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Stream transcoding
« on: September 01, 2010, 05:06:25 am »
Does anybody know how to setup multple servers with different bitrates and codecs from a single source?
I'd like to stream a single source at 128Kbps mp3 and 32Kbps AAC+,
where the source is encoded at 128Kbps mp3, so I need to transcode it to 32Kbps AAC+.

CentovaCast supports sc_trans, which encodes to aac+, and everything would work fine if I could put the 128Kbps mp3 SHOUTcast url in its playlist, so that it could re-encode it to 32Kbps AAC+ and push it to another SHOUTcast server, but it seems that sc_trans doens't support live source urls in its playlist,
or at least I could not make it works.

The only solution I've found is setting up the following 'pipeline':
SC server -> oddsock transcoder -> sc_trans -> SC server
which would be CPU intensive and out of CentovaCast panel management.

Any help?


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Re: Stream transcoding
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 04:40:16 am »

I'm new to centova too, and trying to get the same setup as you. Did you ever find a solution ?

Dennis Fallon

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Re: Stream transcoding
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 03:31:31 pm »
There are several Stream Hosts who can do transcoding for you starting at $5 US per month. 

Probably the easiest solution for you.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2016, 04:25:48 pm by Dennis Fallon »


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Re: Stream transcoding
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 11:10:29 pm »
Hi Mauro,

I'm actually doing the transcoding myself at the time being with sc_trans, just looking for a better managed solution. Since there is capability in sc_trans and ices, I thought I would be able to do it from Centova UI. Plus centova's licensing is much better than paying $5/month.