[Icecast-dev] icecast on-demand streaming iPhone

Henk van de Ridder henk.vande.ridder at solcon.nl
Sun Aug 23 13:22:00 PDT 2015

We are using icecast for live and on-demand streaming of recorded live
The problem occurs with the on-demand streaming on IPhone's: the recording
starts playing and after 5 - 7 minutes it starts over again from the
We think it might be caused in the handling of partial content. The icecast
log shows at the first connection a "206 Partial Content" answer, but a
second or third connection shows a "200 OK" answer. The serving of the
mp3-recording with the apache-webserver handles it OK. Also when using with
a PHP-script, which recognizes the "range", the handling is fine.
I already tried to solve the problem in the source "fserve.c", by
introducing the ETag and Connection: Keep-Alive, but this does not solve the
Has anybody seen this problem before and found a solution for this ? Many
thanks in Advance

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