[PD] mp3cast and icecast 2

Olaf Matthes olaf.matthes at gmx.de
Sun Dec 7 10:56:18 CET 2003

Yves Degoyon wrote:

> hi,
> hum, i'm reading this back again,
> and this question seems now weird
> for i think icecast2 _DO_ _NOT_ support
> mp3 streams i think.
> well, anyone, correct me if i'm wrong. 

It does accept mp3 streams. I tried with the icy-login scheme (usually 
used with SHOUTcast server) and it worked after a small modification: 
Icecast2 does not send a response to the source client in case the 
connection succeeded. SHOUTcast and Icecast 1.x do so. mp3cast~ and 
shoutcast~ externals check this response, otherwise they say 'login 
failed'. So the solution is to remove the lines from the code and 
recompile. - On the other hand, libshout2 provides code to check the 
servers response, so maye this response is just missing in current 
Icecast2 releases (I tried with beta2).
BTW, the HTTP Base Auth login scheme used with Icecast2 for Ogg/Vorbis 
streams also supports mp3 but I couldn't figure out how to get it 
working. Using icy-login does not support mountpoints which is bad in 
many cases...


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