[gst-devel] gnome-vfs icecast module

Christian Schaller Uraeus at linuxrising.org
Wed May 30 08:10:18 CEST 2001

Hi Bastien,
Does this mean it should now be possible to create a Nautilus sidebar
tab, like the news one, but with different icecast/shoutcast channels
which people can listen to ?


On 30 May 2001 01:34:29 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> Hi Gang,
> I just committed to the gnome cvs a new 'method' for gnome-vfs, an
> icecast method.
> What this means for gstreamer:
> You can listen to all sorts of icecast/shoutcast streams, using the
> gnomevfs src. Why I didn't add this to ghttp (which the httpsrc of
> gstreamer uses) or the http method of gnome-vfs ? Because the
> icecast/shoutcast servers are horribly crappy and twisted http servers,
> and trying to add support for this crap inside cleanly written modules
> is bound to break something else... So better forget it.
> Where do I get this:
> gnome-vfs-extras module on the Gnome CVS. It might take a bit of time to
> propagate to anonymous cvs. You'll get an SMB browsing module for free
> with that <g>
> How do I use it:
> gstreamer-launch gnomevfssrc location=icecast://host:port/filename ! mad
> ! osssink
> or get www.hadess.net/files/stuff/vfscat.c and follow the instructions
> at the top (note that you can replace mpg123 with madplay)
> Have fun
> PS: It doesn't support proxies yet, but does support authentication, and
> yes the sources are horrible, I got them from XMMS.
> -- 
> /Bastien Nocera
> http://hadess.net
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