Implementing Shoutcast, Icecast and Icecast2 integration will allow users to broadcast their mix in real-time over the world wide web on any platform. At the moment this is only possible on Linux by using JACK (Jack Audio Connection Kit), but this has a lot of limitations. By implementing this functionality into Mixxx itself it will make tighter integration between Shoutcast/Icecast and Mixxx possible. Think about features like advanced metadata tagging or multiple streams. What’s more important is that this will make it possible for users to broadcast their mix over the internet on any platform supported by Mixxx. An MP3 and Ogg Vorbis encoder will have to be written for this project as well. Metadata for the tracks will be sent separately for MP3 tracks or merged into the Ogg-container for Ogg Vorbis-tracks.
A detailed application is available in Portable Document Format here: http://184.108.40.206/~wesley/mixxx_gsoc2008_broadcast_application.pdf - This document contains an implementation analysis, information about my experience, my ideas about community interaction and personal information about myself.
These milestones will keep track of the development process.