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LinuxPR: Icecast 1.3 Released

Jul 13, 1999, 19:54 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The Icecast development team has today released Icecast 1.3, the next-generation audio streaming server. The team is pleased to present this release to the Open Source community under the GPL license, as it has done in the past. The new release is fully platform independent and will run immediately on Linux, Solaris, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and FreeBSD. It is expected to appear on even more platforms shortly after release."

"Icecast version 1.3 introduces many new features to the audio streaming community. One of the most asked-for features is the ability to support multiple streams from a single server. This feature is unique among MP3 streaming servers. Icecast 1.3 also includes unprecedented administration tools for complete control of the Icecast environment. Without restarting the server, an administrator can change data, set up access privileges, control routing of mount points, create aliases, proxies, and relays, save outgoing shows for archival purposes, and easily track listener statistics."

"Icecast 1.3 also introduces meta-data streaming, an emerging standard developed in cooperation with the makers of the Sonique, K-Jofol, FreeAmp, MacAmp and XMMS MP3 players. Meta-data streaming is a new, robust method for displaying information about a stream without corrupting or interfering with the actual music data. Current track information, links to web pages, and e-commerce information can be sent directly to the players from the server. This extensible data channel will soon be supported by most MP3 players."

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