[Theora-dev] Live HTTP streaming of Theora files

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Wed Nov 2 10:51:55 PST 2005

On 11/2/05, Ralph Giles <giles at xiph.org> wrote:
> > Does anything like this exist?  Why did Icecast go the route of creating
> > a standalone server rather than extending Apache?
> I can't speak for the authors. Probably it was easier than writing an
> apache module, especially at the time. In the "internet radio" model

Also, apache's process (or thread) per connection approach doesn't
scale well for large numbers of persistent connections.

Icecast can happily maintain tens of thousands of simultaneous users
on a single server.


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