[Icecast] Icecast and Streamed Audio Formats

Steve Matzura sm at noisynotes.com
Sun Aug 23 14:49:55 UTC 2015

Yes, Philipp, it does help. Thanks for the clarification. I'll try it
and see what happens.

On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:29:24 +0000, you wrote:

>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.

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