[icecast] Scripted playlists with shout?

Nate sublime at lagfactory.net
Wed Aug 29 05:11:26 PDT 2001



Give up on shout! :) IceS is more stable, and allows scripting of Perl or
Python subroutines to handle your playlist. It's great stuff. :)

Nate

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "matt mcConnell" <matt at m-centric.com>
To: <icecast at xiph.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:04 AM
Subject: [icecast] Scripted playlists with shout?

> Hi,
>     Another basic question (the list archive search doesn't seem to be
> working).
>     Is it possible to do scripted playlists with shout?  I want to allow the
> people at my site to upload new mp3 files to the server and have them placed
> in the playlist automatically.  I tried generating the playlist (file) with
> crontab, but it seems shout only reads the playlist once, at startup.
>     I experimented with things like shout -D '/home/matt/scripts/all.sh' ...
> where all.sh contains a simple script like find /home/matt/music.  But in
> this case, if there was no playlist file, shout complained.  And if there
> was a playlist file, shout only played the songs in the file.
>     I'm a bit stumped.  I can't imagine want I to do is impossible.  Does
> anyone have any example?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> matt
> 
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> The real problem is entropy.
> 
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