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

Jack Moffitt jack at icecast.org
Thu Apr 12 14:32:43 PDT 2001



they are the same for practical purposes, but I believe i started
pushing m3u because it was better supported, or less application fought
over it, or something.  it's probably different today, but i still use
m3u.

M3U is simpler than pls.  just a file/url per line, that's it.

for a sstream a pls file would look like:

http://your.server.com:8000/mymount

and that's it.

jack.

On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 04:25:56PM -0400, Steve Glines wrote:
> 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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