[Icecast] Icecast and Streamed Audio Formats

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 18:55:11 UTC 2015

On 22 Aug 2015, at 20:47, Steve Matzura wrote:

> I just happened on a comparison page with a table listing the
> differences between Icecast and Shoutcast (Icecast wins, of course),
> and found a line that intrigued me. The line in the table listed AAC
> as one of the codecs in which Icecast can stream. If this is correct,
> what do I need to add to my Linux-based Icecast server and
> configuration to make this happen?

Icecast does not officially support AAC, that does not mean that it 
can't stream AAC, it just won't do
any special handling of the format (i.e. metadata). To do so your source 
client just needs to send a
proper AAC stream, Icecast will just forward it to the listeners without 
modifications to the bitstream.

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