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Streaming audio with Icecast, HLS and MP3


Icecast/SHOUTcast processing

Icecast or SHOUTcast may be taken as input for further transmuxing.

Output protocols are Icecast, RTMP, RTSP, SRT, MPEG-TS, HLS and MPEG-DASH.

Multiple protocols can be transmuxed into Icecast.

Icecast metadata is fully supported in Nimble Streamer and Live Transcoder

Other existing Softvelum features and products can be applied for Icecast.

Nimble Streamer supports various audio codecs

  • AAC input and output is supported via all protocols
  • MP3 input and output via all protocols
  • AC3 and E-AC3 input via MPEG-TS, SRT and RTSP, output via MPEG-TS, SRT, RTSP and HLS
  • Speex input and output via RTMP

Audio live transcoding

Nimble Streamer Transcoder supports various scenarios for audio transformation.
Those include transrating to lower bitrate, re-sampling, voice-over, volume control and others.
Icecast can be used as an input for transcoding among other protocols.

The input formats are AAC, MP3, AC-3, MP2, Speex and PCM G.711 (a-law, μ-law). The outputs are AAC and MP3.

Server-Side Ads Insertion for Icecast

Nimble Advertizer framework allows performing dynamic ads insertion into your live audio streams.

  • Pre-roll and mid-roll ads
  • SCTE-35 markers ads insertion
  • Custom business logic and Personalized ads
Check more details here.

Icecast mobile playback

Icecast produced by Nimble Streamer cab be played in any Icecast player. In addition Softvelum mobile SLDP Player provides Icecast playback on Android and iOS.
You may use free apps and also buy our SDK to build your own mobile solutions.

HLS audio-only streaming

HLS can also be used to deliver audio.

Audio pseudo-streaming

Paywall capabilities

Nimble Streamer supports a variety of features for building paywalls for Icecast and HLS streaming. This includes Icecast hotlinking protection feature set as well as pay-per-view framework, geo-location restriciton and more.

Qosifire: Icecast streaming quality monitoring

Qosifire is live streaming quality monitoring service. It allows checking Icecast audio streams for protocol-specific issues and audio quality parameters like silence detection.
Check Icecast monitoring features to see how Qosifire can help you.

Usage snapshot

Online radio snapshot shows example of combined usage of Softvelum products including audio streaming, ads insertion and mobile devices.



See also:Live streamingAds insertionTranscoderCodecsVideo-on-demandBuilding infrastructureMobile solutionsUsage snapshotsQosifire

Easy installation and upgrade

Nimble Streamer can be installed in a couple of small steps and upgraded to the latest version by running two or three simple commands in console.

Let us know if you need any help and search through our documentation to find more information.

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