[LAU] A webserver with on-the-fly format conversion?

Dan S danstowell+lxau at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 15:56:27 EDT 2009

Hi -

I know that MediaTomb at least can handle the transcoding that you
describe <http://mediatomb.cc/pages/transcoding>. It's primarily a
UPnP server rather than HTTP but it does have a HTTP interface and if
I remember right, you can listen over HTTP.


2009/8/11 Dominic Sacré <dominic.sacre at gmx.de>:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to make a large collection of audio files available through a
> HTTP server. The collection consists of mostly Ogg Vorbis and MP3, and a
> couple of files in other formats. Unfortunately, the client that's
> supposed to play the files does not support any of these formats except
> for MP3.
> Is there any way to set up a webserver that will automatically convert
> the various audio file formats to MP3?
> I'm not looking for a web radio, instead each file should be accessible
> individually and look just like a regular MP3 to the client. Some kind
> of streaming would be nice though (so the client can start playback
> before the whole file is converted/transferred).
> Any suggestions how this could be done?
> Thanks,
> Dominic
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