[icecast] lots of icecast help needed
Kelly Lee Myers
k_myers at kyxpyx.com
Wed Feb 28 09:25:33 UTC 2001
It has long been known that the nullsoft method of streaming metadata is a
hack. I like the Icecast approach much better but still I think that it can
be much improved.
When in doubt turn it off.
Two machines?? Have you tried the win32 source lately...?
Just a thought.
----- Original Message -----
From: "dj66" <route66 at machineandsoul.com>
To: <icecast at xiph.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [icecast] lots of icecast help needed
> > >First, my server isn't being posted to yp.icecast.org or
> > >Error results:
> > >WARNING: Connect to yp.icecast.org failed
> > >directory_add([yp.shoutcast.com:80]) failed, could not connect. (retry
> in 0
> > >seconds)
> > I can't say for sure what could be causing this, but I'm having problems
> > with yp.shoutcast.com myself. I get:
> I found out what it was, and I'm quite embarrased that I've missed it for
> long. I had set the hostname setting in icecast.conf to a local IP (my
> icecast server is also a router with two IPs), thinking that this would
> allow people from that local IP (and not on the outside) for attaching as
> source. (That's what the beginning of the hostname description says), but
> apparantly you need this hostname in order for yp to reply to you. Doh.
> > >Right now I am using Ices, with metadata on. (I can see the song
> > >streamed in WinAmp and in the web interface).
> > How is that working for you? I'm using winamp and the shoutdsp on a
> > windows box to source my streams to shoutcast and icecast, depending on
> > mood. I've found that if I turn on metadata in icecast, the streams do
> > exactly as the warning says they "might" do.. which is totally garble,
> > screech, squeal, and loose sync. It would be great if they could get
> I am not getting any of these problems. I guess libshout is much nicer to
> I can see how WinAmp is nice, but then you would need two computers for
> streaming audio when it could be achieved with only one computer.
> > 1) Generate a simple template that will output a very small file I can
> > include via apache SSI that contains the currently playing song title,
> > stream bitrate, the number of users currently listening on that stream,
> > the maximum number of users supported. This was terribly simple to do
> > shoutcast, and is proving to be a big hassle in icecast.
> You can get this information by parsing the stats.log, which is located in
> Now, is there a way to see the last 10 songs played?
> > Good luck, and maybe we'll see some updates to icecast (and the website)
> > sometime this year. ;)
> I am so happy I found this list.. There's no where else to go, really.
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