[icecast] yp.icecast.org || when does your stream come into the db?

Steve Glines sglines at is-cs.com
Thu Apr 12 13:25:56 PDT 2001



I tried a pls file and it appears to work. What's the difference (in
practical terms) and where do I find the documentation on M3U files?

Thanks
SG

Jack Moffitt wrote:
> 
> > When I try the URL above my system attempts to down
> > load a 50 MB file. It isn't streaming. I have the same
> > problem with my own system. What are we doing wrong?
> 
> It _is_ streaming, you just aren't accessing it right.
> 
> You can't just point your browser to a stream.  The browser will always
> download the content, and then pass it off to the helper application.
> If that content is a stream, it will just download forever.
> 
> You need to create some 'pointer' file, generally an m3u file, that
> points to your stream.  The browser downloads the m3u, passes it to your
> client, and that starts streaming the real data.

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