Re: [Tools-discuss] [Manycouches] Proposal to discontinue live mp3 audio streams at IETF meetings

Tom Pusateri <> Mon, 05 October 2020 16:39 UTC

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> On Oct 5, 2020, at 12:28 PM, Carsten Bormann <> wrote:
> On 2020-10-05, at 17:57, Tom Pusateri <> wrote:
>> I would support using Opus over MP3 but that is not the main obstacle. We need a way to map live streams to sessions in the API to restore widespread access to the streams.
> Apologies for a stupid question:  Why do we need to have a limited number of sessions?  Can’t we make each WG its own session?
> Grüße, Carsten

In the past (with physical meetings), the hardware to stream was set up in a meeting room and tied to that location throughout the week. There were typically 8 streams that didn’t change except for when rooms were reconfigured throughout the week to make bigger/smaller spaces.

Once the stream number was tied to a room location, I was able to determine which sessions would be held in the room and know which stream to join for each session.

So the limited number of streams is based on physical audio hardware.