got to be an embarrasing gap in my Linux knowledge,
> but is there some sort of simple command-line "buffered pipe" utility that
> would keep a second or two worth of data buffered, allowing the next file
> to be opened and fed to it before it ran out? (Am I even describing that in
> a way that makes sense?...)
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> (I think it might be possible to do something like that with pv, but I'm
> not sure. I have to admit I haven't yet tried just setting up a named pipe
> and seeing if oggfwd will wait for more data rather than disconnecting from
> the icecast server at the end of a file, either - might that work?)
>
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> For a much "heavier" solution, does anyone know if airtime or rivendell
> would support non-transcoded streaming of opus to icecast servers, or do
> they necessarily transcode as well?
>
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