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    Is there any FREE HTML 5 audio encoding software for Linux?


    ... I would like to set up a website with streaming audio on it, and I'm all for killing Flash, don't want to really use it unless I have to (would have to teach myself about it as well, which is a pain).
    Any thing which will run on the server, and take audio input from a mic, as well as any audio player, and make a OGG stream out of it, like icecast used to do?

    For that matter, is there anything FOR money as well?


    Thanks.

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    Does Icecast not do this any more? I wasn't aware that icecast was dead; its project site is still available. Unfortunately I don't know of any HTML 5 alternatives, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff View Post
    Does Icecast not do this any more? I wasn't aware that icecast was dead; its project site is still available. Unfortunately I don't know of any HTML 5 alternatives, sorry.

    Does icecast do OGG? I took a cursory look at the website, it's not clear.

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    I have never actually used icecast - but the project is open source, so I'd be amazed if it didn't support OGG. The OGG libraries are open and have been available for some time.

    As you can download the source code, there are no financial cost to trying it out.

    Ahhh - further reading shows this: http://www.icecast.org/ices.php

    It does support Ogg Vorbis with something called Ices 2. Perhaps that'd provide what you need?
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    Eh, sorry for sounding like a complete doofus but.... if I get ices running, I can listen to the audio stream on any modern Firefox without a plugin, right? That's what OGG IS, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by resetreset View Post
    Eh, sorry for sounding like a complete doofus but.... if I get ices running, I can listen to the audio stream on any modern Firefox without a plugin, right? That's what OGG IS, right?
    I don't think Firefox supports Ogg Vorbis out-of-the-box, but I could be wrong. If it doesn't you'll only need a plugin like vlc's to make it go with your browser. Ogg is an encoding format, a method of encoding audio with compression - because it's open there are lots of things that can make it work. Once your streaming server is set up, there will be lots of things that can act as a client and play the stream. Give it a go.
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