[Icecast] Icecast and Streamed Audio Formats

Philipp Schafft lion at lion.leolix.org
Sun Aug 23 00:29:24 UTC 2015


On Sat, 2015-08-22 at 20:13 -0400, Steve Matzura wrote:
> So that means files with metadata in them don't get that metadata
> streamed? Too bad that. This had potential.

I think what he tried to say is:
It may or may not work. There is no official support. If it works for
you: fine. If it doesn't or break: no official support ('also fine').

regarding meta data:
It's *exactly* the same as for MP3 streams. There is no technical
difference between them.

Maybe that helped you.
Have a nice day!

> On Sat, 22 Aug 2015 20:55:11 +0200, you wrote:
> >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.

 (Rah of PH2)
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