[Icecast] _Streaming_ AAC to HTML5 player

Jack Elliott thatjackelliott at kpov.org
Thu Jun 1 17:38:47 UTC 2017

I determined that iTunes running on a Mac, can play aac (not m4a) 
streams, if the source-client quits and Icecast starts playing my .aac 
fallback file, iTunes quits and annoyingly moves to whatever file it 
considers to be next in its playlist. This with the fallback file 
encoded at the same bitrate and samplerate. Same thing happens if the 
fallback file is "containerized" as an m4a.

It's unclear whether Icecast is glitching when it mounts the fallback 
file, or if iTunes is just a pig. Wait, iTunes is a pig. I despise 
iTunes for so many reasons. It also won't play ogg.

That Jack Elliott
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On 6/1/2017 9:23 AM, MultiParadigm Corp. wrote:
> We've been using Icecast KH for years now with great success. Thanks
> again Karl H!
> It's past time to ditch Flash!
> I'm probably a bit out of date on this issue.  The last time I checked,
> no browser was able to directly play an AAC / MP4 / M4A stream from
> Icecast.  They can play AAC _files_ but not _streams_.
> I see that there are now alternatives beyond Wowza and Red5.
> But my question is: is anything happening with Icecast to address this?
> Thanks!
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