[Icecast] Icecast and Streamed Audio Formats

Steve Matzura sm at noisynotes.com
Sat Aug 22 17:13:55 PDT 2015


So that means files with metadata in them don't get that metadata
streamed? Too bad that. This had potential.

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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