[Icecast] Frauenhofer signing off on mp3, ogg stream player for Macs?
sm at noisynotes.com
Wed May 17 14:29:32 UTC 2017
Is there a way to run Darkice without an audio interface?
On Tue, 16 May 2017 10:25:43 +1200, you wrote:
>I am using AAC+ encoded by Darkice and distributed on Icecast2 on a
>Ubuntu server. I had to install a number of open source libraries and
>compile darkice from source. No licence.
>non-free means you build each one stand alone and can't re distribute.
>Quality is excellent, and it runs on most players.
>I kept some notes [see below]
>I am using AAC+ to feed a couple of LPFM sites with almost zero errors
>over what had been troublesome paths for mp3
>HE-AAC audio v2 (with SBR + PS) is the superb audio encoder used to
>encode high quality audio at really low bitrates (32 kbit/s). Quote from
>Wikipedia "Data from this testing also indicated that some individuals
>confused 48 kbit/s encoded material with an uncompressed original."
>In order to quickly compile your ?libaacplus library, you can type the
>following commands in your shell:
># apt-get install libfftw3-dev pkg-config autoconf automake libtool unzip
>$ tar -xzf libaacplus-2.0.2.tar.gz
>$ cd libaacplus-2.0.2
>$ ./autogen.sh --enable-shared --enable-static
># make install
>P.S. If you are using Ubuntu, you'll most probably have to use sudo for
>the last 2 commands, like:
>$ sudo make install
>$ sudo ldconfig
>In case that website above (hosting libaacplus) goes offline, you can
>download the copy of that tar.gz file from here: (MD5:
>$ wget http://ffmpeg.gusari.org/uploads/libaacplus-2.0.2.tar.gz
>More info at: ?http://tipok.org.ua/node/17
>NOTE: libaacplus is a non-free library, so you won't be able to build
>GPL alike FFmpeg with this library, i.e. your FFmpeg will not be
>On 16/05/17 09:46, Jack Elliott wrote:
>> Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has stopped providing
>> licenses for MP3 technology, "[...] noting that more superior audio
>> formats have rendered the MP3 obsolete. Speaking to National Public
>> Radio (USA), the Fraunhofer Institute said AAC has since become the
>> 'de facto standard for music download and videos on mobile phones.' "
>> This raises a point I wanted to ask about. Icecast supports mp3 (it's
>> the current lowest-common denominator for media players, yes?) and
>> ogg. I'd like to send a higher-fidelity stream from our music festival
>> remotes, but ogg isn't an option because the station's media player,
>> iTunes (running on a Mac) doesn't support ogg.
>> Is there any work being done to support AAC in Icecast? Oh, wait. Use
>> of AAC in an encoder requires paying a licensing fee. Drat.
>> So we have mp3 (free, sounds crummy, everything plays it) and ogg
>> (free, sounds better, but does anyone know of any programs for Macs
>> that can play an ogg stream?)
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